|Title of Invention||
METHOD AND ASSEMBLY FOR INCREASING HAIR VOLUME.
|Abstract||The invention relates to a method for increasing hair volume or length, comprising the following steps: - providing a plurality of extensions (C) comprising several hairs (3), which are connected by a fixing element (13), said extensions (C) being aligned and basically in parallel with their fixing elements (13) located on a support tape (11) having an adhesive face (11a); - adhering the adhesive face (11a) of the support tape (11) to head hair (T) and positioning the extensions (C); - connecting the extensions (C) with the head hair by attaching the fixing elements (13) to it. Further the invention relates to an assembly (12) for use in such method.|
|Full Text||Method and assembly for increasing hair volume
The current invention refers to a method for increasing hair volume and to an
assembly of hair extensions designed for use in this method and to the
procedure for producing these assemblies.
Various systems are already known for increasing hair volume and also for
lengthening hair. These systems in general use hair extensions, natural or
artificial in nature, which are then fixed to the head hair using methods that,
based on the proposed application methods, determine the acceptance and
satisfaction on the part of the user who has requested such treatment.
Another aspect that helps to increase the satisfaction with such treatment is the
speed of implementation.
The known systems include a phase in which the extensions are connected to the
hair of the user. During this phase, the extensions can basically be sewn, bonded
or knotted to the user"s hair. However, these methods of extension require a
period of time that is very long, considering that each single extension requires
manual implementation and precision.
Other methods are known for creating a connection between the extensions and
the hair, requiring the use of external elements such as clasps, combs, grips, etc.
These elements can be used to attach extensions of larger dimensions to the
user"s hair, but have the great inconvenience that the connection is clearly visible
and can be felt by the user who can feel uncomfortable with them.
Amongst other known methods, there are those that permit smaller dimensioned
extensions to be connected to the hair. These methods, that require the use of
adhesive, small clasping elements, etc. give fairly good results, but in all cases
require long application sessions because the operator must connect each
individual extension, none of which can be of larger dimensions as otherwise the
connections would be visible to the user and the observer.
An example of this method is described in JP 03152205 (Aderans Co. Ltd.) and in
other successive patents based on perfecting this technique. The inventor of the
present invention has developed such methods and bondings for lengthening and
thickening hair described in ZA 93/5214 A or in DE 196 26 107 C.
These documents describe extension elements and the relevant method of
application where an extension is fixed to the head hair with the application of a
thermoplastic adhesive. In this context, it is clear that application is manual and
that it may not be uniform from extension to extension.
The forced manual implementation of these known methods therefore implies a
series of problems. In the first case, the operator must have great experience
and practice in this technique to be able to implement regular connections, a
condition that is not always possible. In addition, apart from experience, it will be
extremely difficult to produce uniform connections: they will vary greatly as they
will not be positioned exactly along the lines proposed for the hair extension and
will vary in quality and size.
All this means that the quality of the finished work will not be optimal, will be
more exposed to wear, with imperfections that cannot be rectified, increased
costs due to very long application times and the difficulty in locating experienced
Similar difficulties are present with those methods using an adhesive applied to
the connection being created, for example, in the method described in US
The object of the invention is to provide a method of increasing hair volume and
to provide an assembly of extensions designed to be used in this method which
resolve the inconveniences mentioned with reference to the techniques noted.
This problem is resolved by a method for increasing hair volume or length, comprising
the following steps:
providing a plurality of extensions comprising several hairs, which are
connected by a fixing element, said extensions being aligned and basically
in parallel with their fixing elements located on a support tape having an
adhering the adhesive face of the support tape to head hair and positioning
connecting the extensions with the head hair by attaching the fixing
elements to it; and
removing the supporting tape.
The solution idea consists of providing a method and an assembly for increasing
hair volume with no manual intervention required and which allows the
application of extensions in batches by applying several extensions in one step.
