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November 19, 2013

Hair Extensions-A Quick Fix Fashion Accessory

Don't Buy Just Anything

Hair extensions can do a variety of things for your hair style. They add volume and length to your hair. Hair extensions may help if you have thinning hair, balding or alopecia. They also work very well for women and men who just want to add more volume to their healthy hair. For those that simply want to make a fashion statement, adding extensions of brightly colored hair can help you stand out in a crowd. In any of these cases, hair extensions work very well.

Before you invest, you need to purchase the right hair extension product for the specific hair style you wish to achieve. When looking at hair extension products available you will notice several things. First, most inexpensive products do not last. Well made human hair extensions, on the other hand, will last for many months or years. Quality really does matter.

Second, a realistic look is essential. Do you really want to look like you have the same type of hair as a Barbie doll? Most likely you want a realistic look. Sometimes people want their hair extensions to blend in with the current style, which makes it even more important to ensure you invest in high quality human hair extensions.

As you stand there looking beautiful with your new hair extensions, you may have a few friends who want to run their hands through your hair. The last thing you want is for your hair extensions to feel bulky. Poor quality hair extensions feel heavy or even plastic-like. That is a clear sign of a hair extension not worth purchasing. Be sure you consider just how realistic the hair extensions look and feel.

Working with a Professional Is Best

Instead of trying to make this purchase on your own, work closely with a hair stylist that knows you and your hair well. Have him or her help you select hair extensions that fit all of your needs, including:

  • The length you desire
  • Whether or not you should purchase human or synthetic hair
  • Selecting the right color that blends well with your own hair color (and whether or not the extensions can be color treated)
  • The quality of the hair and how easily it is to work into the style you want
  • The permanency (do you want to be able to take it off each day?)

Discuss your budget, too. Some of the high end products may require more of an investment, but they are the finest quality. That doesn't mean you can't find great options for less than this.

Use It Well

Before you leave the hair salon, be sure you talk to your hair stylist about how to maintain your hair extensions. You will want to be a pro at putting them in (if you purchase a removable type.) You also want to know how to properly style them, wash, and care for them. Just like any other hair accessory in your wardrobe, you need your extensions to look fabulous every time you reach for them.

Taking the time to purchase the right hair extensions is a big decision. It can make a difference in your overall budget and your needs. You do not have to make the decision on your own. Work closely with your hair stylists or hair extension professional to ensure you get the best hair extension method that is going to change the way you look and feel about your hair. Choosing the right hair extension method specific to your needs can help you transform into a new version of yourself.