Should I Go For Human Hair Or Synthetic Hair Extensions?

30 March; Author: Hair Extensions Australia

Should I Go For Human Hair Or Synthetic Hair Extensions?

Article by suzlar

Nowadays, more and more of us are turning to hair extensions as way of achieving instant glamour and adding length and thickness to our hair. As women, we are faced with an image of beauty that is portrayed by the media and glossy magazines of celebrities and models with long flowing locks that we could never achieve without years of painful growth. Even the celebs are at it. Many of them use hair extensions as a way of creating that perfect red carpet look and creating a versatile look. Even though hair extensions can be quite costly, there are some cheaper versions available so it is a mistake to think that it is only celebrities that can afford beautiful hair.

So you’ve made the decision to invest in some hair extensions, you should next make sure you do your research to get the best results for your own personal needs. One of the most important things to be decided is whether you are going to use natural or synthetic hair extensions. The biggest difference between the two types tends to be the price. It can be very hard to find cheap real hair extensions. But it is worth remembering the essential rule when it comes to hair extensions: you really do get what you pay for. You pay more for real hair extensions simply because they are made from real human hair and synthetic extensions are normally made from materials such as Kanekalon or Toyokalon.

In most cases the advantages of having real hair outweigh those for having fake hair but it is up to you what you decide to invest in. There may be some advantages of synthetic hair that suit your needs and vice versa. The most important thing is that you do your homework before committing to anything. The main advantage of real hair is that it is far easier to look after than synthetic. As it is real it will act in the same way that your natural hair will so there is no need to treat it in any other way. Real hair looks and feels the same as your natural hair and it will blend perfectly so that no-one will know that you are wearing extensions. When left to dry naturally real hair extensions will dry with a natural kink or wave like your own hair. You can also style your hair in anyway you like and there is no restriction with heat appliances which is not always the case with synthetic hair. However, some types of synthetic hair can withstand heat appliances and it usually holds the style longer than real hair, sometimes even a matter of days.

If you are on a budget then synthetic hair may be for you. The disadvantage of this is that synthetic hair sometimes does not look or feel like real hair. However, as mentioned before fake hair does hold a style incredibly well and it also is not affected by humidity as the style is ‘set’ into the hair. Human hair will react the same way as your natural hair will and may loose its style or turn frizzy. So if you want hair that holds it style perfectly then synthetic hair may be ideal for you. Perhaps you are planning on extensions for your tropical wedding or are holidaying in a humid climate then synthetic extensions may be the perfect companion for you. You will definitely spend less styling time on synthetic hair; that is if you can style it at all. Another advantage of synthetic hair is that you will get more volume per connection than with real hair, which is useful is you are looking to create more volume with your extensions.

On average, human hair usually lasts longer than synthetic hair. You should expect for your human hair extensions will last between 3-6 months with proper care, compared to the 1 to 4 weeks use that you will get with synthetic hair.

Now that you know a little more about the options that are available to you, it should be easier to make a decision as to what suits you the best. You need to consider the purpose of the extensions, the desired goal, the amount of money that can be spent and how much care you are willing to invest in your extensions.

For more information contact Inanch salon in London who are specialised hair extensions experts who can advise you on what is best for you. Click here to visit their website.

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suzlar writes for inanch

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