Before Saying Yes to Extensions

t's amazing how the beauty industry meets the high demand for human hair extensions. We just can't get enough of those beauty bundles! With so many different human hair extensions on the market, it can be difficult to make the decision on what to purchase and wear. There are so many types and textures that can produce different looks, so you want to make sure you have a good understanding of the different human hair extensions that will compliment you and make you look and feel great about yourself.

The idea of buying human hair extensions can be daunting at first, but just think of the boost in confidence and new look the transition will give you. You will soon find that the decision to make the transition to human hair extensions is well worth the investment. But what should you consider before you say yes to human hair extensions? No worries, we're here to give you the scoop on the do’s and don’ts when finding the best extensions for you.

 Identify Your Needs

The hair needs of women can be very different or very similar. Some may want to add length and volume, whereas others may want to add length and thickness to hide their thinning, short, or damaged hair. Typically, human hair extensions are desired because of the endless possibilities they offer. They give you a quick, gratifying way to change your look without having to wait for your natural hair to grow out or recover from damage.

So, before you jump right into the fun, you should first figure out your "why" beyond extensions. What is your hair story? What prompted you to consider buying and wearing human hair extensions? Do you understand the costs involved? Do you have a doable plan to obtain and wear your new extensions? Make sure you do research to avoid costly mistakes not only to your pockets, but also to your looks.

Calculate Expenses

In the beauty industry, human hair extensions are often considered a luxury item. The price of human hair extensions can be very affordable. On average, cost is usually between $100 - $900. However, they can cost thousands of dollars depending on the quality, quantity, type, texture, length, and color. Keep in mind high prices do not mean the extensions are of high-quality.

When you do your research on human hair extensions be sure to look-up how to differentiate between the types of hair quality. The information will give you a better understanding of why the cost of human hair extensions varies so much. Keep in mind lower prices are an indication of poor quality. You don’t want to purchase extensions that are not going to last at least 4-6 months to a year.

Consider building a list of items to determine the cost of your investment in hair extensions . The list will give you an idea of how much hair extensions, installation method by a salon stylist and the maintenance of extensions can cost. The list should include shampoo, conditioner, hair oils, and brushes that are specifically geared to maintain the overall look and quality of your extensions. Silk bonnets are also a great addition to this list as they will keep your natural hair from suffering from excess breakage, just like they will do for your extensions.

Remember, you're adding human hair to your hair. This often raises a concern about damage to your hair and the cost of taking on the venture. However, with proper daily care and having periodic visits with a salon stylist, the chance of developing damage to your hair is low. So don’t lose sight of your goal… to be confident, look fabulous and feel great. If you decide to go ahead with investing in human hair extensions, it's important to know not only what you're getting but what is going to cost you as well.

Do Some Research

Extensions offer a great opportunity to experiment with your look. Using extensions can be the best option for many women who want to try something new. But before you dive right in, you'll want to know all about the revolutionary methods and what types are out there for you to try. From clip-ins, tape-ins, weaves, pre-bonded, fusion, micro-links and more, there are so many different options to choose from. So you'll want to make sure you learn about what's available as well as what you think would look best on you.

Consider the Current Length of Your Hair

If you want to skip the waiting game when it comes to growing your hair, extensions may just be the answer you were looking for. But how long does your natural hair have to be in order to get that instant bundle of length? Due to the weight that extensions add, you want to ensure that you're not overwhelming your roots if your hair is short. Professionals suggest that your hair should be at least 14 inches long to handle multiple bundles. However, if you're considering a different method, such as tape-in's, your natural hair only needs to be about 8 inches long.

Know Your Curl Type

Decoding your curls can be confusing, but it's a necessary step that will allow you to make informed decisions when it comes to what type of extensions you'll need. Whether you are someone who has tight coils, spiral curls, or an array of textures, you want to understand how to best match your natural hair to new additions. If you're following the standard hair types 1 through 4 with subcategories of A to C, you can discover your curly type and see what textured extensions will work best. Especially for those who have dense strands or straw-strung coils, understanding your hair is essential to a successful match and purchase.


The Hairstyle Possibilities

Probably one of the biggest perks of having hair extensions is the various hairstyling that can be done with them. It offers a way to seamlessly try styles you may not have been able to try in the past. Before you place your order, think about how you'll want to style your extensions and find out which options let you transform according to your vision. Recreate styles such as a half-up half-down, an elegant updo, a long braided ponytail, heatless curls, and so much more with your new extensions. Your new hair should be a direct reflection of what you've always wanted your hair to look like, now is your time to show off those looks! 


No matter what goals you have for your hair, Beauty Bundles Boutique offers a variety of human hair extensions at an affordable price. If you're considering exploring the fabulous world of extensions, contact our team of professional hair experts, and we'll be happy to assist. Be sure to follow us for more tips, fun topics, and updates! 


 About Amber Meadows

Amber Meadows is a freelance copywriter who specializes in hair and cosmetics for small business owners.


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