Clip in hair extensions are the latest method used to lengthen and thicken your hair, and are widely available from specialist hair extension stores and outlets. Although you would require a decent amount of hair on each clip in piece, it can sometimes be TOO heavy, which can have a negative effect. A single 8″ piece doesn’t want to exceed 60g. You generally cannot return clip in extensions once they have been opened due to hygiene reasons. Always check the hair colour before opening the packet to make sure that you have bought the correct shade. For a more realistic look, try and get the best match possible with regards to the colour and texture of the hair, so that the hair blends in better with your own hair. There are many kinds of clip in extensions out there, including all kinds of branded ones. They all vary in price, so shop about and compare prices.
Clip in extensions are known as the temporary type, with many other methods offering a more semi-permanent solution. Human hair is available from all around the world, such as Europe, Asia and India. Probably the highest grade of human hair available is called remy hair, and originates from India. European hair is ONE of the best types of human hair, because of its light weight, strength, texture and high protein content which gives the hair longevity. The cheapest human hair that is generally used is referred to as Yaki hair, and is the cheapest kind of human hair available for hair extensions.
Hair extensions are made from various styles and types of hair, with synthetic hair being one of them. Synthetic hair extensions are a cheap way for you to extend your existing hair, but there is little else you can do with them with regards to styling. Synthetic hair is generally used for bright, funky fashion colours, such as pinks, greens and blues, although these colours are also available in human hair. This type of extensions are made from materials such as nylon, polyester, kankalon or modacrylic and do not respond well to heat or friction. Synthetic hair is very easy to wear, and requires little maintenance. Unlike human hair the synthetic fibres need minimal or no styling after washing.
Before getting hair extensions fitted, it is important that you ensure that your hair is in good all-round condition. If you suffer from dry hair it would be best to resolve this condition before hand, otherwise you may be wasting your time and money as the hair extensions will not last very long and will not settle well with your own hair. You can damage the cuticle in your hair by constantly colouring, perming and exposure to thermal heat tools such as blow dryers, curling irons, hot rollers and flat irons. Dry frizzy hair is a pain that can be prevented by shampooing your hair thoroughly and then applying a rinse out conditioner to eliminate static electricity, adding moisture and shine. When your hair is dry it will often appear dull and brittle and become difficult to style. Keeping a hair care routine and short hairstyles during summer does help to prevent novice effects of sunlight, which can lead to dry hair.
Before getting hair extensions fitted, look into all the different methods available and see which is best suited to you. There is plenty of information on human hair extensions available online so do your research. For a temporary, instant kind, think about clip in hair extensions as they literally only take a minute or two to fit or remove, and this can be done by yourself. Done right, and they will look just like your own hair. For a more permanent type of extensions, then consider bonded hair extensions, also known as glue in extensions as a keratin glue is used to bond segments of the hair to your own hair. Always go to a recommended hair extensions to get this done as someone who is not trained or experienced may damage your hair.