Getting Clip In Natural Hair Extensions is not cheap, unless you’re a Hollywood star and since most of us aren’t and we still yearn for long, thick locks — we gotta pay the price. Hair extension cost depends on a lot of factors, so the ballpark figures above really can vary that much. Here is a breakdown of some of the major factors that will play a role in the overall cost of your extensions.
Type of Hair Being Used
This is one of the major factors in determining the cost of your extensions. There a lots of different types of hair that can be used and some are more expensive than others.
Human hair extensions are the most expensive type of extension, but within human hair extensions there are levels of quality. There is Remi or Remy hair that is a very good quality of hair which means that all the cuticles are uni-directional. There is virgin human hair meaning that the hair has never been chemically processed.
One of the most expensive type of hair available is Virgin Remy Human Hair. This is hair that has never been permed, dyed, highlighted, or otherwise chemically processed. The beauty of this type of hair is that the cuticles are all intact and are unidirectional. Having the cuticles in tact allow it to last longer. Having the cuticles all facing the same direction reduces the risk of matting and tangling.
If you are looking for just short term extensions, then consider human hair clip on extensions. Jessica Simpson, Paris Hilton, TressAllure, and a lot of reputable hair extension brands offer clip in hair extensions that are made with human hair. Most can be purchased on-line or at a beauty supply store because they are able to be attached at home yourself.
If you are looking for just fun extensions for a special occasion or Halloween party, then consider synthetic extensions. Synthetic extensions are made from fibers designed to replicate human hair. They are much cheaper than human hair and can come in fun colors like hot pink and purple. There are even dreadlock extensions available for those wanting a bold change (without the wait involved with growing real dreads).
Length of Hair Being Used
The longer the hair the more it will cost. Longer hair of the highest quality is even more money and may need to be special ordered. But if you are going to go for it, then get the length you want and remember that after you having your extensions applied, that your stylist will need to cut it to have it blend in with your natural tresses, so you will lose a little anyways.
Location, Location, Location. Where you get your extensions done is another factor in the cost of hair extensions. Getting your extensions done at a hair salon on Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills may be a little more expensive than getting them done in a smaller town.
Usually hair extension consultations are free, so do your homework and interview several stylists before making the plunge. You may find that a wonderfully experienced stylist is just around the corner and not in the huge metropolis two towns over.
If your hair stylist is experienced in the hair extension method that you prefer than don’t think that someone in Beverly Hills will do a better job just because of the zip code — you may end up paying a lot extra.
Extension Method Being Employed
The hair extension method being used is another huge factor in how much your hair extensions will cost. There are lots of different hair extension techniques that will have varying price structures and maintenance needs.
The most inexpensive way to go for temporary extensions is getting clip ons, these you can apply yourself or you can go to a trained stylist who will apply them or show you how to apply them. Many women wear hair extensions every day, without getting permanent ones attached, so there is no problem with clip on extensions if they fit your lifestyle better.