Hair extensions can dramatically change your look and take you from short hair to flowing locks in a matter of hours. In order to the best results, you need to use the highest quality hair you can afford and make sure you have the method that best suits you and your needs. Good quality hair extensions can cost a lot but the natural, long lasting results are well worth it the price tag. However, if you are spending a substantial amount of money on your new do and spending a good few hours in the chair having them fitted, then you need to make sure they are put in properly.
The time need to be spent in the saloon depends on the installation method you select. The number of extensions is also an added factor in considering the time. You should be prepared for the long hours to be spent there. A book to read and few snacks can be helpful during these hours.
If you decide you want your hair extensions removed, the process can take up to 4 hours, depending on the amount of hair you’ve added. When you consider most hair extensions only last for four months before the bond between extension and natural hair starts to weaken, you’ve set yourself up for some time intensive maintenance.
It is recommended that you use the Friseur Neu-Ulm shampoo and conditioner that is recommended by your stylist. These products help to prolong the lifespan of your extensions. Most high-street shampoos contain silicon which is not good for the extensions and can slowly soften and break down the bonds causing the extensions to fall out.
Fusion is a method in which the hair is glued to the natural hair in small groups. The extension hair is taken and merged with the natural hair and soldered together with silicone or keratin.
Synthetic hair extensions are less expensive. However, it is difficult to make them wholly match the texture of your natural hair. Furthermore, they have a tendency to get matted during shampooing. Also, you cannot style them using a hair dryer. However, the are a good choice if you want have to frequently change your looks without shelling out a lot of money.
Are the advantages of a whole new look and the ability to sport long beautiful hair worth the disadvantages? Only you can answer that question with the help of your hairdresser. Be sure to find a reputable hairdresser who’s experienced in the art of working with hair extensions before even considering this process. If done properly, hair extensions can be a versatile addition to your look!