Once you decide to go for Hair Extensions, you need to learn a few things about them. If you go to alibaba or any other website and order a hair extension based purely on the descriptions like “remy”, “Natural Hair”, etc, then you are in for a big Shock!
Not all sellers on Alibaba are honest and they will push inferior products claiming to be the best “Natural” “Remy” hair extensions. So, learn a few things before ordering the product.
Also called as Synthetic hair, these are made of thin plastic strands which looks similar to hair. Since, they are plastic, the colour will be bright and good. So, when compared to natural hair, these synthetic hair will look more expensive, where in reality it is the reverse that is true.
Apart from synthetic hair, animal hairs are also used in hair extensions. Although they are natural, they may not be suitable for human hair extensions.
One more artificial hair is made from proteins which are similar to natural hair, but has a set of cons which is explained in another blog.
Eventhough hair from animals are natural, we do not classify them as natural when it comes to Human Hair Extensions. Only human hair is classified as Natural hair.
As you can see, the hair on the head is not as glossy as seen in the artificial / synthetic hairs. The natural hair has a dull look and is always thicker near the head and thins down towards the end. Natural hair has a distinct smell when compared to artificial hair, which smells of chemicals or sometimes wax.
Hair extensions made from Natural Human Hair will be expensive and will be in the range of around US$180 and above. The process of collecting Human Hair and processing it without damaging it is very long and tedious and manually done most of the time. Hence, the processing cost increases the price. However, the life of Natural Human Hair Extensions are far greater than artificial or synthetic hair. It also has numerous advantages over Artificial Hair.
Hence, in the long run, Natural Hair Extensions may work out cheaper when compared to Artificial Synthetic Hair Extensions.