These are lengths of synthetic or real hair that is attached closely to the scalp to add thickness and/or length to their own natural hair. They are also called hair weaves. You can attach hair extensions in various ways. Some ways will last longer than other ways. When a professional stylist adds hair extensions they will make sure they are matched in texture and color as your own hair. They are designed move naturally and mix in with your own hair so it would be different to tell you are wearing hair extension. Hair extensions not only provide extra length and volume they can also offer lowlifes or highlights. Some extensions can last twelve months before you need to have them removed if they are taken care of properly.

Extension types

Hair extensions are made from genuine and synthetic hair and come in different styles, lengths, colors, and textures. Each type has their disadvantages and advantages.

• Natural hair—this type of extension is more expensive but of higher quality. These hair extensions are usually available at salons. They can be treated as your own hair, including coloring. They provide more styling freedom and if you like to blow dry or use a curling iron on your hair you can with human hair extensions because temperatures that reach 430 degrees should not damage the extensions.
• Synthetic hair—these hair extensions are made from fibers that have been chemically processed but they are more affordable. This extension can be difficult to style and may not look as natural and real. You do not have to go to a salon specifically to have these extensions applied. You can often find them in drug stores and beauty supply stores. The two most common types of synthetic hair extensions are Toyokalon® and Kanekalon® fibers. The one that is most resistant to heat and can be styled using curling irons up to 230 degrees without melting is Kanekalon®. Toyokalon® may last longer, tangles less, but is less resistant to heat.

Application Techniques

How hair extensions are applied depend on your budget, the type of hair, your lifestyle, and the amount of hair extensions being added. You can clip them on, fusing, weaving, bonding, or micro and shrink links.

Choosing the right stylist

Most salon professionals who put in hair extensions are licensed cosmetologists who are trained in the various application techniques for applying hair extensions. Getting hair extensions can represent a substantial time and financial commitment. You will also have to visit the salon for maintenance on your hair extensions as your existing hair grows out. Make sure that you choose one that is licensed and has the experience and training to put in hair extensions.

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