When we say hair extensions, what comes to your mind? Some flimsy hair ornaments? Or a gorgeous female with a lovely, bouncy hair? Read on. Let us help you understand the world of Hair extensions and the secrets behind the Hair Extensions World!
Before we help you understand what are hair extensions, let us take a brief peek into the history of civilization. Yes, a quick peek into the history focusing on the fashion.
Let us go back to the ancient Egyptians. That’s right. Ancient Egyptians.
The origin of hair extensions goes back to the Queen of the Nile – Cleopatra. As you may be aware, Cleopatra was the most beautiful and the most desired woman in the world! Although the wigs might not have been the only reason, the wigs would have helped!
Although the Egyptians wore camel hair, human hair and sheep’s wool as full wigs or sewn partial hair or temporary attachments, they were fixed using resin or beeswax or combination of both.
Since then, the fashion industry has changed a lot thanks to the technology, we do now have hair extensions in different varieties and quality based on the need.
What are Hair Extensions?
To put it in simple terms, Hair extensions can be called as “Hair Integrations”. They help to increase the length and volume of one’s hair. Color extensions can be used as streaks or temporary coloring without using chemicals on your natural hair. Hair extensions can be natural or synthetic whereas the natural hair extensions made from virgin natural hair are the best quality. (It is expensive too!).
Synthetic hair extensions are a cheaper option, if you are looking for a temporary changeover and easy maintenance. However, synthetic extensions cannot be heat styled and they tangle easily making them unfit for longer usage.
Few reasons you may want to go for Hair Extensions
Does not have hair growth and has small length hair can use extensions to add extra length.
Volume of hair has thinned which can be increased by using Hair Extensions.
Get a new look like a fringe or a new cut.
Add bounce to your regular hair, thus increasing the gorgeousness.
Want color in your hair without using chemical based hair colors.
Few tips to keep in mind when choosing hair extensions
Always get the help of a professional stylist at least for the first time when fixing the hair extensions. Even though it may seem easier, wrong fixation of hair extensions may damage your natural hair.
The extensions that you fix should not be too tight, and have a free feeling after fixed. And of course, you should not feel any discomfort or pain after fixing the hair extensions.
Always go for good quality hair extensions. Even though they may be expensive, it may prove to be cost effective in the long run. And of course, preventing damage to your hair by cheap extensions is important.
Now, that you have a basic idea about Hair Extensions, you may want to read the article on “Pros and Cons of Hair Extensions”.