Even if your hair is short, it doesn't mean you can't still have long, beautiful hair. With hair extensions, many celebrities change their look every day, and you can do the same. Hair extensions don't just add length; they also add volume, which is why the hairstyles you see on Instagram and Pinterest look so good. You can style them at home or go to a salon and have a professional do it for you. So, if you want your hair to look like that of your favorite celebrities, keep reading to learn more about hair extensions and how they work.
What Are Hair Extensions?
Hair extensions are real or synthetic hair attached closely to your scalp to add length, thickness, or color to your own hair. They are also called "hair weaves." Some extensions last a long time, and some don't. Some extensions can stay on for up to a year before they need to be taken off. Hair extensions that are the same color and texture as your hair blend in so well that it's hard to tell you're wearing them.
Salons sell human hair extensions that are of good quality. You can wash, condition, dry, and color them just like your hair. They also give you a lot of freedom when it comes to styling. Synthetic extensions are usually sold in beauty and fashion stores. They are made of different kinds of synthetic fibers. Keep reading to learn about the types of hair extensions and aftercare for hair extensions.
Types Of Hair Extensions
Clip-ins are the safest way to add length to your hair, and you don't have to keep them in for a long time. Clip-ins are great because you can put them on yourself in just a few seconds. You just put the pieces attached to the base where you want them and press gently to make a clip snap on your hair. Clip-in extensions aren't like other permanent hair extensions because they don't use chemicals or heat to put them in. It means that they can't hurt your hair in any way. Also, you don't have to wear them all the time. You can clip in extra volume to make a messy bun or a ponytail with many volumes.
Wefts of extensions are taped close to your scalp with an adhesive strip to make a smooth, natural look easy to manage. This method doesn't take as long as others. It takes about an hour to get extensions put in, and the next time you go to the salon, it will take some time to get them taken out. But it can be worse because extensions are stuck on heat. When these extensions are wet, however, you should be careful because the glue can be sensitive. If you don't pull on your hair when it is wet, the tape won't come loose. Also, do not put conditioner on the roots because it will make the tape slip.
Sew-in extensions, often known as weaves, are the art of seamlessly blending your natural hair with longer extensions. Tight braids (cornrows) are used to create a track, which is then used to attach the extensions using thread.
With such precision and security, you may wear the trendiest sew-in hairstyles with complete confidence. Keep in mind, however, that this is a process that can take several hours and several hours spent in a salon chair. To maintain a healthy scalp, you should take out the weave every 6-8 weeks and apply deep conditioning solutions.
4. Micro Link Extensions
Micro-linking is a way to weave extensions that involves adding cylinder-shaped attachments that match the color of your hair to each hair strand. Most people agree that this method is the most natural way to weave. The extension is pushed into the attachment, which needs to be tightened every three to four weeks to keep up with your growing hair and give you the natural look you want. It is a cost-effective way to enjoy weave hairstyles for a longer time, especially if you choose high-quality extensions that can last for months. If you do this, you can keep wearing weave hairstyles for longer.
How To Take Care For Hair Extensions?
When you use shampoo and conditioner on your extensions, you should be as gentle as possible because tugging or pulling on them can cause them to loosen and lose their grip. With clip-in extensions, you don't have to worry about this. You have to take them out to wash them, and you shouldn't get the metal part wet.
With the other extensions, you should choose a shampoo and conditioner to keep your hair soft and moist. Apply shampoo to your roots and gently massage them with warm water. Use conditioner on your ends to keep them moist, which will help your hair last longer.
2. Style And Cut
If you get a good hair extension, you can style and cut it the same way you do your hair. But it's important to remember that extensions will last longer if you are gentle with them. For example, when you brush your hair, you should use a comb with wide teeth that won't pull on knots but will smooth out your hair without breaking it.
Also, don't use hot tools like curling irons and straighteners too often. It will keep your extensions from getting too hot. A heat protector for your hair can go a long way toward keeping your extensions safe when you use them.
3. Avoiding Weight
Putting extensions on top of your natural hair can make it feel like you have more weight on your shoulders. The more hair you have, the heavier it can be, so you'll want to make sure that the extensions you choose aren't too thick. If you choose ones at the base of your neck or put extensions there instead of on the stronger parts of your hair, like the middle, your natural hair will start to pull, which will make more hair fall out when you style or take them out.
Cost Of Hair Extensions
Clip-in hair extensions can be found in city malls like Select City Walk in Delhi or on Flipkart, Snapdeal, or Amazon. You can also find them online. Human hair can cost between INR 8000 and INR 20000, while fake hair can cost between INR 3000 and INR 5000. The cost of hair extensions also differs from place to place.
Even though synthetic hair extensions are cheaper than human hair extensions, most will melt if you use a curling iron. Also, they usually only last 1–2 months. If your budget is small and you only want to wear the extension for a short time, like a night out at the clubs, a clip-on extension made of synthetic hair may be a better choice.
These are worth the money if you have trouble growing your hair or just want it to grow quickly. But you have to make sure you pick the right ones for you for them to be worth it! We recommend clip-in hair extensions or a hair halo if you want to do the least amount of work and have the most options. If you want something more permanent that still looks natural, we would recommend fusion bonds. Just be ready to have them touched up every two months.