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How Much Do Hair Extensions Cost?

by Alice on June 09, 2020

It’s proven that hair extensions will boost your confidence by giving you what you need: more length, more volume or both, but at what cost? In this article, we will tell you everything you need to know about the prices of each type of hair extensions, depending on a few factors that influence the cost.

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There are some basic factors that affect the real hair extensions prices and learning about them will help you choose the ideal extensions according to your budget.

1.Types of hair and quality

The quality of hair extensions varies a lot as they come in many forms - from synthetic hair to real human hair or mixed - which directly influences their price.

The highest quality of hair extensions is considered to be the 100 remy human hair, which is chemically untreated hair that is collected in a way that keeps the cuticles intact and all the hair strands facing the same direction. Because of the high quality of remy human hair, you probably won’t find anything under $100 and good remy human hair extensions will be positioned around a minimum of $200.

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Synthetic hair extensions, whether we’re talking about clip-in extensions, tape-ins or wigs, will have a much lower price than real hair extensions because they are man-made from chemically produced fibers. Their price range may be around $30 or even under, as their wearability is limited and their finish is usually not natural looking.

2. Length and weight

Besides the quality of the human hair wefts, prices for real hair extensions vary depending on the length and weight as well. As you can imagine you will need to pay more money for more hair. The difference in price when it comes to length and weight may range between $100-$200 for any extra inches and grams.

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3. Application method

If you choose clip in hair extensions, the application cost will be $0, as they are the easiest and fastest way to apply extensions - you just clip them in and out yourself. For an easy step by step guide about how to apply hair extensions check out our article here.

Tape-in hair extensions require more dexterity, but with a little bit of practice, you will be able to install them in no time. If you’re not comfortable with putting them in yourself for no cost, a professional at the salon will charge a minimum of $200 for the time needed to get the tape in extensions placement right and an extra fee for reapplication every 4-6 weeks.

Other more permanent types of extensions can only be applied by a specialist, so getting weaves, microlinks or fusion extensions will set you back anywhere between $200 and $1000, depending on the procedure and the salon.

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4. Maintenance

Another cost involved in taking care of your real hair extensions relates to their maintenance. If you need regular check-ups at the salon for their upkeep, each appointment might cost you around $50 to $100. After purchasing the desired type of natural hair extensions, it is important to care for them according to their specific needs. Using special combs or brushes, washing them with sulfate-free shampoos, and keeping them well moisturized and heat protected, may cost you up to $100-$300 per year.

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5. Longevity

It is a known fact that good quality remy human hair have a longer life, and this quality-lifespan ratio is reflected in the extensions’ higher prices. If you want to find out more about how long do hair extensions last, please read our detailed article here!

After going through the factors that influence the price range of quality hair extensions, we will go through all types of hair extensions and how much they cost, so you can find the best deal for your needs.

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Clip in hair

What are clip in hair extensions?

Clip ins are temporary extensions that can be easily clipped in and out for an instant transformation. The hair wefts have a textile or silicon base and they can be clipped in your hair with the help of small, sturdy clips. 

How much are clip in hair extensions?

Clip in hair extensions prices varies based on the quality of hair and the length and weight. Irresistible Me only sells 100 remy human hair extensions and our prices range from one collection to the other. The Classic clip ins are ideal for all hair types and lengths and the hair is tapered at the ends for a natural finish. The price starts at $69 for 14 inches, 100 grams, and goes up for other lengths and weights. The Royal clip ins are our thickest collection, with prices starting at $139 for the 14 inches, 140 grams sets. Our Signature Weft is one super-thick 4 clip weft that starts at $55 for 14 inches, 60 grams. Every set of hair has a predefined length-weight ratio that keeps them perfectly balanced to give you all the comfort you need, so the prices go up depending on the length that you choose.

