Pros and Cons of Hair Extensions

The pros and cons of hair extensions


If you’ve ever envied a celebrity’s gorgeous hair, we hope you know by now that they are probably hair extensions. We can’t all roll out of bed with amazing beach waves. Extensions do more than add length, they also add volume. If you have hair that is at least three inches long, you can get extensions. Visit your hair salon in Hillsborough to figure out the best hair extensions for you and your lifestyle.

As with anything, there are pros and cons to hair extensions. This article is not meant to scare you out of getting hair extensions. In fact, it is quite the opposite. We want you to be comfortable getting extensions but we want you to be armed with knowledge before you do so. Knowing what works and what doesn’t will save you a ton of headaches down the road.

When talking to your hairstylist about extensions, understand that the most important thing is to avoid extensions and pieces that are heavier than your own hair. If extensions are too heavy, they will damage and break off. Your own hair needs to be healthy enough to withstand the pressure of extensions as well.

Hair extensions aren’t cheap. Not just the initial installment but you have to maintain them and maintenance is every six to eight weeks. They are an investment but something you will be proud to have. You also need to make an investment of time because the initial setup takes around four to six hours.

The specialist who will apply your extensions may be called a hair designer, extensionist or simply a hair stylist. No matter what title he or she uses, be sure they are experienced and have photos to prove it. Also, make sure you understand how they will be removed and how damage to your natural hair can be minimized. These aren’t necessarily cons of hair extensions but if you don’t get yours done by someone qualified you are going to have a few major cons on your hands down the line.

One great thing about extensions that are installed correctly is that they do not really require a great deal of upkeep and time to maintain them. You just need to keep your eye on them, as you would if you had just gotten your hair colored. Different types of extensions do require different care, so make sure you have follow-up instructions for your particular kind. Human hair extensions can be treated as real hair but with more gentle care. You should use a special brush made just for extensions so that you don’t damage the new hair or the bond but the brushing is the same as if you didn’t have extensions. Of course, a gentle shampoo is recommended and cool water will help minimize tangles. Upkeep is relatively easy which is definitely a pro!

If you decide that hair extensions are for you, visit your local hair salon in Hillsborough and talk to an expert about the best way to get the luxurious, healthy hair you always wanted. Legends Salon of Hillsborough can help you achieve the great hair you always dreamed of!

Get your hair extensions from the experts at Legends Salon of Hillsborough! Contact us today for a consultation.

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