People get hair extensions for many different reasons, some of which include wanting to add length to their hair, or they want to add more thickness because their hair is too thin. There are many different types of extensions to pick from, and for first time users, it can be a daunting task. However, if you are a first time user, visiting a salon can really help because they can tell you the method they prefer. Plus, they’ll give insight on how you can achieve your desired look and the price range you’re looking at.
With that being said, no one should start shopping for hair extensions blind which is why we’re going to give you some beginners knowledge on the most common types of extensions.
Common Types of Hair Extensions
- Human Hair. There are two ways hair extensions are made and that’s either from real hair, or synthetic hair. Although synthetic is more affordable, you want extensions that will last and synthetic simply doesn’t. With human hair, you can treat it just as you would your own hair and you can use irons, blow dryers on it.
- Remy Extensions. These extensions are often tangle free and Remy is simply the method of keeping the hair root and ends all facing in the proper direction while bundling. Picked by one strand at a time, Remy hair extensions are considered to be some of the healthiest extensions on the market.
- Seamless Extensions. Placed closely to the head and not near your hairline, seamless hair extensions give the illusion that it’s your real hair. They’re applied along the natural direction of your hair which allows it to flow perfectly with the real hair.
Maintaining Your Hair Extensions
If you invest in high quality hair extensions, they require little maintenance. In fact, they require just about as much maintenance as your current hair. To keep it healthy, you want to…
- Brush it regularly.
- Wear it up in a loose bun at night.
- Use quality hair products to clean it.
- Avoid sleeping with it wet.
Just because you now have hair extensions, you don’t want to deviate from your normal hair care routine. So, if you wash it every few days, stick to that. The extensions are real hair, so they just need to be treated as such.
There are some out there who believe hair extensions are harmful to your natural hair, but if you have them applied by a professional, they won’t do any damage. Professional salons like ours, Salon 833 make sure that you not only get a good deal on your extension endeavor, but that you’ll also leave with your long desired full bodied hair.