Where to Buy the Best Hair Extensions

What are the best hair extensions?

Buying good quality hair extensions can be extremely confusing, difficult and time consuming, and buying the wrong type or overly processed or treated hair can prove to be a very costly mistake.

With more and more women around the world loving and sometimes needing aid from extensions, I felt it more important than ever to clarify the fundamentals, involving quality hair extensions, to help women be a little more informed and able to understand the hair extensions industry, in order to make informative choices and to stop losing money and time on sub-standard hair extensions and or application methods.

Having great Hair extensions is incredible and can be life changing one who has struggled with fine or limp locks or which simply doesn’t grow long and delicious like they wish it would, hair extensions can offer the greatest solution to their hair best human hair tape in extensions.

I have first hand knowledge regarding all application methods, processing procedures and root base and after 14 years of being a senior ext artist and master trainer in all methods of addition I would like to share with you the some in depth knowledge to help you choose extensions of your dreams, so you not have to worry about tangling, damage to your own hair or uncomfortable or even painful substandard quality hair extensions again!

So lets begin. I have broken this article into several key categories. Please went through the steps carefully. This will inform you and allow you with asking the correct questions when purchasing hair extensions from your dealer.

Learn about where your hair extensions REALLY come from!

CAN I GO TO THE SUPPLIER? Do you know much about your supplier/extension artist?

Are you really comfortable giving over hundreds of dollars to someone you “hope’ will sell that you’ good product?

Please don’t make the mistake of simply thinking that if you obtain sample of the hair it will mean you will be buying good hair in the future… many suppliers simply have a some really good hair samples and then they send out bad hair after an order is made. You really need to see several packets first to ensure the hair will be high quality on a CONSISTENT basis… especially when you are going to buy it long term.


Can you go to the supplier?

Be sure your hair extensions provider/artist has an ‘open door’ policy. Even if they are beyond the boundary away… to visit… do they allow the public to see the hair before they buy?

Can they show you the different type of hair before you buy it?

Do they have examples of non-remy and real remy hair to show you so you can be 100% sure the product they are selling is actual intercourse?

Yes I know all of this effort seems like a lot but it is important especially when you intend on purchasing or having hair extensions regularly.

If the provider hides behind a website… you can be sure smooth against something to hide

Western european and Russian grade hair

Growing hair for extensions is serious work. Some women and men who grow hair must follow a special diet to ensure that their hair will be healthy, well nourished and of the most effective quality.


What is the origin of the hair?

Western european and Russian grade hair can originate from any country where the desired hair structure can be collected. It is simply impossible for all of the Western european and Russian hair supplies to come from one or two regions for this reason the text Western european and Russian hair which could in the distant past have been more country exclusive is now a loose term for human hair that is best with the greater hair extensions industries consumers.

Most blond hair sold as extensions is extremely expensive and simply unavailable due to rising demand in hair extensions in the resent years, therefore natural blonde hair extensions are very tricky to find, so one have to assume that almost all hair sold in lighter shades will have some lightening and processing to reach the required shade.

Western european hair comes in a host of textures, from straight, to wavy to ugly. Because of the difference in texture, the hair is compatible with most people but may not work with other hair textures such as African-american or Asian.

Western european and Russian hair can come from almost any country where a greater cross section of hair is available for sale. Colours are generally medium brown to darkish and you will be dyes lighter if required. Human hair is far softer and healthier if it has not treated with aggressive acid bathes to shave back its cuticle.

Asian Hair

Asian fur are thick, straight, and coarse. Because it is quite strong and straight it can be quite difficult to manage and get it to hold a method for this reason Asian hair can be stripped in an acid bath to make the cuticle smaller so the hair is greater… this however greatly damages the hair structure, requiring your need for silicon to coat the exposed cuticle. However once the silicon washes off from few short washes the damaged cuticle is exposed again and the hair tangles, matts and loses its shine, shortly afterwards becoming impossible to manage and therefore requiring removal of the hair additions. As synthetic hair fibres are often manufactured in Asia we are finding the rise in heat resistant synthetic fibres being combined with human hair… this is becoming a better practice than ever before resulting in matting and tangling and problems when trying to straighten the hair.

Indian Hair

Indian hair Pilgrims sacrifice their hair to the God Vishnu in a process called tonsuring. Their hair is then sorted, cleansed and coloured for marketing. Often times the people of The indian subcontinent have no idea they’ve been taken into giving their hair so it can be sold at a premium and then shipped off and sold to Western countries for the use of hair extensions. It’s been the explanation for some controversy, and many people now refuse to buy Indian hair based on lawful reasons.

Unfortunately due to the rising demand in human hair extensions Indian hair is often combined with synthetic hair and/or animal hair during processing.

More and more often this is happening (as the written on “A current affair” ) outlined recently. Indian hair is becoming very difficult to buy with full confidence as it often ends up tangling and matting due the hair being combined with something else and or not being cuticle correct.

So where possible it is more preferable to buy 100% human Western european or Russian hair if you have a Western european texture.

If you are of Asian descent always choose 100% Asian hair which hasn’t been processed — you will need to therefore ask for “virgin’ Asian hair. You will notice the cuticle is quite thick and this means it is still in effect and hasn’t been acid stripped.

If you are of Indian decent, please choose “virgin” Indian 100% remy hair, this hair will have the same texture as your own hair. You will need to be sure it hasn’t been combined with any foreign materials before purchase.

Step 3

Is the Hair Remy?

The next critical step in purchasing hair extensions is whether it is remy or not.

The first step in determining if Remy hair extensions are truly Remy, with cuticles and prepared root to tip, is to examine the roots, mid-shaft and ends of the hair fiber. It is fairly normal for cuticles to be missing or worn down near the ends of the hair strands, but thick and healthy near the roots.

You may be on a budget and think… well this hair is super cheap and probably isn’t remy… but it ought to be OK… you will just brush it a bit more… right?… wrong!

Non-remy hair is a girls worst nightmare and something you’ve got a want to deal with.

Initially before the silicon coating has worn off… you may find it easy to manage… but from few washes the real state of the hair reveals itself. It will tangle and shiny horribly!

After the silicon coating comes off you will not be able to make it look nice… well maybe if you don’t move an inch. As soon as there is any movement… it will catch like Velcro and become a knotty mess.

Now you understand don’t ever buy non-remy hair…

So it will be easy… just ask for remy hair… right? Well unfortunately most of the hair ext sellers today, simply have no idea what they are selling and have not themselves been directly active in the complex hair trade world.

The seller often have a minimum of experience in hair ext care, application and processing methods and little knowledge of the truth origin of theair itself.

Often inexperienced and inexperienced companies believe selling human hair is like any other product.

This could not be further from the truth! extensions are not like any other manufactured product… every wild hair is different and with the range of processing methods, root base of the hair in and of itself, the textures, diets, grades and coloring methods.. Hair extensions are an incredibly complicated and complex subject.

One would require many years of understanding of the compounding structures of human hair and of the world’s hair trade itself to successfully ensure the human hair they sell is are soft, naturally shiny and ultimately provide a no fuss experience while installed within the recipients own hair.

For all the afore mentioned reasons, it is very important you find out how much experience your seller really has.

Unfortunately though, a lot of many companies sell 100% Remy hair extensions because it is not only expensive raw hair but very expensive to manufacture. Real remy hair extensions that are properly kept in the Remy state are also very expensive for the buyer and cannot be purchased cheaply. With the rise in competition within the industry, many sellers in their haste to offer the “cheapest” extensions, will secretly buy cheap, non-remy or mixed Indian or Chinese hair and forward it as a genuine high quality product on to the unknowing customer.

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