When it comes to growing, cutting, and customizing your own hair one of the biggest obstacles an individual has at one time or other ran into is what to do if you have a bad cut and need to wait for your hair to grow out and fix itself. Waiting is no longer a problem when it comes to the advantages of investing into hair extensions. Hair extensions enable people to change the thickness, style, along with length of their hair without the long wait in-between cuts. This article will help individuals interested in trying hair extensions exactly how to pick extensions for their hair.
What are hair extensions?
Technically there are many different types of extensions for hair, but in general hair extensions are locks of either synthetic or actual hair woven together into small locks or actual wefts. A lock is a small amount of hair grouped together while a weft is a long strip of hair all connected by the top in a straight flat row.
The first key to finding hair extensions is to decide exactly what you want based on your own current hair length, fullness, and texture.
First we will cover exactly who should not use hair extensions. When it comes to hair extensions which are not surgically applied but actually sewn into the hair people who treat their hair with coloring or plan to color their hair should not if they have or plan to have extensions as most extensions are already very heavily chemically processed and may become dissatisfying damaged or even break off when exposed to more chemicals such as dyes.
If you do not plan to treat your hair then hair extensions may actually be perfect for you. First you want to find extensions which will match your own hair color perfectly as no one wants to wear extensions which do not actually blend with their own hair making the fact that they are wearing extensions faintly to extremely obvious. Next you will want to decide exactly what kind of texture you need to match your own hair texture, for example if your hair is fine and thin you will want extensions which are also fine and thin, if your hair is wavy or curly you will need extensions which are shaped in the same manor.
There are a few different types of extensions for hair which can be purchased, if you can afford expensive extensions the best type to invest in would be something known as virgin extensions which are typically sold by German importers. The problem with virgin extensions is that in America the extensions have to be boiled and processed to pass the legal requirements to sell the extensions therefore no longer making them virgin extensions.
A good alternative to virgin extensions but are not free of chemical processing are European extensions but be sure not to mistake European hair for European quality extensions which are not actually as good quality as the European itself. This type of extension is much stronger and lasts much longer than other types of extensions not including the virgin.
Finally the synthetic extensions are in fact good for odd colored unnatural hair if you do not mind the unnatural extensions look. You will typically not find colors such as blue, pink, red, and more without going with synthetic quality.