If you are not lucky enough to be blessed with naturally long and thick hair, you may believe hair extensions are the solution for you – after all hair extensions is the best kept secret in Hollywood – but finding the perfect hair extensions that match your hair can be a nightmare. Scouring the internet and the high street for those perfect hair extensions can leave you feeling lost. There are many factors to take into consideration when purchasing hair extensions. Here are five things you need to know before buying hair extensions:
1. The Cheapest Option Is Never the Best
If you have done your research (which you should have) you will have noticed that the prices of hair extensions vary greatly. You can buy synthetic hair extensions for less that £10.00 whereas high quality Remy human hair can cost hundreds. You may be tempted to go for the cheaper option as it’s not like you need to care for them like your real hair right? Wrong. Human hair can be styled with hot tools, can be coloured just like your own and has a long life-span. Synthetic hair doesn’t offer any of those benefits, nor will it blend naturally into your own hair. If you are serious about achieving longer, fuller, natural-looking locks, then pay a little extra for human hair.
2. Think Hair Thickness and Extension Placement
When purchasing hair extensions you must consider the hair thickness and the placement. The thickness of hair extensions can result in extra weight. Extra weight will put additional stress onto your roots and damage your hair in the long run. You MUST match you hair’s density to avoid extra tension on your natural hair. If you have fine hair, opt for a lighter density. If you have thick hair, the thicker the density you can go. Placement is also fundamental. You need to place the hair extensions where the hair is strongest. For example the hair at the back of your neck (above the hairline) the hair is too fragile to hold your extensions.
3. Choosing a Hair Stylist for Your Extensions Is Important
The stylist who you wish to work on your hair extensions is important. You need a stylist which has experience in hair extensions as improper application and removal can damage your hair. The stylist must also be colour experienced and understand the variations of different colour shades. Inaccurate colour makes hair extensions obvious and tatty. The next step to making your hair extensions undetectable is a great cut. After the extensions have been added to your hair ask for layers in order to blend your natural hair with your newer hair beautifully.
4. Your Hair Routine Will Have to Change
If you decide to have long term bonded hair extensions your hair care routine will need to change. You will need to comb your hair daily to protect against tangles by being gentle and holding onto the bonds to avoid yanking out. You will need to ditch all hair products which contain alcohol and switch to hydrating sulphate-free shampoo and conditioner to keep bonds strong. When washing hair you must shampoo and condition in one direction only as vigorous rubbing won’t do any favours to your hair. After showering blow dry your hair to prevent tangling and ever sleep on wet hair as it will only weaken your hair extension bonds. A silk pillowcase is gentle on your hair to protect against breakage and put hair in a ponytail or braid before bed.
5. Pure Hair Stylists Are Hair Extension Experts
The Pure Hair stylists are experts in hair extensions and delivering a tailored service to match. We only use Remy human hair to ensure that we always achieve excellent results. Whether you want long-term bonded hair extensions or temporary hair extensions, at Pure Hair you are guaranteed the best results! Call 0844 504 6673 now to arrange your free Pure Hair consultation and to view samples of the hair we use.