Hair Extensions 101

Hair Extensions

So many people out there are very curious as to what are hair extensions really are? The answer is not that simple, it can be confusing to many because hair extensions are formed from 100% real human hair or it can be formed from 100% synthetic hair or it can be a combination of both real human hair or synthetic hair.

Hair extensions are fast becoming very trendy and it is the new ‘’must have’’ fashion accessory. Hair extensions are so versatile and is available in any texture, length or colour.

APPLICATION OF HAIR EXTENSIONS

It’s a simple method but it takes some time depending on the extension you desire. So, let me explain the process of hair extension application, firstly the hair extension is placed on the parting on the segment of your own hair. A bonding solution is applied to braided hair which consists of both hair extension and real hair. A heated clamp melts the bonding solution which then seals the hair extension to one’s natural hair. This process should only be done by a professional if you require the best results.

HOW LONG WILL HAIR EXTENSIONS LAST?

If the bonding of the hair extensions is installed properly to the natural hair, then it will last up to 4 months. Generally, most people use hair extensions for special occasions so they tend to wear the extensions for short periods of time.

HOW SHOULD YOU CARE FOR YOUR HAIR EXTENSIONS?

Just as you wash your very own natural hair similarly hair extensions will need the very same treatment. And only hair products that are recommended for the type of hair extension should be used.

HOW TO REMOVE EXTENSIONS?

Hair extensions can be removed in the comfort of your own home if you understand the removal process or it can be done by a professional. But it is generally removed by gently twisting at the bonding attachment and then breaking the closure.

PROS AND CONS TO USING HAIR EXTENSIONS

PROS

  • You immediately get a brand-new look after adding your desired hair extension
  • It has many variations of hair to choose from, so your style can be changed as you desire
  • Hair extensions comes in a variety of intricate colours
  • You always end up feeling fabulous and it gives you an added confidence

  CONS

  • Hair extensions can damage your natural hair, due to the bonding solutions used
  • If proper care is not taken, then your natural hair get tangled and pulled out.
  • Some hair extensions can be very expensive

Hair extension can be very time consuming to have them installed, and the can tend to be expensive but the result will benefit you in the end. You will transform your looks and end up looking chic and fabulous.