Things to Know Before Getting Hair Extensions


Things to Know Before Getting Hair Extensions

  • 18 March 2024
  • Hair Experts @ AHS
  • 4 min. read

With the quick and simple addition of volume and length provided by extensions, your hairstyle can change almost instantaneously. They can be an efficient, satisfying method to cover up a terrible haircut, work as a hair fall solution, or prepare for an important event. However, it would help if you took your time acquiring hair extensions.

For starters, maintaining hair extensions takes some time. Also, poor installation can cause more harm than good, so contact a qualified expert for the greatest results.

Best Hair extensions were once only seen on celebrities, but Instagram’s preoccupation with constantly changing hair has made them more widely recognized by the general public. The attachment method for extensions and maintenance is less widely known, even though most know that extensions can achieve long hair without popping hair vitamins and waiting for hair regrowth.

Hair Extensions may require just as much attention as native strands. Not to mention that those lengthy, free-flowing locks may be quite expensive. Understand everything there is to know about getting hair extensions before scheduling that salon appointment.

Also read: 3 Pros Cons Of Hair Extensions

Hair Extension Types

The distinctions between natural and synthetic hair extensions should be taken into account. Human hair is typically used to create natural hair extensions. Most naturally occurring extensions undergo processing to permanently take on the desired hair texture, such as straight, wavy, curly, kinky, etc. Of course, the better the extensions have been handled, the more expensive they are. Combining some less expensive hair extensions with synthetic or animal hair is possible. In contrast, plastic fibers are used to create synthetic hair. For the appropriate texture, it is additionally treated. Most of its applications are in pre-prepared hairstyles, including crochet, faux locs, and pre-curled hair. Depending on cost, upkeep, texture, and longevity, one can distinguish human and synthetic hair, yet both have an unnatural sensation. One major problem is that synthetic hair melts when heated up (e.g., flat-ironed). The ideal synthetic fiber for braiding hair is high-end, especially if you want to heat style it. Because these extensions won’t melt, they’ll straighten and assume a roller-like shape.

Applications of Hair Extensions

Not only are there various hair extensions, but also various application methods. Micro-link hair extensions, weave extensions, tape extensions, and pre-bonded/fusion extensions are frequently used in hair extension applications.

Also read: 5 Different Ways To Use Hair Extensions

  1. Micro-link Extensions for Hair
  2. These are also called a loop or micro-bead hair extensions for men and women. The extensions are attached by looping them through natural hair and holding it in place with a metal bead and a pair of pliers.

  3. Weave Extensions for Hair
  4. Although particular weave extensions exist, “weave” is frequently used to refer to hair extensions. They are applied by creating a cornrow out of the natural hair and adding the extra lengths using a needle and cotton thread.

  5. Hair Extensions that Tape in
  6. These fall under the category of semi-permanent extensions. They have sandwiched on either side of natural hair and are pre-taped.

  7. Pre-bonded Extensions
  8. Additionally known as fusion hair extensions, these exist. They are linked to natural hair with various adhesives, including glue and keratin.

  9. Extension Clips
  10. If used correctly, these may be the least harmful to hair because they are not connected to a braid. They install quickly and are attached to the hair.

  11. Extension Net Weaving
  12. Another type of weaving is called net weaving, in which the weave’s weft extensions are attached to the net after a net is stitched onto the base of the cornrows. It avoids putting the hair under further strain.

  13. Crocheted Add-ons
  14. The method for applying crochet extensions is the same as for weft weaving, except the extensions, are not sewed to the braids. They are administered with a needle with a latch hook.

    No one sort of bond is superior to the others regarding the best way to connect hair extensions for women and men. What is best for each client will depend on the manner and kind of hair. Tape-in extensions often work best for fine hair, while the other choices are preferable for coarse hair.

Also Read: Breaking Down The 7 Common Hair Extensions Myths

How to Prevent Damage

Things to Know Before Getting Hair Extensions

Damage from hair extensions or any other foreign object attached to hair may occur, but you can reduce the damage with the right care. The key is to have a qualified hair specialist who is knowledgeable about the various extensions and what works best for various hair types. Watch out for hair loss, a red or itchy scalp, bald spots, or matted extensions after the extensions are in. Pay attention to headaches as well. Head pain might be brought on by overly heavy extensions or too tightly fastened. Avoid selecting a styling option that will be too heavy for the area extensions. It is crucial for finer hair. Thin hair responds best to interlocking crochet techniques. Be gentle. Don’t pull hair or brush it harshly.

