Hair Extensions: A Complete Guide

  • 17 April 2020
  • Hair Experts @ AHS
  • 4 min. read
Hair Extensions: A Complete Guide

Hair extensions as the word suggests are specialised additional units of hair that you can blend into your own. Usually, these tend to be longer than your own hair, but sometimes it’s just to augment the thickness of your hair rather than increasing the length. The option is used majorly by women to have a fuller look for a limited period of time.

Hair extensions add fullness or extra length to real human hair by incorporating human or synthetic hair units that are usually clipped, glued or sewn into place. There are other refined, niche options also such as Flashpoints!

What are the Different types of hair extensions?

There are different types of hair extensions such as:-

  • Weaves
  • Clip-Ins
  • Tape-Ins
  • Halos
  • Ponytails etc.

Figuring out whether or not you want extensions all comes down to your personal preferences. There are varying factors to consider when getting extensions. Each extension format possesses different pros and cons that you need to weigh up.

How to put in hair extensions?

This totally depends upon the type of extensions you are using. Fusion, Weave and tape-in extensions all need be to be applied by a professional and not by you at home. Make sure you do your research on the most experienced salon or a hair expert for the job if you’re choosing any of these hair extensions.

You’ll need to split your hair up into sections when applying for clip-in extensions. You’ll receive a large set in most cases, a medium set and two small sets. You must apply these sets in each section as close to the root as possible.

How to get the perfect hair extensions

How to get the perfect hair extensions?

Have you ever seen a celebrity sporting a short bob one week and showing off waist-length gorgeous locks a few days later? If yes, then you saw the magic of hair extensions in action.

You also can add a touch of style to your everyday look in a matter of minutes by adding inches and volume to your tresses. Just follow these simple tips for picking up the natural hair extensions and be ready to catch adoring attention.

  • Decide on the desired look, but keep in mind what will be suitable for you. As what looks good on one, cannot look good on all. For example, if your natural hair is straight avoid curly extensions. It will look odd and unattractive.

  • Choose the proper length. If you are not used to long hair it might be a torture for you to wear very long extensions. Go with what you are comfortable with.

  • Choose only human virgin hair for your extension. It will last longer and look like your real hair.

  • Avoid glue, waxes and weaving, as they damage your own hair. Don’t forget that one day you might decide to come back to your old hairstyle, so your own hair should stay healthy.

  • Get a good match. Hair extensions must match your own hair color, unless you’re opting for bright and bold colors.

What are the merits of hair extensions?

  • Imperative of the hair condition, size or texture, this procedure can be successfully performed.
  • It is a non-invasive procedure; no surgery required, therefore safe.
  • It is less time consuming than other procedures.
  • It is easy on one’s pocket too.
  • It guarantees a desirous result if done properly.

Reasons to Go for Hair Extensions

Reasons to Go for Hair Extensions

If you are considering trying hair extension, and you’re not convinced yet, we’re going to help you make the decision by giving you reasons why you should go for it:

  1. Thickness:

    One more important reason to have hair extensions is to thicken up your locks. The hair extensions are an easy way to create thicker hair and give you more hair to play around with if you have been served with bendy locks. In addition, styling becomes a lot easier with hair extensions, as thick hair tends to hold curls much better than fine hair.

  2. Unlimited Hairstyles:

    Some hairstyles are just impossible to restructure if you have short hair or thin hair and sometimes you just want to wear that unique hairstyle for a special event.

  3. Hair Length:

    Maybe it’s time to get hair extensions if you are wondering why your hair won’t grow past a certain length. You are trying everything, and no matter how gentle, patient, and caring you are, it still doesn’t seem to grow more. Hair extensions can get the hair you have always dreamt of.

  4. Color:

    Hair extensions make the process of coloring your hair simple, quick and easy. You can experiment with different colors and add in those highlights you’ve always wanted to try but have been concerned about damaging your hair. And the best part is that if you don’t like the results, you can simply take them out of your hair.

  5. Volume:

    Hair extensions are an awesome way of getting back that volume if you have been suffering reduced volume due to any kind of hair loss or thinning hair. Hair extensions are perfect for adding extra volume to achieve the dream thickness you’ve always wanted if you have been looking to add even more volume to your hair.

    Your Hair extensions can be supporting your needs by adding the Advanced Laser Therapy to your regime for having more stronger strands to support your fuller look.

  6. Ease of Use:

    We’ve all been in situations where you simply don’t have the time to spend hours getting your hair ready and put all that effort into your hair. With hair extensions, it literally takes no time to put in so you can save time trying to look good.

How Hair Extensions could keep your hair healthy?

Have short and thin hair but you lust for that waist-length voluminous hair? Hair extension is the solution for you! And guess what? If done right, these extensions can even boost the health of your real hair. Isn’t it a win-win situation?!

It is seen that natural hair grows quicker when sporting hair extensions. This happens because when you have your extensions on, you tend to take care of them on a regular basis and the benefits of this daily extra care are enjoyed by your real hair as well. Thus, their quality improves.

Some of the routine changes that work to the advantage of your real hair can be:

  • The keratin formula in the hair extensions adds to the health of your real hair.

  • You need to brush your hair more regularly which stimulates the blood flow in your scalp and encourages hair growth.

  • You use better quality hair care products, which care for your natural hair along with the extensions.

  • While wearing extensions, natural oils in your hair are also preserved, as you are required to wash your hair less frequently. By conserving natural oils, you make them strong and avoid breakage. This improves the quality of your natural hair and helps them to grow.

