Choosing the right hair extension can sometimes be a hassle. Hair extensions allow women to add a couple of inches and volume without having to wait years for them to grow. But you can’t just pick any one you want and go. They are an investment so it’s best to spend the time finding what works best for you.
For starters, you’ll want to know what your hair is being made out of. Is it Remy Human Hair or is it synthetic? Next, you have to match the extension to your natural color. Which color option gives you the look that you want? And last but not least, there’s the maintenance that needs to be done in order to keep them in tact. But don’t worry, we’ve got you covered :)
NATURAL HUMAN HAIR VS SYNTHETIC HAIR
When looking for hair extensions, it’s important to check if they are made with natural human hair or synthetic materials. Human hair will last longer, and you can treat it more like your own hair. Many people tend to not be as comfortable with human hair but if you want to use heat, synthetic hair will not work.
With synthetic hair, you can forget about blow dryers, irons and pretty much any other heating tool. On the contrary, when using natural hair you can use heat to make beautiful curls, straighten your hair, or anything else you had in mind.
ONLINE VS IN-STORE
Hair is hair, but the quality is what matters. An important tip about shopping online is to not only pay attention to the quality of the hair, but to the quality of the website. The shoes need to match the socks! A great looking site that gives you an informative description of the product and allows you to check reviews from previous customers is very important. Have any questions, customer service should be ready and willing to help!
When purchasing extensions in store, it is smart to ask for assistance. Every extension is going to look alike despite the color and length. Asking an assistant for help can get you more information on the company and a recommendation of what extension is right for you. Not purchasing the right color is a common mistake when buying extensions. While looking at the color, make sure to look at it in natural light if possible.This will help you choose the perfect shade for your hair color.
CLIP-IN OR TAPE-IN?
Clip-in extensions are an option many prefer. If you are looking for a quick DIY hair extension system with no long term bonding and maintenance, then clip-ins are for you. Clip-in hair extensions are easy to attach and can be perfectly matched with your own hair. They can give you longer hair, low lights, highlights or added volume. These extensions can be clipped in or out in just seconds. It is a great solution to having longer hair without damage.
Tape-in extensions are the latest hair extension trend on the market, if we’re not counting our Magnet® Hair Extensions :) Tape-in hair extensions are thin tape wefts that are 1-inch wide, pre-taped hair wefts that get “Taped In” between your hair like a “sandwich”. The method is 100% natural and requires no chemicals.
These extensions last up to three months and the hair is also reusable and takes less than an hour to apply. After getting tape-in extensions, it is recommended to leave your hair unwashed for at least 3 days so the tape has enough time to set.