Hair extensions can be used for many reasons. These include providing a solution for women suffering from alopecia or slow-growing hair, having an alternate look available for women who are always on the go, or wanting to experiment with a new hairstyle without having to make an actual change to your real hair. When it comes to clip in, one can choose from either synthetic ones or those that are made of human hair.
Human hair extensions are often the preferred choice for many women as they are extremely long-lasting and can endure heat and processing to achieve a variety of colours and textures. Unfortunately, the same cannot be said about synthetic extensions. Synthetic hair extensions tangle and mat easily and cannot withstand heat application or colour alteration. On the other hand, virgin weave hair that are made of human air can last for years provided that they are given proper care and maintenance. However, because of the said reasons, hair extensions that are made of human hair are slightly more expensive than synthetic ones.
Clip in come in a wide range of colours and textures. When making a purchase, you need to consider these carefully if you want your extensions to look as natural as possible. In other words, people should not be able to distinguish the extensions from your natural hair, unless of course that is your goal. These days, with the sheer number of clip in and micro links available, you should be able to find the colour and texture that is just right for you.
When it comes to application, extensions can be applied in several ways. The first is the bonding method. This method uses glue on the wefts of the extensions. These are then attached to small sections in the natural hair. The second method is the sew-in method. Here, a hair-weaving needle and thread are used to sew the wefts of the extensions into braids that are formed using the natural hair. Lastly, fusion–the most expensive method among the three, utilises a special wax and applies the hair extensions to the roots of the natural hair.