Types of Hair Extensions

Types of Hair Extensions - PA Hair Extensions

What Kinds of Hair Extensions Are There?


If you're new to the world of hair extensions, there are so many different styles and words that it might be intimidating. Although Hair Extensions are made entirely of 100% Remy human hair, hair extensions are not confined to this type. To clear up some misunderstandings, we will break down the various types of extensions.

The following  will clarify things for you and assist you in making the best decision for your hair. So settle in, tuck your hair behind your ears, and let's get started.

Hair Extensions Types

Hair Extensions vs. Real Human Hair Extensions

Before we get into the many sorts of hair extension application procedures, it's essential to understand that hair extensions are available in two categories: natural human hair extensions and synthetic hair extensions.

So, what's the distinction between the two?

How Is Hair Extensions Made?

Extensions made of human hair are precisely what they sound like. They're made of natural human hair obtained from a donor from top to bottom. At the moment of collection, all of the cuticles (the outer covering of the hair) are intact and running in the same direction. This almost eliminates tangling and ensures that the extensions remain smooth and silky for the duration of their use.

On the other hand, synthetic hair is made out of a variety of synthetic fibers that are blended and do not contain any human hair. These are usually fabulous plastic fibers that seem like actual human hair.

Feel & Look

Natural and synthetic extensions are available in various colours and application methods. Synthetic fibers come in various qualities, but they are often stiff and move differently than human hair, so they don't blend in as well as natural hair. They can have a wiry or coarse texture to them. Because natural hair looks and feels like real hair (because it is! ), it blends in more seamlessly with your own.

Styling & Colouring

Human hair extensions can be treated the same way as your hair in Australia. All options are straightening, curling, blow-drying, colouring, and applying hair treatments. Synthetic hair cannot be dyed because most dyes contain ammonia or bleach, which would cause the synthetic hair to deteriorate.

Furthermore, because heat can harm synthetic hair, you can't style it the same way you would natural hair, so curling irons, straighteners, and blow dryers are out, as they will melt or severely damage the hair.  Other elements that can harm synthetic hair extensions include the sun, friction, and harsh hair products.

Quality And The Longevity Of Hair Extensions

Synthetic hair is less expensive than natural hair. However, there is a trade-off.

They don't last as long as human hair because they're constructed of synthetic fibers, which are readily damaged by the above mentioned elements (sun, heat, etc.) Synthetic hair extensions often last a few months; however, human hair extensions can last up to a year if properly cared for.

The typical lifespan Remy human hair extension is 6-9 months.

In conclusion, human hair can be handled and groomed in the same way as your own, and it will appear and feel the most natural. It will blend in seamlessly with your natural hair and stay far longer than synthetic hair. While less expensive than natural hair, synthetic hair does not seem as natural, cannot be fashioned with heating tools, and does not last as long.

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