Always wanted long hair but never had the patience to wait for your hair to grow to the desired length? Well you can get beautiful long hair reasonably easy with hair extensions however you should know a little bit about the hair extension process before you go ahead and get the extensions done. You also need to make sure you allow plenty of time for getting hair extensions, they take a long time to do and the costs can be very high so make sure you check out what options are best for you, when you are likely to have the required time, and the costs involved.
Shop around for different prices for different options but make sure that you are still using someone to do the extensions, whichever way they do them that have experience. Otherwise you may find that within a couple of days you are going to have to cut them out anyway.
There are different types of extensions, synthetic and natural or human hair extensions. It is believed that human hair extensions are much easier to take care of than any synthetic options. You should also make sure you are aware of how extensions are applied to your original hair. First of all the process should be painless.
In some cases you will find that a braid made with your own hair around the back of your head in the middle of the hair and the extensions are literally sewn to this braid. The braids are placed in the middle of your head so that the hair above covers the braid and the added hair extensions. These kinds of extensions will need to be checked around 6 to 8 weeks at which time they will need to be redone as your hair will, or should have grown, during that period and you don’t want the braid visible.
Another alternative for http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hair_extensions : hair extensions is what is called Hot Fusion. This is when the extensions are glued to your head, make sure that this is completed by a professional cosmetologist as this is an art and you cannot do this yourself. Apart from the obvious fact that you do not have eyes in the back of your head or arms that reach all the way around you are dealing with glue here and attempting to do this yourself would be a mistake. These kinds of extensions are supposed to last for around 4 months, as long as you are taking care of them of course.
Remember that any extensions are not real hair that can re-grow so be careful with any curling irons or straightening tools as well as your hair dryer. If you get the hair hot it is very likely it will frizzle up and break off then your only options are to go and get your new long here cut and what would be the point of that.
Caring for hair extensions is exactly the same process as caring for your own hair, though if you were unable to grow your hair long previously due to a lot of breakage or so on then perhaps you need to take better care of your original hair and you may find that if you are not caring for your hair the extensions will not last as long as you had hoped.