Hair extensions – solution for everyone?

Hair extensions

Hair problems – possible solutions

Hair problems are much more common than you may think. A variety of hair-related issues are experienced by people around the world. For example, minor ones like hair thinning, seasonal hair shedding, receding hairlines or more serious problems like spot baldness or substantial hair loss. There’s also a countless number of ways to prevent hair problems, but not all guarantee a complete cure. There are multiple triggering factors, both strictly physical as well as psychological which effect hair-related problems, so it would be impossible to come up with a single antidote for all. But worry not, there are hundreds of different treatments out there which could solve your particular problem. Depending on your condition, you can either choose from natural supplements, medications, hair enhancement systems or simply wear hats to mask the issues.

Hair extensions – characteristics

Hair extensions are definitely a good solution. Technological advancement and years of practice makes it now possible for hair experts and stylists to create customised hair extensions for those in need. But the question remains, what exactly are hair extensions and who can benefit from their use? The primary aim of hair extensions is for them to add volume to your natural hair. Hair extensions can be made out of various components, which differ in quality and price. There are also various methods of attachment. Essentially, you can choose synthetic fibres which don’t contain human hair, and instead contain man-made elements, i.e. materials which imitate real hair, and blend with your natural strands. Those can range in quality, in terms of how natural they look. The Synthetic solution is much cheaper, but it has quite a few disadvantages. For example, apart from looking unnatural, most synthetics can be easily damaged, and such hair can’t be styled with heating tools. On the other hand, extensions with human hair appear natural, and thus more authentic, blending almost seemingly with your own hair. They can also be straightened, but their overall longevity is limited.

Hair extensions – attachment methods

Hair extensions can be attached via various methods. Generally, we can distinguish three most common ways of attachment: tape-in, sew-in or mesh. Each method has its own perks, yet some can cause more damage than benefits for your hair. In terms of tape-in hair extensions, when this method is applied, the hair strands are pre-glued to each other and then glued accordingly to your scalp. This method uses glue and heating tools in order to get the job done. Therefore it can be a potential harm to your original hair, especially, if they’re already quite fragile and delicate. If you choose tape-ins, you need to be extra careful when using conditioners and shampoos, seen as the process of hair washing with wrong products can make the extensions come off. In terms of sew-in method, the hair extensions are sewn into your own hair using more advanced techniques. But the process can be rather painful and it works best with thick hair. Finally, the mesh-in method seems to be the best choice according to those that had it done. There’s no heat or glue involved, and the attachment method is rather quick, simple and pain-free. Moreover, it’s suitable for all types of hair, whether it be thick, thin, curly or straight etc.

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