What is the best hair extension method for me?
The answer to this question depends on several factors. It depends on your hair, your scalp, your lifestyle, the result you would like to accomplish and of course also your budget.
The available systems can be different in the way the hair extensions are prepared, in the technique used to attach it to your own hair, and in what kind of hair is used. Some systems only differ from the materials that are used or just from name. For example micro-cilinder and micro-beads are two very similar hair extension techniques.
Below we will discuss the different methods that are used for both glue based and non-glue based techniques.
How much do hair extensions cost?
The price for hair extensions depends on several factors. In most cases the biggest factor is the cost of hair. The quality, the length and the amount of hair needed to obtain the desired result play an important part in the price. The most expensive hair is very carefully collected and not chemically treated human hair with all cuticles in the same direction, often called Remy hair. The cheapest human hair available is usually processed Asian hair that is stripped from it’s cuticles. For cheaper hair extensions synthetic hair is also an option. (Read more about the different types and qualities of hair used for synthetic and human hair extensions)
Another important part of the price is the technique used for attachment. The more time consuming the process is the more it will cost. Attaching a weft or tape-ins will take much less time than adding hair extensions strand by strand and therefor will be less expensive.
In addition different salon can charge different prices for the same technique. Well trained certified and experienced stylists will usually cost more than a stylist who is not certified and has little experience in doing hair extensions.
Prices can vary from a few hundred to a few thousand dollars.
In general, you get what you pay for.