If we’ve learned anything about fashion trends, it’s to expect the unexpected. From wacky dresses, outrageous high-heel shoes, to beautiful trendy clothes. Hair trends are not an exception. The 60s has afros, the 70’s have shaggy layer cut, perm and curly hair are a thing in the 80’s, we saw the rise of the so-called “Raang chel haircut” by Jennifer Aniston in the 90’s, the pixie cut of the 2000’s and of course the hair extensions of 2010’s. Hair extensions have been the trend as of the moment. Women flocked the salon to get hair extensions. So what are hair extensions?
Hair extensions are used to add length and volume to one’s hair. These hair extensions are either natural hair or synthetic hair. Although synthetic hair extension is cheaper, the natural hair has the best quality. Since natural hair extensions come from human hair, the cuticle of the hair is preserved and it is smooth as silk, giving the hair extension a natural look. Synthetic hair is much cheaper, but it always tangles and not advisable for heat styling. It also doesn’t need as much maintenance as natural hair extension so it is best for a temporary change of hairstyle.
Why go for hair extensions?
There are various reasons why women go for hair extensions. Most women go for hair extensions because they want a longer and more volume hairstyle. Some needs extensions because they don’t have good hair growth. Others just want a new hairstyle and color to their hair. Whatever the reason, you should know that there are a few things you have to keep in mind before going for a hair extension.
Always ask the help of a professional hair stylist. In Canada alone, at least a hundred of hair salon offers hair extension. You can get hair extensions in Montreal for as low as $100. There’s no reason to risk your hair for a cheap extension. There are hair extensions available on the market today that looks so easy to do by yourself. But these DIY hair extensions can do more harm to your hair than good. It’s better to be safe than getting bald in the process of getting hair extensions. Extensions are supposed to be comfortable, so if you are experiencing any pain or discomfort, talk to your hair stylist. Avoid getting cheap hair extensions. There are cases of damaged hair scalps due to hair extensions. You don’t want that, right? If you want to look good, spend a little. Remember “Whatever is cheap is not good, whatever is good is not cheap.” Always maintain your hair extensions using hair oil treatment.
Pros and cons of having hair extensions.
Like any fashion trends, hair extensions have its pros and cons. First, the pros. Hair extensions can add length and volume to your hair. You can style your hair more with hair extensions. You can also add color without using those hair chemicals that can damage your hair permanently. You can style your hair easily depending on the occasion, season or your mood. If you constantly change your hairstyle, hair extension helps you change the style of your hair without doing any permanent damage to your hair.
Of course, hair extensions have its cons. It is not cheap, it cost a hundred dollars to a thousand dollars, including the hair, installation, styling, and maintenance. It also needed hard work. You have to spend money on maintenance. You also have to spend the time to take care of the extensions. It’s not like a wig where you wear it in the morning and take it off in the evening. Hair extensions can also be uncomfortable at first. It needs time to get used to it, at least 1-3 days.
So now you know the pros and cons of hair extensions, you can now make a decision if hair extension is best for you or not. My advice, don’t rush any decisions. Ask your friends who have extensions. Consult professionals first before undergoing the procedure. In Montreal, hair extension is a trend, find a hair professional to consult is not that hard. Ask them what kind of hair extensions is best for your hair type. Before undergoing the procedure, make sure your hair looks the best they can. Hair extension is fun!