The fixing elements connecting the hairs of each extension is usually called
The advantages of the method of the invention are:
Since several extensions are fixed to the head hair in only one step the
application of the extensions is much faster than with the known method. A hair
extension procedure in which about 200 extensions are applied takes at least two
hours when done in the conventional way. With the method of the invention the
. same amount of extensions may be applied in fifteen minutes or less. Therefore
not only costs are reduced but also the comfort for the customers is enhanced.
The procedure is much easier to perform since it is no longer necessary to roll
bondings with the fingers so that the method of the invention may be performed
not only by specialized and trained staff but also by hair dressers after short
introduction. The likelihood of mistakes is minimized and the appearance of the
result is much better. This is due to the fact that the bondings are applied
regularly with equal distances. Further the bondings are completely flat and less
visible. The head hair is not pulled in from the sides to fix a bonding as it is the
case with known methods in which the hair is pulled out of the natural falling so
that the head hair forms a small triangle with the apex in the bonding. With the
method of the invention the head hair remains essentially parallel so that so that
the hair is not disturbed by the bondings and the natural appearance is
A further advantage of the invention is that it is possible to use smaller
extensions, i.e. each extension contains a smaller number of hairs compared to
the conventional method. Since it is possible to apply a bigger number of
extensions in a reasonable time a finer distribution of the hair can be
accomplished. The use of very small bondings is not possible with the
conventional method since the thermal capacity would be to small, so that the
bonding would cool down in a short time after removing a heating device so that
the time for which the bonding is soft and tacky is too short for establishing a
proper connection to the head hair, by rolling it with the fingers, for example.
The method of the invention is very safe since even a hot instrument is used for
melting the thermoplastic material of the bonding or on the bonding it is possible
to prevent the hot instrument from coming into contact with the hair or the head
hair. Furthermore, no protection shield is needed any more for protecting the
customer when applying the extension.
There are two main embodiments of the method of the invention. In a first
embodiment on the bondings or fixing elements connection means are located
which are used to secure the extension on the head hair. Such connection means
may consist of a drop of glue or hot melt adhesive, for example. Applying the
extensions is especially easy if a glue is used which is activated by ambient air.
In a second embodiment the fixing element itself is used as connection means.
In that case the fixing element itself is softened by application of heat or
ultrasonic energy to establish connection to head hair, for example.
When the extensions are applied by means of heat the connection means
preferably consists of a thermoplastic material which softens when the heat is
applied. After cooling down the connection means the thermoplastic material is
solidified and secure connection is established.
Instead of applying heat directly it can be applied ultrasonic energy to the
connection means. In this case a thermoplastic material softens due to heat and
vibration produced by ultrasonic waves. The advantage of this procedure is that
the head hair is less exposed to heat and that the method is fail safe.
Further the invention relates to an assembly according to claims 10 and 11
relating to a first and a second embodiment of the invention.
The principal advantage of this method and the assembly of extensions resides,
according to the present invention, in allowing the rapid application of a high
number of extensions in a single step, implementing contemporaneously a
corresponding number of connections with very small dimensions and therefore
almost invisible and not detectable by the user.
In a further variant of the invention the extension comprises hair of a color
different to that of the head hair. In that way highlights or lowlights can be
realized much easier than by conventional methods in which single strains of
head hair are colored.
In a preferred embodiment of the invention the fixing elements consist of plates
having at least layers of plastic with different melting points. So it is possible to
be sure that only a part of the fixing elements will be softened when treated with
heat or ultrasonic energy.
The current invention will now be described according to the various forms of
preferred implementation provided as examples but not limited by reference to
tfe Accompanying drawings.
Fig. 1 represents a perspective view of an assembly of strands according
to the invention;
Fig. 2 to 6 schematically illustrate, using perspective views, various phases
of a method for increasing hair volume according to the current
invention, implemented with an assembly of extensions according
to the invention;
Fig. 7 to 12 illustrate six additional examples of creating the assemblies of
the preceding figures;
Fig. 13 a detail of another embodiment of the invention in a sectional view
in enlarged scale;
Fig. 14 a gripper device used for the method of the invention in a
perspective view; and
Fig. 15 the gripper device of Fig. 14 with some parts broken away for
better understanding the function.
