Popular in Course
verified elite notetaker
Popular in Business
This 2 page Document was uploaded by an elite notetaker on Sunday December 20, 2015. The Document belongs to a course at a university taught by a professor in Fall. Since its upload, it has received 8 views.
Reviews for Are-Hair-Extensions-For-You--A-Hair-Extension-Primer
Report this Material
What is Karma?
Karma is the currency of StudySoup.
You can buy or earn more Karma at anytime and redeem it for class notes, study guides, flashcards, and more!
Date Created: 12/20/15
Are Hair Extensions For You? A Hair Extension Primer You see it everyday in magazines or on TV -- actresses have short hair one day, then luxurious, long tresses the next. What gives!? This "hair" is really hair extensions, which allow people to get the long hair they want, practically in an instant. Are there downsides? Professional hair extensions can certainly transform you without damaging your locks, but if done poorly, extensions can not only look bad, but actually harm your hair. Continue reading and find out what you can expect before you decide whether to go for hair extensions. Hair extensions are typically quite pricey, and if you get professionally-made custom extensions with high-quality hair, you could pay several hundred dollars. The quality of the hair is one of the biggest drivers of the cost. For example, lighter hair, typically from Caucasians of European descent, costs more than Asian hair. To get blonde hair extensions that look natural you will have to pay more for the European extensions. Ask your local salon for some price ranges so that you can get a better idea of the cost. If you look online or visit your local beauty supply, you can find do-it-yourself kits for hair extensions. These are not necessarily easy to do yourself, but if you can have a friend help, you could have great-looking extensions for a lot less money. If done well, these can look just as good as extensions done in a salon. Make sure that you buy the best quality of hair that you can afford if you decide to buy your own extensions. Two main types of hair extensions are used by stylists. The first type is a series of strands, which are really clumps of hair glued together like miniature ponytails. A stylist attaches these to the roots of your natural hair using a keratin-type of glue. These may look great, but they could result in some of your hair breaking off at the roots, and the glue contains a good deal of chemicals. This type of hair extension is fairly easy to apply, but the removal is difficult and should only be done at the salon to avoid major hair damage. Wefts are another common type of hair extension, and they use no chemicals. Wefts are strips, like pieces of tape with long curtains of hair hanging down. These extensions are woven by the stylist into your hair's roots around the mid-portion of your scalp, close to your ears. The weft is concealed by the upper layers of your hair. These extensions are less damaging, but they need tightening about every two months or so, which means you need to go back to your stylist. Most hair extensions are made of either human hair, synthetic hair or horse hair. The synthetic extensions cost the least, but they look and feel artificial, and do not hold up to heat styling, such as curling irons. Extensions made with human hair provide the best results and you can treat them exactly as you would your natural hair. Within human hair extensions, the available hair varies depending on its origin. Extensions for brown and black hair are made from hair that comes from Asia and India. These work wonderfully if you have naturally dark hair! However, the texture is thicker and more coarse than the natural hair for Caucasian women, so these types of extensions do not look as good on Caucasians. Hair that comes from Northern Italy and Europe considered to be of higher quality, with a higher price tag as well. The only issue with the lighter hair color extensions arises if you have naturally dark hair. In this case, your hair needs to be lightened to match the lighter extensions. Hair extensions can allow you to have the hair you have always wanted, especially if your hair is naturally thin, fine or damages easily. Although they can be costly, hair extensions could be a worthwhile investment in helping you feel proud of your appearance, while allowing you to have some fun with your hair at the same time. Click Here To Find Out More
Are you sure you want to buy this material for
You're already Subscribed!
Looks like you've already subscribed to StudySoup, you won't need to purchase another subscription to get this material. To access this material simply click 'View Full Document'