About Hair Extensions
For sure, a good hairstylist is cheaper than a good therapist. However, what we can call cheapest comes in a plastic packing - Yes, we are talking about stylish hair extensions. Loads of stress, work and home life balance, unhealthy diet, and pollution are the reasons why not all women have good hair now. Hence, they are heading back to Ancient Greek alternative to have good looks with artificial hair. Hence the need of time has made the hair extensions a popular accessory in women’s collection.
Hair extensions or hair weaves are an artificial solution to add volume to your natural hair. These artificial and Remy hair extensions are available in different types including glue, clipped or sewn into natural hair. Commonly these extensions are made of synthetic fibre or natural human hair. While for the style of application, a beautician offers the best assistance. She assists to use tape hair extension, clip-in or clip-on extension, weaving or fusion. No matter what type and method of insertion you pick these extensions always work well. Surprisingly weaves are the easiest and quickest method to alter the appearance of any person for both long and short period. Here are some more style ideas for you.
Different types of hair extensions available in the market
With the popularity of the idea, the hair extensions come in different styles colour, length, styles and application methods. Tape-in, clip-ins, pre-bonded, fusion, weaves and micro-link, a fashion-forward lady might have heard about all these names. Today more and more women are adopting artificial hair integration to enhance their look and cover-up the messy natural hair. The following discussion will help you clarify what different types of extensions available in the market are. We hope this discussion will help you make better choices for your hair on a special eve. So, get comfy, tie your hair at the top and let’s get right into it.
Synthetic vs real human hair extension
In the first step, you should understand the make of your extensions. As said earlier, they come either in natural human hair or in synthetic fibre. A natural human hair extension consists of real hair that is collected from the donors. These extensions are smooth, allowing no tangles throughout their lifetime. Meanwhile, synthetic extensions come in different types and blends of artificial fibres. Usually, these fibres include fine plastic that is processed to mimic human hair. Both types are available in a variety of style, colour, length, texture and form of applications. Unfortunately, the freedom of styling and colouring that you can enjoy in natural hair extension is not possible in synthetic types.
The clip-in hair extensions
These types of extensions come in strands of contoured pieces attached at the base with silicone or fabric. Special styles of hair clips are attached at the base of this fabric that makes them easy and ready to use. All you need to do is to snap clip these pieces on your natural hair. These are the least permanent hair extensions as they can easily be removed and added to natural hair. Thus, they are best for the girls who do not have any helping hand and want to add bulk to the hair on their own. Another reason for the fame of clip extensions is that they are the least damaging. They come with no chemicals, pressure, heat or other techniques of installation.
The tape-in hair extensions
Just like what they sound, this type of extensions comes with glue tapes to stick on your hair. Here you will need the help of a professional hairdresser to apply these extensions. The application process needs to heat the glue and adjust it close to the roots of your natural hair. Likewise, you need to remove them using the glue remover. The amount of time, efforts, and assistance, along with the use of heat and chemical, are the reason why many women avoid using this type of extensions. However, the tape-in type is semi-permanent extensions and thus stays for almost 4 to 8 weeks. After that, you will need to remove and reinstall them using the same method as discussed above.
Weaves or Sew-in hair extensions
A weaved extension is applied by braiding the natural hair into cornrows and last for about 6 to 8 weeks. In the second step, a needle and threads help to sew the artificial weaves into the natural hair braid or the cornrows. This type of hair extension is predominantly best for people with thicker hair or the one who wish to apply for heavy curly hair extensions. Comparatively, this is a very long process and takes hours to complete. Meanwhile, it also demands a high level of professional experience. Additionally, it puts a strain on your body scalp, that can make you feel uncomfortable and heavy. For this reason, experts do not recommend this type of extensions for ladies with thin or lighter hair.