A Woman's Guide To The World Of Hair Extensions

The Amazing World Of Hair Pieces
The Amazing World Of Hair Pieces

Gone Are The Days Where Dreadlocks Were The Only Option

From this....Dreadlocks
From this....Dreadlocks
To this...Fabulous Clip Hair Extensions
To this...Fabulous Clip Hair Extensions

Who Is Wearing Hair Extensions?

  • The answer is simply, just about all women from all walks of life . From everyday people like you and I all the way up the scale to the beautiful people in the acting and modeling world. Hair extensions are now so wonderfully done that it is almost impossible to know who is wearing them, the look is 100% natural.
  • Gone are the days where tufts of hair were glued on so savagely, resulting in an obvious dread lock look that we all know too well. In today's wonderful world of fashion and forever changing beauty trends, the art of extending hair has never been better or more clever. So for anyone considering having a longer fuller hair transformation here you will find all you want to know.

With A Clever Set Of Hair Extensions You Can Even Wear Your Hair In A Up-Style.
With A Clever Set Of Hair Extensions You Can Even Wear Your Hair In A Up-Style.

What Can Hair Extensions Do For You?

Not only only are hair extensions used for the obvious; that is longer looking hair , but they are fabulous at adding volume to fine hair , or adding streaks of contrasting colour to your own hair colour . These marvellous inventions are also wonderful in coming to the rescue of a disaster hair-cut until the hair grows back. With the wonderful world of extensions available today you can certainly step out in style and confidence, a great hair extension service, will be undetectable to anyone but yourself.

GO LONG

GO FOR COLOUR

GO FOR VOLUME


Hair Extensions How To; BEFORE Full Set Temporary
Hair Extensions How To; BEFORE Full Set Temporary
AFTER Hair Extensions
AFTER Hair Extensions
Single Clip Hair Extension Attachments In Natural Shades
Single Clip Hair Extension Attachments In Natural Shades
Single Clip Hair Extensions In Vibrant Highlights
Single Clip Hair Extensions In Vibrant Highlights
Hair Pieces Can Be Undetectable
Hair Pieces Can Be Undetectable

Ok Sounds All Good But How Are Hair Extensions Applied?

There are several options available which include;

1.The Clip In Hair Extensions:

  • Full Set:(Temporary) Long Hair Extensions In Minutes
  • These generally come in a set of three long, straight or curly wefts with snap lock clicks attached to securely lock into place on the back of the head. The hair is parted into sections (please refer to picture on right) with the hair wefts attached to the underneath layer. The existing hair is then released and swept of the top of the extensions to produce an instant wonderful natural look. This is a great option for special occasions, and is surprisingly cheap on the budget with a full packet of three wefts averaging around 80 dollars . All packages come with complete instructions and are very easy to do at home. You can purchase these from cosmetic outlets and various hairdressing salons to take home and apply yourself.
  • 2. Single Clip Hair Extensions : (Temporary)
  • These can be purchased singularly or in packets of up to 20, it is totally up to you on what you are trying to achieve. Singular extensions generally have a comb attachment at the top of the weft that simply slides down onto the scalp anywhere you want to put them, They range in colour from natural shades to fabulous vibrant shades from everything from A to Z.
  • 3. Professional Salon Hair Extensions:
  • There are several methods available from hairdressers with the most commonly used the braid method. The hair is parted and sectioned with the hairdresser firstly forming a tiny cornrow braid into which the hair extensions are then sewn into.There is no gluing or bonding agents used at all to your own hair, a break through from those dreadful dread-lock days gone past.

DO THEY USE HUMAN HAIR?

  • Yes, hair stylists will use for your hair extension application, 100% real human hair , so you may perm, colour. straighten, blow-dry the hair after your treatment.
  • Other methods of applying hair extensions may involve the application of a bonding material to the hair, far less favourable than the above option, so it pays to do your homework carefully.

The Bonding Method For Applying Hair Extensions
The Bonding Method For Applying Hair Extensions

How Long Do Hair Extensions Last?

  • Depending on the method used hair extensions can last anywhere from three to four months all the way up until a year or two. If going for the more natural extensions with the braided sewn method you can expect them to last anywhere from between 1-3 years. However the extensions will need to be tightened every 6-8 weeks.
  • Hair extensions that are bonded to the hair with various glues. metal clamps and waxes generally need replacing every 10 to 12 weeks, a good 3 months can be expected for this hair extension method to last.. Proper care of your hair after your hair treatment will ensure they last as long as possible. Your hairdresser will suggest products designed to care for your extensions and give you a guide on how to properly care for them.

Both Girls Are Wearing The Easy Full Set Clip Hair Extensions Easily Applied At Home.
Both Girls Are Wearing The Easy Full Set Clip Hair Extensions Easily Applied At Home.
Properly Applied Hair Extensions Made From Human Hair Can Be Styled.
Properly Applied Hair Extensions Made From Human Hair Can Be Styled.

