Hair extensions are an excellent way to give your natural tresses some major boost. These extensions are easy to manage, and they can last you up to three months before needing to be recharged or replaced.
Hair extensions are the best way to add length to your hair.
Introduction: It seems like the perfect solution for getting long, beautiful hair—without having to go through the hassle of getting a haircut. Hair extensions are simply strands of hair attached to your natural hair at strategic places. The idea is that when you wash and style your hair, the extensions remain in place and are held in place with glue or tape, so you can still look and feel like yourself. So, how long do extensions last? We went through dozens of websites, looking for answers, and found some pretty surprising results.
Here's what you need to know about your hair extensions before purchasing them—and whether or not they're worth it.
- What are Hair Extensions?
So, let’s start with the basics. Hair extensions are small strands of hair that are either glued to the client’s natural hair or sewn into the hair’s existing strands. There are two ways to apply hair extensions: clip-in extensions, which are attached to the natural hair via an adhesive, and bonded hair extensions, which are stitched in place using a special glue. The best thing about hair extensions is that they come in different colors and styles and they can be added as many times as necessary.
- How to Care for Tape In Hair Extensions
Now, let's take care of the hair extensions. For the most part, you should take the same precautions when styling hair extensions as you would when styling your own hair. But there are a few minor exceptions. If you're new to hair extensions and are unsure of what products to use, check out our Ultimate Guide to Styling and Care for Hair Extensions.
- How to Extend Them?
Most extensions are glued in place, so they're likely to fall out within two weeks unless you go through the trouble of tying them back in every day. After a while, even the glue can start to come loose. To avoid having to wear your hair down again, you can keep it up with a new system called the Kinky Curly Knot Out. The Knot Out is a braided extension made with the same material as normal extensions, but there are no hooks or clips, so you don't have to tie them in everyday. After installing the Knot Out, you just use a comb to make sure the ends of the extensions stay out of your face.
- How to Style Them?
Styling extensions requires patience and creativity. Since we're dealing with hair here, everything must be very precise. Be sure to follow these steps for proper extension styling. First, wash your hair thoroughly. Once you're done, apply a mild moisturizing conditioner to damp hair, especially the ends. Then, comb through to separate and smooth out tangles, leaving the ends untouched. After this, apply a small amount of hold gel to the roots of your hair. Allow the hair to dry completely. When your hair is dry, comb your fingers through your extensions. You want to gently pull the tips of the extensions back, away from your natural hair. Once you've done this, use your hands to push the extensions into your roots. Gently pull the extensions back to the mid-lengths, keeping your fingers still. Repeat the process, until your entire head of hair is covered in extensions. To avoid making the extensions heavy or clumpy, make sure to tuck in the tips.
- How Long Do They Last?
Most people want to know how long hair extensions last. But they also don't want to spend a lot of money on them if they're just going to lose all their hair within a couple of months. Unfortunately, it's really hard to predict how long hair extensions will last, because there's just so much variability involved. It really depends on the brand you choose, and the color and style of the extensions you buy.
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Wigs come in all kinds of materials, but the materials used should reflect the style of hair you're trying to emulate. Some hair is curly, some is wavy, some is straight, and some is naturally fine. For example, if you're trying to imitate the style of a blonde, you'll want to use a finer, silkier material, as opposed to a stiffer, coarser weave. You can get your hair washed by a professional or at home with a dry shampoo, which is a product designed to absorb oils, dust, and dirt that you may find build up over time.
Conclusion, If your hair is really short, or your hair is growing back after being cut, you can expect that your real human hair extensions could wear out faster than other types of hair extensions. The color and length of the hair extensions are probably the biggest factors. Longer hair extensions last longer than shorter hair extensions. If you use the same style, colors, and types of hair extensions for a while, you can expect your hair extensions to last longer than if you change your hair style frequently.