6 Different Types Of Hair Extensions That May Or May Not Be For You


When you want to add volume and inches to your hair, but you don’t want to have to wait for it to grow out or bother using a bunch of expensive styling products, there is another option. You can get extensions, and you have all kinds of options available. While there are some cheap clip-in extensions that you can put in your hair yourself, your best bet is to go to your favorite beauty salon and have a consultation with a stylist. They will tell you which types of extensions they use, talk about what you want to get out of the extensions, and let you know what the extensions are going to cost. Before you make a final decision, it is a good idea to familiarize yourself with the different types of hair extensions available.

1. Human Hair Extensions

If you are looking for extensions that are going to last, there is nothing like real human hair extensions. They will last much longer than synthetic hair extensions, and they look much more like your own hair. You can style them as you would normally, whereas with synthetic extensions you can’t use curling irons, flat irons, hair dryers, etc. Also, you can’t swim when you are wearing synthetic hair extensions.

2. Color Matching

Unless you are looking for a really wild and funky look, make sure that your hair extensions match your natural hair color (or the color that you have dyed or bleached your natural hair) as close as possible. There are so many colors available that there is no reason why you shouldn’t be able to get a pretty good match, and shades within your color tone for highlights and low-lights.

3. Remy Hair Extensions

Often, hair extensions don’t go in the proper direction, and you end up with a lot of tangles. This method involved attaching bundles of human hair in a way that the roots and ends are all in the right direction. They won’t tangle because the cuticles aren’t going to catch on one another. Another benefit is that each single hair is picked individually, making it much healthier than other types of natural hair extensions.

4. Xotica Hair Extensions

Hair extensions are awesome, but they also come with a high price, especially human hair extensions. But, if you choose Xotica Hair, you won’t be spending a small fortune, but you also won’t have to skimp on quality. These extensions are made from 100% human hair, and come from single-source donors. The wefts are long-lasting, and you won’t see a lot of shedding like you do with other types of extensions.

5. Seamless Hair Extensions

These hair extensions are applied close to the scalp, but not near the hair line. This way, you see more of your own natural hair and not the extensions, so your “do” looks more natural. These extensions are applied so they go with the natural direction of your own hair so you have beautiful, flowy hair. No heat or tools are used to apply these extensions, so there is no risk of damaging your natural hair.

6. Low-Maintenance

Look for extensions that aren’t going to involve a lot of maintenance on your part. If you spend a bit more to get the higher quality extensions, you will have less maintenance to worry about. Just make sure that you brush it regularly, keep it up when you are sleeping, and use the proper cleaning products. If you have to do more than this in order to keep your extensions looking great, those aren’t the extensions you want.