Guide to choosing hair extensions

Hair extensions can transform your look in an instant, but they also require proper maintenance and care. Here we will look at some tips which will help you choose the best type of hair extensions for you based on your budget, hair goals and hair type.

How long will hair extensions last?

This will vary from the type of hair you use, and the method used to fit the hair. Clip in hair extensions usual last a while as they are removed and don’t come into as much contact with the daily elements. Other hair extensions applied on a more permanent basis will last around 2-4 months.

How difficult is it to maintain hair extensions:

Hair extensions do require maintenance so to ensure you get the best from the hair extensions you will need to treat them with care look after them as you do your own hair.

What types of extensions are there?

Tape-in extensions: These are semi-permanent extensions that are pre-taped and applied onto your hair using tape. They are easy to install and remove, but they may damage your hair if not done properly. They can last up to 6-8 weeks with proper care.

Clip in extensions: These are temporary extensions that are easy to apply and remove. They clip onto your natural hair and can be styled as you wish. They are ideal for adding length, volume or colour to your hair for special occasions or everyday wear. They do not damage your hair, but they may not blend well with some hair textures.

Bonded extensions: These are also known as keratin extensions or fusion bonds. They are semi-permanent extensions that are attached to your hair using a heated tool that melts a keratin bond around your hair. They are very durable and can last up to 4-6 months with proper care. However, they can be expensive and time-consuming to install and remove, and they may cause damage or breakage to your hair.

These are the most popular types of extensions.

Will they damage my hair?

Hair extensions will only damage your hair if they are not applied correctly or maintained correctly.

If you would like to find out more about hair extensions or have any questions or queries, contact our friendly team today for more information and advice.