By Special Guest Blogger – Chrissy Stojan
As a bride you want to look your absolute best on your wedding day, and many brides will share with their hairstylists Pinterest images of women with long, thick hair. Did you know that 90% of those images have gals that use hair extensions?
We weren’t all born with that long, thick hair. But we can all have that hair thanks to those wonderful hair extensions. It’s choosing the right type for you. You can not only have the hairstyle you want for your wedding but you can have the hair you’ve always dreamed of every day!
Let’s review the different types of Extensions, the pros and cons, and the price point of each. Permanent, Clip ins and Halos are the most popular. The Natural Beaded Row is one that I recommend after lots of research.
- Permanent Extensions are the most convenient but the most expensive. There are many methods from Heat bonded, Tape ins, Braided and Beaded. Most of these take hours to install and can do a lot of damage to your hair.
- Clip ins are moderately priced and not damaging if done correctly. However they take practice to apply correctly and need to be put in every day. You can’t sleep or shower with them and you are very limited on the types of hairstyles you can do with them.
- Halos are the least expensive, not damaging, easy to install but you can’t sleep, shower or put your hair up with them.
- The Natural Beaded Row. These have the least contact with the hair, only take a couple hours to install and can be worn with any hair style. You treat them as if it was your own hair. Sleep in them, shower in them, color, curl, straighten, braid and put it in a ponytail. Your hair has to be shoulder length to get them. Since they grow out with your natural hair you go back to your stylist every 6-8 weeks to have them moved back up.
Keep in mind if you buy them online and they are cheap then it IS cheap hair and won’t last long. Decide how much you are willing to spend, how much time each day you want to deal with it, how natural you want them to look and how long you want to keep them in.