Clip-in extensions are perfect if you want
to turn your hair into beautiful flowing locks instantly. But, of course, on
the down side, they have to be removed at the end of the day. So clip-ins are
good for a party, a special date or just whenever you want to look different
for a few hours. They are much cheaper than salon-made permanent hair
extensions. Another advantage is that clip-ins don't damage your own hair in
Quality hair extensions are several strands
of hair, each attached individually. Usually 3- or 4-inch wide pieces go on the
back of your head in several layers, and a few 1- or 2-inch wide pieces are put
on the sides. As the name suggests, each strand is attaché to your own hair
with a clip. With a little bit of practice, clipping the extensions in becomes
rather easy and takes only a few minutes. Taking them off is even easier.
You can usually find 14”, 16” and 18”
clip-in extensions. Anything longer puts too much tension on your own hair.
Who can wear clip-in extensions?
Clip-in extensions are suitable for people
whose natural hair is shoulder length or longer. If you have medium length
hair, extensions can make it longer. If you have long but very fine hair, or
your hair is not in its best condition, clip-in hair extensions are a great way
to bring richness and fullness to your hair.
However, clip-in extensions will not work
for women with very short hair. Extensions only look natural when they are
mixed in with your natural hair, so if your hair is short, people will notice
that you are wearing extensions. If you have a short haircut, but are dying for
long locks, buy a wig that is similar in color to your natural hair. High
quality designers wigs look very natural - nobody will guess that you are
wearing a wig unless you tell them. If a wig is not for you, then you can go
for salon-made hair extensions that are braided or glued to your own hair.
These stay in for several months, but cost significantly more than clip-ins.
Do clip-in extensions look natural?
It depends on the quality of extensions you
get. First, you should know that hair extensions can be made from natural human
hair or from synthetic fibers. I will be honest: synthetic hair extensions are
cheap, but you get exactly what you pay for. They just don't look right. High
quality human hair clip-in extensions, on the other hand, look like they grow
from your own head.
If you look online, you will find many
brands of clip-in extension. It is best to go for a well known maker of
hair-pieces and extensions, such as Diva in a Box, PutOnPieces or Raquel Welch.
See pictures of clip-in hair extensions (will be a link) from different brands.
Since the extensions are mixed in with your
own hair, color matching is very important. And the good news is that human
hair clip-in extensions can be colored to match your own hair color exactly.
However, I wouldn't recommend doing that at home - it is better to color your
extensions at the salon. You can also use hot iron on the human hair extensions
to curl them a little.
How much do they cost?
The cost varies greatly, depending on the
material. Synthetic hair extensions will cost you less than $100. For a real
human hair extensions, you might pay from $200 to $400. However, you can get
good discounts through online hair extensions and wigs shops
Clip-in hair extensions can be real fun.
They will help you to create a different image instantly, which is very
important for a busy modern woman.
Hair extensions are not a
one-size-fits-all. There are many factors that you should consider before you
even think about getting hair extensions.
1.Time. Long hair requires extra time and
work. You will need to allow more time to shampoo, condition, blow dry and
style your hair if you get hair extensions. If you currently do not spend a lot
of time on your hair, consider how you will make more time in your daily
routine to keep and maintain long hair extensions.
2. Money. This is a major factor. Hair
extensions can be very expensive. They can range from $ 500 - $ 6000 and up.
Quality hair that is used is directly
linked to the price you pay. The higher the price, the better quality --- or at
least it should be.
Most of the costs involved in hair
extensions is labor. Hair extensions can be very tedious to attach - sometimes
taking hairdressers 2-8 hours to attach a full head of extensions. This stylist
will give all his / her regularly scheduled appointments to work on your hair.
And hair extensions should be maintained
regularly, from every 2 weeks to several months depending on the method. Some
hair extensions removed and re-installed. With some methods, you must use a new
hair dryer each time re-installed. All of this will require more money.
There are extra hair care products required
for some types of hair extensions. Do not spend money to get hair extensions
and then destroy them by not buying hair care products right.
3. Hair Condition. Is your hair is damaged
in any way? Hair extensions might not be an option for you. Human hair is very
heavy and extra extra burden on already damaged hair can cause hair loss
naturally --- even cause permanent hair loss. There are a variety of methods
designed for damaged hair, but you should always get a second opinion if your
hair is in bad condition. Hair no worse than damaged hair!
4. Follow Directions. Are you following the
directions? Many hairdressers will send you home with a detailed list of how to
care for your hair extensions. If you choose to ignore these instructions, you
may be very happy with the results.
