Hair extensions can be one of the best ways for you to completely change and enhance the way your hair looks and feels. There is no doubt that many people can benefit from the investment in extensions, yet many don't do it. Why not? There are plenty of reasons for this including the simple fact that many women do not realize they have this option or they do not realize just how easy it can be to make this upgrade. When you choose the right products and use them in the right manner, though, you will add incredible fullness to your hair. The volume can help even those women with fine and thin hair to add incredible body. There are a few things you should know about this process, though.
First, Know What They Are
What are hair extensions, really? In short, they are layers of hair that are made into various lengths. The width of these pieces may also change. They are not used to cover up your existing hair in most cases. Rather, they are adding to the hair you already have. If you have fine hair, thinning areas, or your hair just does not offer the volume that you desire, these extensions can be one of the best investments you make.
Many people make the mistake of thinking that extensions look "fake" or that they cannot be truly authentic. The fact is, today's products are incredibly hard to pinpoint and notice unless you know they are there. When you desire the highest quality look and the most realistic style, you need to consider the value in purchasing real hair. In short, you want to consider purchasing quality here. Don't focus just on the price tag.
What You Need to Know
Before you head off to purchase hair extensions, there are a few things you need to know about them.
- The process is not painful. In fact, this is one of the biggest myths out there for hair extensions. If they are put in properly, they will not hurt. The installation process when done correctly may take less than 2 hours and the extensions are seamlessly added to blend with your own hair.
- Extensions are safe to use. Some people believe that extensions will damage their hair. This is also not true. Again, they have to be used properly and installed by a professional with experience in extensions. If you do not apply them properly, care for them, or allow them to get tangled, they will damage your hair, though. You'll want to take care of your extensions the same way you take care of your natural hair.
There are many things to remember about choosing hair extensions. First, you will want to work with a hair professional and salon you know and trust. This is one of the best ways for you to reduce the risk that you will have damage. In addition to this, your stylist can help you to choose the right color, style, thickness, and other features to ensure the extensions look natural and appealing.
A few recommendations:
- Purchase high quality hair extensions with natural human hair whenever possible
- Allow your stylist to help you to select the right color, style, and features for your needs
- Consistency in the extensions is also important; you want to ensure they look and feel just like your hair
- Always have them professionally applied to ensure you get the best results
- Be sure to take care of your extensions on a regular basis just as you would your natural hair
Hair extensions can provide a wide range of benefits to you including giving you volume, improved styling options, incredible beauty and even more length. However, you do need to invest a bit of time in selecting the right products for your needs. If you decide to invest on having hair extensions added to your hair, be sure to follow the directions from your hair professional on the daily care and maintenance to ensure great results. In addition, keep in mind that you will need to follow up on the hair extension maintenance at the salon, typically every 5 to 7 weeks based on how quickly your hair grows. For more information on hair extensions and find out if you are a candidate, call Unique Hair Concepts for a free, private consultation.