Thinking about getting hair extensions commonly poses the question - "What kind of hair extensions are right for me?"
The best way to approach our decision on what kind of hair extensions are right for you is to first look at your natural hair behavior.
What Kind of Hair do I Have?
- Fine: Each individual strand of hair is small in diameter.
- Medium: Each individual strand of hair is medium width in diameter.
- Thick: Each individual strand is large in diameter
How Much Hair Do I Have?
- Thick: Although you may have fine strands of hair, the term "thick" when discussing how much hair you have refers to the density of hair meaning how many strands in a given space (e.g. per square inch)
- Medium: A medium density hair typically means that you have an average amount of hair in a given space
- Thin: You have a less than average amount of hair in a given space regardless of whether each strand is thick, medium or coarse texture
What Kind of Hair Extensions Do I Need?
You may be surprised to hear that the only form of hair extension on the market to date that works on any hair texture are Tape in Hair Extensions. You may also be surprised to hear that tape in hair extensions are the beauty industry's leading form of no-damage extension wear. Although there are many forms of hair extensions on the market - none of them are considered "damage-free" except for tape in hair extensions. Why is that? Tape in hair extensions are installed in a manner that does not pose excess stress on the natural hair. They are installed in the same manner as the hair grows out naturally from the scalp. All other forms of hair extensions are installed in a manner that over-directs hair from many angles and causes an enormous amount of stress on the natural hair at the installation site.
To sum it up, throw your ideas about all other forms for hair extensions out the door and stick only to tape in hair extensions if you want to keep the natural hair on your head undamaged.