It happens all the time—celebrities go short and then flaunt long hair the very next day for their red carpet look. Thanks to hair extensions, we all can now flaunt longer or thicker hair depending on our choices. While hair extensions sure seem hella exciting, we’re certain that you have several questions in mind before getting them. Worry not as we’re about to answer all your questions about hair extensions. Read on...
Types of hair extensions
 

Types of hair extensions

Before you actually opt for hair extensions, you need to know that there are two kinds of hair extensions that you can go for. Hairstylists usually suggest real hair extensions and keep in mind that they can be coloured according to the client’s hair colour. However, one can also opt for synthetic hair extensions that are like clip-ons, which can be removed before you go to bed.

Know why you want them
 

Know why you want them

It’s imperative to ask yourself why you need them—if it’s only for a wedding, it means you need it for short terms only but if it’s for longer, know how long you want it for. Don’t forget to tell your hairstylist whether you want it for length, make your hair thicker or both as his suggestions will largely depend on your problem areas and on what you as a client want.

Caring for hair extensions
 

Caring for hair extensions

It is imperative to care for hair extensions once you get them because if you don’t the quality and texture or colour of the hair extensions will fade away. If you want long term hair extensions, know that real hair extensions last for as long as 3-4 years but it all depends on how well you care for them. Just remember that using an effective shampoo and conditioner is a must when you have hair extensions. Also, make sure you regularly go in for deep conditioning to keep your hair soft and smooth. Remember that you must either hang them or keep them on a flat surface to ensure that they’re always in good condition.

Coloured hair regime
 

Coloured hair regime

If you have coloured hair, things get a little tricky. But with a little extra attention, getting the perfect hair extensions for coloured hair isn’t impossible. For those with coloured hair, go to a salon that sells extensions. See what they have in stock and then consult the stylist on the exact extensions that will match your hair colour. Make sure you ask for the hair swatch and match it with your hair colour. Don’t forget to ask your hairstylist about maintenance rules and how often you need to revisit.

No scalp troubles
 

No scalp troubles

You might be wondering if hair extensions cause any kind of scalp troubles and the answer is a clear no. They don’t harm the scalp in anyway. They’re always fixed away from the scalp. But one thing to be careful about is that if you’re getting hair extensions for the first time, make sure you go easy on the number because otherwise, they can end up giving you a headache due the excess weight. Also, if you have very fine hair, it’s better to start with a few extensions first. Don’t skip your appointments if you really want to make your hair extensions last.