A large women population cannot grow their hair long and thick naturally but always dream of having a crown of hair on their head. If your case is similar to this, stop feeling disappointed and try out long hair extensions. This article presents you with the required information.
On an average, human hair grows at the rate of 1 cm per month. It means that to have “long cascading hair”, you would have to wait for at least 5-6 years. Thanks to the latest advancements in hair styling, hair extensions are available easily. With hair extensions, you can fulfill your dream of 22 inches long and thick hair in a few hours and that too in your desired hair color and texture. In addition to this, you can have any of the following type of hair extensions.
Curly long hair extensions
Extra long hair extensions
Extremely long hair extensions
Normal short to long hair extensions
In fact, hair extensions for braids are very popular in South-East Asian countries as women there love to have long and thick hair. Before knowing whether long hair extensions would look right on you, you should learn something about these commercial hair.
Types of Long Hair Extensions: The two most popular types of long hair extensions are individual strands and wefts. The basis of distinction is the hair extension techniques for application.
Individual Strands: The first method of artificial hair integration is the individual strand integration, which involves applying 30-50 strands of commercial hair to a small section of your own hair. This is done by first coating your hair with a chemical substance and then bonding the commercial hair by any of these methods – weaving, gluing, heat fusing, using waxes or polymers or clamping with metal rods. Such hair extensions generally last for only a few months and have to be removed and integrated again. The process of removal is very crucial and must be done by an expert, as the chances of damage are maximum.
Wefts: Wefts are described as curtains of hair that are attached to the hair at the top of the head and are left free to cascade down. In order to integrate a weft in your hair, it is first cut into different vertical sections. This eases the task of weft application. Your hair is divided into two parts by a horizontal line at the top of your scalp. At the start of the part following the back, braids are made and the sections of weft are sown along with them. The part flowing on the forehead is combed back so that the hair runs and covers the braids. Such braid hairstyles are popularly known as tracks. Once integrated, they remain in this way for a few months. As your hair grows about 1 cm every month, the weft-sections will lose their intact positions. It is necessary to reposition them. For this, you will have to visit your hair stylist for undoing and redoing the weft.
A weft can be either handmade or machine made. The former comes at a higher price than the latter. Still, it is advisable to go for a handmade one as it can be made in a way that it matches with your hair color naturally. A weft is generally made from good quality hair. So feel free to choose the weft hair extensions.