The world of hair extensions is vast. They can be used for people who are losing their hair and can be a permanent feature; they can be used if people just want longer hair; and they can be made out of a whole range of materials, spanning from real hair to synthetic hair to feathers.
Synthetic hair is more affordable than the alternative of real hair extensions. It is also not as good in terms of quality and how you can treat it. Synthetic hair is, as you would expect, manufactured. Fibers are created and sometimes woven depending on the required finish or target look.
Due to their being manufactured, the cost is kept to a minimum, making them the cheapest choice for people wanting hair extensions. However, the materials used bring limitations. You can’t use any heated styling products as this will damage the hair and due to the hair being much heavier than normal hair, you may have issues here with styling.
Human Hair Extensions
Human hair extensions are exactly what they say. They are hair extensions made from real human hair. The hair often comes from Asia and Far Eastern countries where the sale of human hair is a large trade. Unlike synthetic hair, there are no limitations to what you can do and achieve. You can style the hair just as you would your own and as you would expect, you need to look after it just as you would your own. There are different grades of quality, but they all outlast synthetic hair extensions.
Hair feather extensions are a more up to date concept. Made famous by some female celebrities, feather hair extensions are often bright and patterned. They are not intended to blend into your hair and be discreet. They are meant to be fun and stylish. You can’t really style them like you would normal hair, but that’s not what they are about. If you wear hair feathers, they are the style.
Clip In Extensions
Clip in hair extensions mean at the end of the crazy night partying, you can take them out. If you want your hair extensions to be temporary, then these are perfect for your needs. If you need anything more permanent than wearing them for more than a day, then they may not be suitable. Of course you can re-use them, but if you are doing anything like swimming, then they would be a no-go.
Non Clip In Extensions
There are several alternatives to clip in extensions and all of them are more permanent. You can have extensions that are kept in by a glue or bond. This method gives results that can last for months. Another alternative is to have the extensions sewn in. This gives a very natural look and although they are permanent, they can be taken out and re-applied if you used a salon. The process of doing this however is so long that it isn’t usually recommended.
Author Byline: Jamie is a blogger and writer currently writing for a real hair extensions specialist.
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