How many types of hair extensions and their benefits?

Juliet D'cruz

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Hair extensions are a great way to give your hair more body, length, and volume. There are many different types of hair extensions out there that you can choose from. Below are the two most popular types of hair extensions that you can get from different hair extension salons.

Types of hair extensions

There are two types of hair extensions. One is human hair extension which is the most popular, and the second one is synthetic hair extension made with artificial material. Let’s discuss both types in detail.

What is a human hair extension?

A human hair extension is a strand of real people’s hair that has been woven together to create the desired length and volume. A lot of times, these extensions last for around six months or more depending on how well you take care of them using good practices such as trimming your natural hairs monthly, so there isn’t too much build-up in one area, deep conditioning treatments every week with leave-in conditioners to keep your locks healthy and soft, regular use of heat protectant spray before any blow-dry sessions or flat ironing treatment (never apply heat directly to installed extensions!), brushing gently at least five times per day with a wide-tooth comb while wearing protective gloves because harsh brushes can damage fragile strands.

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What are Synthetic hair extensions?

Synthetic hair extensions are made out of polyester or silicone and are not real hair. They are mostly available in every hair color, but the texture is less realistic than real human hair extensions because they don’t come in any length longer than 20 inches. These extensions can’t be dyed, curled, or straightened.

Synthetic hair extensions are less expensive than human hair extensions, and they last longer as well because of their pre-styled texture. The life expectancy on synthetic strands can be up to three months with proper care and maintenance; typical wear for human hair is about two weeks before it needs a touch-up.

Benefits of human hair extensions?

Human hair extensions are made from real human hair and come in a variety of lengths. The quality and cost vary depending on the country or region where it is sourced, the texture (curly/straight), level of processing, length, color-matching service offered for blending with natural roots, density, and partings.

Natural-looking: Human hair extension blends in well with your own strands, which makes them look more naturally rooted than synthetic ones; they also last longer because there isn’t any risk that they will fall out due to being attached by glue rather than sewn onto individual wefts as polyester would be done

Longer lasting: Synthetic hairs don’t typically last beyond two weeks before needing replacement, whereas human hair can last.

Benefits of synthetic hair extensions?

Synthetic hair exteases the process of styling because it is typically straight and doesn’t need to be styled with heat or chemicals.

Cheap: Synthetic hair extensions are relatively cheaper than natural human hair extensions. This means that if you do not have a lot of money to spend, then synthetic will offer an affordable alternative.

Chemical-free: It does not contain any toxic substances which may cause allergic reactions upon contact like some synthetics can sometimes produce.

Do-it-yourself friendly: Can easily clean these types of extensions by soaking them in shampoo, while also having manageable maintenance costs; no salon visits needed!

Provides volume and length for fine strands since they’re made from polyester fibers that can hold more water, so they look thicker when wet.

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