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A Girls Guide To Buying Human Hair Extensions

By on Last modified: February 26, 2016

If you are someone who wears human hair extensions on a regular basis, then you already know just how great having all that hair and volume is. If you are someone who wants to try them out but is unsure of where to start then don’t worry we have you covered. There are some tips and tricks you should know before you go out and purchase your own human hair extensions. There are so many different varieties that you can choose from including clip in, glue, micro-bead, tape, the list really could go on and on. If you are someone who wants to know what to look for when buying hair extensions then keep on reading.

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1. Always Colour Match In Person

This is something you should always do while it might be nice buying online, sometimes the picture might be off a couple shades. A consultation is super important when you want to buy hair extensions so your best bet is to go a place where there are professionals to help you. This is the best possible way you can match your hair exactly as you want.

2. Blend Colours Together

Nobody’s hair colour is one flat shade, blending a few different tones together really looks more natural. Obviously, it is not going to look natural if you mix it with pink but choosing a few shades that are close to your colour will look great. If you have blonde hair, try using three or four different blondes and with darker hair you can mix two or three together. The differences don’t look very noticeable but they look a lot more natural.

3. Try Ombre Hair

The ends of your hair naturally lighten over a period of time so having slightly darker hair at the root also looks natural. You want to mimic the effect of real hair so doing this makes things blend more seamlessly.

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4. Think About Texture

Not every hair type is the same and hair comes in all different textures and thickness. So you want to think about what you want your hair to look like with the extensions. If you like wearing your hair slick and straight you want to get human hair extensions that mimic this to make styling them a lot easier.

5. Make Sure You Ask Question

If you are going for the first time, then make sure that you think of everything you want to know before you go and don’t be afraid to ask questions. That’s what professionals are there for! You want to be absolutely sure about what you are buying and how to use them correctly so there is no shame in asking.

6. Reuse Extensions

Some extensions only have a certain lifespan, but some of them are reusable. Tape extensions, for example, can be reused up to three times. Tape and the remover you need can be purchased separately. Of course, you should only trust your hairdresser to do this for you, but you should know that you might not have to repurchase a full set every time they need to be re-taped.