Hair extensions are a popular way to add length, volume or colour to your hair. They come in a variety of lengths and shades, so you can find the perfect match for your needs. But with so many options available, it can be tough to know where to start. We will provide you with all the information you need to make a decision about hair extensions.
Types of Hair Extensions
There are two main types of hair extensions: human hair and synthetic hair. Human hair extensions are more expensive, but they look and feel more natural. Synthetic hair extensions are less expensive, but they can be less manageable and more prone to tangling.
Hair Extension Application Methods
There are also a variety of ways to apply hair extensions. Some of the most common methods include:
- Clip-in extensions: These are the easiest to apply and remove at home, making them a good option for occasional use.
- Tape-in extensions: These are applied with double-sided or single sided tape and can last for 4-6 weeks. We recommend using our Easitape Hair Extension Tape Tabs for complete ease of application. For removals we would advise our Hair Extension Remover for easy removal of tapes.
- Weave extensions: These are sewn into your natural hair and can last for 6-8 weeks.
- Fusion extensions: These are bonded to your natural hair with keratin and can last for 3-4 months.
- Nano Bead: These are strands of hair that are attached using small silicone-lined beads that are clamped onto your natural hair. They can last for 8-10 weeks.
The Pros and Cons of Hair Extensions
There are many pros and cons to consider before getting hair extensions;
- Can add length, volume or colour to your hair.
- Can boost your confidence.
- Can be a relatively easy way to change up your look.
- Can be expensive.
- Can damage your natural hair if not applied or cared for properly.
- Can be time-consuming to maintain.
Things to Consider Before Getting Hair Extensions
If you're considering getting hair extensions, there are a few things you should keep in mind:
- Your hair type: Hair extensions may not be a good option if you have very fine or damaged hair.
- Your lifestyle: If you have an active lifestyle, you may need to choose a more durable type of extension.
- Your budget: Hair extensions can range in price from a few hundred pounds to several thousand pounds .
Caring for Hair Extensions
Once you have hair extensions, it's important to care for them properly to prevent damage. Here are a few tips:
- Use a gentle shampoo and conditioner.
- Avoid heat styling. Minimize the use of hot styling tools and use your XL Hair Wrap to dry your hair.
- Brush your hair regularly to prevent knots and tangles. We recommend our Luxury Paddle Brush as it is gentle on the hair and scalp and is ideal for detangling long hair.
- Sleep on a satin or silk pillowcase.