What Kind of Hair Extensions are Best?

When you’re looking for “the best” hair extensions, it can be hard to know where to start. A good bet is to take a look at your own natural hair’s thickness, length, and overall quality. Then, identify what you want to get out of your hair extensions. Volume? Length? Color? All three? Once you know what you want, you’ll be able to make a great informed decision. Here are what each type of hair extension is best for:

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  • Clip-in extensions – The most common type of hair extension.  They are best for women on the run who can’t take a lot of time to install hair extensions. They’re easy enough to do yourself and come with several pieces so they are great for layering.
  • Sew-in extensions– Perhaps the oldest type of hair extension, these wefts are sewn into braids made from natural hair. These are best for women who want long-lasting length or a whole-head changeup.
  • Tape-in extensions – This type of hair extension is easy to use, but you might need an assistant to help you out. These are thicker than other types of extensions, so they’re a great option for women with thin hair. The tape is gentle, so removal is a breeze.
  • Halo hair extensions – The single-weft style of extension is placed just under the top layer of your hair, giving you instant volume. Because this type comes in just a single piece, it can be difficult to blend. This style of extension is best for women with a single color in their hair who are looking for a bit of length and volume and usually leave their hair down.
  • Microbead extensions– This type of extension uses heat to seal tiny sections of hair to your own locks. The installation can be time-consuming, but the result is a long-lasting, versatile look that is ideal for women with short hair. The weight of the extensions won’t slip off fine hair or cause damage to even quite short styles.
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