With reference to Figure 1, an assembly 12 of extensions C, according to an
initial , example for implementing the invention, consists of a number of
extensions C, aligned and basically in parallel, consisting of a quantity of
substantially predefined hairs 3 which can be natural or artificial, with
appropriately selected colors, uniform or streaked.
The extensions C are arranged substantially equidistant. They extend from their
respective proximal extremities 2, designed to be connected to the head hair, to
the free distal extremities. The extensions C and the respective hairs 3 have a
length that is preferably uniform.
Together with the aforesaid proximal extremities 2, the assembly 12 includes, on
each extension C, a fixing element 13 produced from a thermoplastic material
such as polyamide, polyester or even a polyurethane, for example, nylon.
To connect the fixing element 13 to the respective extremities 3, various systems
can be used, including hot gluing, injection, etc, which are well known in the art.
The fixing element 13 has the form of a small rectangle or disk with a width
(exaggerated in the drawings) substantially equal to or only slightly larger than
that of the respective extension C. The same applies to the thickness, to limit to
a minimum the quantity of thermoplastic material that, as described below, acts
as the adhesive.
The assembly 12 also includes a support tape 11, made of a transparent material
with an adhesive face 4 on which the fixing elements 13 are positioned.
The material forming the support tape 11 is preferably, but not exclusively, made
of a material resistant to heat. The adhesive used is a non-permanent and
reversible type, operated by pressure. Its adhesive force on the tape 11 is
greater than that produced on the thermoplastic material that forms the fixing
elements 13 so that a subsequent separation of the tape 11 from this material
does not leave any adhesive residues.
The aforesaid adhesive face 4 can be covered with a protective tape 14 (Fig. 1)
to facilitate production and storage of the assembly 12.
In this production example, the assembly 12 consists of means for connecting
extensions C to head hair T that consist of the fixing elements 13 themselves as
shown in the description of the hair extension method that follows.
The support tape 11 can have a defined length and hold a predetermined number
of extensions C or it can have an undefined length so that the operator can cut
sections to select the desired number of extensions C.
In all cases, the operator can eliminate one or more extensions that are not
compatible with the application being carried out by simply cutting away a
section of tape 11.
On each assembly 12, the extensions C can be of the same length, size and
color, but it is also possible to have variations in length to produce scaled
increases, variations in color to produce complex streaks and variations in size.
The covering and protective tape 14 can also be adhesive and/or transparent and
can also be made of normal silicone-coated paper.
Still based on the current example, the thermoplastic material can be a
substance suitable for being fused at a temperature above ambient, assuming
the properties of a plastic fluid, and then cooling and solidifying at ambient
Substances with analogous properties can be fused using the direct application of
mechanical energy, in the form of high frequency vibrations, in particular,
ultrasonic vibrations. In this case, the intermolecular vibrations and the resulting
friction generate the quantity of heat necessary to plastically move the molecules
with respect to each other. The generation of heat stops when the vibrations
cease, resulting in almost immediate solidification.
Examples of substances that can be used as a thermoplastic material are
polyesters, polyamides, polyurethanes, etc.
The function of the fixing element 13 according to the current invention is that of
holding together the hairs in each extension C and that of providing the
attachment point of the extension C to the hair of the head hair T being
Other examples of fixing elements 13 include plastic elements, in the form of
disks or balls to which the hair of the extension is fixed. These fixing elements 13
are associated with means of connections, for example, consisting of portions of
a thermoplastic material as already described or glues and/or adhesives of
another nature: pressure hardening, thermosetting, thermo-shrinking, etc. Such
examples will be described below.
The fixing element 13, which can have a color compatible with the hair of the
extension C, can also be embellished with additional decorative elements such as
All the fixing elements and their variations described above are suitable for the
hair extension method described below.
