Best hair extensions: how to choose the best hair extensions

In this blog post, we will explain to you how to choose the best extensions.

how to choose the best hair extensions

Human hair or synthetic hair

Which are the best hair extensions?

You have the choice whether to purchase human hair or synthetic hair.

Look at the pros and cons of each option carefully.

Human hair extensions have a longer lifespan. They also look more ‘real’. You can style them using hot tools without any difficulties.

Although human hair extensions can be dyed, we don’t recommend you to dye them. This may reduce the hair quality. Not to mention that you may also completely destroy the extensions if the dyeing process was done incorrectly! Synthetic clip in extensions also have the advantage of being available in more colors and lengths than hair extensions made of human hair.

You can get synthetic clip in extensions for a fraction of the price you’d pay for human hair clip in extensions.

If you never had hair extensions before, we suggest synthetic clip in hair extensions. They are affordable because they are made of synthetic hair and you can easily install these extensions yourself.

On the other hand, if you had hair extensions before or if you can afford quality extensions, we’d suggest human hair extensions.

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Hair extensions methods

There are different hair extensions method on the market, each one has its own pros and cons.

There are no definite best hair extensions for everybody as everyone is different, so the best hair extensions will depend on your personal preferences and situation.

Let’s begin with the most popular type of hair extensions: clip in extensions.

Clip in hair extensions

These extensions are the most popular because you can install them yourself easily and safely.

It provides an instant answer for women who yearn for long and thick hair without spending a fortune. The perfect hair extensions must merge naturally with your original tresses.

Just pop the clip open and attach them near the roots so it stays firmly without showing.

This type of extension usually last between three and six months or even for a year provided you take good care of the extensions.

Taking into account that there is no pulling or gluing involved, clip in extensions will not damage your hair.


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Permanent hair extensions

Another type of hair extensions are permanent hair extensions. This is where everybody gets lost. Permanent hair extensions come in different types and have to be installed by a certified professional hairdresser. You cannot simply install them yourself! Although it looks easy when you watch YouTube videos, keep in mind that there are many possibilities where things can go wrong.

There are:

  • Sew-in hair extensions
  • Tape in hair extensions
  • Micro loop hair extensions
  • Fusion hair extensions

Sew-in hair extensions

Sew-in hair extensions were the first hair extensions method to be introduced in the market.

It consists of sewing the extensions onto your hair, and many hairdressers don’t install sew-in extensions.

If you never had hair extensions before, we strongly discourage you from getting sew-in extensions. You are better off proceeding with other permanent hair extensions method.


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Tape in hair extensions

A really popular type of permanent hair extensions are tape in extensions. These extensions are the best extensions for thin hair.

You can have them installed easily and quickly. Generally speaking, installing tape in extensions take approximately 45 minutes. This depends on your hair, how many tapes in wefts you are installing, and the experience level  of your hairdresser.

Tape in extensions are the most expensive extensions in the market and they are the least durable, they can last anywhere from 4 weeks to 12 weeks.

If you are a girl with naturally oily hair, you are in a disadvantaged position when it comes to tape in extensions because they will last only for 5 to 6 weeks.

Thankfully, tape in extensions are reusable.


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Micro-loop hair extensions

Micro-loop hair extensions use no glue and no heat. It’s the preferred hair extensions method by many because it’s a safe way of adding length and volume to your hair without risking any damage or whatsoever.


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Fusion hair extensions

If you have coarse or thick hair, and wish to have hair extensions that will hold firmly to your hair, we recommend fusion hair extensions.

This type of hair extensions, commonly referred to as pre-bonded extensions or keratin extensions, are installed strand by strand. It involves glue and heat, but that doesn’t automatically mean that it will damage your hair.

Fusion hair extensions are not supposed to damage your hair, but we cannot guarantee the work of the hairdresser installing these extensions.

In other words, you may have hair damage if the hairdresser makes a mistake or install the extensions incorrectly.

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Cost of hair extensions

Do you have to spend a lot of money for these hairpieces?

For synthetic hair extensions, you can expect to pay around $50.

Human hair is more expensive and costs between $100 and $500 depending on the hair extensions type, length, color, quality, and installation cost.

Majority of high-end stylists recommend authentic remy human hair extensions because of their quality compared to the synthetic extensions.

Keep in mind that clip in extensions can be installed and removed in a few minutes by yourself. No need to book an appointment with a hairdresser. This automatically makes clip in hair extensions the cheapest hair extensions method out there. In other words, you simply pay for the extensions, and that’s it!

As for the other hair extensions method, the price will depend on the hairdresser. Each hairdresser / hair salon has their own prices in respect to installing hair extensions.

For a detailed explanation of how much you should expect to spend on installing hair extensions, click here.

What to keep in mind

Hair extensions are indeed one of the top solutions to add extra length and volume to your natural hair. However, before you are planning to spend some money on hair extensions, there are certain criteria to be taken into consideration with respect to lifestyle and hair textures. Some of them are discussed below:

Opt for Remy Human Hair Extensions

There are wide varieties of hair extensions, which are available in the market today, Synthetic, non-remy and remy are just to name a few. Out of which Remy Human hair is a superior quality hair extension, which has maximum durability.

Today, most of the companies combine both remy and non-remy hair extensions with the aim to bring down the cost. Therefore, you have to make sure that you carefully go through the customer reviews via online before approaching a particular company.

There are two types of extensions namely synthetic and human hair.

Synthetic extensions, which are made out of keratin and plastic share similar features to that of a natural hair. They are recommended only if you wish to wear clip in extensions, as they are a budget-friendly option.

On the other hand, remy human hair extensions are the best hair extensions in terms of quality and durability. This is why you will find that all permanent hair extensions offered on Canada Hair are made exclusively out of remy human hair.

