During the last couple of years, hair extensions have become really popular. The hair industry has evolved so much and there are so many high-quality products that offer amazing results for women who want to add length and volume to their hair. Please read though our hair extensions faq to learn more.
There are so many different types of hair extensions you can choose from that everybody can find something that is right for them.
From clip-in, flip-in, tape in, to micro ring, micro loop, and fusion, just to name a few, extensions come in all kinds of interesting varieties. For that reason, at Malaysia Hair Imports you can purchase extensions that fit your budget and your needs.
Women who have never worn extensions often don’t really know what to expect. If you are new to this world, you probably have a lot of questions and feel a bit overwhelmed, but don’t worry because we have you covered.
In this article we have compiled answers to the most frequently asked questions and after you read this, you will find out all the basic information about hair extensions and this will enable you to pick the right product, learn how to care for them and get familiar with the basic terms like Remy hair and much more.
So let’s get started!
HOW LONG DOES GLUE LAST?
Hair extensions that use glue like tape-ins usually last for 3 to 6 months. It all depends on how you maintain them. If you’re careful and use the recommended glue, use the right products, and avoid hot tools, the lifespan of your extensions can be longer than 6 months.
If you have genuine Remy hair, which is the best quality hair around, you can extend the lifespan of the hair for up to 8 months. That’s why you should take maintenance very seriously.
Glue based extensions do require you to re apply them every 4 to 8 weeks. The exact time depends on your hair growth, but as soon as you notice that your locks have grown more than 1 or 2 inches, it means it’s time to remove them and apply them again.
ARE HAIR EXTENSIONS COMFORTABLE?
Since there are many different attachment methods, some of them are barely noticable once installed whereas others do take a bit of getting used to.
You have extra hair on your head so depending on what you have chosen, please understand that it can feel a little strange until you become accustomed to it.
It might be a little bit weird because it’s new, or if you touch the back of your head or the sides, you might actually feel them, but that doesn’t mean they’re uncomfortable to wear. Sleeping with extensions can also be a new experience, but it’s not particularly uncomfortable.
All of that said, it does get better as time goes on and you get more and more used to your new hair. This is just something to keep in mind when getting hair extensions for the first time and something to expect. After a couple of days, you’ll get used to them and won’t feel them at all.
HOW LONG DO HAIR EXTENSIONS LAST?
Please remember that certain extension methods will require refitting. Apart from the clip in and flip in hair methods, most other hair extensions will eventually grow out.
People think that you can simply wear your extensions for months and months without getting them re applied and while some types do allow for that, you have to understand that your natural hair grows so the extensions move along with your natural hair which is why you do need to have regular maintenance appointments.
This doesn’t mean you have to buy new extensions since they just need to be reinstalled.
If you let them grow out too long, you will be able to see them. For example, your hair grows about an inch each month, so imagine what happens after a couple of months, that’s a lot of growth. This is also not good for your own strands either as it puts a lot of unnecessary strain on your natural hair.
WILL HAIR EXTENSIONS DAMAGE MY HAIR?
Generally speaking, No, hair extensions will not ruin your hair. The only case where this can happen is if they are not applied properly or cared for.
Once again, if you follow simple guides for installation and maintenance, there’s absolutely nothing to be afraid of.
Something you need to understand before you get extensions or before you’re about to remove them is that some of your hair may come out, but you don’t have to fear drastic hair loss. Again, if they were applied incorrectly, you might actually be breaking some of your hair, but that can be easily avoided.
Typically, the hair that was supposed to come out naturally gets trapped within the glue or the attachment. So once you take it out, you might experience a bit of hair coming out, but again, that’s the hair that would fall out naturally anyway. Also, after you remove hair extensions, you may feel like a lot of your hair is gone, but actually only the extensions are gone and you’ve been used to having that extra hair. So it’s something you have to get used to after removal because you forget the feel of your natural hair.
The last thing you need to remember and expect before getting your new hair is that extensions require you to be much more careful than with your natural hair. Some people comb them out really roughly and don’t really take their time. You shouldn’t rush and it’s important to be very gentle with them in order to avoid damage. If you follow the rules and are very careful, you will have long lasting hair extensions and you won’t do any damage to your own hair.
Once again please refer to the most common hair extensions faq to learn more.
HOW MUCH DO HAIR EXTENSIONS COST?
High-quality, human hair extensions are simply not going to be as cheap as synthetic hair which is pretty obvious.
You can find amazing extensions that are not extremely expensive, but you cannot expect to buy real quality hair at rock bottom prices or expect them to have a completely natural feel or look.
Anything that seems too cheap is probably of very low quality and since those extensions will not last you for a long time, you’re not really saving money.
If you’re looking for quality, you should buy genuine Remy hair and it’s a good idea to invest in top quality hair because you can wear it for months and it certainly looks much better than cheap, thin hair that has no lustre or shine.
The price of extensions varies and depends on the length, thickness, and the application method. Usually, high-quality Remy extensions are in the $100-$500 range. If you want hair that is very long and thick, the price obviously goes up. If you’re on a budget, clip-ins are a good option because they are one of the cheapest options but still offer you high-quality hair.