Dino Dondiego, founder of Sequence Hair in Englewood, New Jersey, has developed a new technique for adding hair for length and volume.Dondiego
has been working with hair extensions for over 3 decades and has attached them using just about every method available on the market.He
categorizes current methods of adding hair into three different areas, weaving, extensions and hair systems.
The first area is weaving, where a track is made horizontally with the natural hair (created by braiding the natural hair) and the human hair is sewn into the track in wefts or individual hair. (A weft is a tiny little curtain of hair that is attached together at the top) This method was derived from African American salons in the U.S. that use to corn braid the hair and sew wefts into the braids.Dondiego
says there are limitations with this method because the weft that is sewn in can be hard to hide and the client cannot wear his/her hair in certain ways and there can also be a build up of hair care products and dirt in the tracks.
worked with each method, realized the limitations, he
decided to reverse engineer the way human hair grows out of the scalp.He
determined that the most logical way to add hair would be to mimic the way human hair grows, randomly and one at a time.However, it is unfeasible to have a client sit in a chair while one human hair is added in a random pattern.This would take a very long time to finish.Dondiego
developed a technique called Hair Blending® that allows him to add one human hair at a time in a random fashion.Hair Blending® involves the use a special filament string, called a Sequence Blending Strand® that has the same thickness of one human hair, but is much stronger than human hair.The blending strands are transparent and blend into the tone of hair and skin.They are hard to see with the naked eye.Human hairs are attached by hand, one at a time to the Sequence Blending Strand® with a specially designed instrument that has a fine hook on the end.
When a client first comes to the Sequence Hair
offices in New Jersey, Dondiego
determines exactly how much hair will be needed for the client.
concludes that Hair Blending is one of the safest ways to add hair since it leaves the scalp open to breath and does not add too much stress to the natural hair.He
adds that, "No method is 100% safe and anyone that adds hair must take proper care of it.