Top 5 Things to Look for When Investing in Hair Extensions
Admit it or not, at least once a day, we catch ourselves staring at the mirror while brushing fingers through our hair. We often wish for better, longer, or silkier hair. While of course, we cannot have Rapunzel’s fate, we can surely have irresistible hair like the celebrities modeling their way through the red carpet. There are a lot of brands that offer a variety of hair extensions. But the question is: Are those hair extensions the best fit for your hair?
This article not only answers this question but also provides a number of ways to choose the right type of hair extension for you. So, without further ado, let’s proceed:
It is the most important factor to consider while you choose hair extensions. The quality mainly depends upon the type of hair extension you are using. For a quality check, you can do a series of tests like feeling their texture or comparing the tips to the edges of the hair extensions.
See if the hair extensions you are about to use have natural imperfections, shine, and ridges. Remy hair extensions are the best quality hair extensions on the market. The term Remy means that the hair comes unprocessed and with cuticles still intact. If the texture feels all doll-like, then it’s too perfect to be real. Again, it depends if you want Remy or synthetic hair extensions.
So, always verify the hair quality and make sure you only buy Remy hair, as it blends perfectly with your natural hair and you can also style it like you would your own hair.
Many hairstylists and clients are interested in where their hair extensions come from. And if they are ethically sourced. And it is not a bad thing at all. It is good to ask frequent questions before proceeding with anything.
In a booming global market, many hair extension brands get the hair from ethical sources. At the same time, some cheap brands mix real hair with synthetic ones. Or worse, some are also caught using animal hair.
All DreamCatchers hair extensions are 100% ethically sourced. Check out Production Process here (link to production process page)
Perfect Color Match
It doesn’t matter how good the quality of your hair extensions is, they won’t suit you unless they match exactly with your hair. You don’t want to add brown curls to your natural light hair or some blonde extensions to your jet-black hair. Obviously!
Just take out a few minutes from your busy schedule and find the perfect match for your hair color.
Take the time to compare the color of the extensions to your natural hair. It is better to do that during the day, though. Daylight can reveal all the shades, helping you to make the right decision. Or you can go to your stylist and pick a shade together.
By any chance, if your hair is not one-dimensional, search for dual-blended or tri-blended colors for your extensions. You can also choose different colors that blend right into your hair without making it obvious. It may give a cool highlights effect.
Find a Certified Stylist
You can have the best kind of hair extensions, with the best quality, texture, and color, but if you intend to keep wearing extensions on a daily basis and make sure your natural hair stays healthy you better get them applied by a certified stylist.
For a stylist to get certified, they have to go through a course in which they learn about different hair extension types and how to properly apply them and do the maintenance.
Match the Thickness
There are different types of hair extensions and finding the best one for you might be a challenge. If you have thick and short hair you might need more bundles of hair extensions in order to match your heir thickness and then a good stylist to install then in a way they are not going to be easily noticed as well as the final cutting which if done well can blend really nicely with your natural hair.
Apart from this, also keep in mind when and where do you want to wear extensions. If you only want to add lengths for a Friday night a few times per month then clip-in hair extensions might suit you best, but if you want to enjoy your long hair daily then think about semi-permanent hair extension types like i-tip hair extensions or tape hair extensions.
Our recommendation is to always consult with your hair extensions stylist to get the best advice for your hair type.