Beginner's Guide to Micro Point Links
Micro Point Links is a non-surgical solution for men and women suffering from hair loss. It uses a number of micro (or mini) Cyberhair extensions and is comfortable, light weight and does not damage human hair.
In this guide we'll go through the basics of Micro Point Links and why it might just be the best option for you and/or your clients!
Below we've designed a handy guide for the process of how Micro Point Links are added to your clients' hair.
Notice that no removal is every necessary for Micro Point Links! The hairs either shed out or are cut out during a routine haircut.
Cyberhair is the most lightweight hair available on the market and is extremely close to natural growing hair.
A special process during the creation of the Cyberhair fiber is what produces its texture. This texture gives cyberhair its visual and tactile signature.
When added to already growing hair, it creates a look and feel of strong, healthy and natural hair.
CyberhairPhotograph shows it has ridges and recesses very similar to human hair seen in photographs 2 and 3
Chemically Processed Human HairPhotograph Shows surface structure of human hair disrupted slightly by removal of the cuticle
Untreated Human Hair
Photograph shows the surface structure of human hair
As you'll notice, Cyberhair has a very similar makeup to untreated human hair. This makes it the best option for clients with thinning hair because the average person will never be able to tell the difference!
|Cyberhair||Human Hair||Polyester Synthetic Fiber||Modacrylic Synthetic Fiber|
|Most Color Fast||1||4||2||3|
Rating 1=Best 4=Poorest*
Micro Point Education & Training
Every stylist that works with Micro Point Links has to be certified with a Micro Point Solutions Technical Training offered by International Hairgoods.
This is not only to ensure the best of the best are working on client's hair, but also to give the client more confidence going into their treatment.
If you are interested in taking a Micro Point Solutions Training, click here to sign up!
Frequently Asked Questions
|Will this process damage my own hair?||No, because the strands are 4 times lighter than your own hair, and are attached with a single knot|
|What happens after I use the hair or after the 6 months?||Stylists will do another evaluation and determine next steps which could include additional hair volume|
|Does it hurt?||Clients may feel a gentle tugging at first. Most get used to this after the first few strands are added|
|What's the difference between this and extensions?||Extensions are for length and the application process is quite different. Extensions are usually attached to groups of hair vs. an individual strand of hair. Sometimes extensions are added using an adhesive. Micro Point Link is virtually undetectable, so if you are running your fingers through your hair or someone is looking closely at your scalp, they will see hair (vs. bulk)|
|Can clients use hot tools such as blow dryers and curling irons?||Yes, although International Hairgoods recommends a lower heat setting. 300 degrees maximum.|
Who is the ideal candidate?
Micro Point Links are, unfortunately, not for every level of hair loss. To find out more about who the ideal candidate is, click here to see our blog post The Ideal Candidate for Micro Point!
Products to use with Micro Point Solutions
The best products to use alongside Micro Point Links is the Hair Support line, which was developed for fine, thin hair.
Hair Support promotes a healthy environment for hair to grow and does not weigh hair down.
Hair Support has many different products including "Hair Support Scalp Treatment," "Cleansing and Revitalizing Shampoo," "Restructuring Conditioner," and more!
If you are a stylist and are interested in the Hair Support line of products, click here to login to our store or call us to create an account!