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A Small Guide On Hair Extensions

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POSTEDBYAMY JOHNSON

Your hair is having trouble growing? Your locks don’t allow you to achieve the hairstyles you want?  Or do you have a desire to switch up your look? Thanks to hair extensions, anything is possible! But before you take the plunge, here is the information you need.

The basics

The concept is simple: strands of hair are attached one by one to your roots to add density and length to your hair. The challenge is to find good extensions, in agreement with the color and texture of your natural hair.

The difference between natural and synthetic extensions?

First, the most common ones are synthetic extensions. Affordable, they don’t change shape even in the rain. However, they get tangled easily. Plus, they only last about six months, and the result can look unnatural. There are also extensions made of natural material, which means designed with real hair. In terms of quality, they are superior to synthetic ones;

  • Their maintenance is the same as for your own hair
  • They can be used for up to 1 year;
  • They allow all kinds of hairstyles, you can curl or straighten them
  • Obviously, their main disadvantage is the high cost.

Which technique to choose?

In order to meet everyone's needs and desires, there are four main types of hair extensions.

  • Hot extensions: recommended for straight to wavy hair. The hairdresser applies keratin on the roots, then fixes the strands with a straightening iron.
  • Cold extensions:  particularly suitable for curly hair.
  • Clip-in extensions:  designed for those who want more volume to their hair, or in specific areas. These extensions can be clipped on and off as you wish.
  • Weaves:  essentially reserved for afro hair, curly to frizzy. The hairdresser first makes plaited braids, then sews the extensions on the braids to fix them.

How to take care of your hair extensions

The better the quality of the extensions, the easier they are to maintain. If possible, opt for natural hair. At home, there's no need need to change your hair routine. Continue to care for your hair with your usual products. Every morning, untangle your extensions carefully. Make regular appointments with your hairdresser for touch-ups.

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