6 Things to Know before Getting Hair Extensions

Do you want long hair? Do you have time and patience to wait for hair to grow? If your answer is no, extensions can be a great alternative! Extensions can quickly and easily add volume and length. It gives a different look and style to your hair. Before getting hair extensions, there are a few important things you should consider.

1. What is Permanent Hair Extension?

Hair extension is a process of artificially lengthening your thin and short hair. It gives volume to thin hair and length to short hair. In hair extensions, artificial hair are attached to your hair through several micro rings or bonds so that it lasts for 6-8 months. It is very much in vogue since last few years and its popularity is increasing among women day by day. If you are also going to get permanent hair extensions to make your hair longer, then first you must know some special things related to it.

2. Difference between Human Hair and Synthetic Hair

Difference between Human Hair and Synthetic Hair

Hair extensions are made of either 100% human hair or synthetic hair. Human hair has a softer, silkier and more moisturised texture. If you want completely natural hair, go for human hair extensions. These weaves are sewn, braided, or glued into a person’s own hair to give the appearance of having longer hair.

On the other hand synthetic hair is simply strands of man-made fibre manufactured to look and act like natural human hair. These hair not only looks fake, but it is also easily damaged, so it doesn’t last very long. Synthetic hair extensions have a rougher, dryer texture.

3. Make sure the extensions suit your lifestyle

There are different types of hair extensions. Always pick the right extensions for your lifestyle. Here’s a small list of the different kinds of extensions there are to consider:

  • Weave hair extensions
  • Fusion hair extension
  • Clip-ins
  • Micro-link
  • Pre-bonded extensions

4. Do hair extensions damage your hair?

Do hair extensions damage your hair

The correct answer is, no. Hair extensions will not damage your hair if they are fitted professionally and are cared for well. Permanent hair extensions are applied with glue, or physically bonded to small strands of hair, there is some risk of damage to the roots of your hair as well as risk of pulling and discomfort. While clip-in hair extensions are a temporary form of hair extensions, they allow your hair to ‘breathe’ and give your roots a rest when the extensions aren’t being worn. It is also essential to ensure that you only book in with a reputable technician, who will meticulously fit your new, luscious locks.

5. How to Care for Your Hair Extensions?

Extensions require a bit of extra care and attention.  When it comes to the shampoo and conditioner that you use to wash your hair, need to include the right ingredients that not only keep your extensions in good condition but also allow your natural hair to continue growing healthily. Never blow dry your hair extensions, as this can damage the glue, make your hair sticky, and even cause the extension to slip. You need to brush your natural hair and extensions very carefully otherwise strands begin to fall out, your extensions will start to become loose. While sleeping you have to keep in mind that to tie them back very loosely or putting your hair in a low ponytail before going to bed.

6. What is the cost of hair extensions?

The prices of hair extensions can vary greatly. There are different factors that affect the cost of hair extensions. The cost of hair extensions depends a lot on the brand, material of hair, and how the hair is applied. Synthetic hair extensions are more affordable alternative to human hair extensions.

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