There are many forms of hair extension as well as the attachments that go with them. Generally you are going to be going for whichever hair extension is suitable and affordable for you, which is only natural for those that look to purchase them since not everybody can afford the very best in extensions and equally not everybody is willing to invest more than a certain amount of money in them even if they have the money to do so in the first place. This is only natural since there are usually more immediate things to be worried about rather than extensions such as monthly budgets, families and other things that some deem to be a better investment of money. We at Inanch.com feel that extensions are always worth spending the little extra on, but we do respect the fact that some want the cheaper options.
There are however certain types of hair extension that we would implore you to actively avoid. Whilst there are many high quality, plausible and frankly excellent forms of extension out there it is only natural that some of them are substandard in either quality or the job that they do. Sometimes this can even be of massive detriment to the person who gets these extensions, and so I will outline the positive extensions and which forms you should avoid.
For instance, clip-on extensions can be really excellent if they are made in the right way. Clip-on extensions give you a lot more freedom in when you wear your extensions as well as meaning you can take them out whenever you want aswell. This is especially useful for those that want to make their extensions last longer but don’t necessarily need or want to wear them all the time. Nights out with friends or at work are the only real times that you are massively required to have your extensions in.
However, if you are going to get clip-on extensions make sure that you are buying the correct extension material. Human hair is excellent because it feels and acts in the same way that your regular hair would, and therefore this gives you a much better experience as a customer by being able to do things to your hair that you normally would such as straighten, curl or wash it. Avoid synthetic extensions at all costs, as you are met by huge limitations on what you can do with them such as colouring, straightening and yes, even washing. They are a far inferior material and although they are a lot cheaper they do not last very long and are just generally terrible to use.
The final extension type to avoid is an attachment known as glued extensions. These extensions are attached by a cheap product known as Liquid Gold Glue, and whilst it can work and does have a reasonable hold it requires the help of a professional stylist to both remove and implement. Any misstep in temperature of the glue when applying or removing can result in scalp burns and even hair loss. This is not worth the risk of saving a small amount of money, and so be sure that you always avoid the use of glues and stick with human hair with clip-on’s, keratin-bonded or micro ring extensions.