Hair Extensions 101 Beginners Guide To Extensions
WHAT ARE CLIP-IN HAIR EXTENSIONS?
Clip-in hair extension wefts come with the clips already attached to them. Clip-in hair extensions are the easiest, fastest, and safest way to get long, thick hair in just a matter of minutes. This means that you can take the wefts and easily clip them into your hair yourself, without any additional costs, time, or professional help. Clip-in hair extensions are perfect for those who want to get thicker hair and longer hair instantly, without the hassle, long-term commitment, or expensive cost.
WHAT ARE THE BEST HAIR EXTENSIONS FOR ME?
The best hair extensions are those that blend in well with your hair and also fit your lifestyle. For example, if you shower often, dance, work out, swim, or play sports on a regular basis, it is best to consider temporary methods of hair extensions such as clip-in hair extensions. They can easily be taken out during those activities and clipped back in when needed. This ensures proper hygiene, will make your hair extensions last longer, and be less damaging for your own hair. To learn about what set will be right for you, please click here.
HOW MUCH DO HAIR EXTENSIONS COST?
You can expect to pay anywhere from $60-$85 for synthetic hair extensions, and anywhere from $100-$500 or more for human hair extensions. We highly recommend purchasing real Remy human hair extensions because they are much higher quality than synthetic hair extensions, they'll look completely natural, and you will be able to style and wash them just like your own hair. Cashmere Hair Classic 12", 16", 18", 20", 22", and 24" Remy human hair extensions (120g, 160g, 180g, 200g, 220g, or 240g) range from $149.95-$389.95, and the Seamless clip in hair extensions (120g, 160g, 180g or 200g) range from $174.95-$314.95.
HOW LONG DO HAIR EXTENSIONS LAST?
The lifespan of clip-in hair extensions will depend on how well you take care of them, what products you use on them, and how often you wear them. With proper care and regular wear, Cashmere Hair extensions last anywhere from 3-6 months up to a year or even longer. For the best tips and tricks on how to care for your hair extensions, check out this blog post.
DO HAIR EXTENSIONS DAMAGE YOUR HAIR?
Application methods and types of extensions matter when it comes to hair extensions. More permanent hair extensions can cause damage due to the bonding, gluing, and pulling on the hair. Clip-in hair extensions are the least damaging hair extension type as they are clipped into your hair like any regular hair clip which can easily be removed during times of stress. Since you are not sleeping with the extensions in or wearing them non-stop for a long period of time, this reduces the amount of pulling and pressure on your hair, which results in healthier hair. Clip-in hair extensions cause no damage to your hair.
HOW DO I CLIP IN HAIR EXTENSIONS?
It only requires a little bit of practice, clipping in hair extensions is very fast and easy. Snap the clips open and clip them onto your hair close to the roots of your hair. They will stay securely in your hair without the wefts being visible. We have multiple step-by-step tutorials on how to clip in hair extensions for different hair types.
To learn how to clip in hair extensions, be sure to check out this blog post.
If you have short hair, read how to clip in hair extensions for short hair here.
If you have fine hair, be sure to check out this blog post on how to clip in and blend hair extensions for fine hair here.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO CLIP IN HAIR EXTENSIONS?
Clipping in your Cashmere Hair extensions is quick and easy, and with a bit of practice can take you just a few minutes to apply. That's right, in just minutes, you can go from short to long hair instantly, with no long-term commitment and no damage to your natural hair. Remember, just like anything else, it will take a little bit of practice to clip in your hair extensions fast, but once you get the hang of it, you might not even need a mirror.
HOW DO I CHOOSE THE RIGHT SHADE OF CASHMERE HAIR EXTENSIONS?
Cashmere Hair extensions are offered in over 20 beautiful shades ranging from Pure Black to Platinum Blonde, with a lot of highlighted and lowlighted shades in between. Our extensions are made with a multi-tonal coloring system, which means that there are subtle highlights and lowlights, lighter strands, and darker strands throughout each set. This creates movement, dimension, and depth within each shade. It also ensures that the extensions blend with your natural hair even if your hair color is a few shades off.
