Saturday, March 28, 2015

The Beginner’s Guide to Hair Extensions

Jennifer Lopez
Have you ever worn  extensions before?  I personally have not.  But they do amaze me.  When I see some beautiful celebrity with those long, luscious locks, I often wonder, “is that really her hair??”  I would definitely try them if I had an opportunity, and the right time and place.  From what I have read about them extensions have come a long way, and they just look so darn real!  I can’t tell the difference anymore between real hair and hair with extensions!  And isn’t that the whole point of wearing them?  And how many times have you cringed while watching a cat fight on the Real Housewives when someone gets there extensions yanked out?  That is entertainment, people!  I am always amazed by the fact that I didn’t even realize they were wearing the extensions in the first place!

Here is a nifty little guide about extensions, in case you are curious too!

Choosing the Right  Extension Method for You

Too often, people assume that amazing hair is something you are born with. This is simply not the case. Great hair is possible for just about anyone with today’s options. In fact, many people are turning to them to provide them with the style they desire. Since there are several different methods for extensions, it is important to pick one that suits your needs. The following guide will help you select the right ones.
Sarah Jessica Parker

Glue In

A lot of people get glue in extensions because they are longer lasting. This type of extension is added to the hair with a keratin bond. Most people love the look of them, but they dislike the maintenance that is required. You also have to be careful when you condition your hair or use hair tools. These products and tools can weaken the bond connecting the hair and the extension. If you are low maintenance with your hair and simply want to add length or volume, you will probably love having these in your hair.

Lauren Conrad

Clip In

Popular alternatives to long lasting extensions are ones that clip into your hair. These are very versatile, and there are several different styles to choose from. They are also available in real and synthetic hair. You can add these into your hair daily or on occasion to add length, texture, volume, and style. If you choose this option, it is important to take care of your hairpieces. Make sure to wash them and let them dry flat. Also, comb through them regularly to get rid of any tangles. This will ensure that they last longer and look better when you wear them.


Women who have thick, coarse hair often prefer sewn-in extensions. A weave is applied to tightly braided pieces of your own natural hair. Most people have to tighten the braided sections of their hair regularly so the hair looks good. The tightening process can take a little time, but it does enable the hair to look beautiful as a result.

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You can also tape extensions into your hair using Sellotape. This might be a good option if you want volume added to your hair. A long row of extensions is taped in between a section of your hair. Most people love the results, and the upkeep is minimal as long as you do not brush too hard.

Before you choose an extension, make sure to evaluate your hair and your needs. This will allow you to make a more informed decision about your hair for the best results.

Maybe I should give extensions a try before I am too old to enjoy them (or has that time passed?  Say it isn’t so!)  How about you?  What is your take on them?

Have a happy weekend!!