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Advice for Hair Extensions

08 September 2015

 

Hair Extensions

 

Long story short, but I’m actually thinking of getting hair extensions. Never thought I’d had to go back to this field, as I love the natural look – but my hair is so thin and impossible to style – I’m tired of always having the same look!

I don’t want to make a full head or putting in a lot of hair. Just enough to add a tiny amount of length and body, yet I want it to look extremely natural!

 

Hair Extensions

 

As I’m not very updated on hair extensions, I thought to ask you guys for advice?

1. What is the latest, best, method for inserting hair extensions? Something that doesn’t damage your hair too much and if someone touches your hair it’s not very obvious?

2. Which hair grade and origin is the absolute best? My hair is very fine & thin, would some AAAA+ virgin Russian hair work best for me?

3.  Does price matter?

Thank you for your help! <3

 

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10 Responses to “Advice for Hair Extensions”

  1. katherine says:

    i have used extensions since i was 16 (i’m 26 now) and i have tried all types. my most recent was the brand called dreamcatchers https://dreamcatchers.com/ . they were very good quality, and you apply them with cylinders. they also just came out with tape in and an extensions for the top of your head in case you are thinning on the crown. they are so easy to apply, remove, and take care of. taking care of the hair is just like your own hair really not much difference. they are practically invisible except if you put your hair up on the sides, but you can easily fix it with a little teasing. i work in a salon so i only paid $500 for the actual hair (i bought 100 pieces with 20 inch length). it usually runs around $1,000-$2,000 depending on how many pieces and how long the hair is. the downside is that about once a month (6 weeks if your pushing it) you have to get them raised back to the root since your hair grows out which would cost me $100 when i wasn’t working in a salon.
    ——
    i have also tried clip ins. i love the versatility of the looks you can create, and obviously how you dont need them everyday. i am thinking of trying the dreamcatchers tape in extensions pretty soon.

    hope this helps! xoxo

    • Anonymous says:

      Hello
      I was wondering if these extensions come as clip ons. I have tried many types of extensions, cylinders, beads, taped and now wear the clip extensions. And have found that the clip ons are the best type of extensions for complete caring for hair. I lost and shed so much with the beads.

  2. Inga says:

    Hi !

    My first recommendation would be to check the hair salon that you have around the area you’re living in. Many of them are not specifically “branding” the fact they are doing hair extensions but a little research would definitely help you (it might be luxury spa or hotels which are actually getting those kinds of services).

    As far as I’m concerned, I’ve always had hair extensions from a brand called “Great Lengths” when I was still living in France (you actually have to find accredited hair salons) which are also quite affordable I would say, starting around 150€ if you want to densify your hair and keeping the whole thing natural.
    You can get different applications, like tape, bound or keratin methods, and it doesn’t damage your hair when they are taking them off or putting the extensions higher, which they recommend to do around 1 month and a half or even every 3 months, depending on how fast your hair is growing and the way you’re taking care of your extensions.
    I would advise you to avoid salty water and too much sun, but also avoid hair care with silicone (also before the application of extensions, since it actually make them slide).
    And of course, try to stay away from shampoo with SLS and do regular deep moisturizing treatments at home and keep brushing them regularly.

    Right now, I am living in Sweden, and I personally think that Scandinavian hair salons are actually really experimented in those kinds of methods, especially Sweden or Iceland. But of course, it’s a matter of location..

    Honestly, the price range really depends on the proportion of hair you want to add, and the salon that is gonna take care of you, but you can already get amazing results for 200-450€, it’s always a budget 😉
    Sometimes, the price is actually crazy high because they are gonna take care of the retouch after 1-3 months for free, like a all inclusive package.

  3. Inga says:

    Hi !

    My first recommendation would be to check the hair salon that you have around the area you’re living in. Many of them are not specifically “branding” the fact they are doing hair extensions but a little research would definitely help you (it might be luxury spa or hotels which are actually getting those kinds of services).

    As far as I’m concerned, I’ve always had hair extensions from a brand called “Great Lengths” when I was still living in France (you actually have to find accredited hair salons) which are also quite affordable I would say, starting around 150€ if you want to densify your hair and keeping the whole thing natural.
    You can get different applications, like tape, bound or keratin methods, and it doesn’t damage your hair when they are taking them off or putting the extensions higher, which they recommend to do around 1 month and a half or even every 3 months, depending on how fast your hair is growing and the way you’re taking care of your extensions.
    I would advise you to avoid salty water and too much sun, but also avoid hair care with silicone (also before the application of extensions, since it actually make them slide).
    And of course, try to stay away from shampoo with SLS and do regular deep moisturizing treatments at home and keep brushing them regularly.

    Right now, I am living in Sweden, and I personally think that Scandinavian hair salons are actually really experimented in those kinds of methods, especially Sweden or Iceland. But of course, it’s a matter of location..

    Honestly, the price range really depends on the proportion of hair you want to add, and the salon that is gonna take care of you, but you can already get amazing results for 200-450€, it’s always a budget 😉
    Sometimes, the price is actually crazy high because they are gonna take care of the retouch after 1-3 months for free, like a all inclusive package.

    Good luck babe ! xoxo

  4. bre says:

    I wear hair extensions for 90 % of the year lol I do full sew ins which is were the you have most of your hair braided up completely then my hair stylist sews the extension weft right onto my hair. I know it sounds weird but its actually the most common and healthy way to put extension in your hair. Since you mention you only wanted a few I would recommend getting some clip ins made :) very easy to use. The best quality hair that I have every used was Sassy mitchell hair extensions. This hair does not shead, break off, the texture is extremely soft and its 100 % human hair. Its a little pricey but thats because the quality is amazing. Love your Blog!!!!

  5. Beautiful hair :)
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  6. Janice says:

    Luxy clip ins I love!
    Thick n good price!
    http://www.luxyhair.com

  7. steven says:

    Ladies men love long hair!! Most of us thinks it’s super sexy & chic. I know it must be difficult to maintain along with being expensive but it looks great. I just want to give the the “male point of view”

  8. Anonymous says:

    Klix is what I use — luv it for my fine hair (it never has damaged my hair always looks natural *high quality http://www.klixhair.com/ good luck & happy shopping :) 😉

  9. Rainyui says:

    Thank you for your psot! 100 % human hair, yet I want it to look extremely natural! http://www.omgnb.com

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