To choose your perfect Cashmere Hair shade, please check out this support article.
Want a second opinion? Please email our Support team at firstname.lastname@example.org or click here. We will need to see your hair from top to bottom in natural lighting, with no direct sunlight and with no filters added. We'll be happy to help!
HOW DO I STYLE HAIR EXTENSIONS?
Clip-in hair extensions can be styled in many different ways to help you create a thicker and longer hairstyle. You can even add a pop of color with highlights (our Fill-Ins collection does a great job at achieving this if you purchase a pack in a lighter shade).
Clip-in hair extensions can be styled in a bun, ponytail, or braid, and can even be curled! There are endless options.
For more hair inspiration, we recommend checking out our YouTube channel as we post weekly tutorials on how to style and wear clip-in hair extensions.
IF I HAVE CURLY HAIR CAN I STILL WEAR CLIP IN HAIR EXTENSIONS?
Yes! Even if you have curly hair, you can still wear clip-in hair extensions. Luxy Hair extensions are made of 100% Remy human hair and will come straight. In order to achieve an ideal blend, we recommend having your hair straightened or relaxed in order to match the texture of the extensions. The extensions can also be styled to curls or waves using hot tools to match the texture of your curls. You can also air dry your extensions (try braiding or using foam rollers), and when they are dry, you can clip in your set and you'll have gorgeous, wavy, or curly hair ready to go. You can also experiment with different curl patterns without having to buy an array of curling wands. Find out 4 ways to air-dry your extensions.
HOW LONG DOES MY HAIR HAVE TO BE TO WEAR HAIR EXTENSIONS?
We recommend for your hair to be at least 6-7 inches, around shoulder length, in order for clip-in hair extensions to blend seamlessly. If your hair is any shorter, you may experience some trouble with hiding the wefts in your hair.
WILL HAIR EXTENSIONS BLEND IF I HAVE SHORT HAIR?
If your hair is at least 6-7 inches long, which is around shoulder length, clip-in hair extensions will be easy to blend. This is the recommended length that your hair needs to be, so it is long enough in order for the clips to attach to your hair securely and to ensure that the clips do not show through your short hair. To learn about which set to pick, click here.
Our Volumizer One Piece clip in hair extensions are best for those who have below bust-length hair and have a thin or medium hair type. We do not recommend the Volumizer ( similar to a halo style) hair extensions for those with short hair as you will need more wefts and hair to create a seamless blend.
WHAT ARE THE BEST HAIR EXTENSIONS FOR SHORT HAIR?
Clip-in hair extensions are a great resource for you if you have short hair, if you have a haircut you regret, have difficulty growing out your own natural hair, or just want to have the option to rock both long and short hair whenever you want. To learn about what extensions to pick for your short hair, please click here.
WHAT ARE THE BEST HAIR EXTENSIONS FOR THIN HAIR?
Hair extensions are a great way to add instant thickness to thin or fine hair, without causing any damage or hindering hair growth while you are wearing them.
WILL CLIP-IN HAIR EXTENSIONS WORK FOR MY WEDDING HAIRSTYLE?
Yes! Clip-in hair extensions are the perfect solution for helping you achieve your wedding hair dreams. They are great for adding more volume, length, and even color to your bridal hairstyle. Cashmere Hair Extensions has won 'THE KNOT' Best Of Weddings 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023, Couple's Choice Awards 2021, 2022, 2023, and Best Of Weddings Hall Of Fame!
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If you are looking for some inspiration as to how clip-in hair extensions can spruce up your wedding hairstyle, check out this tutorial we created on how to create three easy and beautiful hairstyles using hair extensions.
Whatever you want your wedding hairstyle to be, you can achieve it with the help of Cashmere Hair Clip-In extensions.
SHOULD I GET HAIR EXTENSIONS?
Definitely! Here are just some of the reasons why you should get hair extensions.
If you experience hair loss or have difficulty growing out your natural hair, hair extensions help you achieve long hair again and do not hinder hair growth in the meantime.
