Hair extensions have definitely grown to be a widely accepted beauty ritual. While it was once taboo to openly share that you have hair extensions, in today’s world women are proud to share that they’ve added some hair extensions to their look. There are so many great things that can be done with hair extensions, and they’re such an easy way to change your look. But, with all good things, there’s always a few things that you want to make sure you’re aware of. You know we’re always about keeping you well informed so we thought we would discuss some of the disasters that we’ve seen with hair extensions. Avoid these hair extension disasters….
Visible Scalp/Base Extensions
Back in the late 90’s and early 00’s when hair extensions started to gain some momentum in popularity, there were definitely some disasters that we can’t forget. Namely, visible scalp and base of the extensions popping up. This is a definite no-no with hair extensions that we want to make sure you’re avoiding. If you’re getting your hair extensions done by a professional make sure that the expert is someone who’s been trained properly in hair extensions. If you’re opting for clip in extensions, make sure that you’re able to blend and cover the base and clip of the extensions so that it’s not visible.
Color that Doesn’t Blend
While we realize that you may be using extensions to add in a different color to your natural hair, we can’t stress enough how much of a disaster, it is when the color doesn’t look blended in with your natural color. Even if you’re adding purple (or some other color) extensions to your hair, it’s important to make sure that the extension’s color looks like it’s blended seamlessly with your natural color. While even though the purple (for example) isn’t your natural color, you don’t want the color to look too choppy. If you are looking to use hair extensions to blend with your natural color, either make sure that they’ve been colored by an expert to match or match well to your natural color.
The Length Being Choppy
Similar to the hair color, you want your hair extensions to look blended in well with your natural hair. If the extensions are a drastically different length from your natural hair’s length you want to ask your hair stylist to cut them in a way that will give them layers to naturally blend with your hair. Typically, when adding in extensions we want them to look as natural as possible. Since they’re typically all one length you’re going to need to ensure that they’re cut to the length that you want and need to really get the natural look you want.
Anytime you’re dealing with extensions, whether clip ins or professional – make sure that you’re using a product/service that’s of high quality. We know you don’t want to have a hair extension disaster, so make sure you avoid some of these common disasters we’ve seen in the past.