Hair extensions are here to resolve all your hair concerns. Want to experiment with a longer hairstyle? Try hair extensions. Always wanted voluminous locks? Try hair extensions. Have difficulty in growing your hair? Try hair extensions. The magical transformation that hair extensions promise can sway anyone to experiment with this trend.

What are hair extensions made of?
 

What are hair extensions made of?

Hair extensions can either be made of real human hair or with synthetic blended fibres. These fibres are fine, plastic fibres that are manufactured to emulate real hair. However, human hair extensions look natural and have a certain shine that synthetic hair cannot recreate. Also, human hair extensions are easy to blend in with your real hair.

Types of hair extensions
 

Types of hair extensions

There are many different types of hair extensions, some are easy to attach, while some may take longer. They are usually made to be light and feel natural and bouncy with the rest of your hair.

Clip-on hair extensions
 

Clip-on hair extensions

Clip-on extensions have either a fabric or silicone base which has clips at intervals. These clips are attached to the base and all you need to do is clip it on to your natural hair, near the roots. Wearing clip-on hair extensions will not take you more than 15 minutes. Such extensions are chemical-free, do not involve any heat or pressure and are fuss-free.

Tape-in hair extensions
 

Tape-in hair extensions

Tape-in hair extensions are pre-taped and then taped or glued on either side of your real hair. These are attached using a heated tool that heats up the glue; the process can take up to an hour. Usually, any adhesive product such as tape or glue can be damaging.

Keratin
 

Keratin

Keratin hair extensions can lead to good hair days for 3-4 months at a stretch. These are attached using an ultrasound technology that turns the keratin from a solid to a liquid and back to a solid in just a second. The process can take up to 2 hours.

How to care for hair extensions?
 

How to care for hair extensions?

It is essential to keep your extensions detangled. While sleeping, tie your hair in a loose braid or bun. Mist on a lightweight, leave-in conditioner spray to prevent knots. Use a loop brush that’ll help detangle hair at your scalp. And lastly, a blow dryer might save time because extensions take longer to dry.