If you want longer, thicker hair than hair extensions are the fastest way to achieve your ideal hairstyle. With hair extensions you can dramatically change your style and get the hair of your dreams in a matter of hours. When it comes to hair extensions, there are two main factors to consider when making your choice: the type of hair (synthetic or real human hair) and the method used to attach the hair.
The type of hair you choose will offer various advantages such as cost, weight of hair and natural look and feel. These factors all need to be considered when making your decision. Even if you opt for the highest quality, most expensive hair extensions if the attachment method is wrong or carried out incorrectly the results will be spoilt.
Synthetic hair extensions are the cheapest extensions you can get but by saving on the cost you are also compromising on quality. The quality of the hair will be much lower than real human hair and the extensions will often look unnatural with your own hair as it is much heavier. If you want your new locks to look are natural and beautiful as possible it is best to get the highest quality hair that your budget will stretch to.
Real human hair is much more expensive than synthetic extensions but the results look amazing. Human hair looks and behaves like your own to it easily blends in and looks as if it is your own. With real human hair you can match the texture and colour of the extensions to your own hair so no-one need ever know that it isn’t your own!
There are many different types of human hair extensions available. Always go for the highest quality hair that you can afford as it will look better and last for longer. For the best results choose A-Grade Remy human hair. With his hair type all the cuticles layers facing in the same direction so the hair does not tangle easily. These extensions are great for those with an active lifestyle.
New technology has meant that there are lots of new methods of attachment. If you are looking for a quick fix then clip in hair extensions are perfect. These can be easily fitted at home by the wearer; you don’t even need to visit a stylist! These extensions can be straightened, curled or styled in anyway you want and at the end of the night, you simply unclip them with no damage to your own hair.
Micro ring hair extensions use a small metal tube to attach the hair to your own. It is clamped over the real hair and the tubes are lightweight with a silicon inner lining which prevents the extensions from slipping. There is no damage to your own hair as the rings are so light. The extensions are removed easily by simply unclamping the micro rings.
Fusion hair extensions use an adhesive to attach the extensions. Some methods use glue others use keratin and depending on the adhesive these extensions can be extremely durable and comfortable to wear. Keratin bonds are the best for protecting your own hair as they are removed easily and do not put any extra strain on the scalp.
Shrinkies are another method which use keratin protein lined thermal shrink tubing. This method uses heat in order to activate the keratin to fuse the extension with the natural hair forming a bond. Shrinkies are durable and the removal is simple.
With each method of application will come different aftercare guidelines and advice on how to keep your extensions looking great for as long as possible. It is vital to follow the advice of your stylist otherwise you may encounter problems with your extensions and could even end up damaging your own hair.