We have all been there ladies, looking into the mirror thinking and wishing for longer, fuller hair. We try supplements, diets and vitamins, then we hope, wish and wait for results that never come.  No more waiting! Hair extensions can give us the length and fullness we long for. But there are a few things you should think about before you make the move and get hair extensions. To make things easier for you, we have created this list of five things to consider before you head into a salon for extensions.

 

What Type Of Extensions Do You Want?

There are many different types of hair extension systems out there, the first step would be to choose a system that will work best for you.  Some things to take into account would be how much money you want to spend, how much time you are willing to spend applying and maintaining the extensions and whether or not you want a temporary option that you can take in and out or a more permanent option that can last up to six months. Read our full article here on the different types of hair extensions out there. 

 

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Some of the more popular extension systems like tape-ins, clip-ins, i-tips, beaded wefts and sew in hair extensions all cause damage to your natural hair; so in our professional opinion, no woman should ever use these extensions because long term damage is never worth short term results.  We would advise that you choose a system that is non-damaging like the Glamour Locks Hair Extension System. The Glamour Locks System is a patented hair extension method that is 100% non-damaging to your hair. You can learn more about our damage free system here


What Type Of Hair Is Best For You?  

After you decide on what method will work best for you the next thing to consider is what type of hair you want to use.  Just like your own hair, extensions have many different textures, lengths and densities. There are also synthetic extensions, which are made from plastic. Synthetic hair is much cheaper than human hair, but they are not a good fit for women who are looking for permanent hair extension options that look natural. Synthetic hair extension are not able to styled with hot tools, because they will melt. Also, the texture does not feel natural and can be easily detected.

 

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We recommend that you use human hair for your extensions. Human hair will most closely mimic your own natural hair and can last up to one year depending on the brand you choose. Here at Glamour Locks we have three different human hair lines to choose from: Cuticle Hair, Remy Hair and Custom Hair. All three of these lines have their own unique set of characteristics. You can read more about our hair here


How Long Do You Want To Go?

Think back to why you want to get extensions in the first place. Do you want it for length, volume or both? This will determine how much hair you will need and ultimately affect pricing.  We have hair in lengths that range from 16 inches, which would be a little past your shoulders, and up to 24 inches, which would be past your waist.

 

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The volume of your extensions will depend on how many ounces you purchase, most clients get between 4 and 6 ounces of hair. This would also be a good time to decide whether or not you want to change your color.


The price of your hair extensions will ultimately depend on how long and voluminous your hair is and how long you want it to be. You can read more about our pricing here.


What Type Of Lifestyle Do You Have?

Are you an athlete, work out a lot, surf or just constantly active? These are all things you should consider when getting your hair extensions. Depending on how much you are washing your extensions, either after swimming or working up a sweat, you will want to take preventative measures to ensure that the extension hair lasts as long as possible. We recommend that active women add a deep conditioning treatment to their maintenance services. You have to come in every 6-8 weeks for a hair extension maintenance, so we would recommend you add the conditioning treatment to that service. This will keep your extension hair looking natural and full bodied.

 

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Another thing to consider is working out with your extensions. Is this something you can do with them? The answer is YES. But only if you get a system that will last through your workouts and not become loose. The Glamour Locks Hair Extension System is very lightweight and durable and can handle pretty much anything you throw at it,  even swimming! So your hair can continue looking great even after a workout.

 

Are You Ready To Commit?

Just like any other service, maintaining your extensions will be necessary.  You will want to come in for a retie or re-tab depending on the type of extensions you have in. Retie appointments are necessary, because as your natural hair grows, the extensions will become loose and will hang down where the new hair growth is. You will want to come in every 6 to 10 weeks depending on how fast your hair grows.  

 


With so many things to consider, getting hair extensions might see a little daunting. But it’s not, just remember you always want to get a system that causes zero damage and you want to choose high quality hair so that it lasts long and looks as natural as possible. Other things to consider are the time it takes to apply and maintain the extensions and whether or not your lifestyle will required additional care of your extensions. If you are interested the Glamour Locks Hair Extension System you can request a free consultation here