Which hair extensions are the most effective?
Where to Buy the Best Hair Extensions can be difficult, time-consuming, and confusing, and purchasing the incorrect type of overly processed or treated hair can be a costly mistake.
With more and more women around the world loving and sometimes needing the assistance of extensions, I felt it was more important than ever to explain the fundamentals of buying quality hair extensions, to help women become more informed and able to understand the hair extension industry, in order to make informed decisions and stop wasting money and time on sub-standard hair extensions and or application methods.
It’s incredible to have great hair extensions, and it can even change your life. Hair extensions can be the best solution for those who have struggled with fine or limp locks, or whose locks simply don’t grow as long and luscious as they wish.
I have first-hand knowledge of all application methods, processing procedures, and origins, and after 14 years as a senior extension artist and master trainer in all methods of attachment, I’d like to share some in-depth knowledge with you to help you purchase the extensions of your dreams, so you won’t have to worry about tangling, damage to your own hair, or uncomfortable occlusions.
Let’s get this party started, shall we? This article has been divided into a number of sections. Please take your time and read all of the steps. When purchasing hair extensions from your dealer, this will assist you in becoming more informed and asking the right questions.
Discover the true Where to Buy the Best Hair Extensions.
Is it possible for me to pay a visit to the supplier? Are you well-versed in your supplier’s/extension artist’s background?
Are you willing to hand over hundreds of dollars to someone you “hope” will sell you a quality product?
Please don’t make the mistake of assuming that just because you get a sample of hair, you’ll be able to buy good hair in the future. Many suppliers simply have good hair samples on hand and then send out bad hair once an order is placed. If you plan to buy the hair for a long time, you should look at several packets first to ensure that it will be of consistently high quality.
THE ENTRY POINT
Is it possible for you to go to the vendor?
Make sure your hair extensions artist/provider has an open door policy. Do they let the public see the hair before purchasing it, even if they are too far away to visit?
Is it possible for them to demonstrate the various types of hair before you purchase it?
Do they have examples of non-Remy and real Remy hair to show you so you can be sure the hair you’re buying is authentic?
Yes, I understand that all of this effort appears to be excessive, but it is necessary, especially if you plan to buy or have hair extensions on a regular basis.
If the service provider has a website, you can bet they have something to hide as well.
Hair grades from Europe and Russia
It takes a lot of time and effort to grow hair for extensions. Some women and men who grow hair need to eat a specific diet to keep their hair healthy, nourished, and of the highest quality.
Where did these hairs come from?
Hair for European and Russian grades can come from any country with the desired hair structure. As a result, terms like “European” and “Russian” hair, which were once more exclusive, have become a catch-all term for human hair that is compatible with the larger hair extensions industry’s customers.
Due to the recent increase in demand for hair extensions, most blond hair sold as extensions is extremely expensive and simply unavailable. As a result, natural blonde hair extensions are difficult to come by, so it’s safe to assume that almost all lighter-colored hair will have been lightened and processed to achieve the desired shade.
Straight, wavy, and curly European hair are just a few of the textures available. The hair is compatible with most people due to the texture difference, but it may not work with African or Asian hair textures.
Hair from Europe and Russia can be purchased from almost any country that sells a finer cross-section of hair. Colors range from medium to dark brown and can be lightened if necessary. If human hair hasn’t been subjected to aggressive acid baths to shave back its cuticle, it is much softer and healthier.
Hairstyles from Asia
Hair in Asia is thick, straight, and coarse by nature. It can be difficult to manage and get it to hold a style because it is very strong and straight. As a result, Asian hair can be stripped in an acid bath to remove the cuticle, resulting in finer hair. However, this causes significant hair damage, necessitating the use of silicone to coat the exposed cuticle. However, once the silicone is removed after a few short washes, the damaged cuticle is exposed again, and the hair tangles, mats, and loses its shine, quickly becoming unmanageable and necessitating the removal of the hair extensions. Because synthetic hair fibers are frequently manufactured in Asia, we’re seeing more heat-resistant synthetic fibers mixed with human hair… This is a far more common occurrence than ever before, resulting in matting and tangling, as well as difficulties straightening the hair.
Hairstyles from India
Hairstyles from India Tonsuring is a process in which pilgrims offer their hair to the God Vishnu. For marketing purposes, their hair is then sorted, washed, and dyed. People in India are frequently unaware that they have been duped into donating their hair in order for it to be sold at a premium and then shipped to Western countries for use as hair extensions. This has sparked some debate, with many people now refusing to purchase Indian hair for ethical reasons.
Due to the high demand for human hair extensions, Indian hair is frequently mixed with synthetic and/or animal hair during processing.
This is happening a lot more these days (as the documentary on “A Current Affair” outlined recently). Due to the hair being mixed with something else and/or not being cuticle correct, Indian hair is becoming increasingly difficult to buy with confidence. It frequently tangles and matting.
If you have a European texture, it is much better to purchase 100 percent human European or Russian hair.
If you’re Asian, ask for “virgin” Asian hair, which is 100 percent Asian hair that hasn’t been processed. The cuticle is thick and intact, indicating that it has not been acid stripped.
Please select “virgin” Indian 100 percent Remy hair if you are of Indian ancestry. The texture of this hair will be identical to yours. Before you buy it, make sure it hasn’t been tampered with.
Is it Remy’s hair?
The next important consideration when buying hair extensions is whether they are ready.
Examining the roots, mid-shaft, and ends of the hair fiber is the first step in determining whether Remy hair extensions are truly Remy, with cuticles and ready root to tip. Near the ends of the hair strands, cuticles are usually missing or worn down, but thick and healthy near the roots.
You may be on a budget and think to yourself, “Well, this hair is super cheap and probably isn’t Remy… but it should be fine… just brush it a little more…”
Non-Remy hair is every girl’s worst nightmare, and you should avoid it at all costs.
You may find it easy to manage at first, especially before the silicone coating has worn off, but after a few washes, the true state of the hair emerges. It’ll tangle and mat up like crazy!
You’ll never be able to make it look nice once the silicone coating comes off… unless you don’t move an inch. It will catch like Velcro and become a tangled mess as soon as there is any movement.
You now know why non-remy hair should never be purchased…
So, all you have to do is ask for remy hair, right? Unfortunately, the majority of hair extension sellers today have no idea what they’re selling and have never worked in the complicated hair industry.
The seller frequently lacks experience with hair extension care, application, and processing methods, as well as knowledge of the hair’s true origins.
Untrained and inexperienced businesses frequently mistakenly believe that selling human hair is no different than selling any other product.
This is completely false! Every head of hair is unique, thanks to a wide range of processing techniques, hair origins, textures, lengths, grades, and coloring techniques. Hair extensions are a vexing and perplexing topic.
To successfully ensure the human hair they sell is soft, naturally shiny, and ultimately provides a hassle-free experience while installed within the recipient’s own hair, it would take many years of understanding of the compounding structures of human hair and of the world’s hair trade itself.
For all of the reasons stated above, it is critical that you determine the extent of your seller’s experience.
Unfortunately, only a few companies sell 100 percent Remy hair extensions due to the high cost of both the raw hair and the manufacturing process. Real Remy hair extensions that are properly maintained in the Remy state are also very expensive for the buyer and are not available for a low price. As the industry becomes more competitive, many sellers will buy cheap, non-remy or mixed Indian or Chinese hair and pass it off as a genuine, high-quality product to the unwitting customer.
It’s a worthwhile investment if the hair is truly 100 percent Remy human hair. You’re essentially wasting your money if you don’t do this.