5. Understanding the Consequences. Hair
extension methods all have the potential to damage your hair. You have to
understand how the hair extensions attached to and what could go wrong.
Experience your stylist is very important for a successful extension.
Hairweaves and extensions
when used frequently can cause thinning and other hair loss conditions such as
traction alopecia. Depending on the method of attachment, the damage caused can
be anything from moderate to severe.
Hair weaving is based
cornrow or track methods when used regularly can cause traction alopecia due to
how tight cornrows are braided. Heavy hair sewn on to make things worse and add
more strain to the hair follicles, making them weak and causing them to fall
out before they finished the phase of natural growth.
Hair weaves are also
implemented using purpose made bondingglue called gluten which is usually
anti-fungal to prevent infections such as ring worm of the scalp while weaving
in use. Glue bond is not to be confused with the adhesive used to attach the
lace wig. Hair bonding glue can be black or white and is part of the
consistency was much thinner than silicon-based adhesive used for lace wigs.
The main ingredient inside rubber latex and sodium polyacrylate.
When using bonding glue,
hair parted in the position in which the feed is to be attached, then glue
applied to the weft before sticking scalp hair in the desired position. An
oil-based remover is usually required to break the bond of the glue to remove
it safely. Oil-based remover should be applied and allowed to sit for at least
20 minutes before attempting to remove the hair weft.
Unfortunately, even when
care is taken, bonding glue and can stick to the hair out from the roots during
the removal. Regular use bonding glue cause thinning hair throughout the head
and not just in the temporal region.
If the damage is caused
by the ignored weaving and weaving continued to be used, each suffering from
hair loss or thinning could become permanent. Permanent hair loss can be
avoided by taking a break from weaving and allow time to restore the scalp.
A diet rich in protein,
and supplements such as MSM, Vitamin C and Zinc will help your scalp to produce
new cells are healthy, and biotin can also help in stretching the hair growth
phase. It is very important to note that if your scalp is not allowed time to
recover and weaving are still in use, trying to treat the hair and restore it
to its original condition will be worth it.
earlier will help to ensure that the hair receives adequate nutrition
internally, but the same needs to be done externally. If you have bald patches
or hair loss is experienced very severe, then a topical treatment such as
minoxidil is recommended. Minoxidil is available in 2% and 5% concentration,
the concentration of 2% is intended for women. However, a common complaint
about the concentration of 2% is that it is not very effective, because she
chose to use a concentration of 5% for better results.
Using version 5% but has
a weakness, it can cause unwanted facial hair, which by the way disappeared
after treatment was stopped. It is not like a heavy price to pay to restore
your hair and confidence most times.
For people who prefer to
avoid minoxidil all together, Eclipta Alba plant, called Bhringaraj or
Bhringraj in Ayurveda has been scientifically proven to be more effective that
the current version of minoxidil 2% with no side effects.
Hairextensions now one of the most sought
after 'must have' accessories beauty all around and if you are like me and do
not want to have to wait and grow your own hair, hair extensions are great
because they allow you to have long hair in an instant. This means you can have
your own hair cut very short but by adding some hair extensions will look as if
you have very long hair.
Let Your Hair Extensions Have The Best Of
If you are like me and do not like to spend
all your time doing your hair then hair extensions are a must for your
wardrobe. Hair extensions allow you to have a wide selection of different hair
styles at your fingertips. This allows you to have your own hair cut in the
style of short-run will take less of your time and at the same time if you
fancy a change or decide you want long hair then hair extensions can be added
to your hair in minutes. Convenience This is good because some people start
many different sports and hobbies today where long hair will be a hindrance,
but hair extensions are not an issue.
Do not be too concerned with the cost of
hair extensions these days as they have come down in price compared to what
they used to be. It will pay you to do a little research before you decide on
the best hair extensions for you because they vary in price and quality from
store to store. There are also two types of hair extensions available today
that you can buy and if you have time and want to save even more money you
could even decide to make your own hair extensions.
The first type of hair extensions is that
they are woven into your hair with your hair stylist. This is a very time
consuming process and can take several hours. It's the most expensive hair
extensions and will take place in the area about three months before they would
need to be removed.
The second type of hair extensions are
those that you can buy almost anywhere and comes with a clip attached. It can
be purchased in many different colors and in various lengths. These hair
extensions are much cheaper and much more convenient because you can add and
remove them when you want. These hair extensions can also be purchased in a
variety of thicknesses so you can really have fun experimenting with lots of