How to choose the perfect hair extensions
Hair extensions are a great way to add volume and length to your hair. They come in different colours, lengths, and textures and are celebrity hairstylists' secret to the glamorous hairstyles you see on red carpets. However, to achieve a natural look with hair extensions, you must ensure that you use the right ones for your hair type. Here are a few things to look for when buying hair extensions.
Always choose Remy human hair extensions
Similar to weaves and wigs, extensions come in a variety of hair, such as synthetic, Remy hair, and non-Remy hair. Many people don't understand the difference between Remy and non-Remy hair. Simply put, Remy hair has the tip and root flowing in the same direction to ensure that the cuticle does not tangle. It is smoother, shinier and of course more expensive. In non-Remy hair, the roots and tips flow in different directions, meaning the hair will tangle more. Synthetic hair is the cheapest, and it easily tangles and sheds.
For a more natural look, ensure that you get hair extensions with a similar texture to your natural hair. If you have fine hair, Chinese hair will match better, but if you have thick hair, go for Indian hair. For women with afro hair, go for extensions with a similar curl pattern to that of your natural hair.
Unless you are looking for fun hair colour highlights, try and find extensions in a colour closest to your natural hair. If your hair is one-dimensional, colour matching should be easy. However, if your hair is dyed, the best option would be to buy black extensions and dye them.
If you just want to add volume to your hair, get extensions in the same length as your natural hair. They will blend in more seamlessly. However, if you want to add length, you can use longer extensions. Have a clear picture of the result you are aiming for, and ask your hairstylist to help you choose the required lengths.
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- Michael Kyriacou