One of the major advantages of a remy human hair is that you do have the option to dry them, apply hair straighteners and indulge in recreational activities like swimming. It allows you to keep both the ends and roots intact. It is indeed one of the superior quality extensions available in the market today.

Ensure the type of extension chosen matches your lifestyle

Most of hair extensions require frequent maintenance and care. If you find it difficult to manage the hair extensions, then you may resort to clip-in extensions. These extensions are great if you wish to have longer and thicker hair for a particular occasion. For instance, many of our customers buy clip in hair extensions for a wedding or a high school prom. You can also buy clip in extensions for everyday life. Nonetheless, always keep in mind that these extensions must be removed every day as you cannot sleep with clip in extensions; it will be quite uncomfortable.

The greatest part about wearing clip in extensions is that maintaining them is easier than other types of hair extensions and they last longer on average.

However, you may want to wear extensions 24/7. In that case, permanent hair extensions are the best hair extensions. You will need to carefully maintain the hair on a regular basis in order to avoid tangling, shedding, and to ensure that your permanent extensions will last a long time.

If you never had extensions before or you wish to wear extensions the easy way, we recommend clip in extensions. Otherwise, permanent extensions are great too.

The type of hair texture

One of the major factors to be taken into consideration while picking a hair extension is its texture. You have to make sure that the hair texture is exactly matching your natural hair.

There are different hair textures such as silky, yaki, minki, etc. These hair lingoes are confusing and complicated. Don’t make your life difficult and simply choose silky hair extensions. They are shiny, soft, and natural-looking and the most versatile.

CanadaHair.ca offers only silky hair extensions.

Hair colors, length, and maintenance

Hair colors are yet another important criteria for choosing hair extensions. Today, most of the companies offer dual-blended and bright colored hair. Therefore, you may choose a color, which blends well with the your natural colour or something to stand out.

The length of hair extensions is very important in order to match the your hair, however if you have short hair this isn’t a problem as long as it is at least 3 inches long.

You may even consider seeking assistance from your friends and family members to help you in choosing the perfect length & shade of extensions.

You need to develop a habit of maintaining your extensions on a regular basis. They require frequent cleaning and brushing to keep it in good condition. You have to make sure that you use fine quality products.

Professional and certified hair technicians

If you prefer to have permanent extensions it is strongly recommended to have them installed by a certified hair technician, since they are specialized in the field of cosmetology, you can rest assured that you will receive a perfect application.

Browse through reliable websites to choose stylists who have gained years of experience and have positive client reviews.

Choose the best hair extensions store

Those people who are scouting around the internet for suitable hair extensions need to pay close attention to the overall quality of the e-commerce portals and physical stores.

First, you are required to carefully go through the customer reviews before making a purchase. You may even consider approaching the customer service for further clarifications with respect to a product.

Today, there are several websites which offer superior quality hair extensions at affordable rates. Some of them are user-friendly wherein a customer can get familiar with the product features and educational and information videos relating to a product are also available. It will enable the user to choose from a range of colors, shapes, sizes and designs of hair extensions.

If the user would like to purchase hair extensions directly from the physical store, then they may seek the guidance of an assistant to discuss the quality and durability of hair extensions. Before executing a purchase, you have to make sure that the color is visible in the natural light.

The best extensions store is Canada Hair.

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Another major aspect to be taken into consideration is the quantity of hair extensions available in a single set. Is it worth the price?

Remy Hair is regarded as one of the top quality hair extensions, which lasts for a longer period of time and cost-effective. This is why we only offer human remy hair when it comes to hair extensions.

Some last thoughts about hair quality

Kanekalon Hair extensions are considered to be more resistant to heat when compared to Toyokalon hair. It is a type of synthetic hair, which automatically melts when they are heated using hair straighteners as well as curling tongs. They share similar features in terms of appearance and texture to that of a natural hair. One of the major hitches with respect to Kanekalon Hair is that it is quite difficult to brush and style. It might even get tangled and matted quickly.

Toyokalon hair is cheaper and softer. It does not get tangled very easily when compared to Kanekalon Hair, one of the common types of hair which are used to create costume wigs. They are more susceptible to melting when exposed to extreme temperatures such hair straightening and curling tongs. Toyokalon hair can be spotted very easily even from longer distances since its outer surface is smooth and shiny. It is often used for braiding as well as plaiting.

Virgin hair are procured from a donor’s hair. It is a process, which involves removal of the entire hair at a single time, it is not dyed, altered or processed. It can be brushed and styled very easily.

European hair extensions are regarded as very high quality, which are very expensive. It blends very well with the color tone and texture of various types of hairstyles.

Indian hair extensions also blends with various types of hairstyles. It is very cost-effective when compared to other extensions. In fact, Indian hair is the best in terms of quality/price ratio.

If you wish to read more about the different hair qualities in this industry, please click here.

Conclusion

We hope you enjoyed this article on how to choose the best hair extensions.

If you wish to wear extensions temporarily, clip in extensions are the best method. For permanent hair extensions, you have different options. Go for tape in extensions if you have thin hair. If you have coarse or thick hair, fusion extensions are great. If you wish to avoid glue or heat when installing extensions, micro-beads extensions are the solution. The cheapest permanent hair extensions are sew-in hair extensions. But don’t forget that it can be difficult to find a hairdresser that is knowledgeable in sewing hair wefts.

As for hair quality, choose only Indian human remy hair. This is the quality we offer on our website. Synthetic hair can be considered too but only for clip in extensions.

If you have any questions or comments, please don’t hesitate to let us know! We love hearing from you 🙂

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This article was written by Olivia. After working as a celebrity hairdresser for several years, she joined CanadaHair.ca as the editor-in-chief. In her free time, Olivia loves fitness, dancing and traveling.

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Nina

if i have fine hair can i get tape in extensions