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How to determine which hair extension will work for me?

Written By Emily Wyant 22 Jun 2021
How to determine which hair extension will work for me?

Once you have decided that you want to get hair extensions done, the next step is to determine which hair extension is best for you. You might have many questions in mind regarding that. 

Hopefully, you won’t have to spend hours researching because Emily Wyant and her expert team at Bond Hair Bar have already done that for you. We’ll talk about the type of hair, length, and options according to your hair type.

What should you keep in mind before deciding on the type of hair extensions?

Before discussing the types of hair extensions, there are a few primary factors that you must ponder over:

  • Pick Remy hair

  • Firstly, you should check which type of hair extensions you’re going to buy. Your variety of options include synthetic, non-Remy, Remy, and human hair. Remy human hair is always the right choice, so you must always weigh it over your other options. 

    The first pro is that it lasts longer than the synthetic one. If it has been made from human hair, the extensions will live through many events and windy days. They resemble real hair and are treated in the same way as well. Secondly, you can dry them, curl them, use hair straighteners on them or even go swimming. 

    On the other hand, synthetic hair extensions cannot handle something like this.

  • The hair color

  • It would be best to think about the hair color as your hair extensions should match your natural hair color and not be of an extreme contrast shade. You wouldn’t want to add brown curls to blonde hair. 

    Always choose the shade during the day as daylight is the best to compare the shades and make the right choice. If your hair isn’t one-dimensional, go for dual-blended or tri-blended colors for the hair extensions.

  • The texture of the hair

  • The goal while selecting the hair extensions is to make sure that they perfectly blend with your natural hair. That includes matching the texture too. The type of real hair extension is suitable for a number of hair textures. 

    You should touch your hair and evaluate it closely before you purchase it. If it’s curly, don’t opt for a straight extension unless you want to experiment. In that case, you can wear the curly real hair extensions and then use hair straighteners to straighten them out.

  • Finalize the length and occasion

  • Every length will not suit every person, so it is always a good idea to have your priorities right. Your comfort has a lot to do with this. If you’re comfortable with short hair, don’t go for long hair extensions. 

    They will be there for a long time, so you might want to consider any upcoming occasion and finalize the length on its basis.

    The types of hair extensions

    Now that you are clear on the basics, it is essential to know your options based on your hair type.

  • Bonded hair extensions

  • These extensions are well suited for medium to thick hair. The pre-bonded hair extensions take approx. 3-5 hours to apply, and they can only be applied by a professional like us.

    Fusion extensions might not be the best pick for all clients as this type of application is pretty damaging to your natural hair. 

    The application includes a machine that resembles a hot glue gun that usually glues the hair to individual strands of the natural hair. There is a different type of application for pre-bonded hair extensions that uses a heat clamp to bind the glue to the natural hair. They are called semi-permanent as they stay in the hair for about 3-4 months.

  • Clip-in extensions

  • Clip-in Extensions are best suited for medium-density hair. They come in a strand of contoured pieces joined at the base with either silicone or fabric.

    You just need to clip some clips to the base, and you are all set to use it. You can attach it easily by snapping it. They are the least permanent style because you can remove them whenever you want to. 

  • Tape-in hair extensions

  • It is best for fine and thin hair as they’re pre-taped and then glued to the side of your hair. Our hairstylist would need to align them with the roots and then apply them with a tool that would heat the glue. When you want to take them off, you would have to use a glue remover and then install them again later. 

  • Sew-in extensions

  • It is the best option for curly, coarse, or thick hair. It is applied by braiding the natural hair in the cornrows. A needle and thread are used to sew it to the braid or cornrow. 

    It is usually recommended for people who have thicker hair because of the way they are applied. It happens to be a long process and can take up to hours too. You might also feel a little uncomfortable and heavy as it puts a strain on the scalp. This is the reason why it does not work with light or thin hair.

    Contact Bond Hair Bar for the Best Hair Extensions in San Francisco Bay Area

    Get ready to rock your hair extensions with the help of the information that we have shared with you. If there is anything else that you would like to know, get in touch with us, and we will be happy to assist you.

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