How Much Do Hair Extensions Cost?

  • Hair extension applications can start anywhere from around four hundred dollars extending up to thousands. Factors with price include the particular salon, method employed and whether you are going for partial or a full head of extensions. Ask the salon for a free quote before taking a dive in, so you know exactly at what your looking at
  • Don't forget the affordable option of do it yourself at home extensions. To get a look similar to either of the girls above you can expect to pay only around 80 dollars for a weft kit.
  • Single strands of clip in colour can range from a few dollars upwards depending on how many you buy.

Will Hair Extensions Ruin My Hair?

  • Overall hair extensions are relatively safe, but in certain instances there are things that can go wrong. The braided sewn method of applying larger wefts to the hair claim that it is the most gentlest on the hair which it certainly is, but an overly tight braid can pull on the hair resulting in hair loss temporary or permanent.
  • The bonded method which attaches smaller strands of hair using glues, waxes or other adhesives can sometimes cause hair breakage or weaken the hair, sometimes leaving the hair in very poor condition when the extensions come to be removed.
  • If you notice any hair loss or breakage, look straight away to having the extensions removed.If they are feeling over tight or causing you any concern at all please do not hesitate to go back to the salon immediately and report the problem to the stylist.

Long Hair Extensions
Long Hair Extensions

Step By Step Easy Instructions For Applying Hair Extensions

Secrets Of Salon Extensions

Take The Hair Trivia Test

Please Feel Free To Leave Your Comments 40 comments

Pachuca213 6 years ago

very informative and interesting. I have never used extensions but I know alot of chicas who have....I even helped one of my friends add extensions to her hair back in the day....good to see you BP....((HUGS))


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dohn121 6 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York

Great hub, BP. I'm sure some dudes out there have extensions (and God forbid his drinking buddies find out). You really did an excellent job on this hub! It's always good to hear from you ;) I hope you have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!


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blondepoet 6 years ago from australia Author

Hi Pach thanks a million. Wow you know I am thinking of getting them soon I want hair like the chick in the second video, same length and as straight as that. I hope you had a super duper Xmas xoxox

Hey Dohn god Im sure there are heaps of dudes with them too, it is always suspicious when there hair is short one min long the next hahah. "oh no", they say "its natural" LMAO.Great to see you I send my love to you this Chrissy.


Blonde Hair Extensions 6 years ago

Another excellent hub. Some really good information here. Thanks for sharing


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Candie V 6 years ago from Whereever there's wolves!! And Bikers!! Cummon Flash, We need an adventure!

You are up and running! Fun hub!! How ya been my friend???


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blondepoet 6 years ago from australia Author

Thanks a million BHE for stopping by.

Hey there Candie gosh it has been ages. I have been great but busy how about you are you still on Skype?


TattoGuy 6 years ago

Do ya think I need an extension Poet ; )

Happy New Year my good friend, loves ya loads xox


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blondepoet 6 years ago from australia Author

It depends on where you want the extensions TG ROFL!!!!!! Happy New Year to you as well it was my birthday New Years Eve, how bout that?


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Lady_E 6 years ago from London, UK

Happy New year and nice to have you back - Writing. :)

Lovely Hub - Extension can really enhance a lady's look. Actually guys too. I bet all those snazzy looking guys with long pony tails have extensions. Regards. :)


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blondepoet 6 years ago from australia Author

Oh hey there Lady E it is just wonderful to see you too. Aren't they just amazing. Thanks so much for coming by to say hi I have missed you guys.


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US

very nice hub blonde, I notice that all women are into it even here in the US, I would like to experiment with my hair it is black and long, I dont really need an extension but at times I think it is too boring too, I will show this to one of my friend here, Thanks, Maita


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blondepoet 6 years ago from australia Author

Hi prettydarkhorse I know what you are saying my hair is blonde and long and I get so bored with it myself. I'm going to give these a go though as my hair is so fine I thought a bit of volume may not go astray. For people with shorter hair what a fab way of having instant hair.Thanks a million for stopping by.


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cindyvine 6 years ago from Kyiv, Ukraine

Hey BP, my hair is so short I think I'd look like Miss Piggy if I got hair extensions. But, I'll definitely share this hub with my 14 year old daughter who is into this kind of beauty stuff. Love the layout and the way you have explained everything and answered all potential questions.


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blondepoet 6 years ago from australia Author

Hahahaha Cindy Miss Piggy omg you just bout made me pee my pants hahaha. Got to love u Cin :) :)


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SweetiePie 6 years ago from Southern California, USA

I personally love my own hair because it is thick, and grows very long. I never understood the desire to put on hair extensions, but it is good there is a market of these available for those who like that sort of thing.


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blondepoet 6 years ago from australia Author

Sweetie I would kill to have your lovely long thick hair. Half the time mine looks like rat-tails lol as it is so fine.


