Things Your Stylist Should Have Told You
Picking the right extension for yourself could be quite a long and complicated process as not only do you have to decide on a colour, hair type, measure but some of them might not even work with your hair at all. There are those are attached with clips, that easily end up breaking. Imagine the disaster if it happens while you are us with your girls. There are others which are “Sew-ins” and woven into a concealed braid without the usage of any glue. And then we come to ones which are protein based and glued in to your scalp.
Glue in Extensions
Obviously the latter might seem like the best option out of all, as they would appear naturally and would practically be unable to be spotted by the untrained, professional eye and even then it would almost make no impression if done properly. What your stylist forgot to tell you is that the glue in extensions could lead to some quite tricky situations. In order for the extension to be properly applied you would need to have thick strands. Now African-American women mainly don’t have a problem with that, however, others do.
If you don’t have thick hair, the glue in extensions would be thicker, which could make it impossible to remove. You would literally be in the same situation as you were in the third grade when that boy behind you threw his gum in your hair to catch your attention. While ten years old boys don’t really think situations through, your stylist is fully aware of the possibility of such scenario and should definitely inform you.
The previous paragraph might have scared you quite a lot and with a serious reason. The unfortunate part is that there is no better solution to having extensions. Sure, the glue in extensions could be quite damaging, however, the alternative of having it sown in is unthinkable and doesn’t exactly prove to be a better solution. The third option of the clip-in extensions should not even be discussed.
Advantages to Glue-in Extensions
- You will feel instant gratification. The well made glue-in extensions have the purpose of saving you months of time. You would need to wait quite the duration for your hair to grow that much.
- The most important part though is their versatility. You could put any colour of your choosing as well as the texture and length of the glue-in extensions. All of that will allow you to customise and personalise them and have they styled as per your desires. The amount of combinations is endless
- They appear as a natural part of your hair and cannot be recognised, which is essential.
It is true though, that they could be somewhat expensive and you would spend a good amount of time in the salon for your stylist to apply them and that they hold some potential danger, however, it is all worth it considering the magnificent look which they grant.