What are Hair Extensions?

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What are Hair Extensions?

Hair extensions come in many colors, textures, styles and lengths to match any hair type. Natural or human hair extensions are more expensive because they can be colored, set, curled or treated. Synthetic hair will melt if exposed to the high temperatures of a curling iron or a hot blow dryer; it is used as purchased, and is generally not recommended. Synthetic extenders are available widely at department stores. Human hair extensions are generally purchased through salons that provide extensionist services.

Hair extensions have become very popular in the last 10 years with many celebrities taking advantage of the instant volume and length. Jennifer Aniston, Sandra Bullock, and Nicole Kidman are just a few famous women who have worn hair extensions. However, this is an expensive process and there are a few things to watch for.

An inexperienced extensionist can make poor choices that could result in damage to your own hair. The wrong type of extensions, the wrong method of attachment, or a poor job of attachment can break off your hair. The extensionist should know how to carefully test your hair for strength so that it is not taxed by the method used. Cutting, placement and many other factors come into play to get a natural, great looking head of hair.

The decision to get hair extensions represents a substantial financial commitment of up to $2,000 initially, depending on how many extensions, what type and method, etc. This will be augmented with professional products to keep the extensions and your own hair healthy, and regular trips to the salon for maintenance. Note that as your own hair grows out the extensions need to be redone. For a good result, the experts have some tips:

Extensionists should be licensed cosmetologists. Since there are many methods of applying hair extensions (and many types of hair extensions) it's to your advantage to find a professional who has experience in several different methods, and not just one. Extensionists generally work off commission so they will naturally want to sell you on a method they know. If they only know one method it may not be the best one for your hair. Also, the extensionist should be able to show you certificates received from classes taken for each different method. Ask for a portfolio and see if you can't meet with a few clients who have extensions of the type and method recommended to you. How many people he or she has done with this method? Experts say a good answer is somewhere near thirty.


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