All About Hair Extensions

We Reveal All About Hair Extensions That You'll Find Very Useful

Hair extensions are a great way to spruce up the look of hair instantly. This article provides some facts about this hair accessory.
HairGlamourista Staff
Last Updated: Jul 22, 2017
Most hairstyles may or may not look great on each face, as the shape of the face and the type of hair vary from one individual to another. It happens many times that people like a certain celebrity's hairstyle, get it done in the same way from their stylist, and it turns out that the style does not suit them at all. Hair extensions are a good solution to this problem until the hair grows back.
The Ease of Extensions
The key to many celebrities' fabulous hair is the clever use of hair extensions, carefully blended to match exactly with their own hair. These offer instant volume for limp tresses or emergency relief from a disastrous haircut. You can expect them to last up to three months. If you're not very happy with the outcome, you can always rely on your old style for comfort.
Caring for extensions is a bit different from caring for natural hair. There are some things that you need to know about them.
* Use a soft bristle brush and brush your hair from the bottom and gently work your way up.
* Gently tie your hair up while sleeping.
* Do not color your own extensions at home.
* To prevent tangling, run your fingers through the braid extensions.
* Don't spray them with conditioners or any silicone-based products as they can cause the braids to slip.
The Correct Length
Hair-length beyond 26"-30" puts an extra weight on your scalp, which may lead to uneven pressure and damage to your own hair. The best-looking extensions for average-height women are usually around 22" or even lesser.
Cost is relative. Some would give it to you for a few hundred dollars while others may charge you thousands. Shop around and do your research to get the best possible product at a premium price. However, do not compromise on quality.
Wearing Hair Up
Extensions should not be applied any lower than the base of your scalp (approximately at the level of the middle of your ears). So, your own hair which goes below this point covers the extensions while you wear it in pigtails, ponytails, french braids etc.
Painful or Not
It does not hurt. The extension artist should braid the tracks firmly but comfortably. The tension should be even all over your head, with no points pulling or hurting. Do not put up with someone telling you it has to be really tight in order to be secure. Most hair, extension or otherwise, needs to be loosened a bit for your scalp to breathe. Whichever style you choose, make sure that it does not weigh your head down.
Even when you sleep at night, make sure that you have your hair either loosely tied in a braid or left open, if it's short. At most times, both hair and skin tend to breathe up to their maximum level, so it's important that you don't fasten your hair tightly. Even as far as the face goes, it is best that you don't use a face mask overnight. It does not do much for your skin in reality. And if the solution in the face pack leaks, you will have to clean up the massive amount of mess it might put your hair in. Pulling your extensions out is not the best idea. You will know you have something on your head for the first day or two, but after that, you won't even feel that they are there.
Applying hair extensions
Soft bristle brush