Best Micro Bead Extensions

This article is about the best micro bead hair extensions available in 2021.

Micro beads, micro rings, (which are sometimes called micro link extensions) are a brilliant form of cold fusion technology. They bond the extensions to your hair without glue or heat, making them one of the least damaging methods. They are also one of the most durable methods, lasting up to 3 months.

Hello, hello, hello! I’m Bianca and I have been passionately wearing extensions and hairpieces since 2006! I have tried a range of extension methods, hairpieces, wigs, and moreover the years, and today I’m going to share my experiences with you!

From many hours of research, testing, trial, and error, I have come up with Ugeat Microbead Hair Extensions as my absolute top micro bead extensions. 

In particular, I am a fan of the 20-inch rooted blonde mix, as the hair is super-soft and the color mix is spectacular.

Not into blondes? Don’t you worry, I have a few other recommendations stashed in my bag of tricks and I just cannot wait to show you!

Quick Summary

4 Best Micro Bead Extensions Reviewed

In this section, I will go over my top picks for the best micro bead extensions, together with a detailed review for each option.

Ugeat Microbead Hair Extensions 

  • Key features: 100% Remy human hair
  • Extension length: 14 – 24 inches
  • Volume: 50 grams per pack – 1g / 1 strand
  • Best for: Overall

Ugeat hair is gorgeous, soft, tangle-free, and thick to the ends. Upon installation, you can immediately notice the difference in comparison to other brands. This is a good trait for blonde hair extension as blonde extensions go through more processing, they tend to have thinner ends than other colors.

The extensions come in 50-gram and 100-gram boxes. The presentation boxes are elegant and a nice touch to add that luxurious feel. They make you feel like you’re spoiling yourself with a lovely treat.

And this hair is a treat! I cannot get over how soft and thick this hair is! Each strand is very generous and when I compared it to Sally’s and Bellami, the Ugeat strands are longer (all are supposed to be 20-inch), and noticeably thicker.

Saying that, if you want longer hair, bank on getting 3 packs. If you are just adding volume, then I would recommend you purchase 2 packs to get that full head look.

When it comes to durability, again, Ugeat hair comes tops. They are very easy to install and if installed correctly you will lose very few strands between salon visits.

My only gripe is that if you have perfect #60 hair like mine is currently (that’s silver-tone platinum blonde for those of you who don’t speak “hair colors”), and the #60 from Ugeat that arrived is closer to a #613 – yellow/gold platinum blonde.

An easy fix for that is filling a basin with warm water, mix a teaspoon of purple shampoo in there, and dipping the extensions until they are the perfect tone. So it’s not a big thing, but still a thing.

LaaVoo Microbead Hair Extensions

  • Key features: 100% Remy human hair
  • Extension length: 14 – 22 inches
  • Volume: 50 grams per pack – 1g / 1 strand
  • Best for: Ombré

LaaVoo hair is excellent Remy quality hair that has minimal shedding. The hair is thick to the ends and remains tangle-free as long as you brush softly, and use a decent conditioner and heat protector.

The micro beads come with loops that are pre-looped to make the installation so easy you can even do it at home yourself! That in itself is a miracle as I have installed my tape-ins myself and do so regularly when I’m traveling, but I’ve never thought to even consider doing my own installation for micro beads.

These are thick strands but not quite as thick as Ugeat, so for a full head with volume, I would recommend 3 or 4 packs for longer lengths. The hair though is such good quality. After 2 weeks of heat styling, I only found a couple of split ends throughout all 4 bundles!

The colors on offer are beautiful, but the thing you will notice most is the ombré color offering. They are plentiful and abundant for blondes, brunettes, and raven-haired beauties alike.

With 23 colors on offer from LaaVoo, there is a perfect extension blend for almost anyone here, however, just be careful when picking your colors. The #1 is perfect for black-haired ladies,  but weirdly, the #1b/silver ombré mix has warmer toned patches between the black and the gray.

