Our Range of Hair Extensions Explained
Looking for some instant glamour? Need a confidence boost? Hair extensions might be the answer but before you rush into it, there are a few things to consider.
It’s true that hair extensions can make you look and feel great but be aware that once you’ve committed, you’ll need to set aside some time daily to maintain your new look. It’s also a good idea to find a salon and experienced stylist who can help you decide on the best hair extensions option for you and your budget.
The hair used to create hair extensions can be either human or synthetic. Human hair is obviously the best choice as it looks more natural, it can be coloured and styled, and even cut to create that completely realistic and natural look.
Human hair extensions are quite expensive though. Synthetic hair extensions are worth considering if you’re on a tight budget.
Clip-in Hair Extensions Vs. Tape-in Hair Extensions
Clip-in hair extensions are not bonded with or weaved into your hair but rather, as their name suggests, clip into your hair via small clips that are sewn into the hair extension weft.
Clip-ins offer the benefit of being able to adjust the thickness and volume to your needs and are also reasonably comfortable and easy to apply or remove.
However, clip-ins are the most temporary type of hair extension and depending on how well they are applied, the clips may move around causing them to be uncomfortable and not sit properly in your hair. It is also not advisable to wear clip-in hair extensions while you’re sleeping.
Tape-in Hair Extensions
Tape-in extensions (or tape-ins) last much longer than clip-ins – up to 8 weeks if cared for correctly. They can be reapplied up to 4 times, when using high-quality hair, and can look very natural because they can be styled.
Tape-in hair extensions come on strips of double-sided tape, which are attached to the weft of the extension. They are then taped to the base of your hair at the scalp.
Tape-in hair extensions should only be applied by an experienced hair stylist because, if not applied correctly, they can be messy and not sit securely or properly in your hair.
Tape-ins or clip-ins, glue-ins or sew-ins; which type of hair extension is right for you will depend on your needs, lifestyle and budget but hopefully this article has helped to clarify the options that are available to you before you go and get your new, confidence inspiring, and glamourous new locks.