How to Choose the Right Hair Extensions

Are you ready to try hair extensions but not sure where to start?  Finding the perfect hair extension method and brand can seem very  intimidating. However, we have laid out everything you need to make the  right choice!
 

What Should You Consider When Choosing a Hair Extension Method?

+ The health of your hair – whether you are a suitable client for hair extensions.
+ Hair type and texture – some methods are more suitable for thin, fine hair or more coarse hair. 

Hair Extension Guide

Clip-in

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Method

Clip  in hair extensions is a temporary hair extension method, where wefts of  hair are applied using small pressure sensitive clips.  These are a  great option for those who are not ready to commit to wearing  extensions on a daily basis


Pros & Cons

Most  suitable for special occasions or events as the extensions can and will  need to be removed before bedtime.  


 Pros: 

  • Greater versatility by having the option to apply and remove the hair on a daily basis. 
  • Non-commitment means you have the ability to change your hair color or style often. 
  • Hair can be taken in and out by the hair wearer, without having to go to a licensed cosmetologist. 

Cons: 

  • Clip in hair extensions cannot be worn by hair wearers for long periods of time and must be removed before bedtime.
  • Clips clipped in the same place repetitively for extended periods of time can lead to hair loss.
  • Not ideal for thin, fine hair as clips and base could be too bulky or heavy for the hair wearer.
  • Unless used with proper care and maintenance, hair only lasts for a few months.

Budget:  $150 – $600

The cost for clip in extensions depends on the type of hair, the brand the length and the weight of the hair. 


Maintenance

Wash  hair extensions only when needed and apply a deep conditioner if the  hair becomes dry or dull.  Use a wide tooth comb or Loop brush to comb  extensions.  Brush before storing and store in a dark place, as  prolonged exposure to light will fade the color. 


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Sew-in or Braided Weave

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Method

Commonly known as a weave, sew-in or braided extensions are ideal for coarse or  thick hair.  The client’s hair is braided to create a base for the  extensions, and then wefts are sewn into the braids using a needle and  thread.  This method is commonly associated with ethnic hair wearers.


Pros & Cons

Ideal for coarse or thick hair, braids are used as a base for the  extensions and sewn in using a needle and thread. Although no heat or  glue is used for application, the tight braids over time may cause hair  loss. The first few days after application, clients may be uncomfortable  and even experience headaches. You will need to wash your hair  regularly to prevent bacteria from forming throughout the braids. 


 Pros: 

  • Oil or silicone-based products may be used at the scalp as slipping will not occur unless the braids become loose. 
  • Most suitable for thick, coarse hair. 
  • No heat or glue is required for an application. 

Cons: 

  • Tight braids can cause hair loss from tension or traction alopecia.
  • The application can take several hours.
  • If the hair extensions are not washed regularly, bacteria can build up and cause infection.
  • Extensions may be uncomfortable and cause headaches after an application.
  • Limited hair styling options.


Budget:  $250 – $2,000

The cost for sew in or braided extensions depends on the cost of the hair and stylist’s application fee.


Maintenance 

Wash hair only as needed to prevent the braids from loosening up. Avoid over styling, as this can cause the braids  to come loose.  Shampoo, blow-dry curl or straighten as you would with  your normal hair for best results.


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Glue-in

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Method

Short-term  hair extension method, where glue is applied to the base of the weft  and attached to the hair.  Wefts will only stay in the hair for a few  days and can be removed using an oil-based solvent. 


Pros & Cons

A short-term method of hair extensions where the weft of hair is applied  using glue. Hair will only last until the next time you shower, which  isn’t a good option for those looking for a more semi-permanent method.  If the hair is not applied correctly, the adhesive may cause damage to  the natural hair. However, if you’re looking for a one-time use for a  special occasion, then this option may be suitable for you.


 Pros: 

  • Suitable  for someone looking to have extensions for a short amount of time  without having to take the extensions in and out before bedtime. 
  • The least expensive form of hair extensions.

Cons: 

  • Glue can cause damage to the hair if applied or removed incorrectly. 
  • The weight of thick wefts can cause headaches or tension alopecia. 
  • If the glue is applied to the scalp during application, the hair follicles can clog and cause bacterial scalp infections. 
  • Can only be used temporarily. 
  •  Limited styling options. 

Budget:  $250 – $600 

The cost for glue in extensions depends on the cost of the hair and stylist’s application fee.


Maintenance 

Hair must be reapplied every few weeks.


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