Micro Ring Hair Extensions: The Secret To Longer, Fuller Hair

Micro ring hair extensions are a popular choice for those who want to add length and volume to their hair.

Unlike other types of hair extensions, micro rings use small metal rings to attach the extensions to your own hair. This makes them a very discreet option, and they won't damage your hair like other methods can.

If you're considering micro ring hair extensions, there are a few things you should know before you make your final decision.

In this article, we'll go over everything you need to know about micro ring hair extensions, including how they work, the benefits and drawbacks, and what to expect during the installation process.

What Are Micro Ring Hair Extensions? 

Micro ring hair extensions provide your hair with extra volume and length without using potentially damaging glues and heat to apply. They are placed in the hairline and are undetectable when applied with the proper care and skill. 

Micro ring extensions can also be applied, removed and reapplied with ease, though you will need to understand the proper way to care for your gorgeous new locks. The better you care for your extensions, the longer they will last.  

Applying Micro Ring Hair Extensions

How Do Micro Ring Hair Extensions Work? 

Your technician will wash and dry your hair using only shampoo. This is because conditioner can make your hair slippery and harder for the bonds to attach properly.  

The micro rings are then placed onto the hair with the extensions attached, section by section and tightened to keep them in place. It will be pressed to adhere the extension to the hair that has been treated with a bonding product.  

The Benefits Of Using Micro Ring Hair Extensions 

There are many benefits to micro ring hair extensions, from being highly cost-effective, long-lasting and straightforward to apply.

Some of the key benefits people enjoy are: 

  • Easy application, removal and reapplication. 
  • Micro ring extensions last for as long as you want – from a couple of days up to four months. 
  • Micro ring extensions don’t use glue or heat that can damage finer or brittle hair.  

They are also some of the most discreet extension options, meaning you don’t have to worry about them being noticeable while out and about.

If not applied correctly, micro ring hair extensions may fall out over time, so always choose an accredited technician.  

Benefits of Micro Ring Hair Extensions

The Risks Of Using Micro Ring Hair Extensions 

Any intensive hair treatment like hair extensions can have risks. These are not usually serious but can mean that you will be unable to have the same extensions again.

Some people may experience a reaction to the bonding product, which means that use should be discontinued immediately. 

Other possible risks include strain or pain in the scalp as it gets used to the extra weight. This won’t happen to everyone who gets the extensions.

The hair can also be damaged if the micro ring extensions are unintentionally pulled out. If this happens, you should get to your stylist as soon as possible.  

Damaged Hair

Taking Care Of Your Micro Ring Hair Extensions 

You’ll need to care for your new extensions in a lot of the same ways you care for your natural hair. Keeping them washed, clean and tangle-free is critical. It would be best if you also used extension-appropriate shampoo and conditioner. Your stylist or technician will be able to advise on the best choice.  

It can also help to sleep in a silk or satin nightcap or a silk or satin pillowcase. This will reduce the friction on your hair while you sleep, which can help prevent breakage.  

The Cost Of Using Micro Ring Hair Extensions 

Micro ring hair extensions can vary significantly in cost, depending on the material, quality and amount of extension hair you need. Some people choose to go for budget options, but these can result in a less appealing hair extension result.  

Often human hair extensions are more expensive than synthetic, but many clients feel that they offer the best in quality. How much you spend can reach into the hundreds of pounds, but choosing quality products and technicians is vital.  

The Cost Of Using Micro Ring Hair Extensions

Where Can I Learn To Do Micro Ring Extensions? 

Many salons and beauty brands offer courses to allow people to learn to do their hair themselves. You should be selective about the course you choose, as it will make a massive difference to the level of service you provide to clients.  

Here at RiRi, we offer a range of courses that are fully accredited and insured. You’ll get the highest possible level of training with our Hair Academy, meaning you’ll give your clients the best possible quality and service.  

What Are Micro Loop Hair Extensions? 

Micro loop hair is often confused with micro ring extensions, but they are very different processes. Much of the steps may seem similar, but the application has vital differences. With micro loop hair extensions, the loop is made of metal and clamped to avoid slippage.  

The key difference is that micro hair loops are more noticeable than micro ring hair extensions. This is what makes the micro ring extensions much more popular than the micro-loops.  

What Are Micro Loop Hair Extensions?

Final Thoughts 

Whether you're interested in dipping your toe into the hair extension world or you’re an experienced extension fanatic, micro ring hair extensions could be the perfect fit for you.  

It is important to do your homework when choosing the extensions to suit you and ensure that you always choose a reputable brand and technician to apply the extensions.

If you want to learn more about the benefits, potential training opportunities, and our range of hair extensions products, get in touch today to find out more.  


How long do micro ring extensions last? 

Micro ring hair extensions can last for an impressive four months, heads and shoulders above many other extension options. The length they last will depend on how well you care for the extensions, so it is important to keep this in mind.  

Do micro ring extensions ruin your hair? 

Absolutely not! If applied by an accredited, experienced professional, micro ring extensions will not cause any damage to your hair.  

Are micro rings good for thin hair? 

Micro ring extensions might not be the best option for those with thin or fine hair. This is because they may be more visible in your hair, particularly if it is a lighter shade. Talk to your technician to find out whether they will be suitable for you.  

How do you brush your hair with micro ring extensions? 

When brushing your hair with any extensions, you should take care. The best way to prevent damage to your extensions is to support the bonds while you brush and brush gradually down, starting at the tips.  

How do you wash your hair with micro ring extensions? 

You should wash your hair with extension-appropriate hair products and always detangle it before hopping in the shower. 

Written by our hair extension expert

Nancy Pinder

Nancy Pinder is our resident hair and beauty specialist at RiRi Hair Extensions. She advises customers daily in our Lakeside and Bluewater stores, helping them find the perfect look, length, and shade of hair extensions. Nancy also presents our TikTok live to thousands of viewers across the world. You can catch her on our TikTok every week here: @ririhairextensions_uk.

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