Choosing the Right Hair Extensions
Updated: Jun 21
Hair extensions are no longer just for the rich and famous, anyone can use extensions to upgrade their look easily and with very little effort! Whether you are looking to add color, length, or some extra volume, all of the brands that we carry at Forbici Salon are made from natural hair and can be heat styled. When thinking of getting hair extensions, there are many things to consider such as pricing, maintenance and any potential damage that may occur as a result of having hair extensions. It is always best to leave it to a pro to ensure that your extensions not only look good and last longer, but will keep your hair healthier long term. Friction at the scalp, wind damage from boating or motorcycle rides, along with how you care for your extensions will impact your natural hair and the life of your extensions.
5 Options for selecting the best hair extensions for you
The kind of extensions you should select all depends on the kind of look you are seeking. If you want them to look subtle, the extensions should blend with your natural hair tones. If you want them to stand out, then you can opt for that unique pop of color. It is important to be realistic about the length you want. It is best to start with your current length and then figure out how long you want or can go from there. For example, if your hair is shorter and you do not have layers, you want to make sure you integrate your length properly so don't go unnaturally too long. Halo, Dreamcatchers, She and Hairtalk are the brands of extensions we currently use.
1) Halo Extensions
This is an option to add volume and length with no commitment! This is hair that is sewn into a large weft with clips and attached to a fish line.
2) Tape-In Extensions
These make for a fabulous introduction to extensions! Tape-in Extensions are comfortably secured by a non-slip, medical grade adhesive. The tabs stay locked in place until ready to be moved-up every 6-8 weeks.
3) I-Tip Extensions
A number of natural hairs are fused together at the tip to resemble the end of a shoe lace. These are attached to your own hair by crimping a small silicone coated metal bead around a number of your own hairs.
4) Weft Extensions
Wefts are rows of hair that are machine sewn together and are the best option when wanting to add a lot of length. Two rows are typically the recommendation.
5) Bonded Extensions
These are about a quarter inch wide and have multiple hairs bonded together with a hardened keratin protein that is melted with a hot implement and wrapped around multiple strands of your natural hair.