Several types of hair extensions are available, especially those made from human hair, animal hair and synthetic fibers. Most experts agree that human hair extensions are the best and most natural. With human hair extensions, wearers are not locked in a particular color or style. The extensions can be washed, colored and styled like your own natural hair. Such a variety of human hair extensions is available so stylists can easily match the color and texture of your own hair.
With expert selection, professional application and conscientious care, human hair extensions are naturally indistinguishable from your own natural hair.
Human hair extensions are available in two basic formats: strands and frames. The wicks format is to add small sections of hair to your existing hair. The frames are large tufts of hair attached to the top. Human hair extensions can be applied in various ways. A popular method is to sew the extensions into small cornrows. Professionals often sew locks with minor color variations – this tends to give extensions a more natural look. Hair extensions can also be washed, braided, soldered, tightened or glued.
Beyond the different formats, there are also large varieties of hair types available. Hair from most parts of the world is available, including Asia, Europe and the Arctic. Arctic hair is not chemically treated, also called raw or virgin. This hair is considered the best because they are the most open to coloring, permanent and style.
If you plan to add human hair extensions to your hair, seek advice from a licensed cosmetologist. It's also a good idea to check the references or the designer's portfolio.