Tips for Choosing the Right Hair Extensions

Posted by Kapellohairuk on November 2nd, 2013

Hair extensions are a big investment that can transform your short, thin or flat hair into thick, voluminous, multi-dimensional style. These days, there are a lot of different products out there, and it can be difficult to know what’s what. There are many factors to consider when you’re thinking about investing in hair extensions, so here are a few tips, definitions and considerations to help you figure out what’s best for you.

The most important consideration is the quality of the hair. While synthetic hair tends to be cheaper, it has a shiny plastic look and melts if you use heat to style your hair. Human hair looks much more natural but there is a large range of quality within this category. Human hair extensions can be Remy or non-Remy, which refers to the directions of the cuticles. Non Remy hair can be hair collected from the floor or brush and then bunched together. The cuticles will face in both directions, and the hair will be put through a harsh chemical process, making the hair brittle and dry. Remy hair is cut straight from the donor’s ponytail and kept together, so that the cuticles point in the same direction. As a result, the hair stays smooth and tangle-free.

Remy hair can either be single drawn or double drawn. Single drawn hair may have some shorter pieces in it, making the final product slightly uneven. Double drawn hair has been separated by hand, so that each strand of hair is exactly the same length. Double drawn hair extensions tend to be longer and offer a more uniform look.

The texture of the donated hair is worth investigating, too. While some hair extensions may be made with hair that has been chemically treated in the past, others use only virgin hair, which was never treated before being sourced. Virgin hair tends to be softer and more manageable, and will blend more easily with your natural hair. Hair for extensions may be sourced from different ethnicities worldwide, and it is important to take into account hair texture and diameter when you make your choice.

Once you have determined the quality of your investment, there are also a number of styles to choose from. If you want to give your hair a little extra oomph for a special event, or want to be able to change your style often, clip in extensions are probably your best option. They are chemical and glue free, and can be applied and styled at home. If you are looking for longer lasting, low-cost extensions, pre taped or pre bonded extensions can be applied in the salon for lasting results. Micro ring extensions are the semi-permanent option for anyone who wants long term hair-extensions without having to use chemicals or glues.

It’s best to shop with a high-end hair extensions provider like Kapello Hair when you’re looking for the best quality at the best prices. Then you can work with a trained professional to choose, apply and care for your hair extensions so that your investment lasts.

About The Author:

This article is written by Jonathan Barrett. Kapello Hair is born with a desire to source the best quality hair in the world and to introduce a new level of innovation to the hair extensions industry. They provide a wide range of hair extensions by method, colour, length & type.

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