With reference to Figures 2 to 6, the extension method using the assembly
described above proceeds with the following steps.
The extension assembly is prepared, the protective tape 14 is removed if
present. In this configuration, the extensions C are positioned in an ordered
alignment; the support tape 11 can be stuck to the hair T being extended. The
operator can utilize the adhesive face of tape 11 and its transparency to check
the effect produced on the hair being extended before fixing it in place. The user
can also check the effect by means of a mirror.
Subsequently, once the position of the tape 11 and the extension C has been
decided on, the next phase occurs in which the fixing element 13 is connected to
the hair of the user. In this phase, the operator activates the means of
connection described above.
In the current implementation example, the fusing property of thermoplastic
material is used. In fact, it is proposed that energy be applied to the fixing
elements via the support tape 11. With reference to Fig. 3, a gripper device 15
with two pressure elements 16 is used, elongated sufficiently to apply a uniform
pressure along the entire length of the tape 11, compressing the fixing elements
In this context, at least two systems for transmitting energy to the fixing
elements 13 can be used. The first proposes the application of heat. For this
proposal, the pressure elements 16 are heated in a convenient manner using one
or more electrical resistors.
In this case, the heat is transmitted from one side through the tape 11 and from
the other directly onto the fixing elements 13. The tape 11, as previously
described, is resistant to heat and will not deform nor degrade when in contact
with the hot pressure elements 16.
The second system proposes the use of mechanical energy in the form of
ultrasonic frequency vibrations, for example in the range between 20 and 60
kHz. In this case, one or both of the pressure elements are connected to a
vibrating body, for example, a piezo-electric element subjected to alternating
current at the desired frequency and they will transmit these vibrations to the
fixing elements 13 both directly and through the tape 11.
In this case, note that the application of vibrations allows the molecules of the
fixing element 13 thermoplastic material to flow easily between the individual
hairs of the extension C and the head hair T, penetrating and joining them
Note also that, thanks to the efficiency with which the molecules distribute
themselves around the hairs in subtle layers, only a minimum quantity of
thermoplastic material is necessary to implement the fixing.
In addition, without any source of heat, the immediate solidification when
vibrations cease and the impossibility of molten thermoplastic material falling
between the hairs or on the head of the user are all important added
In all cases, the presence of tape 11 and the fact that it is compressed against
the hairs together with the fixing elements 13 means that the thermoplastic
material remains in position and forms connections with very small dimensions.
In addition, the presence of tape 11 means that additional covers for protecting
the user are not required. Once this connection phase is complete, tape 11 can
be removed without leaving any glue on the hairs (Fig. 5), to complete the
In the case where the fixing elements are not made of thermoplastic material,
the means of connection are activated using the systems described above.
Where the means of connections consist of portions of thermoplastic material
positioned in order on a suitable tape and destined to be joined with their
respective fixing elements 13 of the extensions C, the aforesaid tape can be
applied after the support tape 11 with the extensions C has been positioned on
the hair of the user.
The operator can easily superimpose the fixing elements 13 on the portions of
thermoplastic material, conveniently positioning the tapes that can be removed
and attached as necessary.
Once in position, the tapes can be compressed together by means of a gripper
unit 15, placing the tapes between the heated or vibrating pressure elements 16.
In all cases, the two tapes contain the thermoplastic material, which adheres to
the fixing elements and mixes with the hair of the user, connecting the
respective extensions C to the head hair T.
It is proposed that the dimensions of the fixing element and the portion of
thermoplastic material can be reduced as required, without substantially
influencing the capacity of the extensions of the assembly 12 of being connected
to the respective head hairs.
The considerations and variants of the application methods given above can be
applied to the examples of assemblies produced as shown in Fig. 7 to 12, which
represent a single portion of the assembly 12, which is repeated.
