Hair Extension Tips And Insight To Help You Get The Most Out Of Your New Longer Hair
Just because your hair may be short today does not mean you cannot enjoy a long hair length tomorrow. Hair extensions provide you the convenience to adjust your hair length to whatever you desire, but it is important to understand some basic rules and tips about having extensions installed. Whether they are clip-ins or keratin extensions, here are some tips to help you get the most out of your beautiful new long hair extensions.
Match Your Extensions to Your Hair
One of the best ways to make your hair extensions blend into your natural hair is to select a set that matches your hair. And this includes your hair length and color.
Matching your hair's natural color can be a challenge because it can be common for you to have several colors in your hair. If your hair is your natural hair color, your hair may include dark and light blond and even some red in there. And if you have color-treated hair, the ends of your hair may be a different color than the roots, and you might have several other colors blended throughout. The key is to match your extensions with the most dominant hair color, not the roots. By doing this, you ensure that your extensions will blend in well.
Also, look for extensions that match your hair length. If your hair is very short, you can have long extensions added, but just make sure your hair technician trims layers into the extensions to help them blend thoroughly.
Look For Quality Hair
Another great tip is to make sure you don't skimp on your hair extensions' quality. If you want to skimp on the price of your extensions, you will likely regret it later on when they become tangled easily, look fake, and don't have the same sheen as your natural hair. It is better to spend a bit more for quality hair extensions that will last for a long time and are made of real hair. Real hair extensions won't feel out of place like synthetic or chemically-treated hair — they will feel just like your own hair. Consult with your hair extension professional for a recommendation about the extensions you select.
Take Care of Them
Once you have your extensions attached to your natural hair, you should do your best to follow all the rules to take care of them. Depending on the type of attachment, such as tape-in or keratin extensions, you may need to care for the roots of your hair differently so they don't become detached easily.
For clip-in extensions, keep them clean by shampooing them every few times you wear them. They will collect dirt and dust from the environment and will need cleaning. And for tape-in and keratin extensions, shampoo them at the roots, but only apply conditioner to the middles and ends so you don't lose the attachments.
To learn more, contact a resource that offers hair extensions.