Long hair is considered romantic and offers the wearer many different hairstyles from braids, to sophisticated up-do’s, to ponytails, to cascading falls or a combination of any of these. Some people find it difficult to grow their hair long. Others simply don’t want to wait for hair to grow. Hair extensions have become popular to create instant long hair. Here is some information on how to get the best hair extensions.
Hair extensions have become a popular way to get long hair. But the question remains, which are the best hair extensions? The answer is somewhat individual and depends on how difficult your own hair is to match, your budget and what you want out of your hair extensions.
Hair extensions can be synthetic or made of real hair. Real hair extensions are much more expensive.
Extensions can be woven, glued or sewn into the cornrows made in your hair. Clip-in extensions are popular because you can take them in and out by yourself to create your own look. Clip-ins are a simple alternative to the more complicated hair wefts that are applied by a professional.
If you buy real hair, make sure it is high quality 100% human hair so you get the best product for your money. Whether you go for real or synthetic, make sure you see and touch the hair wefts so you are satisfied with what you are getting.
Some of the major brands of hair extensions are Cinderella, Great Lengths, and Ultress. One of the preferred brands is called Dream Catchers. This is the brand worn by Paris Hilton and has come in with high ratings by many hairdressers.
Some expert hairdressers warn that good quality hair needs to be European, not Eastern ‘Remi’ hair. One hairdresser actually preferred the ‘Remi’ hair, though. Other advice is to look for reusable hair extensions for long wear and to check out the fast and easy micro-cylinder technology.
Make sure that the brand you select does not damage your hair. Many do.
You will want hair extensions that are formulated as a lasting hairstyle, not a passing fancy. If you get the right hair extensions, you should be able to get adjustment appointments for the cost of a regular haircut, so make sure your hair extensions are cost effective. Be careful of cheap hair extensions that could lose color and texture or break and become useless quickly.