Hair extensions can be fun and we all need them sometimes (especially those who are unable to keep or grow long hair for some reason). You can simply buy the hair extensions of your choice from a variety of sources, but some amount of knowledge and understanding about hair extensions can go a long way in selecting the hair extensions “just right for you”.
This content would give you basic understanding of the types of hair extensions, Hair extensions pros and cons and real hair extension clip in. Here you go.
“CLIP IN” Types of hair extensions
As obvious from the name, they are also called clip on hair extensions and meant to add volume and length to your hair on DIY basis. It is by far the best and hair friendly mean to add length and volume to your hair in minutes.
Removing them is as easy as their application and when you’re done, simply un-clip and remove. They make it possible to change your look within a matter of minutes (with or without the help of a stylist).
They are available in a variety of materials and colors, however, most popular are the real hair extensions “clip in”
Pros of real hair extensions clip in:
+If you have no idea about the length of hair that would look great on you, then they are a great way to try the length and volume of your choice. You can try different colors, length and volume to find the one just right for you. +They are really affordable for an average customer.
+They take far lesser time to apply as compared to semi-permanent extensions. It would typically take 10 to 15 minutes to apply and style them. You can additionally treat them by choice like curl, flat iron, etc. These extensions would hold your styling treatment for 1 to 3 wears. You can practically wear your extension in under 5 minutes with some amount of experience.
+You would not need to wear clip in hair extensions every day. It is for this reason they tend to last much longer than semi-permanent hair. Unlike semi permanent hair extensions, you would need to heat style human hair clip in extensions rarely. Therefore, your human hair clips in extensions are far less susceptible to heat damage. That means, your human hair clip in extensions would maintain their look and class for much longer time.
+Owing to their resemblance with natural hair, it is much easier to style them in any shape of your desire (including buns).
+Unlike their artificial counterparts, they are healthier as extensions to your natural hair. They won’t tug and pull on your hair (even if you accidently sleep with them).
These are for you if:
+If you occasionally want to play up your look and do not want to shell out a lot of cash, clip in extensions may be more your speed.
+Perfect for all hair styles, up-do's, braids and wearing your hair down. For those of you who like to experiment with your hair, the clip-ins will be perfect for you.
Cons of real hair extensions clip in:
-Not a perfect choice for outdoor energetic use such as pool, beach, or gym.
-They are not mean to be worn for extended periods of time and must be removed before going to bed.
-They have an inherent drawback of “clip visibility”. You cannot wear them on a windy day where wind can sweep your hair to a side and expose the clips.
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The cost for real hair extensions clip in would depend upon the quality of hair used in manufacturing and the associated brand name.
Wash real hair extensions clip in as sparingly as possible. Don’t forget to apply a deep conditioner if you find the hair becoming dry or dull. Only use a Loop brush or wide tooth comb for combing your real hair extensions clip in.
Clip in hair extensions are served with silicone "snap" clips to allow you easy fitting and removal.
A silicone back keeps the clips from slipping and firmly holds them in place.
U-shaped "teeth" allow a much better hold as compared to other hair extensions with long single tined clips.
Real hair extensions are more comfortable due to natural texture and relatively smaller size. However, they are kept large enough to hold firmly on your natural hair.
Owing to their natural material, they are undetectable as an artificial extension!
They are available in all the natural colors i.e. Blonde, Light Brown / Dark Blonde, Brown and Black.