Hair extensions can be tricky to find and are more likely to come in curly, thick, thick wavy, or long, curly, wavy hair styles.
The longer the hair extensions, the more likely you are to be looking at them as a problem, says Dr. Jill Fauci, an integrative medicine physician and the founder of Hair Care.
So, to get the best bang for your buck, you want to find a hairstyle that looks natural, doesn’t look out of place, and doesn’t cause pain, says Faucy.
The best hair extensions are often designed to extend a strand of hair to its full length without losing it.
To do that, the length of the hair extension must be at least a little longer than the length you would normally be able to control with the scissors.
For more, check out the following tips.1.
Find a hairstylist who has a degree in hair care and a great sense of style.
“A stylist who’s in the field can be very helpful in finding the right hairstyle for you,” says Faucie.
A hair stylist should have an understanding of hair science and be able create the best hair styles for your body.
You should also get advice from a stylist on how to wear extensions in the summertime, so you can feel confident in your choice.2.
Use a hair styling product.
“The best hair extension products will not only protect your hair but can be used in the fall and winter,” says Drs.
Fauchi and Faucic.
“You can buy a few of these products at beauty supply stores, but if you’re in the market for a permanent hairstyle, you’ll want to make sure you choose something that offers long-lasting protection and that’s a product that can be easily applied with one hand,” Fauccic adds.3.
Look for a style that looks good at a variety of lengths.
“Hair extensions are great for short-haired people,” Faucic says.
“But you can also have a long hairstyle and be very comfortable wearing a long hair extension, so the longer you have the longer it will look.”
A shorter hairstyle is ideal for people who like to look their best in a wide range of lengths, she adds.4.
Find hairstyles that will keep your hair from getting in the way.
“It’s very important to keep your hairstyle in place and protected from the outside world,” Fucci says.
For this reason, she suggests wearing a hair extensions hairstyle only at the beginning of the day, at least once a day.5.
If you have hair loss, you may want to avoid hair extensions altogether.
“If you’ve lost hair and your hair extension has become a problem because it’s not getting in your way, you should try to find another hairstyle,” Fausci says, “because that way you’ll keep your style as long as possible and it will still look natural.”
Hair extensions are also more likely than extensions that have been worn in the past to cause problems, Fauic adds, because you may be cutting off your hair extensions and having them fall out.