If you’ve considered getting hair extensions, you probably already know all about the price, pros, and cons. Canadian hair extensions have become so popular that nearly all the salons in the country now offer them.
10 Things You Need To Know Before You Get Hair Extensions
A good hairstylist will tell you everything you need to know about these magical appendages, but here are some things they probably won’t mention about hair extensions.
1. It’s not all about length
Most women associate hair extensions with longer hair, but that’s not always the case. Sometimes, these extensions can be used to cleverly add volume instead of length to your head. A combination of fun colours and an expert hand will make your hair look exactly the way you want.
2. Extensions come in different forms
Not all extensions are created equal. Consider the ones that fit your budget best, but don’t be afraid to splurge on quality. The more premium extensions tend to look a lot more natural and are generally easier to maintain.
3. TLC is a must
Speaking of maintenance, some TLC is a must if you’re going to get extensions. Ask your stylist to teach you how to take care of your hair extensions so they don’t get knotted or fall out suddenly.
4. Testing is possible
Fortunately, there’s a simple way to test hair extensions before you get them – high-quality wigs. An expensive wig can sometimes be nearly indistinguishable from a range of hair extensions.
5. You may have to change hair products
Hair extensions are not part of your body, so they’ll tend to behave differently. This means the hair products you’ve always used may have unexpected reactions with your hair extensions. Be aware that you may have to swap out some hair products if you get extensions.
6. Colour match
It’s easy to spot hair extensions if the shade of the extensions is a slight mismatch with your hair. Take the time to consider all your options and only go for extensions that are an exact match.
Most hair extensions come in one of three types – clip-ins, tape extensions, and keratin. The key difference between them is the way they’re applied to your hair, so pick the one that suits your lifestyle and past experience with hair extensions.
Unnatural hair extensions are easy to spot, but they’re also cheaper. Don’t be tempted by the low price alone. Go for a high-quality hair extension that really adds to your natural beauty.
Hair extensions, much like your natural hair, need regular washing and conditioning. Use a gentle shampoo once a week to wash them thoroughly and remove all the water with a thick towel.
10. Letting go
The only way hair extensions can end up damaging your hair is if they’re pulled out unprofessionally. With hair extensions timing is everything. You need to ask your stylist how long you can wear your hair extensions around for. If you wear extensions for longer than their design allows, you could do some serious damage to your mane.
With the amount of options available to you, choosing the right hair extensions is never easy, however if you follow these 10 top tips you will be well on your way to selecting the perfect hair extensions for you.
All very good to know. My hair is getting so thin, so I actually want to get some extensions. Hope I make the right decision.
Make sure you get a hairstylist that has good knowledge of hair extensions!
If you own hair is thin, it is very important to use extensions with the same hair structure as youth. It is very important in order not to damage your own fine hair.
I didn’t know hair extensions could be used for volume as well, but it makes perfect sense! I also didn’t know there were multiple ways to apply them.
I didn’t know most of this but it is all very sensible. My hair is thinning too but I won’t be going in for extensions any time soon. I have been tested for thyroid problems and all was fine there so it’s just my age, sigh!
My hair has thinned because of thyroid issues. I had never thought of extensions but maybe they are worth investigating.
Thanks for the tips – I’m looking at getting some micro extensions to thicken my mane. 😊
Great tips ! I have been curious about them , but didn’t really know who to ask ! Thanks
My hair is pretty average in thickness but I have always wanted extensions to make it thicker! Thanks for the tips.
I don’t need hair extensions to make my hair longer, but I would get them to add volume since I’ve always had fine hair.
Thanks for the info. I often wondered how decisions were made.
Good to know! I have always wanted to get extensions, but it seems like a lot of upkeep.. thanks for the information!
Have thought about trying hair extensions . This are some good tips . Always worried about damaging my hair .