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Publication numberUS20030226571 A1
Publication typeApplication
Application numberUS 10/167,552
Publication dateDec 11, 2003
Filing dateJun 11, 2002
Priority dateJun 11, 2002
Publication number10167552, 167552, US 2003/0226571 A1, US 2003/226571 A1, US 20030226571 A1, US 20030226571A1, US 2003226571 A1, US 2003226571A1, US-A1-20030226571, US-A1-2003226571, US2003/0226571A1, US2003/226571A1, US20030226571 A1, US20030226571A1, US2003226571 A1, US2003226571A1
InventorsKhaliqah Rahman
Original AssigneeRahman Khaliqah Ameenah
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Open loop hair extension
US 20030226571 A1
Abstract
The present invention provides a method of adding extensions to a wearers own intact hair. The hair extension of the present invention includes a plurality of artificial or human hair strands having a length, turned about a separate rod, the rod is used only to form the open loop. The rod is removed leaving a one embodiment hair extension, comprising of a length of hair having a first end with an open loop and a second end that is banded or tied. Whereby the wearers hair is prepared to receive the open loop extension by plaiting cornrows horizontally on the wearers head. The open loop first end of the extension is inserted through a section of a cornrow plait vertically, under crossing the cornrow plait to the scalp, until the full loop is visible, the open loop is ready to receive the banded or tied second end. By inserting the banded or tied second end of the extension completely through the first end open loop, pulling tight, causing a looping around the plaited cornrow section, resulting in a completely attached one embodiment open loop extension.
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What is claimed is:
1. An attachable open loop hair extension pre-manufactured, comprising: a plurality of hair strands having a length, having a first end with an open loop and a second end that is banded or tied,
2. The hair extension claim 1, wherein the open loop extension comprises artificial or human hair,
3. The hair extension claim 1, whereby a plurality of artificial or human hair is turned about a separate rod during manufacturing, the rod is used only to form the first end open loop, the second end of the open loop extension is banded or tied.
4. The hair extension claim 2, whereby an open loop extension having a first end with an open loop and a second end that is banded or tied is virtually undetectable when attached to the wearers own intact hair.
5. A method for manufacturing and preparing an open loop extension, the method comprising the steps of: a plurality of artificial or human hair strands having a length, turned about a separate rod used only to form the first end open loop, and the second end that is banded or tied, completing a one embodiment single open loop extension, ready for attachment to the wearers own intact hair,
6. The method of claim 2, wherein the open loop extension when attached to the wearers own intact hair will give the look of braided extensions when braided, or a fuller head of hair when the banded or tied second end is removed after the open loop extension is attached,
7. The method of claim 2, wherein the method further comprises the steps of: attaching the open loop extension., whereby the wearers own intact hair is prepared by plaiting cornrow plaits horizontally on the wearers entire head and the open loop extension first end is inserted through a section of a cornrow plait under crossing the plait vertically to the scalp until the full open loop is visible, the open loop is ready to receive the banded or tied second end, by inserting the second end completely through the awaiting open loop first end, pulling the second end tight, causing a looping around the plaited cornrow section, thus a securely attached one embodiment open loop extension.
Description
SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION 1. Background of the Invention

[0001] A. Field of the Invention

[0002] B. Description of the Related Art

[0003] The invention described herein is the work of the named inventor, is a response to a need for a simple, secure and efficient method of attaching hair extensions to a wearers intact hair. The present invention relates to hair extensions, particularly to a hair extension having structure which facilitates the attachment of the extension without outside supplements or devices attached to the extension to aid in securing the extension to the wearers own intact hair.

DESCRIPTION OF THE RELATED ART

[0004] Hair extensions are commonly attached to plaited hair to achieve a new hair style, or to add to the hairs length or to give the appearance of a fuller head of hair. To make sure the extension is securely attached to the wearers own intact hair, it has heretofore been necessary to weave the extension to the wearers own intact hair, or to glue on the extensions, or the use of clamps to attach extensions. What is needed is a hair extension that is quickly and easily attached to plaited hair without requiring weaving, gluing or clamping.

[0005] The present invention provides a new and improved extension, which overcomes certain difficulties inherent in the related inventions while providing better overall results.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

[0006] In accordance with the present invention, it is the primary objective of the present invention to provide a quick and easy extension method to add length and style to a persons intact hair.

[0007] The hair extension of the present invention comprises a plurality of artificial or human hair strands having a length of hair turned about a separate rod to form the extensions open loop when the rod is removed. The open loop extension having a first end with an open loop and a second end which is banded or tied.

[0008] To use the present invention, a wearers own intact hair is first parted and cornrow plaits are braided in horizontal rows, row by row until the entire head is plaited, forming the tracks on which the extensions will be attached.

[0009] In accordance with the present invention, the one embodiment open loop extension is attached to a cornrow plait by inserting the open loop first end vertically to the scalp of a section of a cornrow, until the full open loop is visible. The open loop is now ready to receive the banded or tied second end which is inserted through the open loop first end completely, pulling the banded or tied second end tight, causing a looping around that section of the cornrow plait, completing a secure and long lasting attached open loop extension. This process is repeated across the length of each cornrow plait.

[0010] In accordance with the present invention, the one embodiment open loop extension method of attachment is repeated across the length of each cornrow plait, causing the next cornrow with attached extensions to over lap the preceding row, concealing the method of attachment, row by overlapping row, until the entire head is covered or the desired hair style is achieved, secure, quick and easy.

[0011] Still other benefits and advantages of the invention will become apparent to those skilled in the art upon a reading and understanding of the following detailed specification.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

[0012] The invention is illustrated in the following drawings:

[0013]FIG. 1 is a perspective view of the one embodiment open loop extensions turned about a separate rod used only to form the open loop.

[0014]FIG. 2 is a perspective view of a complete one embodiment open loop extension after the rod to form the open loop is removed, with the first end open loop and the second end banded or tied, ready for attachment.

[0015]FIG. 3 is a perspective view of the first end open loop of the extension, being pulled vertically through to the scalp of a section of a cornrow plait, using a small needle like device (not shown) until the entire loop is visible.

[0016]FIG. 4 is a perspective view of the second end that is banded or tied, again a needle like device (not shown) is used to pull the second end through the awaiting first end open loop.

[0017]FIG. 5 is a perspective view of completely attached open loop extensions, wrapped around sections of cornrow plaits, with the second end banded, showing overlapping rows of extensions that conceal the method of attachment.

[0018]FIG. 6 is a perspective view of multiple completed hair styles achieved by using the open loop extension, showing a variety of lengths styles and textures of artificial or human hair.

DESCRIPTION OF THE EMBODIMENTS

[0019] The above description presents the best mode contemplated in caring out my invention. However susceptible to modifications and alternate constructions from the embodiments shown in the drawings and described, consequently it is not the intention to limit the invention to the particular embodiments disclosed. On the contrary the invention is intended to cover all modifications, sizes and alternate constructions falling within the spirit and scope of the invention, as expressed in the appended claims or the equivalents thereof.

[0020] Having thus described the invention, it is now claimed:

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Classifications
U.S. Classification132/201, 132/53
International ClassificationA41G3/00
Cooperative ClassificationA41G3/00
European ClassificationA41G3/00