If you are buying the silver-gray ombré color, I would budget for a gray toner to keep those warm tones at bay.

Sunny Ombre Hair Extension

  • Key features: 100% Remy human hair
  • Extension length: 14 – 22 inches
  • Volume: 50 grams per pack – 1g / 1 strand
  • Best for: Value

Sunny hair is another brand that offers its strands pre-looped, making them very easy to install. With the strands being pre-looped, I think you could take the installation time down to about an hour with an experienced stylist.

The Remy hair is soft and stays tangle-free for ages with proper care. The strands are thick to the ends and the hair wasn’t damaged in any way when it arrived (no split ends or other nasty surprises).

The micro beads, or micro links (as they are sometimes called), come coated with silicone, which makes them hard-wearing and unlikely to lose many strands. The beads are also the nano kind, which makes them almost invisible when placed and color-matched correctly.

These are the cheapest extensions on this list, however, the quality is brilliant and these certainly don’t feel like cheap extensions.

The only issue I have is on behalf of the raven-haired readers. If you want to order 1B- straight black, then you will have to email Sunny hair directly. Sunny has 13 colors on offer, and every single black extension color has a highlight or ombre color running through.

Hetto Hair Extensions

  • Key features: 100% Remy human hair, 50 strands
  • Extension length: 12 – 22 inches
  • Volume: 1g per strand = 50 grams / strands per pack
  • Best for: Deep Red Hair

OK, so I’m a fashion girl. I like fashionable hair colors, I love a fierce fashion moment, and I especially love it when a whole look comes together from top to toe.

This deep wine, red hair color almost took my breath away. It’s dark, vibrant, and shiny with a slight purple tone to it that will make the blue and green-eyed readers’ eyes POP.

The wine red toned with purple is such a flattering color for so many skin tones. This color has been successfully worn by celebs ranging from Rihanna to Katy Perry and is so chic.

It’s such a rare color to find on high-quality Remy hair, and this could be worn to devastating effect.

Hetto has 10 colors including my fave red wine. They seem to only offer a few colors but execute them very well. All the much-loved classics are here, from the chestnut ombréd honey blonde hair through to the platinum blondes, with a few auburn numbers thrown in for good measure.

The hair is soft and the platinum blonde #60 is a true platinum blonde with a silver-tone.

The only thing I would say is that these extensions noticeably taper towards the end, therefore expect to trim about an inch when you install and shape your hair.

Guide to Buying Micro Bead Extensions

Here are a few things to take into consideration when looking at different sets of micro bead extensions.

It’s All in the Bead

When looking for micro bead extensions, make sure to check what type of rings they come with. Usually, brands offer aluminum, copper, steel, or tin.

I would say ALWAYS go for aluminum, personally. I find the steel and tin rings break far too quickly, and the copper ones can discolor your hair. Which is unnoticeable when you are a dark brown or black, but is horrifying when you are a light brown or above.

Game, Set, Match

When buying your rings, make sure to color match the rings to your natural hair’s root color. There’s nothing worse than installing your micro bead extensions and then discovering that you can spot the connectors a mile away as they are black in blonde hair, or blonde in black hair!

Groovy, Baby

There are 3 types of rings, not including the metal type.

  • Rings that are smooth on the inside.
  • Rings with grooves on the inside.
  • Rings with silicone on the inside.

If you can get silicone-coated rings do so, as those are the least damaging and have the best grip on your hair.

If you can’t get those, second place goes to the rings with the grooves. They aren’t damaging unless you tug on your hair, and they very rarely slip.

Third place in this three-horse race goes to the smooth rings, as they don’t have much grip at all and can do damage when they come out (which they will!).

My Verdict

Gentlemen prefer blondes, and it seems I do too. These Ugeat Microbead Hair Extensions are gorgeous, long-lasting, and don’t damage your natural hair.

What more could you ask for? Have you got a favorite I didn’t mention? Let me know in the comments below!

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