Beginner Guide to Hair Extensions
If you’ve decided to dive into the world of hair extensions… then, congratulations! You’re are now part of a group that has the bravery to let themselves enjoy things without thinking what other people might feel. Be free and express yourself the way you want!
Since you’re just starting, I’m pretty sure you have a lot of questions circling around your mind, so I’ll try to help you with that. Sit back, relax and enjoy the ride…
Feel free to dye your extensions any colour you want, but try to avoid bleaching them so you don’t reduce their lifespan because of the processing.
Take your time to read all the specifications of the product before you buy!
There are plenty of types of hair extensions that you can choose from, which are: clips, halos, tape-ins, individuals and sew in wefts.
These are the most common and beginner-friendly type of extensions on the market! You just clip them on, take them off at night. Voilà! It’s very low maintenance since it’s a movable style and not a permanent or semi-permanent style.
As the name says, these are one thick piece of hair attached to a fish wire that goes around your head and has clips on the inside. It’s just a one-piece thing, so, if you prefer layers, I would choose another type. Also, very easy to put on and off!
Ok, now we’re getting into the semi-permanent ones. Tape-ins are becoming VERY popular on Instagram, so if you like the subject you must have seen them by now. They’re like two pieces of hair that are attached to each other with double-sided tape with a little piece of your hair between them, at the root. But they require more maintenance since they have to be moved up every 8-12 weeks depending on your hair’s growth and you need someone else to apply them to you.
These are strands of hair that are beaded to your head with a little bead. You also have to move them closer to the root every once in a while, but there’s no adhesive, so there’s less room for any accidents. Also, you’ll need a good amount of them in order to have a noticeable difference from your original hair.
Volume wefts are basically clipped ins without a clip. Instead of that, they are sawn into the root of your hair and they come in a big strand or row of hair. You also have to get them moved up, but they’re the quickest method of the semi-permanent ones. Not as much maintenance as the previous two methods and they end up being a little bit cheaper.
Do you wish to know more about the hair extension world? Check out our SOCAP blog! We always add updates and new tips for you to try out! Don’t be afraid and let your hair speak for itself and have a unique personality.