monique macintosh May 08, 2019

10 Things to Know About Hair Extensions


Welcome to the world of hair extensions where there is so much variety and so many things to know. In this blog post we are narrowing down 10 things to know about hair extensions! So if you have been wondering about them don’t worry we’ve got you covered.


#1 There Are Different Types of Hair Extensions


With so many types of hair extensions on the market it may be hard to tell the difference. From synthetic, human hair, remy, virgin hair, raw virgin, not all hair extensions are made the same. They all can’t do the same thing. While you can dye virgin and raw virgin hair you never want to try to dyeing synthetic hair unless your goal is to be unsuccessful at it.


In terms of ranking from lowest quality to highest the list goes from synthetic, human hair, remy, virgin hair to raw virgin. Each hair texture has it’s “pros and cons” but really it all comes down to a matter of preference and affordability.


#2 There Are Various Textures


Whether you are looking to rock bone straight hair, wavy, curly, or even a kinky afro there is a hair extension texture for you out there. There is a texture to blend with almost every single curl pattern. This is great if you are going for a natural look and want your extensions to appear like they are growing out of your scalp.


This is also perfect if you want to try new looks and textures but don’t want to apply chemicals to your hair. Feel free to check out the various hair extension textures on our site for all your hair extension needs.


#3 You Can Get Almost Any Length You Can Think of


Whether you want to rock short hair, be about that bob life or maybe you are team long hair don’t care, there is a hair extension length for you! Hair extensions can be found in lengths up to 60 inches! We have rappers such as Nicki Minaj and Cardi B to thank for that.


If you want to rock short lengths then 27 piece hair extensions are the best for you. With a 27 piece hair extension set you can achieve cute short hair looks such as pixie cuts and more with great ease. This is great for all my ladies that want to rock short hair without cutting off their beautiful tresses.


#4 You Can Color Them


Yes, you can color hair extensions. Hair extensions that are virgin or raw virgin take color very well! Go ahead and live out your wildest hair fantasies because when you are working with virgin hair extensions you can dye your hair extensions almost any color you can imagine. When coloring extensions it is best to start off with 913 blonde bundles. Blonde bundles take color the best and are the easiest to dye.


#5 You Can Put Them Up In A Ponytail


I remember back in high school when hair extensions styles were so limited. Although they seemed advanced then the current styles that you can do with hair extensions will blow your mind.


I remember when achieving a ponytail with a wig or sew in hair extensions was only a dream. Thanks to the 360 frontal you can now put your wig or sew in up in a ponytail with ease. Not to mention the hair will look like it is coming out your scalp. I wonder how far the world of hair extensions will go in the next 5 years.


#6 You Can Treat Them Like Real Hair


You may have noticed from the previous facts that there are lot of things that you can do with hair extensions. Just like real hair you can cut them, dye them, style them and rock almost any hair style possible. The versatility is endless!


#7 Some People Wear Them for Medical Reasons


Not everyone who wears hair extensions wears them for the glitz and glam or even for the convenience. Those suffering from conditions such as Alopecia are wearing hair extensions for medical reasons. Alopecia is a condition that causes hair to stop growing. Some women with this condition go to hair extensions as a way to be able to rock any hair look that they want despite it.


#8 They Have Been Worn for Centuries


Hair extensions may seem like what is trending now in the world of hair but they have actually been around for centuries. It is noted that even the ancient Egyptians wore hair extensions such as wigs, it was very common espcailly amongst royalty. Many of our former U.S. Presidents also wore hair extensions while serving our country.


#9 Customization & Installation Is Key!


Hair extensions can offer a natural hair look that resembles real hair but only when done properly. This is why it is so important that you make sure that you go to a pro when getting your hair extensions installed. What is worse than splurging on extensions is to splurge on them and the install to look a hot mess.


Hair extension pieces such as closures and frontals may require customization in order to make them look as natural as possible.


#10 Hair Extensions Can Last for Years!


One thing that every hair extension lover loves about hair extensions is that they can last for years! If you purchase quality virgin hair bundles like the ones from our site and take proper care of them they can last you a long time.


At first glance when purchasing hair extensions it may seem like a steep price to pay but think about all the money you will save if you purchase quality bundles and reuse them rather than going for a new hair style all the time? When you do the math these type of hair extensions are definitely worth the investment!


What Are Your Thoughts?


There are so many more facts about hair extensions and as they evolve new facts are created. What are some of your favorite facts about hair extensions on this list? What are some facts that didn’t make the list? Let us know by leaving a comment, we want to hear from you!