Also Read: How The Blending In of Extensions With Thin Hair Works

How to Maintain Hair Extensions

Some care is necessary to maintain natural hair and extensions in optimum condition. Everyone should have a hair care routine for the natural hair and scalp underneath the extensions, albeit it will depend on the style and kind of hair used for extensions.

Usually, it is suggested to wait 48 hours after installing hair extensions before washing. After that, upkeep is required. The scalp is easy to overlook, but it’s important to take care of it because sweat and grime buildup can cause extensions to tangle. It is preferable to be careful since once the hair tangles, the extensions may likely fall out.

Use a high-quality shampoo and conditioner designed for natural and synthetic hair to avoid that. The hair professional should recommend products. Hair should be detangled with a brush before washing, going from the ends to the roots. Then, wash the strands from the roots to the ends in a downward motion. It’s vital to keep in mind that rubbing might make the hair tangle, [which can cause extensions to fall out], so make sure to cleanse the hair completely.

Because hair extensions don’t get the natural oils from the scalp, conditioning is particularly crucial. Be cautious because you shouldn’t place the conditioner close to the attachments and root area. The extensions will dislodge, and the attachments will slip as a result.

Additionally, hair needs to be gently dried and detangled. Avoid putting damp hair in your hair before night, no matter how tempting. Please refrain from wearing your hair in braids or pigtails overnight. Hair professionals should also advise clients on how often to come back for revisions. Typically, follow-up visits take place every three to six weeks.

How to Remove Hair Extension

You might eventually become sick of your glossy extensions. It’s crucial to remove them in the situation correctly. Avoid attempting to get rid of them at home. Clients are not advised to undertake the hair extension removal procedure themselves because they risk doing more harm than good. To prevent further harm to your hair, visit your hairdresser to get them carefully removed.

Why Should You Go for Hair Extension?

One of the world’s most advanced hair extension techniques is Flashpoints by AHS. Flashpoints are a breakthrough in hair science that will give your lifeless, fine, short, or dull hair a new lease of life in just a few hours, giving you a chance to achieve the style you’ve always wanted. Flashpoints are significantly less harsh on your hair than other extensions available. It is because Flashpoints uses a sophisticated hair extension method in which a link of your new Flashpoints is merged to a lock of your natural hair instead of glue, wax, or weaving, with the aid of skilled AHS hair experts and cutting-edge technology at their disposal. The best feature is that you can use them repeatedly. No one can tell the difference between your old hair and your new, thicker, longer hair because it looks so natural. All they’ll focus on is how gorgeous your new hair is. It is because Flashpoints, which are made of the highest-quality Remi human hair and are essentially unnoticeable, are.


Whatever your motivations for thinking about hair extensions, remember that this is a great chance to try something new and an ideal option for hair fall treatment. The perfect time to vary things is right now because of all the improvements made to hair extensions and the installation procedure.

Speak with a hair specialist at the AHS studio. They will assist you in examining your extension possibilities, selecting extensions that are right for you, and helping you achieve your goals. Ask questions as you become more acquainted with hair extensions and their maintenance.

Don’t compromise your natural hair’s health because it is crucial. Make sure you purchase high-quality hair extensions by consulting an AHS expert. You can anticipate fantastic outcomes when investing in high-quality extensions and professional installation. Hair extensions require some understanding, but it’s worthwhile. Enjoy longer and fuller, more natural-looking hair extensions with correct upkeep and care.

Mr. Mones, Head- Hair expert @AHS India

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Mr. Mones, Head- Hair expert @AHS India

An ardent believer in maintaining perfection when it comes to hair & beauty, Mr. Mones holds an electrical engineering degree and has followed his life-long love for hair through Advanced Hair Studio.

In 2002, he decided to follow his passion for hair and beauty as he took multiple courses in the field and established his name in the industry by 2004.

Mr. Mones took the opportunity to work with one of the top brands in Abu Dhabi - Yas Island, as a ‘Top Hairstylist’. He underwent training with Loreal Academy to be a color specialist and achieved the post of trainer and branch manager for the company. In 2015, he joined Advanced Hair Studio as a Hair Expert and received training from AHS headquarters in Australia Melbourne.

Quickly he became a regional trainer and technical head of Middles East and the Subcontinent. To keep up with the latest trends and upskill himself and his team, he attended multiple workshops and seminars. In 2017 he attended another training at AHS headquarters for quality control, after which he got promoted to QC Manager and Product Development head. He yearns to upskill and work towards keeping himself on top of his game in the hair replacement industry.

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