Hair extensions have been around for quite a long time now and the quality just keeps getting better and better. Gone are the days when extensions hung in a plasticky, poker straight veil because now they are practically seamless.

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Obviously there are a million ways of attaching hair extensions now, some more permanent than others, but today I’m talking about hair that comes on a weft with clips attached.

I’m all for hair extensions personally, I work with them a lot, not only on shoots and shows but also in the salon. They help to bulk out a blow-dry or enhance a hair up, but what I find clients love the most about them is if they don’t want the commitment, they only have to wear them on special occasions.

Obviously the work doesn’t stop once you’ve purchased them, to look flawless they need too be cut and coloured to work with your natural hair, if you wear them straight away you run the risk of looking like a playboy bunny.

For anyone with finer hair who would love permanent, bonded extensions but can’t afford it or can’t have them for other reasons…you should definitely invest.

If you do decide that extensions are they way forward, then always remember these points….

Don’t put too much product in them, use a serum when necessary but they hold the style really well.

Wash the extensions in warm water diluted with a tiny bit of shampoo. Do this about every six weeks if you wear the regularly but not if they are just for special occasions.

When clipping them in, slightly backcomb the root area. This will create a solid base for them to sit on.

If you think the hair you buy is too shiny compared with your own, spray some dry shampoo through them which will matte them slightly.


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