Hair extensions haven’t always been considered the classiest look. In the past they have been shunned as the style choice of Z-list celebrities and WAG’s, but are now worn by everyone, including movie stars and supermodels, due to their versatility and the ability to use them to create a multitude of fabulous looks with ease.
No matter what your hairstyle or type, extensions can add length, volume and texture to your existing hair and look completely natural at the same time. Many people are put off trying artificial hair due to experiences of over-glossy, cheap extensions that people often wear, yet if you choose the right extensions no one will even know you are wearing them.
You would probably be surprised by how many people with beautiful hair achieved this look using artificial hair, and most red carpet looks now involve a little extra help from extensions.
Choose a Good Quality Hair Extension
One of the main mistakes you can make when choosing your artificial hair is choosing a lower quality hair extension. Whilst this might seem more cost effective at the time, in the long run it will end up costing you dearly as the hair will not be as easy to style or blend with your own and can end up being unused due to the unappealing aesthetic of hair that doesn’t fit in with your natural locks.
The best hair extensions tend to be Remy human hair, although there are other fantastic human hair and synthetic hair extensions on the market that may be suitable for your needs. With Remy human hair, the cuticles remain intact to ensure that the hair looks as natural as possible and can be styled and treated exactly the same as your own natural tresses without difficulty.
CurlyQueen told us that being able to treat this hair in the same way as your own is absolutely essential if you are wearing extensions as everyday use. If you wash your hair every day or you curl your hair on a regular basis, you need to buy hair that can take the heat. Synthetic hair can be a great way to add extra length for a night out or special event but will tangle easily and struggles to withstand styling so will be unlikely to be suitable for everyday use.
When picking your artificial hair, make sure to read reviews from independent sources and find hair that fulfils your needs, as choosing the wrong extensions can turn your new hairdo from ‘Classy’ to ‘Trashy’.
Style and Curl it to Match Your Own Hair
Hair extensions look the most sophisticated and natural when they match your own hair. Therefore, it is best to buy hair extensions that can be styled as though they were your own hair. Most extensions, especially if you are buying online, will have to be dyed to match your own hair colour as subtle differences in hair colour can be very obvious when the hair is worn.
You should also visit your stylist with your hair extensions so that they can blend these into your hairstyle to create a beautiful aesthetic that matches your current style perfectly as artificial hair that doesn’t match your natural hair can appear jarring and false.
Once these hair extensions have been blended with your natural hair, you can style it into a variety of beautiful styles for any occasion and your extensions will repay you by adding texture, length and bounce to your tresses, recreating that perfect A-List style with ease.