All The Answers You Need To Know Before Ordering Online
Have you just thought of buying hair extensions online?
It may have just come across your mind recently, especially if you have watched Selena Gomez’s recent interview with YouTube icon Lilly Singh, with her surprising revelation about her beautifully-cascading, raven-black tresses, which she says are full of secrets!
If you're among those women who have never even run their fingers through a hairpiece, don't stress! We are here to guide you through the frequently asked questions so you can confidently purchase them online and get the perfect set for you first time, every time. But before you jump the gun, lets cover the hot topics like what they are made of, how they work, how to put them on, if they are even worth it, amongst other scenarios, especially since you may have to do the work all by yourself. We have prepared you a list of the things that you may find worth considering before buying hair extensions online.
1) Your Lifestyle
Hair extensions are a definite confidence-booster, and the great news--they are for everyone. Are you the type who loves the beach, trying different updos, or changing hair colours very often? If your answer is yes, then we have even more great news for you! These are perfect for achieving all your hair dreams and more. STOP and consider what you do on a regular basis, and we guarantee there is a way that hair extensions can work in your daily routine.
2) The Type: Natural Hair Or Synthetic
Another important thing you have to consider when buying hair extensions online is whether to go natural or get synthetic ones. Synthetic extensions are made of plastic hair: the ones used in wigs and doll hair. You can't colour, style, straighten, or curl them. They are very noticeable at first glance. They are the most affordable, yet they tangle very easily and are super shiny, making them look evidently unnatural.
Human hair extensions, on the other hand, are widely preferred as they are very natural-looking. They allow you to treat them as your own. If you're the more discerning salon-goer, you might want to go for the crème de la crème of hair extensions: the ones made of virgin hair. They are the best on the market. You can colour and style them in any way that you can't do on their low-quality counterpart.
If you ever find cheap non-virgin hair extensions, bear in mind that they are most probably processed—either treated to change their texture or dyed. They may just be damaged hair temporarily treated with solutions that may wear off quickly.
3) The Cost And The Quality
These two things work hand-in-hand. If you opt for more economical options, you can find pieces within the $30 to $100 range. But we bet you already know the catch to it. You will be limited in how you can style them, and you will have to work harder at making them look natural, which is near impossible. Like they say, “cheaper isn’t always better.” You are always better off doing some research on the price of hair extensions from various suppliers, and even using methods such as After pay in order to get the best set for your lifestyle the first time.
The demand for human hair is very high. So make sure the extensions you're getting will deliver on what they promise. Get them from a company with a very good reputation and that specialise in delivering top quality products online. We totally understand the value of ethically-sourced hair extensions, so you should, too!
According to Monica Thornton, co-founder of RPZL, the world’s first hair extension and blowout bar located in New York City, the key to getting good-quality, natural-looking hair extensions is to see to it that the cuticles are all facing the same direction to keep them from matting and tangling. When all the hair is going the same direction this is called REMY.
4) The Colour
Before you consider purchasing extensions online, you're going to want to match the colour to your own hair, making sure they blend seamlessly. Being off even by two shades is a downright giveaway that you're wearing fake hair.
Colour-matching with the ends of your hair, not the roots, and going with the most prominent colour in your natural hair will do the trick. If you don't mind taking a risk, getting a tone darker or lighter can exude a beautiful, highlighted effect. A very subtle difference in colour between your own hair and the extensions can be a safe thing as it can add another dimension to your hair.
We often recommend sending a picture through to the prospective hair extension company and asking them to do the colour matching otherwise, getting a hair extension colour chart may also be helpful.
5) Your Level Of Commitment
Like our own hair they demand regular washing and some love, to keep them looking their best. They need to be conditioned frequently, so as to prevent tangling and looking worn.
If you opt for tape-in extensions, which are the most durable, they would require regular brushing. You need to wash them with sulfate-free shampoo and conditioner, and handle them with proper care to maintain their shine. Clip-ins, on the other hand, require the least amount of care. You only need to wash them every six to eight times of wearing them, depending on how you treat them once they are clipped in. Comb out any tangles, then use sulfate- or paraben-free conditioner, and air-dry them on a towel to keep them looking their best.
6) Exchange Policy
Any decent online supplier should have an exchange policy that works well for its customers and a helpful staff that is willing to accommodate your requests in finding the perfect set and colour match. Making an informed decision to purchase hair extensions on the internet entails that you read all of the terms and conditions carefully. This way, you can return the product and ask for exchange in a hassle-free way, just in case you receive it in questionable quality. Spend as much time as you can searching for a supplier that offers easy return policies.
We hope our blog has helped you weigh things out prior to buying hair extensions online. If you need our help in making the right decision, simply contact us at email@example.com. We are at your disposal. We endeavour to give you the best result and value you for your money.
THE KIKI TEAM