Here are a few tips to help you make the right decision when choosing hair extensions:
Firstly, you need to think about the kind of hair you want. This decision will be based on factors
such as your budget, lifestyle and the sort of results you are looking for. Real human hair
extensions tend to be favoured over synthetic hair as it looks and behaves like your own hair and
blends in perfectly. It is also easier to style and tends to last longer. However, it is more expensive
than synthetic hair due to certain advantages.
Next you need to think about your preferred application method. The type of hair you choose will
largely dictate which method you go for. The method you choose needs to fit in with your lifestyle
and personal preferences, for example some techniques will not work well on a client who
regularly swims or exercises. Your stylist will advise you which method will best meet your needs
and fit your budget during the consultation stage.
It is important to visit a reputable salon and have a qualified hair extension specialist fit your
extensions to minimise any problems or discomfort. Again, the method and type of hair you
choose will dictate which salon you visit. Most salons will promote one method in particular and
train staff to be able to administer this method. Use the consultation stage to check the stylist's
experience and qualifications and request before and after photographs as proof of previous work.
Once you are happy that the stylist is confident in what they're doing then you can go ahead and
get a quote.
During the consultation stage you will decide on what colour and length you want. The stylist will
match the extension hair with your own hair perfectly so that the hair looks as naturally as
possible. The biggest give-away that you are wearing hair extensions is that the colours don't
match and it is obvious where your own hair ends and the extension hair starts.
Finally, always adhere to maintenance and aftercare guidelines to keep your extensions looking
great for as long as possible. Most extensions will cost a fair amount of money so make sure you
look after them properly. Also, if you had your extensions fitted at a salon, make sure you go back
to that same salon to have them removed. Never try to remove them at home as this can cause
damage to your natural hair.