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5 Tips for Choosing the Best Extensions for European Hair

Posted on 01 October 2015

 

5 Tips for Choosing the Best Extensions for European Hair


Hair extensions allow women to add a pop of color without commitment or damage to the natural hair. Extensions also allow wearers to add a couple of inches of length and extra volume to their hair without waiting months for it to grow. There are many types of extensions to choose from, which could be intimidating for first time users. Choosing the right extensions can be especially difficult for people with the thinner European hair type. A professional stylist will be the best source to help you find the perfect shade and tone of extensions, but here are some tips to help you find the best European hair extensions if you decide to choose your own.


Human vs. Synthetic Hair

When deciding on the best hair extensions, there are many options and methods you can choose. To begin, you should verify if it is made from synthetic or natural human hair. Human hair costs more than synthetic; however, it is worth the extra investment. Not only will human hair last longer, but also you can cut and style it just like your real hair. Synthetic hair can melt from the use of heat, such as a blow dryer or curling iron.


Remy Hair Extensions

The Remy method bundles human hair to keep roots and ends in the correct direction. Remy extensions are considered to be the finest and healthiest quality of human hair because the cuticles are intact and not stripped, like in other types of hair extensions. Attaching the cuticles and aligning them in the same direction creates extensions that have a natural appearance.


Finding the Best Color Match

Good extensions should be unnoticeable, which means your natural hair must blend in with the extension. A common mistake people who get extensions make is not matching the right hair color. Many extension companies offer a variety of colors to help women find the right shade. For a more natural-looking blend, you can mix and match various shades.


Application Methods

Once you have chosen your extensions, it’s time to decide which application method you prefer. Sew-ins are the most cost effective, but may be too damaging for fine European hair. More expensive, and more gentle, options include fusion, micro-link and tape-in.


Upkeep of European Hair Extensions

Much like your natural hair, high quality hair extensions don’t require additional maintenance. In order to preserve the extensions, you should avoid tugging or yanking at the extensions while brushing your hair. Feel free to use all your favorite hair products, but make sure to keep oil away from the roots in order to prevent the bond, tape, or weave from slipping. At bedtime, it is best to avoid sleeping while the hair is still wet.

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