Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Hair Extension Handbook: Everything You Need to Know

Hair extensions can be a great way to add length or volume to your hair. But with so many options available, it’s hard to know which route to go. Here’s a look at a few different techniques that can change up your look in no time flat!


Clip-in hair extensions are an easy and quick way to add length and volume to your hair without any long-term commitment. The best part is, you can easily buy them online from reputable sellers like Hershesons who use 100% real human hair. These easy-to-use extensions are practically invisible and can be styled as if they were your own hair. There’s also no damage to your existing hair. Simply clip them into place you’re ready to go!


Sewn-in extensions are another option if you’re looking for a longer commitment. They generally last two to three months and you have the option of selecting any texture of hair you want since your own hair is hidden under extension. The only drawback is that this technique can be somewhat more bulky and noticeable than others.


Malaysian extensions are a newer technique that works similar to sewn-in extensions. While sewn-in extensions utilize braids to add the piece, Malaysian extensions are sewn in via a track pattern created from your own hair. Once the track pattern is created, the extension is sewn in and should last for a few months. This method may not be ideal for ponytail-wearers, but it is a less-bulky option than the traditional braided sewn-in method.


For those looking to avoid salons altogether, tape-in extensions are a great DIY option. The hair is on a track with tape. You simply sandwich your own hair between the tape for added volume and fullness. The method is easy enough to do at home and generally lasts about two weeks before the tape starts to loosen. This isn’t a technique for those looking to change up their current texture since your own hair is still visible. Rather, it’s good way to add volume or length to your current style.


Another quick method to add some length or volume to your do is to incorporate the use of ponytail extensions or wig fringes. Ponytail extensions come in a variety of styles. Choose from added waves or curls or longer braided pieces to add some flare to the traditional up-do. Or, if you’re looking to change up your look but don’t want the commitment of snipping your locks, opt for a wig fringe. These clip-in bangs let you try a wispy side-bang or a fuller chic style without any fuss.

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