January 2, 2021

Hair Extensions Offer Solutions For Many Styling Struggles

Hair extensions are often misunderstood. Most people think that they are a luxury only for the rich and famous and that their only benefit is to give you longer hair. And while longer hair is at the top of their list of benefits, hair extensions have multiple uses that can make them more of a necessity to many. So, what else can hair extensions do for your hair? We’re glad you asked.

Thicker Tresses With More Volume

Did you know that you can get hair extensions without altering the length of your hair? Hair extensions can be used to give you thicker, more voluminous hair without making it any longer. Strategic placement of hair extensions can fill in thin spots and shape your style while maintaining whatever length you love. Extensions are an amazing solution for those with naturally fine, thin hair or those suffering from hair loss.

Shorter Styling Times

Struggling to create volume in naturally fine hair is tiresome and time-consuming. Not to mention that for many people with thin, limp strands it doesn’t last more than a few hours before falling flat again. Adding hair extensions shortens your styling time by giving you the volume and lift you need to create a more voluminous style that lasts. Extensions can help you enjoy your hair instead of constantly fighting with it.

Commitment Free Experimentation

It’s great to try something new and fun with your hair from time to time. Looking at the same old style and color in the mirror every single day tends to get a bit boring. But you don’t want to overprocess and damage your hair by changing your color or texture often. Extensions offer you the opportunity to experiment with different lengths, colors, and even textures without committing to anything long-term. If you end up being unhappy with the results they can always be removed, and even replaced with a different color or length to try something different.

Instant Remedy For A Bad Haircut

We have all had a haircut that we were not completely happy with at some point in our life. Whether the reason for the horrible haircut was trusting an inexperienced stylist, not clearly communicating what you wanted, or simply choosing an unflattering style, hair extensions can restore your hair so that you don’t have to live with the mistake until it grows out.

Instant Glitz and Glamor

Have a special event in the near future that you’d like a bit of glitz and glamor for? Hair extensions can add an instant wow factor to your style. Whether you want long flowing waves to accompany a gorgeous evening gown or a stunning bridal updo for your wedding, hair extensions can give your style the boost that it needs to turn heads.

Caring For Your Extensions

When you invest in your beauty with hair extensions you want to keep them in great condition and looking gorgeous for as long as possible. When washing your extensions you need to use salon-quality, sulfate-free products and don’t shampoo too often as this will dry out your extensions. You’ll also need to keep them well hydrated, especially in the drier weather of fall and winter, by conditioning them every time you shampoo and using leave-in products that your stylist recommends to keep them in great condition. Combing your extensions properly is very important. Hold your hair near the roots for support and begin gently combing downwards at the tips and work your way up removing tangles a little at a time as you go. Don’t pull or tug at tangles or you could break your hair, your extensions, or the bonds. Use heat styling sparingly and always apply a thermal protectant first to protect your hair and extensions from heat-related damage.

How Long Do Hair Extensions Last?

How long your extensions last will depend on the type of extensions you get and how well you take care of them. With proper care, you can expect 3-5 months of luscious hair with your extensions. As your natural hair grows you will need to have some salon maintenance to keep your extensions hidden and looking natural. Lifting or re-tying of extensions is usually needed about every 6-8 weeks.

Would you love to have longer, thicker hair? Hair extensions are just perfect to add volume, length and so much more to your style. If you’re ready to take your hairstyle to the next level, come see the extension specialists at Summit Salon Academy Kansas City today and experience the many benefits of hair extensions for yourself. You can find us at 815 West 23rd St S in Independence, MO, or call us at (816) 252-4247 x301.