1 Decide on the kind of hair you want.
Hair extensions come in two different makes: synthetic or human.
Synthetic extensions are a man-made keratin/plastic mix that mimics the appearance of human hair.
Human hair is donated by real people and repurposed into extensions. they come in many grades, such as Brazilian, Indian, Malaysian, Peruvian, these are most popular. Allowing for straighten, curling and even coloring to a desired color level.
Natural Brazilian, Indian and Malaysian hair installs will have different grades of textures, such as wave (a natural c formation throughout the weft), natural curl, (somewhat straight with natural body and fullness towards the ends and tight curl (the weft has a natural very tight ringlets ). When choosing human hair installs it is always best to use hair that is closest to your own natural texture, this will allow for smooth blending when installing your extensions.
- Synthetic extensions do a very good job of mimicking the appearance of human hair, but lack some of the texture that natural hair maintains. At the same time, synthetic extensions tend to be shinier than natural human hair.
- Human hair is much more expensive than synthetic hair, but it is also more versatile and natural looking. Unlike synthetic extensions, it can be styled with heat tools, chemically treated, colored, and washed and styled.
2 Think about clip-in hair extensions.
These are either synthetic or human hair that are attached to a hair clip at the base which allow for temporary extensions to your hair. These are a great option if you only want extensions for a particular event or day.
a licensed cosmetologist explains: “Hair extensions are expensive and the exact pricing will vary depending on where you live, the stylist you see, and the method you choose. A general range is $300-900, but you should call salons in your area for more accurate pricing.”
The Clip in are the cheapest available hair extensions, and are also the easiest to install. They take only minutes to put in.
Clip-in extensions must be reapplied on a daily basis as they begin to fall out over the course of a day. They are not very comfortable to sleep in