With reference to Fig. 7, an assembly 12 is described where the fixing element
13 consists of a rigid or semi-rigid disk, in a non-adhesive and non-thermoplastic
material, but resistant to heat and vibration, like a normal plastic. It is intended
that the form of a disk is simply an example; a plaque of any suitable form can
be a fixing element. Various systems can be used for unifying the fixing element
13 and the respective proximal extremities 2, such as adhesion (gluing or fusion)
of a pair of semi elements that hold the hair or by an injection procedure that
incorporates the extremities 2.
In this second method of implementation, the element 13 is adhered to the
adhesive face 4 of the support tape and the means of connection are represented
by a quantity 20 of glue or thermoplastic substances applied directly to the
exposed surface 21 of the element 13.
With reference to Fig. 8, a third example of an assembly 12 proposes a fixing
element analogous to the preceding example, which is repeated in the fourth and
fifth example. The second and third example for producing the assembly 12 are
adapted by the method described above where the thermoplastic substance of
the respective quantities 20, 22 are melted using heat or vibration. It is also
proposed that a thermosetting material, semi-fluid and/or plastic at ambient
temperature and solid after the application of heat can basically substitute this
The fourth production example (Fig. 9) has a quantity of glue 23 located on the
disk-shaped fixing element 13, for example pressure activated, thermally
activated or a type that hardens on exposure to air, such as a two-component
resin. In the last case, a protective layer 24 that prevents the glue from coming
into contact with atmospheric oxygen protects the fixing element 13. The use of
the glue means that the use of heat or vibrations is no longer required, as will be
indicated, and the application equipment and the respective pressure devices
serve to position the support tape 11 and the extensions C.
With reference to Fig.10, a fifth example proposes the use of a fixing element as
described in the previous examples and a means of connection consisting of an
adhesive element 25, glue, thermoplastic or similar substance, arranged in order
on the protective tape 14. In this case, the protective tape 14 helps in the
application of the extensions C and is applied to the head hair T before the hair-
extension connection. In the case where the glue is activated by air, an
additional layer of protection is proposed.
In the sixth and seventh examples of Fig. 11 and Fig. 12, the fixing element 13
consists of a pair of semi elements 13a and 13b, suitable for being attached and
trapping the hair of the head T. Finally, the semi elements will include a cavity
26 for holding this hair. A semi element 13a is fixed to the proximal extremity 2
of the extension C while the other 13b is positioned in order on the protective
tape 14 and is applied according to the method in the preceding example.
The means of connection consists of a thermoplastic substance or glue 28, in
particular two-component glue or similar, protected by a suitable protective layer
In the embodiment of Fig. 13 the fixing elements 13 consist of to layers 30 and
31. The first layer 30 is fixed to the adhesive face 4 of the support tape 11. The
hairs 3 are sandwiched mainly between the first layer 30 and the second layer
31. The second layer 31 has a lower melting point than the first layer 30 so that
upon application of heat or ultrasonic energy only the second layer 31 will get
soft to establish the connection with head hair. The distance d between the fixing
elements 13 may be chosen appropriately as 1 mm to 3 mm. In the same order
of magnitude is the width b of the fixing elements 13.
The assemblies may be produced by hand by fixing the extensions on the
support tape, but it is preferred to use machines for production.
Figs. 14 and 15 show a preferred embodiment of a gripper device 15 for use in
the method of the invention. The gripper device 15 comprises a handle 50 from
which two jaws 46, 47 protrude. The first jaw 46 has a recess 48 in which a
pressure element 49 is held. The fixed jaw 47 has a contact surface 40 made of
resilient material to obtain uniform pressure for all extensions.
The pressure element 49 can be heated by serpentine thermistors 41 to activate
the connection means. The pressure element 49 is driven by a rod 43 which is
engaged to a pinion 42 driven by an electric motor 44. The pressure element 49
is pivotable with respect to the rod 43 to be able to adapt to extensions having
different thickness. Alternatively the pressure element may be driven by
hydraulic or pneumatic cylinders.
The movement of the pressure element 49 can be controlled by an actuating
button 45. The temperature of the thermistors 41, the pressure applied by the
pressure element 49 and other parameters are controlled by a programmable
control unit connected with the gripper device 15.
