For the past decade I have been absolutely obsessed with hair extensions.  My hair is naturally thin, and does not seem to want to grow much further than past my shoulders.  I have tried every type of hair extension including i-tips, tape ins, clip ins and finally NBR hand-tied wefts.  I have to say that out of all of these methods, NBR hand-tied wefts absolutely takes the cake.  They are seamless in appearance, cause the least amount of damage, and are the most versatile style wise. Are you considering NBR Hair Extensions to add thickness and volume to your hair? Here’s everything you need to know about Natural Beaded Rows (NBR) extensions based on my personal experience:

1. What Are NBR Hair Extensions?

NBR extensions involve placing rows of hair extension wefts using a bead and string technique, providing both length and thickness to your natural hair.

2. Installation Process:

Performed by skilled professionals, the installation typically takes around two to three hours, with minimal discomfort during the process.

3. Comfort and Maintenance:

NBR extensions are comfortable to wear and allow you to style your hair in various ways, including wearing it up. Initially, you might feel some tightness, but it quickly fades, and sleeping becomes normal after a few adjustments.

4. Damage Control:

Considered one of the least damaging extension methods, NBR extensions have fewer contact points with your natural hair, reducing the risk of damage. However, regular maintenance and care are essential to minimize any potential damage to your natural hair.

5. Longevity:

With proper care and maintenance, NBR extensions can last between six to eight months. Regular tightening every 6-8 weeks helps maintain the extensions’ integrity and ensures they blend seamlessly with your natural hair.

6. Cost:

NBR extensions are an investment, with the initial appointment being the most expensive due to the purchase of hair and styling fees. However, subsequent appointments primarily require move-ups rather than the full installation process.  Good quality human hair is crucial, and should be purchased through a professional and reputable source.  At Blush Beauty Bar, we order Babe Hair Extensions.  Depending on the length and amount of hair you will need, the cost of hair can vary from $1000-$2000 with the initial installation price of $325-$475.

7. Washing and Drying:

Washing and drying NBR extensions add minimal time to your routine.  It does take time to get used to shampooing around the wefts, but is no big deal at all once you get the hang of it!  It’s essential to ensure thorough washing, especially around the roots, and to dry the roots of the wefts completely to prevent any issues.  Dry Shampoo will become your best friend, as it limits the amount of times per week you will need to fully wash and dry your hair.  One of our favorite Dry Shampoos is Lifestyling Dry Shampoo by Milk Shake!

8. Upkeep:

Regular maintenance involves tightening or “moving up” the extensions every 6-8 weeks. Additionally, using high-quality products and applying oil to the extensions helps maintain their health and prolong their lifespan.  One of our favorite hair oils to keep both your natural hair and extension hair healthy is Semi Di Lino Smoothing oil by Alfaparf Milano.

9. Styling:

You can style NBR extensions just like your natural hair, including using heat tools. However, it’s crucial to use heat protectant products and avoid excessive heat to prevent damage.


In conclusion, NBR Hair Extensions offer a versatile solution for adding volume and thickness to your hair, with proper care and maintenance ensuring long-lasting results. If you’re considering extensions for your wedding or any other occasion, NBR extensions could be the perfect choice for you!  Our stylist AnneMarie at Blush Beauty Bar specializes in NBR Extensions.  Book your consultation today!