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AEvans 6 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

OMG I didn't know that you could lose your hair with hair extensions! They sound like loads of fun though I may have to try it sometime just to see the outcome. :)


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blondepoet 6 years ago from australia Author

Hey AE really you never knew. It is pretty safe but there has been those cases I guess you have to be unlucky. Yes I'm giving it a go to I love that hair in the last video. Mine is nearly that long but so fine I need to plump it up lol.


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SweetiePie 6 years ago from Southern California, USA

Your hair looks nice now, but I can understand if you want extensions.


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blondepoet 6 years ago from australia Author

Aww thanks Sweetie you are a true gem.


TattoGuy 6 years ago

Belated Happy Birthday x


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blondepoet 6 years ago from australia Author

Thanks so much TG how did you know? xo


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Nell Rose 6 years ago from England

Hiya, I love hair extensions, but over the years I have been to chicken to do it! I have used the clip on ones, but only the multi coloured ones! A friend used them and made them a bit too long!, looked a bit silly.. but this is great. I might just give it a go. thanks Nell


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blondepoet 6 years ago from australia Author

Hiya Nell! Yes its nerve wracking to take that first step. I think it comes down to knowing how to put them in properly and what's going to look right. I have seen some funny extensions too oh boy, now that's enough to put someone off LMAO


TattoGuy 6 years ago

Congrats on hittin 600 fans Poet, well deserved, loves ya loads x


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blondepoet 6 years ago from australia Author

Aww thanks TG that means a lot xo


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habee 6 years ago from Georgia

Great info! These things have come a looooong way!


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blondepoet 6 years ago from australia Author

Hey habee Hi!! Oh your not wrong it's just all so hair-raising isn't it ROFL :)


Am I dead, yet? 6 years ago

Oh yeah, this hub is on point! I think that I should get my weave going on! Hawt hub BP, and welcome back -hugs-


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blondepoet 6 years ago from australia Author

Oh hi Am I Dead so cool to see you, so when are you getting it done lol. Thanks so much for stopping by great to see you too. :)


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Debby Bruck 6 years ago

I've been on this page an hour. Now see what you've gone and done! I did not think I was at all interested in 'hair-extensions'. You've made it a fascinating subject. Watched too many of those videos with the women (especially blonde) flinging their long lovely locks back and forth, as if that's all they have to do all day. Now, it's back to work for me. AND ~ Congratulations on your Hubber interview and incredible ratings. I'm in awe of what you've accomplished in your lifetime. Love, Debby


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blondepoet 6 years ago from australia Author

Hi Deb Im thrilled you have had so much fun. They certainly captivate me. Thanks heaps for the grats too for the interview yea I've squeezed so much in my life it just goes on and on.


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christalluna1124 6 years ago from Dallas Texas

Blonde,

I wear hair extensions mostly in the summer and prefer them very long. I also double process my hair and have found that the braid process is not good for the delicate bleached hair, the thread cut right my hair and severe breakage when removing them. I still use the glue with the human hair on tracks, which works very well for me. There are also excellent clip on wigs and hair pieces on the market that are very believable.

warmest regards

Chris


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blondepoet 6 years ago from australia Author

Hi chrisalluna wow it was so great to hear from someone who has extensions. That is very interesting to hear too that you prefer the glue method over the braid, which works best for you. Yes I have quite a collection of hair pieces which I just adore, even a full red headed wig for something different. Thanks so much for sharing your knowledge here.


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Sage Williams 6 years ago

I have been thinking about doing hair extensions for sometime and was thrilled to see that you had written a hub on it. I had talked to my hairdresser awhile ago and she told me that my hair needed to grow out some more or it would look choppy.

I'm almost there. This is a very well written hub with lots of information. I learned a lot. The videos were also great. I like the clip on method as well and am thinking maybe I should try that first.

Great job on this hub. I have gained much knowledge in regards to all the things that I might want to consider before getting extensions.

Many thanks for a great hub!

Sage


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blondepoet 6 years ago from australia Author

Aww thank-you Sage it may well be we will be getting them at the same time. Mine is mainly to make my hair thicker. I want mine just like the blonde in the video. Oh isn't technology fantastic. Oh for sure do try the clip when you get the knack of putting them in they look fantttttttttastic.


sophs 6 years ago

Brilliant hub BP! My hair is ruined from hair extensions :( I used the glue and half my hair has fallen out but I can't live without them! lol I neeeeedd long hair! Thanks for sharing BP! :)


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blondepoet 6 years ago from australia Author

Oh Sophs sorry to hear your hair is wrecked, next time you try it, try the braided in way, that is the way I am going. I adore long hair too, mine is pretty long now, but could do with some more volume. Next time I cut someones long hair off I will throw it in a bag for you lol. :)


Mariam with blonde hair extensions 6 years ago

I usually wear the clip ons with my own style and color, but may try the braids now based on your information..thanks!


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blondepoet 6 years ago from australia Author

Thanks heaps Mariam for coming by I really appreciate it.

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