Boise Hair Salon – Hair Extensions 101
Hair extensions are always a fun addition to your look because of the ability to customize! You can add pops of color without dyeing your own natural hair. You can also add length and fullness to your hair. When installed by a qualified professional, the final look appears natural. Most people won’t know that you are wearing hair extensions. With so many options out there for hair extensions, how do you know what is right for you?
Making a choice on hair extensions involves several factors. First, the client’s preference for the feeling of the extensions in the hair. Does the client want to be able to brush the hair as normal as if there is nothing else there? Or is the client more concerned about easy maintenance and removal of the extensions when its time to freshen up. Second, the client’s hair also determines the type of hair extensions to be used. Thin hair is best suited for bead in extensions as small amounts of hair can be placed into each section. This reduces tension on the hair. Some clients love clip in extensions to use just for a day or night.
Clip in hair extensions are a great choice for quick and easy use. You want to make sure to buy quality, real human Remy hair so that your clip ins look natural. (“Remy” means that the hair was collected in a manner that kept the cuticles of each strand running in the same direction as it does when it is growing from the scalp.) You can have your clip in hair extensions cut and blended into your natural hair by a stylist at a Boise Hair salon.
Beaded weft extensions offer a less expensive alternative to individual, small wefts of hair. A large weft is used and sewn into a structure that is created within the hair using beads and string. Sew-in hair extensions are similar to beaded-weft method, but a corn row braid is the foundation upon which the weft is sewn. This method adds tension to certain spots on the hair and should not be used for more than 4 months at time.
Micro Link and Fusion hair extensions give a great natural look and feel to the hair. You can comb through from root to end as normal. However if not placed properly by a trained professional, these extensions can be damaging to the hair.
Tape- in hair extensions are a great choice. This gives the same versatility as other methods of hair extensions, but the removal and replacement doesn’t take as long. You will also need a special brush for your hair and you will not be able to comb from root to end while these hair extensions are in place.
To get started in exploring your options for hair extensions, find your favorite Boise hair salon that specializes in hair extensions. It can take time to order and coordinate the needed items for the hair extensions of your choice, so be sure to plan ahead. Do not risk throwing your money away on hair purchased over the internet. The hair is usually of poor quality and mixed with synthetic fibers that quickly tangle. The attachments are also usually very sticky and will drive up your removal costs. Quality hair extensions are an investment and take dedication for their care and maintenance. At Tease Boise Hair Salon, we love installing hair extensions and want to hear from you!