There's been plenty of interest going around all types of hair extensions: clip ins, tape ins, sew-in, fusion, micro link - quite an overwhelming array of choice if you're new to this. We want to make life easier for you so in this article we are going to tell you everything there is to know about them. Welcome to hair extensions 101.
what are hair extensions?
Hair extensions can be put in two main categories, based on the source of hair - there are synthetic hair extensions and human hair extensions. Synthetic hair extensions are made of various synthetic fibers and they contain no human hair. These fibers are usually manufactured to imitate real hair and sometimes you won't even notice the difference. On the other hand, human hair extensions are made of 100% human hair collected from donors and they are the most natural-looking and silky.
how much are hair extensions?
Finding the right hair extensions for you really comes down to one thing: your budget. Hair extensions can be really cheap, really expensive or in the middle ground, so make sure to search for the best hair extensions, according to the money you want to spend. We have a full guide on our website about the cost of hair extensions, so make sure to check this out first.
types of hair extensions.
Depending on the application method, there are different types of hair extensions that you can take into consideration.
temporary hair extensions.
Clip in hair extensions are the easiest, fastest and safest way to add length and thickness to your hair. They are the least damaging type of extensions and easiest extensions to apply yourself as you can just clip them in and out whenever you like with zero damage to your natural hair. Read this guide if you want more tips on how to clip in your extensions.
semi-permanent hair extensions.
Tape in hair extensions are thin pre-taped wefts that you attach to your natural hair. They are semi-permanent, meaning that they need to be re-taped in 4-8 weeks. To apply them you take a thin strip of your natural hair and place it between two wefts of tape-ins, sandwiching pieces of hair between the two tapes.
If you want to learn how to apply your tape in hair extensions at home, read this article.
permanent hair extensions.
The most popular types of permanent hair extensions are micro-links, fusion and beaded extensions. They are a big commitment, as they will remain bonded into your hair up to 3-4 months and they will most likely cause hair damage when removed.
Out of these categories, the easiest and most user-friendly are the clip in natural hair extensions, which we recommend for first time users and pros alike. If you want to discover more about the safety of hair extensions, take a look here.
One of the most common question people ask is "can you dye hair extensions?" and the answer is positive! You can cut, style and color your hair extensions however you like - just like your own hair. This is one of the best advantages of purchasing 100% human hair extensions. If you need a little help with the coloring process, read this article.
We strongly recommend that you do your research properly before buying your first set of hair extensions. We here at Irresistible Me are all for making your life easier and, obviously, more glamorous, hence the easy and fast applying extensions that we offer at the highest quality there is.