  • You wear a satin bonnet or scarf at night to minimize dryness or tangles and this ultimately benefits your natural hair as well.

How to take care of hair extensions?

Taking care of hair extensions isn’t as time-taking or difficult as you think it could be. Clearly, you need to wash them and keep them untangled. Follow the steps below to keep your extensions in the best shape:

  • Brush them lightly with a detangling brush so that it remains totally free from knots.

  • Keep the extensions flat in a bathtub and wet them slightly.

  • Rinse extensions with lukewarm water.

  • Apply conditioner to the extensions first and then use shampoo over the conditioner to wash smoothly.

  • Try to avoid any shampoo or conditioner that has extra moisturizers in them.

  • Consult with a hair stylist on what shampoo and conditioner to use if you have hair extensions.

What are the hair extension mistakes you may witness?

The motive of going for hair extension is to get locks which blend perfectly with the natural hair and do not give away the secret. But it’s not always a happy ending as we often come across disastrous results. Let’s see three common mistakes that plague this cosmetic hair technique.

  1. Exposed hair attachments - It’s most horrifying to witness exposed clips or glue of the extensions.

  2. Unmatched colour or texture - Any mismatch of colour or texture is a big give away, killing the very purpose of applying extensions.

  3. Imperfect blending-in - The success and beauty of extension lies in how exquisitely the blending has been done. The attached strands should look hundred percent natural and flowy.

What is Hair Extensions Matting

What is Hair Extensions Matting?

Matting is basically entangling hair extensions with your real hair to form clusters around the scalp. Once getting tangled, the clusters grow larger and larger.

At the beginning stage, the hair can be easily untangled and corrected, but the more you leave them, the more matted they will become. It would be very difficult for them or remove them.

What are its Reasons?

The main reason for hair extension matting is carelessness in the daily after-care routine of the extensions. Some of these practices can be:

  • Failure to separate bonds at roots: While wearing extensions, you need to run your fingers across your scalp on a daily basis to ensure none of your bonds have entangled with each other throughout the night or day. Failing to do this can lead to matting.

  • Sleeping with wet hair extensions: It is absolutely vital that hair extensions are completely dry and secured in plaits while sleeping. Slightly damp while sleeping can lead to tangled hair extensions.

  • Poor hair extension application: If you have to get it done by a qualified professional, then you are unlikely to face this problem. But in case they are not fitted properly, they are probably going to end up getting tangled. So before you go in getting them done, always check the reviews of work done by the professional who is going to work on you.

How to prevent it from happening?

You need to be very careful with the after-care routine and should follow the instructions given by your professional. Some of the things to keep in mind to protect your extensions are:

  • Choosing the right brush: Using a hair extension brush is essential as the ordinary brushes will pull on the bonds and make Matt even worse. It may be hard to brush them, but it is very important to do that 2 or 3 times every day.

  • Never sleep with wet or damp hair: It’s better to leave your hair greasy for a day or two than to wash them on a day when you don’t have time to dry them before you go to sleep. Sleeping with wet hair is a big No-No for your extensions.

  • Always keep your hair clean: This can be achieved even without washing your hair. Just use a dry shampoo and brush them to keep unwanted dirt and oil from making the matting more complicated.

  • Get them on only by a professional: It is important to get extensions only from professionals to get them on correctly and don’t end up in matting.

  • Never use conditioner at the roots: Applying conditioner at roots can loosen the bonds and make the extensions fall out.

Why does AHS have the most sophisticated hair extensions

Why does AHS have the most sophisticated hair extensions?

Hair extensions have become a favourite thing for many people today. They want to try a new look every other day and feel confident and beautiful. However, with the popularity of hair extensions, the availability has also increased and can be seen as pervasive.

But these days, there is no way you can tell about the various saloons made into the real thing. And this is this reason why many people end up losing and damaging their hair. Therefore, it’s essential to go for a renowned and trustworthy solution provider, like AHS, which has been successfully serving clients with these professional hair extensions and having fantastic results. Here are the reasons why:

Advanced Hair Studio has the most sophisticated hair extensions and is the best idea for anyone:

  1. No Glue or Waxes

    Flashpoints by AHS uses no glues and no waxes. This is the major reason why most of the people trust AHS for hair extensions. It has been observed that the hair extensions that are applied using glue and wax severely damage the existing hair, as both the products are extremely harmful to the hair.

    These products weaken the roots of the hair making them sticky and aggravating hair fall. So, now you don’t have to worry about it, as Flashpoints by AHS is free from any such damaging constituent.

  2. No Damage to Existing Hair

    Many clients come to us explaining their grief about how their existing hair is damaged just by using some hair extensions. On experiencing Flashpoints, they could feel the difference. Flashpoints isn’t a regular hair extension procedure but an advanced one.

    The procedure is carried out with extra care so that it doesn’t affect your hair at all. Moreover, you will feel no difference in your real hair and the hair extensions once you start using them. You can choose according to your hair colour, thickness or texture and we have a wide range of options for you.

  3. Re-Usable

    AHS hair extensions can be reused, and you don’t have to throw them away once you use it. Out of the many advantages of using our hair extensions, the best one is that they are reusable and hence cost effective. You can also visit our hair stylists regularly who will take good care of your extension and prescribe and advise a care regime specific to your needs.

    Unlike other extensions in the market, Flashpoints is much gentler on your hair. With these hair extensions your new, thicker and longer hair will look so natural, that nobody will be able to tell the difference. You will feel confident, and your friends will only notice how great your new hair looks.

“Flash and Bounce, Twirl and Curl; Show Off your
Lustrous Tresses with our Flashpoints”

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