5 Important Tips For Picking Hair Extensions
Hair extensions can radically change and revive a person’s look. The hair extension industry reached $346 million in the United States in 2017 and continues to grow. With so many options in the market, it can be difficult to know which hair extensions to choose. Hair extensions are not a ‘one size fits all’ purchase. Keep reading to find out what to look for when purchasing hair extensions.
Choose Remy Human Hair
There are many types of hair on the market, usually falling into the categories of synthetic, non-Remy, and Remy. It’s incredibly important to choose 100% Remy human hair. Remy human hair is the highest quality item on the market, making it the most expensive, but it’s well worth it. Remy human hair will last the longest as it can stand up to almost all conditions. For example, human hair can withstand rain and treatment services (such as straightening and curling your hair). Remy human hair will look the most natural and will blend with real hair quite nicely.
Non-Remy hair tends to tangle and shed quickly which can shorten its lifespan. Additionally, synthetic hair will break apart from heat and be damaged in the rain. Make sure to read reviews as a lot of companies claim they are selling 100% Remy human hair but will cut it with synthetic or non-Remy hair.
Perfect Color Match
While it may seem like an obvious tip, it can’t be stressed enough. Hair extensions should match an individual’s natural hair exactly. Make sure to compare the color directly to your hair, and in the daylight, for the right effect. It should be a perfect color match allowing the extensions to blend with the hair naturally. Extensions can come in dual-blended and tri-blended options for those who do not have one-dimensional hair color.
Along with hair color, hair texture should perfectly match an individual’s natural hair for optimal blending. The most common hair extension origins are Indian, European, and Chinese hair. Chinese hair is best suited for medium density hair while European (Russian) is more suited for finer hair. Touching the hair and comparing it alongside natural hair is the best way to ensure the right texture is chosen.
Matching Hair Extensions to Personality & Lifestyle
This tip might surprise some, but hair extensions should match a woman’s personality. That includes factors such as the length of the hair and the style. Not every length or style is suited for each individual.
There are different types of hair extensions, with varying levels of maintenance. Individuals can choose from clip-ins, permanent hair extensions, or semi-permanent. Permanent hair extensions require daily upkeep, semi-permanent require slightly less maintenance, and clip-ins can be used for special occasions. When considering hair extensions, it’s important to also recognize the level of upkeep that may be required.
Professional Stylist Services
Hair extensions are an investment, and this investment is best protected by using a professional hair stylist for installation. Incorrect hair extension installation can cause slipping and discomfort in an individual’s daily life. Visit a professional studio that has the experience for a proper hair extension installation. A professional stylist can also clean or safely remove the hair extensions when the time comes.
Imagique Salon Suites
At Imagique Salon Suites, our team of hair stylists has the training and experience to complete a variety of hair extensions work. Visit us for fusion individual extension, installations for permanent and semi-permanent hair extensions, tape-in installations, extension cleaning, tape-in removal, and tinsel application. Book an appointment today at one of our convenient locations. Call 214-380-0790.