5 Things You Should Know Before Getting Hair Extensions


Hair extensions are the fastest, safest and easiest way to add length, volume, texture, and color. However, navigating through the world of hair extensions may be overwhelming if you are new to hair extensions. As much as we like the convenience and versatility of wearing hair extensions, there are a few things you should know before making the commitment. Check these five important things you should know before getting hair extensions: 

What are Hair Extensions?

In addition to hair extensions being a quick and easy way to change up your look, they are also the latest must-have hair trend that anyone can try. There are two different types of hair, human and synthetic that can be glued, clipped, or sewn into human hair. There are straight clip ins, curly clip ins, ponytails, wefts, and tape ins options. 

We are going to focus on human hair or Remy. Human hair is the best quality and will last longer with proper maintenance. Human hair is collected from a hair donor. When all of the hair cuticles are intact and running in the same direction at the time of collection, is what is called Remy. This process will almost guarantee that the hair will be tangle-free and they will remain smooth, as long as you maintain it.

How Important Is Quality?

Of course, if you want to look good and you want your extensions to last, the most important factor is quality. When you are picking out your hair extensions, it’s important to consider the length, weight, color, and texture. Sleek by Hailey offers a variety of high-quality hair extensions that start at $139. They are guaranteed to be 100% human hair - Raw or Remy. Sleek by Hailey extensions are also cuticle aligned and come from a single source donor to ensure that the hair is super soft and silky from the roots all the way to the ends. Owner, Hailey Brown offers luxury hair extensions that will last a significantly long time with the proper care and maintenance.

How Do You Take Care of Hair Extensions?

Washing and grooming your hair extensions should be no different than how you care for your natural hair. You can wash, condition, cut, color, and style the same as you would with your own hair. You can also use heat tools and protective styling products to blow dry, curl, and straighten your extensions. Just make sure that you use the right brushes to prevent hair from tangling or not blending well with your hair.

How Long Will My Extensions Last?

Hair extensions can last up to 2-3 years when properly maintained. If you’re thinking about changing your hair for a special occasion, need a protective hair style, or just because, wearing hair extensions can offer you endless options. Now, you see why we prefer human hair and not synthetic. You get what you pay for – synthetic hair will not last nowhere near the time human can last. 

How Much of a Commitment are Hair Extensions?

If time is your number one factor and you don’t want anything permanent, clip in extensions or ponytails are for you. You can quickly enhance your natural hair and add volume, length, and/or color. They are easy to put in and take out and easy to maintain. 

Tape ins and wefts offer more permanent solutions and will require a professional to install them. Time is also a factor with this option. Whatever choice you make, it should be something that works for your lifestyle and that you’re able to commit to. 

If you want more information about the Sleek by Hailey collection check out they’re Ultimate Guide or speak with a professional hair stylist to assist you with your needs. 

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