Hair Extensions: A Complete Guide

October 08, 2021

Hair Extensions: A Complete Guide

Can’t wait for your hair to grow? Now, you can sport your dream hairstyle any time you wish, minus the waiting. And you even have the luxury to choose the length, thickness, and color.

How? Two words: Hair Extensions.

What Are Hair Extensions?

They are your best friend during hair emergencies or on those occasions when you need a well-coiffed hairdo.

These accessories are designed to be attached to your natural mane in various ways to provide extra length and volume. You can go about your usual business and activities while wearing them and that includes sleeping, swimming, and exercising!

Hair extensions can also be styled using blow dryers, flat or curling irons, or other hair styling tools. And when inspiration hits, you can color them or have a professional do it for you.

With these limitless possibilities come a delightfully wide array of wefts to choose from.

Types of Hair Extensions

There are two types of hair extensions: one comprising real human hair and the other synthetic. The first type comes from donors. The best brand in this category is Remy, which includes cuticles in each strand. Having the outer layer of the hair intact ensures fewer tangles, low maintenance, and consistently smooth texture.


Synthetic hair extensions comprise fine plastic fibers designed to mimic the appearance of real tresses. No human locks mixed here. These pieces are somewhat inflexible such that when you move your head, they will not wave or bounce naturally. Also, their texture is a bit rough and bristly.

Both types of hair extensions come in various colors, lengths, and styles imaginable. You will not run out of selections, whether you’re platinum blonde, brunette, redhead, or whether your hair type is jet black, straight, wavy, curly, or afro.

In terms of application, you can choose between Tape In, Clip In, and Halo.

Tape In Hair Extensions are considered “permanent” because you can wear them for long periods. The strands are taped together and then taped or glued to your hair. You can do it yourself or have it done by a professional hairdresser.

Clip In Hair Extensions are like your typical clips, only with wefts attached. They come with a fabric or silicone base where the clips are attached. These pieces are temporary, take minutes to do, and can be put on and removed at will.

Halo Hair Extensions, unlike Tape In and Clip In types, are not attached to your hair. Instead, you wear them like a crown or headband. The strands are secured to a wire, hidden from view.

Choosing Hair Extensions That Are Right For You

The basic principle in using hairpieces is that they should look as close to your natural hair as possible. You wouldn’t want others to notice you’re wearing fakes. So, before shopping around, determine the color, texture, and pattern of your tresses.

Next, review your lifestyle. Are you a busybody with little time to spare for hairstyling? If so, then Clip In or Halo would suit you best. On the other hand, if you’d rather invest just a bit more time on hair extensions that will stay put longer, choose a Tape In.

Caring for your hairpieces is also an important factor to consider when selecting your wefts. The tips below will help you make the decision.

Caring for Your Hair Extensions

Like any product, hair extensions last longer when given TLC. But, of course, quality also plays a big role in their shelf life. For instance, our 100% Remy Human Hair Extensions will last for more than six months with proper care.

Here’s how you can extend the life of your delicate hairpieces:

1. Gentle Detangling

Avoid doing this on dry hair extensions. Instead, dampen by spraying water or applying a detangling hair product. Then using a fine-toothed comb, work carefully from ends to roots.

2. Regular Cleaning

Just like your natural tresses, hair extensions need to be washed and conditioned daily if you use them often. Feel free to use your regular shampoo and conditioner.  Alternatively, you may also choose products specially formulated for cleaning hair extensions. Make sure to detangle the knots before washing.

Pro Tip:Choose high-quality Remy human hair extensions for longer-lasting pieces. Unlike other extensions, these do not need to be washed as often, even when worn regularly.

3. Blow Drying

After shampooing and conditioning your hairpiece, towel dry and then blow dry it. Set your tool to low or medium heat to prevent damage. This also makes styling easier.

3. Securing While Sleeping

As mentioned above, it’s okay to wear your hair extensions to bed. But you need to take steps to protect both your natural locks and your hairpiece. You may braid your extensions, tie them in a ponytail, gather them under a bonnet, or clip them to your mane.

4. Special Care for Tape Ins

Opt for shampoos and conditioners that don’t contain oil or hydrating ingredients. Those substances may melt the bond used in your Tape In Hair Extensions and damage them.

Final Thoughts

Hair Extensions are not just a convenient way of wearing your hair in different styles and lengths on various occasions. They are also time-saving, effortless, and economical.

Now that you’re armed and ready to shop for one (or several) with our tips above, it would be wise to make your choice based on quality, price, and carbon footprint.

At Amazing Beauty, our hair extensions are made in our own factory following stringent quality checks. We also use only the highest quality Remy human hair. Best of all, our manufacturing process uses 100% eco-friendly raw materials.