Six benefits of hair extensions

The history of hair extensions dates all the way back to Cleopatra, when women wore wigs, sewn-on hair pieces and braids made of human hair and dyed sheep’s wool.

Thankfully (especially in summer) today’s hair extensions are no longer made of wool! They’re also much more accessible, with a hair extensions salon in pretty much every town.

Depending on the length and quality, hair extensions can be expensive, ranging from $150 to $1,600. But despite the price, many women are choosing to have them fitted. Here are six reasons why women love hair extensions.

1) Hair extensions can hide split ends 

While many women love the idea of long hair, they struggle with split ends. As their hair starts to grow longer, the split ends become more visible. Luckily, this is something that hair extensions can help you with.

Hair extensions will help to hide your split ends, making your hair look more vibrant and healthy – and making your long hair goals much quicker and easier to attain.

2) They can add color 

The days when women only wore hair extensions to give their hair length have long passed. If you’re looking for an easy and healthy way of changing how your hair looks, hair extensions can be the solution.

Hair extensions that come in bold and bright colors are now available in different salons – you can even choose hair extensions with Ombré or Balayage looks. All without worrying about any damage caused by dye.

If you want to add subtle colors to your hair subtly, place the hair extensions on the bottom half of your head. If you want to have a showstopper hairstyle, fill your hair with colors from top to bottom. 

3) They can give your hair more volume 

Bored of lank, straight hair? Hair extensions can add instant volume to your hair, making it look bouncy and thick.

Ever wonder how celebrities nailed their bouncy red carpet hair styles? The chances are, the glossy, voluminous mane you’re ending are hair extensions added by a hair stylist.

4) They can add length 

Growing your hair will require time (and a lot of patience). Depending on your desired length, you may need to wait for a couple of years before you can achieve your goal. But you can speed the process up with hair extensions. 

Hair extensions are the perfect solution for people who want to ‘grow’ their hair fast. You can even style and cut your hair extensions to create a more subtle and understated length. Or you can go all out with your hair extensions – even sporting waist-length hair if you wish.

5) They can let you play around with hairstyles

Love playing around with different hairstyles, but either don’t have the length, or worried about the damage you may do to your hair? Hair extensions are the answer.

With a huge varieties of hair extensions to choose from, you can finally achieve the hairstyle of your dreams – minus the waiting time to grow your hair long, or damage from dyes and straightening irons.

You’ll have unlimited options when it comes to the hairstyles you can try out. So if you like you can have short hair today, and long, curly hair next week. Hair extensions enable you to express a multitude of personalities through your hairstyle.

6) They’re easy to use

Love the idea of experimenting with hairstyles, or that just-left-the-salon look but don’t have the time in the morning to achieve it? Easy – Just clip in your chosen hair extension for the look you want that day and you’re good to go! With hair extensions, you can transform your appearance in seconds – giving you valuable extra time.

Make sure you choose the best hair extensions

Hair extensions come in all kinds of style – and price points. But one word of caution: if you’re choosing a salon to have the fitted, make sure you choose a reputable hair extension salon. Going to an inexperienced and illegitimate hair extension salon may cause damage to your hair.

Photo by Tim Mossholder