At Celebrity Extensions, we use three different types of hair extensions: Atrak, Flat Track, and Micro Mini Bonds. We have briefly gone over the different types of hair extensions offered at Celebrity Extensions in a previous blog post, but I’d like to devote some time going over the specifics and differences between track hair extensions and bonded hair extensions, and have decided to do this in a two part blog series, starting with track extensions!
So! Atrak and Flat track hair extensions! What are they? How do they work? Who would we recommend flat track hair extensions to? Who would we recommend Atrak hair extensions to?
Atrak hair extensions were patented by our very own Jennifer Jeanné, and are made using a polyurethane track, through which the hair is individually hand threaded and knotted. Because the track is rubber, the Atrak hair extension is also waterproof. The track is also paper-thin and lies completely flat against your head, making it virtually impossible to detect. For this reason we recommend Atrack hair extensions to our clients with fine or thinning hair.
Flat track hair extensions are created by sewing wefts of hair on to a track that is very flat. This means that there is no braiding involved with these hair extensions, so there is no bulk. Flat tracks are not as paper-thin as Atraks, so we generally recommend this type of hair extension for clients with naturally thick or curly hair, as flat tracks blend best with those hair types.
At Celebrity Extensions, we apply both Atracks and flat tracks to your hair using a silicone lined bead. Because of the use of beads to secure the hair extensions, track extensions do require that they be raised back up along with the silicone lined beads about every 4-6 weeks to maintain the best look and feel. Although monthly maintenance is needed with Atraks or flat tracks, the advantage is that if properly cared for, your hair extensions can last you up to a year!