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Hair Extensions – What You Need To Know

Updated on July 11, 2010

If you are thinking about getting hair extensions then you need to do a little research to find out exactly what you want to go for. The choice you make will be dependent on certain factors. This could include

  • The cost of the hair extensions
  • The time it takes to do the extensions
  • The type of extensions that you want

Once you can answer all these questions you will be well on your way to a brand new look.

The Cost Of The Hair Extensions

The cost of African American hair extensions for women will depend on the type of hair you choose. If you choose to buy human hair extensions you may find that they cost a lot more money because it has to be sourced from abroad. Human hair extensions will look like your real hair once it is attached and you will be able to treat it just as you would your own hair. That means you can wash it like normal, use hair styling products on it and you can use a hairdryer, curling tongs and hair straighteners without fear of damaging the hair.

Hair extensions can give you a brand new look
Hair extensions can give you a brand new look

The more affordable hair extensions you could choose to use is synthetic hair. However you may find that your styling opportunities are limited. You can wash synthetic hair but you should be very careful about using a hairdryer. Keep it on a very low heat. Hair tongs and hair straighteners are to be avoided at all costs. You will simply cause the hair to melt and ruin not only your hair but also your hairstyling appliances.

The Time It Takes To Do The Extensions

There are certain hair styles that can take a long time to do and others can be achieved in minutes. If you opt for clip on hair extensions you can have added extra tresses with very little time involved. On the other hand if you choose to get micro braids done, you could find yourself sitting in a hairdresser’s salon chair for hours, starting from the break of day until the sun goes down.

The Type Of Hair Extensions You Want

There are so many different types of methods that you can use to attach hair extensions to your head. A good suggestion is to cut out pictures of celebrities from magazines who have the style you want and take it to the hairdresser when you go.

Choices of hair extensions methods are

So before you head off to the hairdressers know exactly what type of look you are after, how much money you are willing to spend and the method that you want to use.

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    Victoria Virgo 7 years ago from London, UK

    @Research Analyst - thanks for the tip on a good quality hair extension.

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    Research Analyst 7 years ago

    Indian hair Remy is such a quality human hair for extensions and they blend so naturally too

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    Victoria Virgo 8 years ago from London, UK

    @Sarah - thanks for stopping by

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    sarah789shah 8 years ago

    Hi, I went through your blog, its really nice

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    Victoria Virgo 8 years ago from London, UK

    @rpgshow. If you have the funds, you should definitely invest it in your features. Thanks for stopping by.