If you have a bad haircut and want to cover it up, hair extensions will do just that.
If you want to change up your look and add in highlights/lowlights or ombre, but don't want to damage your natural hair or don't want to fully commit to the look, hair extensions will allow you to be experimental with your hair without the full-time commitment.
If you suffer from hair loss or thinning hair, hair extensions will help you achieve the volume you once had.
If you simply want to opt for a more voluminous hair look on special occasions or even for everyday use, hair extensions will create your hair dreams.
Enhance & Create New Styles
If you want to change up your look, hair extensions will help make any hairstyle more fuller and longer.
Hair extensions allow you to get experimental with your hair and different looks, without hindering your hair growth or causing damage to your natural hair. Other hair extension alternatives like bonding or tape-ins can cause damage to your hair.
Easy to Use
Hair extensions are super easy to use - they can be clipped in and out of your hair in a matter of minutes! To find out how, click here.
For a more in-depth look at why you should get hair extensions, click here.
WILL MY HAIR EXTENSIONS BE OBVIOUS TO OTHERS?
Once your hair extensions are clipped in properly, they are virtually undetectable. The top of each weft is thin and flat, and all wefts come with sturdy clips with a silicone grip to keep each weft securely in place. The wefts are clipped in between layers of your own natural hair, to blend naturally and seamlessly.
If you have thin hair, try our Seamless Collection, and check out this helpful article to learn how to completely hide your extensions.
WHEN CAN I WEAR HAIR EXTENSIONS?
They can be worn every day to beautify and enhance your daily look, for special occasions, weddings, birthdays, and everything in between. You can wear a full set, or just a few strategically placed wefts, depending on your hairstyle. Clip-in hair extensions are a quick and easy way to achieve long, full, thick hair in just minutes, with no damage to your hair. Clip-in hair extensions can be worn almost anytime. There are just a few times that we do recommend removing them, such as every night before bed, when showering, bathing, or swimming if you are getting your hair wet. We do not recommend wearing your extensions while in extremely high wind or doing physical activity.
CAN I CURL AND STRAIGHTEN HAIR EXTENSIONS?
Yes! Cashmere Hair extensions are made with 100% remy human hair and can be curled, straightened, blow-dried, and styled, just like your own natural hair.
In order to preserve and extend the lifespan of your hair extensions, we suggest always minimizing heat damage. We recommend using a low heat setting of 120C/250F because anything higher runs the risk of damaging the hair. You can also use heatless hairstyling techniques to achieve similar results and prolong the life of your clip in extensions.
WHAT PRODUCTS CAN I USE ON HAIR EXTENSIONS?
It is important to choose the right products to keep your extensions looking soft, tangle-free, and luxurious.
When selecting products for your hair extensions, we recommend using gentle hair products whenever possible. Choosing alcohol-free and sulfate-free shampoos and conditioners, because using these ingredients can dry the hair out, leading to frizziness, matting, or tangling. We recommend using high-quality products specifically formulated for dry and damaged hair, as they will help keep the strands healthy and nourished. We have created simple and effective haircare that is specially designed for use on hair extensions that you can SHOP HERE.
We do not recommend using a heat protectant spray on hair extensions as this can cause buildup and tangling. We do, however, recommend a nourishing shine spray, hair oils, and serums, which will prolong the lifespan of your Cashmere Hair.
HOW TO WASH AND DRY HAIR EXTENSIONS?
Hair extensions do not need to be washed as often as your own hair. We suggest only washing your clip ins every 15-20 wears or when there is too much product build-up and they become unmanageable to style. Please keep in mind that NEVER washing your hair extensions will damage them.
We highly recommend using sulfate-free and alcohol-free hair products, as these ingredients can dry the hair out, leading to frizzy, tangly hair.
