For a girl who loves long hair extensions, there are always two options to choose from. Whether you want synthetic hair or real hair? Tough decision? Probably yes, as both have an increasing market demand and they also have their pros and cons. So, which should you choose?
Synthetic Hair Extensions
These are artificial hair manufactured by different companies in different ways. Each company’s synthetic hair may differ depending on quality and price.
Synthetic hair extensions are most famous in people who can’t afford the high rates of artificial hair extensions. Why? Because these are affordable, convenient and do the job efficiently. These let you try different looks without getting out of budget.
A type of it, clip-in synthetic hair extension is sold for as low $20. You just have to clip it into hair and you are good to go. The price, of course, increases with the quality and also depends on the type of synthetic hair extension you want to buy.
You can read more about how to detangle and repair synthetic hair here.
Human Hair Extensions
These are real hair from an actual person’s head. But why would someone use any other girl’s hair? That’s because synthetic hair can’t be heat styled and curled, and human hair extensions are the solution to it!
Its quality is way better than synthetic ones, be cautious though, the price tag also goes for a hike. But once strapped with your hair, they look neat and real.
But there is a dark side behind all these ‘lights’. Most of these human hair is imported from third world countries. Where, some people sell their hair because they want to look different, but most of the time, many girls sell it because they need money. And we are talking about girls selling their hair in a society where long hair is considered an ornament for the girl, a beauty symbol! This is an exploitation which is going on for hundreds of years.
Some call it sinful and plain unethical, on the other hand some people think it’s just hair and there is nothing wrong with using any other human’s hair – whatever name you put into it, human hair extensions are part of the artificial hair industry.
You can read more about where do hair extensions come from here.
Types of Hair Extensions
There are many types of hair extensions all different by the manner they are attached.
The first one is Clip-in hair extensions. It’s the easiest and the fastest way to go for. But the speedy relief comes with a trade-off, as they look like a fake. The benefit? Once hooked, you can also wash them like you wash your own hair.
Then comes Glue-in hair extensions. Keratin bonds are used with the hair extensions to attach them using a hot tool. This hair look quite real but you need to take care of them and visit hair saloon regularly.
Now comes Micro Bead hair extensions, the most popular type of hair extension. The hair extension is clamped to your hair, which is more durable than any other method. The best thing? You can also clean, dye and condition your hair without any worries. Its durability is likely from 3 to 4 months.
There you have it. We hope you will be able to make an informed decision now. Share your experience with us in the comment section below.