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Seamless clip in hair extensions are similar to the classic clip ins, the only difference being the base of the extensions. The base of the seamless hair extensions line is made out of silicone and is 50% thinner than the textile base of the classic extensions. The seamless clip in hair extensions are the best extensions for thin, fine hair, as they lay flat and are virtually undetectable once installed. Our seamless extensions start at $120 for the 14 inches, 100 grams sets and the prices go up for longer lengths.

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Always be wary of low priced human hair clip ins even if they are made of remy hair, as they tend to have poor quality clips with a weak grip that might cause them to break or fall out, or even damage your natural hair.

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What are tape in extensions

Tape ins are a method of semi-permanent hair extensions that use medicinal glue to attach small wefts of hair pieces to your natural hair by “sandwiching” them together in small bonds. They can be applied at home if you already have the know-how (read our step by step guide about how to apply tape in extensions here) or by a professional at a hair salon.

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How much are tape in hair extensions

Remy tape in hair extensions prices vary depending on the quality, length, and weight. Our real hair tape in extensions come in sets of 50 grams for the shorter lengths and 70 grams for the longer ones. The starting price for a pack of 50 grams, in 14 inches, is $55 and it goes up depending on the length you choose. If you learn how to put them in yourself, you’ll spare the application and maintenance fees at the salon, which can cost about $100 per session.

 

Other types of extensions

You’ll find that prices for the more permanent types of hair extensions go up quite a bit, depending on the length and application method. Here are some of the most common permanent extensions and their corresponding price range:

Fusion hair extensions (including all types of glue-in extensions) cost anywhere from $200 to $1000 or even more, depending on the salon. They can turn out to be the most damaging types of hair extensions because of the heat methods used in creating the bonds and they can result in serious hair loss when removed/reapplied.

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Beaded hair extensions (including micro-rings, micro-beads, micro-links and beaded weft hair extensions) are applied by using tiny beads to attach small wefts of hair to yours. They usually range anywhere from $600 to $2500 and their maintenance can cost even $300-$600.

Hair weaves are permanent extensions sewn into previously braided cornrows on your head. Prices for sew in extensions can start at $200 depending on the quality and length of the hair, with an additional $60 for each separate track of hair sewn in.

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It is always a wise thing to do your research properly before making a purchase, so do keep in mind the main things to look for when getting hair extensions: the quality of the hair you desire, the weight and length and the longevity-price ratios. By being aware of how the prices for hair extensions are influenced by these factors, you’ll be able to make the best decisions according to the look you’re after in your budget limit!

8 comments
by IrresistibleMe on June 17, 2020

HILLARY – As with anything quality-made, hair extensions too vary in price depending on where the hair is from, how much it was treated and how well made the accessories are. We would not recommend buying from brands that are not specialized in hair extensions and that do not provide their own shopping platform.

by Hillary on June 17, 2020

I found cheap human hair extensions on AliExpress, do you think it’s ok to buy those?

by IrresistibleMe on June 15, 2020

KARLA – We would say that anything over this amount of money is too much, even for remy human hair. There are lots of good quality clip ins sets up to this price that look and feel perfectly natural and that you can enjoy safely. Bigger prices are usually a consequence of brand awareness and of collaborations with high positioned influencers and they do not refer only to the quality of the hair per se.

by Karla on June 15, 2020

Is it normal to pay more than $400 for clip ins?

by IrresistibleMe on June 11, 2020

BRIGITTE – More permanent types of hair extensions need to be applied by an expert and they require special tools and equipment that also add to the price. They also take longer to put it, so you will pay for the amount of time the hair specialist invests in the procedure.

by Brigitte on June 11, 2020

Why are permanent extensions so expensive?

by IrresistibleMe on June 10, 2020

GEORGETTE – We have identified the ideal weight for each length of hair extensions we provide, so you can have the perfect balance when you apply them and so that they are comfortable to wear. In case you feel like you need more volume, you can always add a Single Weft to your clip ins set to give it some extra bounce!

by Georgette@ on June 10, 2020

Why can’t I choose a different weight for the 16 inches clip ins?!

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