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How Much Do Hair Extensions Cost? Hair Extension Prices
How Much Are Hair Extensions?
Want longer hair? Fuller hair? Hair extensions can make your hair style change dramatically depending on the type of hair and who's applying it on your head.
If you are considering buying hair extensions, read on to understand the different factors that affect the cost of hair extensions. The cost of hair extensions varies and depends on the brand, material of hair, and how the hair is applied. The three factors that you should think about:
1. Type of hair
2. How much hair you want
Hair extensions have come a long way since they were first introduced during the Egyptian times. Nowadays, you have more options. Let's take a look at the different types of hair extensions that are now available. No matter what your budget is, there is an affordable hair extension for you.
Types of Hair Extensions
The cheapest is the clip-on hair extensions, which are easy and fast to apply. If you are looking for a temporary hair do, these hair extensions are probably one you should consider buying.
You can find both synthetic and real human hair extension clip-on at retail stores such as Sally's Beauty or on Amazon. Synthetic hair can range between $50-100 while human hair can range between $80- $500.
While synthetic hair extensions are a more affordable alternative to human hair extensions, most will melt when they are exposed to heat such as the curling iron. They also don't last as long, usually 1-3 months.
If you have a smaller budget and plan on wearing the extension for a short period of time such as a night of clubbing, then a clip-on extension made from synthetic hair may be a better fit.
One of the benefits of synthetic hair is the fact that it has already been set and pre styled. That also means it will not get frizzy from humidity or rain. On the other hand, the drawback is that you cannot blow dry it, curl it, or color it. It can't be reused like human hair.
Human hair extensions are the most expensive but it last longer, looks and feel the most natural. The top end of the list is 100% human hair, also known as "virgin human hair" which has not been treated with chemicals. It can range from $80--$500. You definitely get your money's worth with this option. It looks the most natural and lasts the longest.
Hair Extension Applications
- Hot fusion bonding is a more common method that uses hot glue to attach the extensions to your own hair. $300-500
- Cold fusion bonding. Professionals use this method by applying a keratin-based polymer to secure the extension to your hair. While this method is more expensive, the results can last for much longer, up to half a year. $1500-3000
- Weave. This method is more time consuming, as it involves braiding the extension into your natural hair. Some people may choose this method to fill in thinner areas of your hair. $1000-5,000
- Coil hair extensions involves stringing your hair through tiny copper coils. This method is more gentler on your hair and does not involve the use of chemicals. $750- 2000
Would you consider fake or real human hair extensions?
Other Factors for Cost of Hair Extensions
The cost of hair extensions also depend on the length and amount of hair. Obviously the more hair that you need, the more expensive it will cost. The cost may also vary by color, with black being the cheapest. Ultimately the total cost will vary depending upon the hairstyle that you want.
Luckily, you can now buy hair extensions online and offline stores such as Sally's. To get the best deals, I would suggest buying from an online seller. They can offer comparatively lower prices since they don't have to pay a lot of money for overhead costs.
You should also factor in the cost of maintenance in addition to the initial cost. After your hair extensions have been attached, it's important to follow your extension specialists recommendation on maintenance. Taking special care of your new hair extensions will ensure that they last longer and stay beautiful!