From the description, it is proposed that this method of hair extension does not
require any manipulation on the part of the operator and enables the formation
of extension-hair connections with very small dimensions, considering that the
pressure elements, with the presence of at least one tape, contain the material
that enables the connection to occur. The resulting connections are very subtle,
with finished edges, almost imperceptible. The only manual intervention is based
on manipulating the device that is used to activate the connection.
The dimensions of the connection are not subordinate to the fact that the
thermoplastic material and the hair of the extension must forcibly surround the
hair of the head hair, creating a connection point whose volume cannot be
reduced below a certain limit. For example, in the above-cited Japanese patent,
the simple fact that the hair of the extension must be wound around the hair of
the head creates in itself a voluminous connection.
According to the current invention, the dimensions of the connection point
depend exclusively on the quantity of hair compressed within the extension - the
more subtle the extension, the more subtle the connection.
The lack of manipulation therefore leads to the formation of uniform connections.
Their optimal quality prevents disconnection due to, for example, penetration of
water or similar.
With this system, it is also possible to hide the extensions within the hair. Then,
because it is possible to apply extensions equidistant to each other, additional
extensions can be applied between them, with the possibility of obtaining
consistent extensions within brief periods and to create complex streaks
(highlights) by mixing in extensions with colors different to the hair of the user.
This method reduces the quantity of thermoplastic material used, energy used
for activation, no loss of heat and no contamination of the equipment or the
In addition, as can be appreciated, the extension method described above and
the related assembly of an extension, due to the possibility of using numerous
application variations, allows the professional operator to make maximum use of
In addition to the above described methods of adding extensions to hair,
assemblies of extensions suitable for being used in the aforesaid method and the
procedures for producing those assemblies, a technician in this field can
implement numerous additional modifications and variations for the purpose of
satisfying additional and complementary requirements, all of which are included
within the protected field of the current inventions, as defined in the attached
Especially one skilled in the art will be aware that the shape of the fixing
elements 13 may differ from that of the drawings and that the width of these
elements may be the same as that of the extensions C or slightly bigger. Further
the distance between the extensions C on the tape 11 may be chosen as
1. A method for increasing hair volume or length, comprising the following
- providing a plurality of extensions (C) comprising several hairs (3),
which are connected by a fixing element (13), said extensions (C)
being aligned and basically in parallel with their fixing elements (13)
located on a support tape (11) having an adhesive face (lla);
- adhering the adhesive face (lla) of the support tape (11) to head
hair (T) and positioning the extensions (C);
- connecting the extensions (O with the head hair by attaching the
fixing elements (13) to it; and
- removing the supporting tape.
2. A method according to claim 1, wherein the extensions (C) of one support
tape (11) are connected with the head hair simultaneously.
3. A method according to one of the claims 1 or 2, wherein the extensions (C)
are attached by activating connection means (22, 23, 25, 27, 28) which are
provided on the fixing elements (13).
4. A method according to one of the claims 1 or 2, wherein the extensions are
attached by activating the fixing elements (13) which are connection means
for connecting the extensions (C) with the head hair (T).
5. A method according to one of the claims 3 or 4, wherein said connection
means (13, 22, 23, 25, 27, 28) is activated by means of application of heat
or ultrasonic energy.
6. A method according to one of the claims 3 or 4, wherein mechanical energy,
heat or ultrasonic energy is applied by means of a gripper device (15) with
two pressure elements (16) which are elongated to apply a uniform
pressure along the entire length of the tape (11).
7. A method according to claim 6, wherein a gripper device (15) is used which
has a fixed jaw (47) and a pressure element (49) which is moved by an
actuation means (44) against said fixed jaw (47).
8. A method according to claim 7, wherein the pressure element (49) of the
gripper device (15) is pivotable to compensate for eventual differences in
the thickness of the hair.
9. A method according to one of the claims 7 or 8, wherein the pressure
element (49) of the gripper device (15) is driven by an electric motor (44).
