Lately it seems like everyone on the big screen has flawless, flowing hair. While some of these ladies may be blessed with gorgeous locks, a new instantaneous method is becoming more popular…Extensions! When extensions first became big, it seemed as though it would cost thousands just to install them, never mind the maintenance that goes along with it! Luckily, as new methods have surfaced, you can get the same extensions without digging extremely deep into your budget.
The first method I’m going to discuss are glued-in tracks that are applied with a special bonding glue. You can buy the track of extensions from your local beauty supply store for less than fifty dollars. The glue is very rarely over three dollars itself. When using this method, you part your into an even line, and apply the glue to the TRACK (not your hairline), and then carefully align and hold the track onto the part until it has a strong bond. You can blow dry the track afterwards or even use a curling iron to make sure it’s secure. I would recommend you to have a friend to help you with this method, but if it is not possible, then it can be carefully done on your own. When you lose the desire to have the extensions, you can remove them by using special bond remover shampoos and conditioners, or you can just use most regular conditioners and work the bonds out. Some pieces of glue may stay in, which is normal, but they will work their way out over time. This method usually only lasts for a month at the maximum.
The second method to look at is microlinks. This is a bit more expensive and time consuming. It may up your budget to around 2-300 dollars or more, but the pieces of hair are reusable and last longer. You need to buy a microlink hook, microlink beads themselves, pliers specifically used for the microlink process, and the sticks of fusion hair. These can all be found at a local beauty supply store as well. This method entails putting the bead onto the extension piece, and slowly pulling your hair through the bead clamping it afterward. This method lasts a lot longer, and you are able to get your hair wet without worrying about any bonds coming loose.
Last but not least, clip in extensions are all the rage now. These are for if you’re going for a more temporary look. You can buy them for less than $100, and they’re simple to clip in and take out. All you have to do is make an even part in your hair, tease the hairline a bit, and then pop the clip-in track right on until it’s in a comfortable position. Make sure you take them out every night to avoid any damage or snagging.
Though human hair extensions are always much more expensive, they’re much more easier to work with. If you want to be able to straighten them, curl them, or style them, then human hair is for you. These have all been ways you can enjoy voluminous human hair extensions without spending a grand or more!