Women who don’t buy human hair extensions will never understand how difficult it is to choose the right hair. There are so many hair varieties, brands, styles, and qualities that the uneducated buyer could never be expected to know what the difference.
Additionally, inexperienced hair buyers don’t always know what’s good for them. And you don't know what you don't know, right? Simply stated, how can you choose the best when you either don’t know what is available to you or what to look for?
Here are five tips on what to look for when buying human hair extensions.
How do I know it's good hair?
Do your homework - Check out different types of hair extensions
Buying quality hair extensions can be a daunting task, but choosing the right type of hair extensions is important when you invest in a weave. Sold in a variety of different hair types; hair extensions vary greatly in shades, lengths, and quality, but with so many choices, how do you really know which hair type is the best?
The answer: Remy! Currently, Remy human hair extensions are classified as the highest quality hair on the market. Because Remy hair is naturally sourced and the hair cuticles all face the same direction, it is a favorite for natural-looking weave styles.
Examine the thickness
Before you buy hair extensions, hold them up to the light to see if there are any gaps in the hair. If the hair has a lot of gaps, you can easily see through it or is thicker at the top than at the bottom, then it is likely not high-quality hair. Use your best judgment when it comes to this test. If you study and compare enough hair extensions while shopping, you will eventually be able to decipher what is good and what is not.
Check the length
Another tell-tell sign of good or bad quality hair is whether the hair is all one length. Good quality human hair extensions will always be the same length. For example, if you purchase 10-inch hair extensions, then each weft should measure 10 inches (take a ruler with you). If you see that each weft is a different length or the length on the weft is uneven then rest assured that it is probably not good hair.
Do the hair extensions shed?
Shedding is one of the biggest problems women have when dealing with human hair extensions. When shopping for high-quality human hair extensions, you will discover that the best and most expensive hair extensions don’t shed. Testing the quality of your hair extensions is as simple as running your fingers through the hair to see whether it sheds or not. (Do this test BEFORE you buy the hair!) If you only see a few strands come out between your fingers it should not concern you, but if the hair easily comes out or sheds, then it’s likely not quality hair.
Read hair brand reviews
Research the hair you are shopping for and read all the reviews to see what other buyers have said. Though there will always be differing opinions, you should probably search for a different brand if the majority of customers are dissatisfied. In the case of buying human hair extensions, it’s usually never a good idea to go against the crowd.
Good luck in your quest to find your good hair.