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Hair Extensions and Wigs

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Hair Extensions and Wigs

Use Faux Hair to Assume a New Look

Hair Extensions and Wigs
When it comes to changing up your overall look, nothing is easier than employing the use of faux hair.

Your hair is your largest cosmetic feature. For that very reason, the appearance of your hair (real or otherwise) has the ability to singlehandedly transform your look. Drab to diva, demure to vixen, your hair can take your look to places you didn’t think possible. Using wigs and hair extensions is a fun way to experiment, without making a permanent commitment.

The easiest way to switch up your look is by popping a wig onto your head. Straight, curly, long, or short, a wig gives you the option to completely change the look of your hair with absolutely no commitment. Breaking it down even further, there are different levels of quality in a wig. A costume wig—typically employed during Halloween—is usually bold (think oddly colored and textured), inexpensive, and not meant to be worn for very long at all. These wigs are always synthetic, and can be worn for a few hours to add some drama to your look. The next step up in quality is the synthetic wig, made from simulated hairs. The synthetic wig can closely resemble the appearance of natural hair, and can be worn for longer periods of time than its costume counterpart. Last but not least, human hair wigs (made with real human hair) are the most natural-looking, and often cost the most money.

Extensions can add length, volume, and color to your hair, with very little commitment. Extensions are hair clusters (both faux and real), bonded to existing hairs on the head to alter the appearance of the hair. Extensions can be attached physically, via braiding, or chemically, via keratin glue bonds that are activated with heat. If an extension is physically bonded, it can be taken out at any time. If the bond is a chemical one, expect wear to last 4-6 weeks, depending on the type of hair that you use.

One of the hottest trends to hit the hair extension world is the feather extension. These are available in a number of sizes, shapes, and colors, and are oftentimes attached with a tiny bead looped through the top of the hair shaft, close to the scalp.

Whether you choose a wig or extensions, it’s always fun to change up your look with the use of faux hair.

-Adina Zilberman, Guest Beauty Blogger

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What brands/stores/online would your recommend for someone that has never used extensions and wants to start playing without putting a lot of money into it? This comment has been removed.
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sometimes i used to do extension...that is cool This comment has been removed.
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@blushinblondeambition They don't hurt at all. I had mine keratin bonded with heat, and they felt perfectly fan. Wearing purple extensions right now! This comment has been removed.
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I'v never had extensions. Do they hurt at all to put in or take out? This comment has been removed.
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Has anyone ever tried the clip-in bangs? This comment has been removed.
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I love my extensions! I have the clip-in ones :) This comment has been removed.
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thx for the article. I've been thinking about experimenting with this and now I am so going to! This comment has been removed.
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@fabulous_karina I haven't. My golden locks are a bit too short. This comment has been removed.
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@Italiana11 My girlfriends are also obsessed with them. Have you tried them? This comment has been removed.
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Has anyone heard of a "halo"? It's like a thin clear band with hair extensions already in place, and you just lay it on your head to create longer and more voluminous hair! My girlfriends are obsessed haha This comment has been removed.
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