IS HAIR EXTENSION SUITABLE FOR YOU?
Do you admire a long curly hair? Is your hair too thin to make any style? If you have intend to have hair extension, here are some analyzes to help you easily decide which method is best for you.
You always see some music stars are constantly changing their appearance. It seems that only through one night their hair come longer. They have conditions to spend money comfortably. The hair extension that is attached to the real hair by some different methods will increase the length or thickness of the hair but it is quite expensive. Before deciding which method to use, you need to find out the methods and prices that match your hair, your scalp, your lifestyle, the result you would like to accomplish and of course also your budget.
How to choose hair extension
- You should choose natural hair, not chemically treated. Sometimes customers are fooled by big, thick, black and straight hair. In fact, this type of hair was straightened and dyed. So when you put them on your head, you will not be able to use any other chemical service like squeezing, dyeing, bending with these hairs.
- It is advisable to use long curls, without the tail of the mouse (the glue is thick and the tail is thin).
- You should not confide your hair completely to the hairstylist, especially when choosing hair. You must verify the quality of hair extension by yourself.
Some methods of hair extension
The many different brands are featured separately. They can be placed in 3 categories:
1. Strand by strand techniques
With this technique small strands of extension hair are attached one by one to small sections of your own hair. It can take several hours to apply all strands. Depending on the desired result on average 50 to 100 strands are needed. When done properly the hair will blend in naturally with your own hair. It can be done using Glue based or NON Glue based attachments. When your hair is very thin and fragile and breaks easy this is probably not the best method for you.
2. Weft hair extensions
A weft is a track of several inches long on which the hair is already attached (a curtain of hair attached together at the top and free flowing at the bottom). A weft can be made by a machine or by hand. Handmade wefts are better, they are custom made to suit your head and match your hair. The extensions are then applied by using one row (track) at the time instead of strand by strand. Weft hair extension can also be done with glue based or non glue based attachments.
3. Tape-in hair extensions
Tape-in extensions are small wefts with adhesive tape on one side. It is also called "sticker hair" by some companies. The application can be done without the use of any tools. In general your own hair is "sandwiched" between two strips of tape with the adhesive tape glued together. For finer hair you can use a single sided tape application. With this application a tape extension and a single sided adhesive tape are glued together with your own hair in between.
4. Clip-in hair extensions
Clip-ins is wefts of hair that are attached to a clip. Clip-ins comes in many different sizes so they can be placed all around the head. They are great for that client who wants instant gratification for special occasions. Clip-ins takes a short amount of time to put in and around the head. They can add length and volume in just about every texture, color and price range. Clip-ins that is not applied correctly can fall out easier than more permanent methods.
How will your hair extension last?
Some systems last longer than others but in general we can say that hair extensions last anywhere between 2 and 6 months. This is sometimes because the attachment breaks but mostly because extensions connected to your hair will get more loose as your own hair grows (approximately 0.4" per month). Depending on how fast your hair grows and how well you take care of your extensions they have to be removed or re-tightened when they get too loose.
With some techniques it is possible to reuse the hair what can save you some money, this also depends on the hair quality and how well you take care of it. That is the reason why you should choose high quality human weft hair extension.
I hope this article will help you give the best choice for hair extension. If you need any information about real human hair extension, please contact us by click here.