The time is now right – you are going to have that glorious head of hair – human hair extensions here you come.What do you need to do first. Well the very first thing to do is find a salon and a stylist that you would trust your life to (well if you hair is ruined so is your life!) You need to find someone who understands what you are trying to achieve and how that will fit in with your lifestyle.
Having human hair extensions done properly is no mean task. It can take a long day and can cost about $5000 There may be special treatments to keep the extensions looking good and regular visits to the salon to make sure everything is still tight and looking good.
If you intend getting human hair extensions in a salon( definitely the preferred way, unless you have a very skilled friend!) There are a few things to take into account before making up your mind which salon, and indeed which stylist.
Check out the local area, do you have any friends who have had human hair extensions recently – a personal recommendation is by far the best way to choose a stylist. You are looking for a stylist, with experience to give you peace of mind that they know what they are doing.
Questions to ask the salon
– Do they have experience in human hair extensions?
– What attachment methods do they use – are they able to explain them so you can understand.
– What kind of hair do they use.
In general it is best to find a stylist , who has particular experience in the type of extensions you are intending to put in your hair.
The stylist should talk to you about you lifestyle, and make an assessment of you hair type, to see if is suitable to have human hair extensions. The stylist may also have extra information you have not yet considered. If you are an active person, then you may want to reconsider whether extensions are for you due to the amount of extra care they require. More frequent hair washing can reduce the life of the hair extensions.
The stylist should tell you about the different kinds of real hair that can be used and suggest the most suitable one for your hair . They should also discuss the different methods of attachment. One method will be suggested, if you looking for temporary extensions , but for permanent extensions then a different method may be suggested. It is most likely that a stylist will have more experience in one kind of attachment method. Ask which ones your stylist has experience of.
The care of human hair extensions and how long they last should also be discussed. The length of time natural hair extensions last depends upon the type of extensions used, and the care they are given. Human hair extension properly attached with regular maintenance visits to the salon can last up to 6 months. Looking after your real hair extensions is very important the life of them will be increased with proper care. Heat is the biggest threat to human hair extensions- heat from hair driers, hair treatments, washing and life. The amount of time between visits to the salon is determined by the attachment method. Any extensions can loosen with normal hair treatment(brushing and washing), so a visit to the salon will be recommended approximately every 6 weeks, to tighten any loose attachments. This is in order to keep everything looking great.
So the best thing you can do to get the head of hair you’d truly love is to find the perfect stylist.