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Is High Quality Hair Really That Important For Clip-In Extensions?

06/09/2017 11:36 BST | Updated 06/09/2017 11:36 BST

High Quality, Low Use

It's quite the conundrum when it comes to choosing the right hair for your clip-in hair extensions. Temporary hair pieces are fantastic solutions for added length or volume. They are a popular choice for use on special occasions, weddings and the like. But if you only use them occasionally, as is normally the case for clip-in hair extensions, is it worth buying high quality hair if you won't be wearing them every day?

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Photo Credit: Studio Seven50 Hair

It depends on who you ask of course. There are many hair extension pieces to choose from that are low in cost and quality. They are usually made from synthetic fibres or a low grade human hair that is designed for only a few uses. The trouble is, no matter how infrequent the use; those low-quality hair extensions may never give a realistic appearance.

If Only For A Day

Imagine if we applied that same thinking to a bride's dress on her wedding day. She's only going to wear it once. It may only be a few hours. Why should she spend so much money on something that typically spends the rest of its life at the back of a wardrobe? The wedding dress is important because she wants it to look special. An ill-fitted pattern and low-cost materials just aren't going to cut it. Hair is your crown and glory. One you can never take off. It only makes sense to apply the same logic when thinking about your clip-in hair extensions.

Most mass-produced hair extensions use hair from multiple sources. This makes the hair very dense, meaning the hair doesn't flow as naturally as your own hair would. Hair produced from a singular source or donor is much lighter and a truer representation of hair movement. We've all been to a wedding recently and spotted an obvious hair piece. It never quite looks right to the eye.

A Better Way

The best thing you can do to ensure your clip-in extensions look the part is a little due diligence. If you are going to invest into some real hair extensions, you don't want to buy unsuitable hair. First you need to understand what structure of hair you need. If you own hair is naturally wavy or curly, straight extensions won't match your texture; even if you curl them. Then you need to find the correct colour. Not always easy if buying online. Always read the terms and conditions about returns if the colour isn't suitable. Where possible, always have a consultation first.

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Hair Bundles In Ukraine. Photo Credit: Studio Seven50 Hair

You also need to ensure you have the right amount of volume. Most hair bundles come in multiples of 100g. If you have very thick hair you will need to consider 150g or more. Another good tip is to check if the attachments or amount of them are suitable for your hair. Not all clip-in attachments are the same and you need to make sure they're not visible or are liable to slide out.

Ultimately, if you are in unfamiliar territory with clip-in hair extensions then you should consult a well-informed hair extension stylist who would be able to explain the nuances of the extension industry. It is the difference between a box dye job and a qualified stylist. One gives you an amazing result; the other is questionable.