Human vs. Synthetic Hair Extensions
Hair extensions are great for transforming the thinnest, shortest locks into beautiful, flowing tresses. As the first choice of our Boise salon’s, professional stylists, human hair is much more natural looking and can be colored and styled to meet the unique preferences of their client. Although they are more expensive than synthetic hair, human hair extensions last longer (up to a year), and can be washed or slept in without matting or tangling in addition to being styled with hot tools (synthetic hair will melt).
Synthetic hair extensions on the other hand (often the first choice for women as they are affordable, and require low maintenance) usually only last 1-3 months. They are created from plastic fibers with the style baked into them (curled, straight, colored, etc.) providing a less natural look and feel. In addition, synthetic hair cannot be dyed so color matching is extremely important before purchasing.
Match the haircolor and texture of your natural tresses
Your Undone hairstylist will take great care to match the color and texture of your hair extensions to that of your natural hair. When choosing a color we recommend a haircolor that matches your hair from the middle to the ends. The root is always darker, and blending your hair to the middle to bottom is extremely important. In addition blending several different colors is also a great way of providing you with a more natural look and is great at creating highlights or adding trending colors.
Your natural hair texture is also a key when choosing hair extensions. Try your best at matching the texture of your hair extensions to that of your natural hair (straight, wavy, or curly).
Placement & Styling TLC
Placement is essential when considering hair extensions. Finding the right extension method will depend on your budget, preference, and hair type. Depending on what your Undone stylist recommends and how long you want your look to last, the top three methods are:
Fusion (or Bonded) – Individual keratin-tipped strands are fused to your natural hair using heat.
Tape-in – Wefts of hair are attached to small sections of your natural hair using double-sided tape.
Weave (or Sew-in) -Your natural hair is braided in rows from ear to ear and wefts of hair are woven (with thread) onto the braids.
Good extensions should be entirely undetectable while blending with your natural hair. Hair extensions should be cared for just like your natural hair but gently. Be extra careful with wet hair, and avoid brushing or styling until it’s dry. Avoid tugging or yanking while brushing. Hold the hair at the root and detangle from the ends up. Never sleep in wet hair as it can mat the extensions and damage your real hair.