10. A method according to claim 3, wherein the said connection means (22, 23,
25, 27, 28) consists of glue.
11. A method according to claim 11, wherein the glue is activated by exposing
to ambient air.
12. A method according to one of the claims 1 to 11 wherein a protective
tape (14) which is provided on said support tape (11) is removed before
adhering the support tape (11) to the head hair (T).
13. An assembly (12) for increasing hair volume or length comprising:
- a support tape (11) having an adhesive face (4);
- a plurality of extensions (C), comprising several hairs, which are
connected by a fixing element (13) said extensions (C) being
aligned and basically in parallel with their fixing elements (13)
located on the support tape (11);
- connecting means (22, 23, 25, 27, 28) which are provided on the
fixing elements (13) to connect the extensions (C) to head hair (T).
14. An assembly (12) for increasing hair volume or length comprising:
- a support tape (11) having an adhesive face (4);
- several extensions (C), comprising several hairs, which are
connected by a fixing element (13) said extensions (C) being
aligned and basically in parallel with their fixing elements (13)
located on the support tape (11), said fixing elements (13) being
connecting means to connect the extensions (C) to head hair (T).
15. An assembly (12) according to one of the claims 13 or 14, wherein said
support tape (11) is transparent.
16. An assembly (12) according to one of the claims 13 to 15, wherein the
fixing elements (13) are made of a thermoplastic material.
17. An assembly (12) according to claim 16, wherein the thermoplastic material
is made of a polyester and/or polyamide and/or polyurethane.
18. An assembly (12) according to one of the claims 13 to 17, wherein a
protective tape (14) is provided on said support tape (11) to be removed
before adhering the support tape (11) to the head hair (T).
19. An assembly (12) according to one of the claims 13 to 18, wherein the
support tape (11) is resistant to heat.
20. An assembly (12) according to one of the claims 13 to 19, wherein the
fixing elements (13) include the decorative elements.
21. An assembly (12) according to one of the claims 13 to 20, wherein the
adhesive face (4) of the support tape (11) is based upon an adhesive of a
non-permanent and revisable type operated by pressure and with an
adhesive force on the support tape (11) greater than that produced on the
thermoplastic material of the fixing elements (13).
22. An assembly (12) according to one of the claims 13 to 21, wherein the
connecting means (22, 23, 25, 27, 28) comprises an adhesive substance
comprised of a thermoplastic material, thermosetting material, heat-
activated glues or glues activated by exposure to air.
23. An assembly (12) according to one of the claims 13 to 22, wherein the
fixing elements (13) are arranged along a straight line with spaces between
them on the support tape (11).
24. An assembly (12) according to one of the claims 13 to 23, wherein the hair
of the extensions (C) is of different color than that of the head hair (T).
25. An assembly (12) according to one of the claims 13 to 24, wherein the"
fixing elements (13) consist of plates having at least layers of plastic with
different melting points.
The invention relates to a method for increasing hair volume or length, comprising the following steps: providing
a plurality of extensions (C) comprising several hairs (3), which are connected by a fixing element (13), said extensions (C.) being
aligned and basically in parallel with their fixing elements (13) located on a support tape (11) having an adhesive face (11a);- adhering
the adhesive face (11a) of the support tape (11) to head hair (T) and positioning the extensions (C); - connecting the extensions
(C) with the head hair by attaching the fixing elements (13) to it. Further the invention relates to an assembly (12) for use in such
|Indian Patent Application Number||01543/KOLNP/2003|
|PG Journal Number||09/2008|
|Date of Filing||27-Nov-2003|
|Name of Patentee||INDORATA SERVICOS E GESTAO LDA.|
|Applicant Address||RUA LDOS MURCAS, 88, FUNCHAL-MADEIRA, 9000|
|PCT International Classification Number||A 41 G 3/00|
|PCT International Application Number||PCT/EP02/01847|
|PCT International Filing date||2002-02-21|