3 Essentials for Amazing Hair Extensions
When it comes to choosing the right type of hair extensions for you, there are a plethora of things to consider. As a YouTube beauty and style content creator, It’s definitely safe to say I’ve had my fair share of hair mishaps over the past years. From poor quality hair to choosing the wrong type of hair to match my own natural hair, all these little details really matter and make a huge difference! So I've come up with the three main things to focus on when choosing your next set of hair extensions - quality, type, and curl pattern & texture.
Quality: There are so many vendors and stores where you can buy hair from, so it’s really important to look into each company and examine the quality of hair that they are selling. Whether it’s synthetic or human hair, they all act differently and your wallet will be able to tell the difference too! It’s all about choosing what is in your budget and making it work for you. There is no doubt that true raw hair is the best bet for great quality hair. But it can definitely get expensive. The way I look at it is that, I can’t afford to buy cheap hair. When I would buy synthetic hair in the past, it would last for a few weeks, then would get matted and look all sorts of stiff. Stiff weaves aren’t cute honey! Not only would all that money go down the drain, but it's really inconvenient to constantly throw money away on hair that hardly lasts. As I began to buy raw hair, I realized that I never needed to throw any of my purchases away. All they needed was proper maintenance and good lovin’. The key is treating your raw hair wefts or clip ins like your own hair. Be good to raw hair and it will definitely be good to you. Investing in great quality hair will save you lots of money in the long run.
Type: Once you’ve got your hair, you have to decide how you want to wear install and wear you hair. Sew-ins and wigs are the most common methods of protective styling with hair extensions. While sew-ins can be installed in various ways (a full sew-in, a sew-in with leave out, or even a fancy vixen sew-in), it helps to know how much effort you’re willing to put into your hair on the daily before getting your hair installed. Sew-ins with leave-out tend to take a more effort due to the fact that you’ll have to ensure that the weave blends in well with your hair, which may require heat styling and constant manipulation. I find wigs. on the other hand, to be the easiest way to wear my human hair extensions. You put in on, and whip it off! My protective style of choice is wigs because I find them so convenient and I love having the option of taking my wig off to care for my natural hair underneath! But different styles work for different lifestyles. For me, it's crucial not only for the hair I’m wearing to be poppin’, but that my own natural hair is too! Constantly moisturizing and conditioning has been the thing I’ve loved most about wearing wigs. While on my personal journey of growing longer, stronger hair, wigs give me the opportunity to take great care of my hair. Wearing wigs come with some amazing benefits.
Curl pattern & texture: There are sooooo many different curl patterns and textures to choose from. They can be super fun to play around with, and are by far a great and easy way to change up your look. From deep wave to straight to kinky curly to yaki, the list goes on for days. But before you decide on the curl pattern of your next install, it’s important to decide the goal of your purchase and install. Would you like your chosen curl pattern or texture to enhance or transform your look? If your goal is to enhance your look, you’ll want to look for a hair texture and curl pattern that matches your natural hair. If your goal is to transform, do something a little out of your element to mix things!
DebraChosenTV on Youtube makes awesome videos that are great guides on the different types of textures and curl patterns out there!
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