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What Are The Pros & Cons of Hair Extensions?

Hair extensions have become highly popular with people across the UK over recent years, and there are many hair salons and individuals offering hair extension services. Extensions for the hair can be applied in a number of ways such as with clue, clips or microbeads.

Using hair extensions can make your hair look like it has more volume, length and it can also improve its condition. As hair extensions continue to become more popular it’s important to understand the pros and cons of using them, some of which are listed below.

Pro: Look and Feel

Hair ExtensionsHair extensions instantly look and feel great for people with them in their hair. Most are made from real hair, so they’ll blend in with yours and most people won’t even be able to tell the difference between your real hair and the extensions. No matter what style or look your going for, hair extensions can make your hair look and feel great again.

Con: Hair and Scalp Damage

The scalp is highly resilient and can withstand and support a lot of hair. Adding a lot of hair at one can pull on the scalp which can lead to damage being caused. When used with substance such as glue or if they aren’t removed correctly then it could cause damage to your own hair.

However, choosing a trained professional to fit your extensions will ensure that the right amount of hair weight is added to your scalp; meaning less tension will be caused. When you’re ready to have hair extensions removed it’s important to hair a salon or technician remove them; this will help to ensure that damage isn’t caused to your hair or scalp.

Pro: Versatility

Hair extensions are available in a range of colours, style, length, thicknesses and textures. The great thing about extensions is they can be straightened, curled and tied up just like your normal hair. With a great range of colours and shades available, you don’t need to colour or dye your own hair to make it match the extensions. If you are unhappy with the length or you need them to be shorter, then they can be trimmed just like your own hair.

Con: Time

It can take hours to have them fitted and the length of time it takes to fit them depends on a number of factors such as the amount you have and the length of the extensions. During this time you’ll need to hold your head in numerous positions; some of which can be quite awkward.

However, choosing to have your hair extensions fitted by a trained and experienced professionals will help to speed up the time it takes to fit the extensions. When visiting a hair salon or hair extension technician, the usual time to fit extensions will typically be around 2-4 hours depending on the amount of extensions you require.

Pro: Low Maintenance

Good quality hair extensions, such as remy human hair extensions are likely to last for up to 3 months when they are looked after correctly. Just take of the extensions as you would your normal hair and maintenance to have some extensions moved up or removed will help to keep them looking great for even longer.

Should I Get Hair Extensions?

This is entirely down to you and no one else can make the decision for you. If you’re wanting longer or thicker hair and not wanting to wait for you hair to grow naturally, then the best option is hair extensions. Visiting a hairdresser will ensure you choose the best type of hair extensions and the best fitting method for your own natural hair. Once they’ve been fitted you’ll struggle to tell the difference between your own hair and the extensions.

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