Wash your hair extensions in a similar way you would your own hair, but in a sink filled with water. Apply shampoo first, rinse off, then apply a generous amount of conditioner from top to bottom, working the product through the hair. Rinse off the conditioner, then rinse the extensions again in cold water to lock in moisture. Next, apply a deep conditioning hair mask throughout the extensions, to restore smoothness and shine. Leave the hair mask in for at least 4-6 hours or overnight for best results. Brush each weft with the Cashmere Hair Brush from bottom to top to detangle the hair. To dry, lay each weft flat to air-dry on top of a towel on a flat surface.
Please watch this video for instructions on how to wash your extensions.
HOW TO BRUSH HAIR EXTENSIONS?
Just like your natural hair, hair extensions can and may tangle, as all long hair does. We recommend brushing your extensions before and after use, as well as throughout the day with the Cashmere Hair Brush (the BEST detangling brush!)
When brushing your extensions, we recommend brushing the hair from the bottom and working your way up to the top to gently loosen and smooth any tangles in the hair.
CAN I DYE/COLOR MY HAIR EXTENSIONS?
Yes! Since Cashmere Hair extensions are made of 100% remy human hair, they can be dyed a darker color or toned by a professional hair colorist, who has had previous experience in working with hair extensions. Of course, if you are ever unsure, we do recommend that you have a professional help you out.
We strongly do not recommend getting hair extensions colored a lighter shade, as it will require them to be bleached. Bleaching is a harmful chemical process that can alter the quality of your set, and even damage it. Results may differ since we custom color all of our hair, and it is not virgin hair.
If you are in between shades, we recommend going for the lighter color and taking your set to a professional hair colorist to have them dye your set a darker shade in order to achieve an overall match. Similarly, if you have highlights, we recommend going for a shade that matches the lightest highlight in your hair and having a professional hair colorist add lowlights to your set.
If you do decide to get your clip-in extensions dyed, we recommend that you do a test on one weft first prior to dyeing or toning the full set, to ensure that you are satisfied with the results.
CAN I SLEEP WITH HAIR EXTENSIONS?
We do not recommend sleeping while wearing clip in hair extensions, as they can get tangled during sleep, and can cause damage to the extensions as well as your natural hair or scalp. Since they only take a few minutes to clip in, and seconds to remove, please do this daily to maintain the integrity of the hair.
CAN I SWIM WITH HAIR EXTENSIONS?
No, we do not recommend swimming with your extensions clipped in or getting them wet (except when washing them). Chlorine from swimming pools, salt from ocean water, and dirt in all bodies of water can be damaging to your hair extensions. Also, swimming with your extensions clipped in may lead to the extensions tangling with your natural hair, which can be damaging.
If you would like to wear your extensions in the water, make sure to secure your hair up in a bun and completely avoid getting them wet.
CAN I PLAY SPORTS WITH HAIR EXTENSIONS?
We recommend avoiding doing any physical activity that could lead to excessive sweat when you are wearing hair extensions. Remember, your sweat is salty, and acidic and can dry out your hair extensions leading to additional matting and tangling. To increase the lifespan of your extensions, minimize their exposure to sweat. Instead, be sure to unclip them before heading to the gym or use an old set of extensions when doing physical activity.
WHERE CAN I BUY CLIP-IN HAIR EXTENSIONS?
You can buy clip-in hair extensions online on our website at www.cashmerehair.com. It's fast, and easy, plus you'll get FREE shipping on your order. If you have any questions, you can consult our help page or contact our support team at email@example.com, we are always happy to help you.
28. WHAT IS REMY HUMAN HAIR?
Remy hair is known as the best quality of human hair where the cuticles are kept intact and not stripped. Preserving the hair’s cuticles and aligning them in a unidirectional fashion creates hair extensions that are completely natural looking. This process ensures that the hair remains soft, shiny, silky, and tangle-free throughout its lifetime.
Cashmere Hair extensions use only the finest quality of Remy human hair, which means that the hair has been carefully sorted after collecting from the hair donor to ensure all the cuticles are intact. It is by far the best quality clip in human hair extensions on the market because of the care that is required and the time it takes.
What is the difference between synthetic and human hair extensions?
