Hair extensions are like magic, one minute you have short hair, and the next voila! You have long hair. But it is also not easy to find the right fit. So if you are looking to get gorgeous tresses this summer, here are a few things you should know beforehand.
The length you want
Be honest with yourself about how long you want your hair to grow. Start with your existing hair length and figure out how long you want or can go from there to get the best effects. If your hair is short (above the shoulder), we suggest you don’t go too long and If you don’t have any layers, this is very important. A sort of “ledge” will appear from the blunt cut. Usually, hair extensions range in length from 14″ to 20″ and you can wear any length extensions you like as long as you have enough hair to cover the top weft. If your hair is shorter than the parts included in a single system, you may require extra work to make it look natural.
The Science Behind it All
You may not understand some of the terms used on some of the custom hair extension boxes and that is fine. It takes a while to get around the products. What may also baffle you is sometimes an 8 pc one costs more than the 10 pc one!
Each set of clip-in hair extensions has a varied number of pieces, bases, and lengths. Examine your hair and how much volume you want to add with hair extensions. Some people prefer to wear 4 clip-ins at a time, while others prefer to wear 8-10 clip-ins at a time. The longer your hair is, the more pieces you’ll need for volume, and the shorter your hair is, the fewer parts you’ll need for length. The more parts in a single system, the less hair is available on each weft. The fewer pieces available in a single system, the more hair there will be on each weft.
Clip-in Or Ponytail?
If you want a natural look, you should definitely go for clip-ins. Clip-ins are a bit trickier to install but once you get the gist, they are very hard to spot. As for ponytails, they are pretty easy to install and hide the extension part, and also instantly provide the length and volume that one is looking for.
At the end of the day, the decision lies in your hands. Depending on how much time you want to spend styling, synthetic hair may be preferable to genuine hair. Other than combining your hair with your extensions, heat-friendly synthetic rarely has to be styled. It however does not endure as long. Take special care when using products such as hair sprays and pomades on hair extensions. It is usually mentioned on hair spray packaging whether it is safe to use on hair extensions or not.
Human hair is extremely resilient and long-lasting, but you’ll need to style your extensions every time you want to wear them, usually through heat.