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Hair extensions can be made from human hair, animal hair, and synthetic fibers. Everyone from celebrities to everyday people rock hair extensions. There’s no question as to why the hair business is a billion-dollar industry. People spend thousands of dollars a year on their hair. Before purchase your hair, extensions do research to understand what look you are wanted to achieve. Hair can be used as fullers to thinning hair, for protective styles, fashion, and create new look instantly. Also, knowing the expectations of the hair is essential. Both human hair and synthetic hair have advantages and disadvantages between them. How to know which is right for you?
Human Hair is natural-looking, feels like actual hair, and the movement is incredible. Remy hair you’ll hear all over place, but what does Remy mean? It means all the cuticles are facing in the same direction (downward) which contributes to its natural healthy look and will not matte or tangle. Take a look at the picture below you can see the hair strand on the right is how healthy hair should look cuticles. The hair strand on the left is what damaged hair cuticles look like.
Human extensions fall on the pricey side of the spectrum as opposed to synthetic hair. If you are seeking versatility with a natural look this is the best hair for you. What makes it worth the investment is its quality, durability, and longevity. The quality of human hair extensions is its soft silky texture, shine, movement, and versatility. Hair can be styled with a curling iron, blow-dryer, hot roller or flat iron, dyed, and other styling products. The life span of your human extensions can vary depending on how you care for them. Yaki and Straight extensions can last for 1 to 2 years or more with proper care. Curly and wavy are about 3 to 6 months or more with proper care. Upkeeps on extensions should be regularly scheduled every 4 to 6 six weeks depending on one’s lifestyle.
Synthetic Hair is made up of synthetic fibers coated with a silicone which gives it an un-natural shine and soft feel. This type of hair is easier on your wallet and great if you’re seeking a low maintenance quick style. Technological advances have gotten in changing the fibers of the hair given them a more natural look. However, synthetic extensions lack flexibility and tangles easily. Even the ones that state heat friendly tends to change the texture and look of the hair. Synthetic hair can have a life span of 1 to 3 months with proper care, but eventually will matte especially in the nape area. Washing and brushing the hair causes the silicone coating to breakdown which will shorten it use.
Here’s a funny but sad story, if you were like me many years ago you’ll understand what I’m talking about. I used to spend lots of money on synthetic hair hey it’s cheap I get it. The problem was I did not quit understand the meaning of the word synthetic it had the word hair on the packaged and came already colored I was getting. Tried changing the look of the hair was extremely difficult hint: Lacks Versatility. Appling heat only caused the hair to melt and matte. Washing and conditioning was pointless all that did was cause the strands to stiffen and matte. Regular hair products did not recreate the fabulous shine and soft texture the hair had it had when I first purchased it. My once beautiful synthetic extensions always turned into a dry looking rat nest. Not cute at all! money down the drain. Lucky, I grew smarter and did more research on the different types of hair extensions and which ones best suited the look I was going for.
Most people prefer extensions because they are great for protective styles, saving time on styling, or let you change your looks instantly. Being educated on the difference between human and synthetic hair extensions, will help you determine which is right for you. for so you’ll understand what the expectations are on the product you’re getting. Overall, you’ll save a lot of time and money in the end.
Of course, Bedazzle Hair Sista would recommend you purchasing our 100% Pure Virgin Remy Human Extensions. We only obtain raw virgin remy hair directly cut from pony tails so all of the cuticles are facing the same direction. (This way the hair won’t turn into a rat’s nest after you wash it… if you have bought low quality hair before then you know what I mean YIKES!)
We seal all hair wefts with glue, so when you are running a brush through your hair it does not leave the floor looking like someone just shaved your head… and it keeps the wefts thin to make the hair easier to weave and lay flat. (Your stylist will thank you)