You can expect to pay anywhere from $60-$85 USD for synthetic hair extensions, and anywhere from $100-$500 USD for real human hair extensions. Human hair extensions can last a year or longer if they are properly cared for.
Hair extensions made from human hair can be dyed a darker color, styled with hot tools, washed, and treated just like you would your own natural hair. Helping you to get your dream hair, boost your confidence, and feel totally amazing.
On the other hand, hair extensions made from synthetic hair are sensitive to the sun, are difficult to blend with your own hair, and typically don't have the same lifespan as human hair extensions. Synthetic hair extensions are often easily recognizable as fake and tend to look like doll hair, even high-quality synthetic hair.
WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF HAIR EXTENSIONS?
Micro link/Micro bead/Micro-ring/Loop Hair Extensions
This type of hair extension is applied by looping the single-strand micro-bead extensions through your own hair and clamping down with a pair of pliers and a metal bead to finish. Your entire head will be covered in little beads. You need a professional for the application of micro-bead hair extensions.
Sewn-in or Weave Hair Extensions
Sewn-in hair extensions are typically a good fit for those who already have super thick, coarse, or naturally super curly hair. Your own hair is braided tightly into corn rows throughout your entire head, and the extensions are then attached using a needle and a thread. The tight braids seriously strain your scalp and are not advisable for those who have thin hair. It may be difficult to wash off the sweat and dirt on the scalp because the entire scalp is covered in cornrows, which for some people can cause hygienic issues. You need to go to a professional for the application of sewn-in hair extensions and visit the salon every few weeks to ensure that the extensions are still sewn in correctly into place and if the braids need to be tightened up again.
Clip-in Hair Extensions
Clip-in hair extensions are the fastest, easiest, and completely damage-free hair extension type that you can apply by yourself without having to go to a professional. Clip-in hair extensions are a temporary method of hair extensions, meaning you can clip them in and out whenever you want. Clip-in hair extensions are ideal for adding length and volume to your hair without the commitment or expensive installation fees. Clip-in hair extensions are a popular choice all over the world for bridal hair as they can help you achieve the perfect style. You can easily order clip in hair extensions online, and start wearing them as soon as you receive them. High-quality clip-in hair extensions will last anywhere from 3-6 months with daily wear, and up to a year or even longer, depending on how often you wear them and care for them. Cashmere Hair extensions are all high quality 100% real remy human clip-in hair extensions.
Tape in Hair Extensions
Tape in the method of hair extensions involves taking each weft and literally taping them onto your own hair. The wefts are connected by wide bonds of tape and your own hair is placed between them and clamped around the strands. Pros to this method of hair extensions are if you wear your hair extensions without a break, these can last in your hair for 6-12 weeks. Some cons to tape in hair extensions are that it can be difficult to put your hair up how you want it since wefts can be visible, and you cannot use conditioners or detangling sprays near your roots/the tape or they will come out. Tape in extensions require a professional for application.
Glue-in/Keratin Bond/Pre-bonded Hair Extensions
This technique requires heat for application, and consistent visits to the salon to maintain them. Glue-in/Keratin Bond/Pre-bonded Hair Extensions are attached to the hair with keratin bonds that are on top of the extensions, which are then fused with a hot tool. They can look great, but are limiting as it is best to avoid using oils, conditioners, and any hot styling tools because this can weaken the bonds and make the extensions come out.
Depending on which type of hair extensions you choose, be sure to have a few consultations with hair extension technicians to fully understand the facts about getting permanent hair extensions. Make sure that the extensions aren’t applied too tightly to your scalp as this can cause damage to your scalp, and your hair, or worse, make your own hair fall out. If you choose clip-in hair extensions, you won’t have to worry about having a professional apply the hair extensions, as you can do it all by yourself at home - without any damage.
WHO CAN WEAR HAIR EXTENSIONS?
Almost everyone! Clip-in hair extensions are safe and effective for men, women, and even children to wear of all ethnicities.
For anyone experiencing severe hair loss, however, we recommend consulting a doctor first prior to purchasing clip-in hair extensions to ensure it is safe for you to wear.