I remember being in your shoes, trying to decide whether I should get a set of extensions for that perfect, rich hair I had always dreamt of! The thing is you see or hear so many stories on wearing hair extensions that it makes it difficult for women that are less familiar with them to determine which of these stories are myths and which are true. Are hair extensions really that expensive, difficult to maintain and uncomfortable to wear, or are these just the fabrications of low-confident women that wear hair extensions all the time but want to keep competition away from their perfectly looking locks? Read on to separate the truth from all the myths you’ve heard.
Myth #1 Hair extensions ruin your real hair
Actually it’s the other way around: My opinion based on my extended experience with clip-ons is that clip-on extensions can in no way damage your real hair, it’s just like wearing a regular hair clip. And you’ve worn hair clips before with absolutely no damage to your hair, right? Extensions can even protect your hair because you don’t need to style it as much to give it a gorgeous look (this part is well covered by your extensions) and you can grow it in a healthy manner.
Myth #2 Hair extensions make your hairstyle look unnatural
100% human hair extensions are designed and created by professionals so that they look totally natural and in line with your real hair. With the right tips (check other articles on this blog to find them) you can easily blend extensions with your real hair to create a natural, even look from roots to tips. You’ve probably seen women wearing them before and didn’t even notice their locks were enhanced by extensions!
Myth #3 Wearing extensions can be uncomfortable
Applying or wearing extensions doesn’t really cause any discomfort or pain. Once you start wearing them, you’ll find yourself even forgetting you’re having them on at some point and all you’ll notice is guys’ heads turning after you and your fabulous tresses!
Myth #4 Hair extensions can be worn in limited styles only
You can easily style your extensions exactly the same way you style your real hair. The fact that they are made of 100% human hair makes them easy to clean, style and store in order to be worn in perfect conditions. So, get your own set of hair extensions and curl them, twist them, straighten them just like you do with your own hair!
Myth #5 Hair extensions must be replaced often
In this case it’s up to you if you want to make this a myth or a fact. There are a number of tricks you can use for making your extensions last longer. Check out this article to find out how you can make your extensions last longer.
Myth #6 Hair extensions are expensive
Human hair extensions cost more than synthetic alternatives, but this is just because the quality of human hair extensions as compare to synthetic is fantastic! In the long run, your investment will be a lot worth it: you’ll style your real hair less, allowing it to take a break from all the products and styling routine, it will get healthier and look more beautiful, and this is priceless!
Myth #7 Hair extensions require special expensive products
Since high quality extensions are made of 100% human hair, they need the same products your hair does. Pretty much all you need for keeping your extensions in great shape is conditioner, shampoo, which you’ll use scarcely, and some product based on argan oil for keeping hair smooth and perfectly silky.
Myth #8 Hair extensions can’t be attached to fine hair
Actually, fine hair is probably one of the most frequent reasons women choose to add a nice set of hair extensions to their look. Clip-on hair extensions have small clips with silicone strips on them, making them easy to attach to fine hair and allowing them to stay firmly in place.
Myth #9 Hair extensions can limit your activities
Extensions can in no way alter your lifestyle, they just improve it! You can wear your hair extensions while doing everything you normally do, with no changes to your lifestyle or your extensions: you can play sports, sing in the rain, and even take steamy baths!
Myth #10 You can’t wear hair extensions everyday
Actually you can, and it’s super easy! Clip-on extensions are fast and easy to attach, you don’t need to style them if you don’t want to, and they can be worn for any occasions. Just be careful not to sleep with them, it prevents clips from breaking. Now that you know the truth about hair extensions, there’s nothing stopping you from having the hair of your dreams!