Human Hair Extensions Create Beautiful Long Hairstyles Instantly

As you glance across practically every print medium for example newspapers, magazines and catalogs, there will be one thing alike as far as hair cut styles is concerned. The long hair cut style is everywhere. So what are you supposed to do without having long hair so you really want the long haircut style? Well, let's see, human hair grows about ½" per
month, therefore your hair is at ear level, that you will find almost two years to hold back for that 'hair cascading down your back' look. Not to mention by the time you increase your hair out, the short hair cut style have been around in.
Mandy Nembs
"Don't limit yourself to just adding length in your hair. Hair extensions provide a simple solution to fine hair and will add a little pizzazz to thick, curly or wavy hair in almost any color or style."

Rod Sickler


Images by Rod & Company

Rantoul, Illinois

In our society, two-year waits are OUT and immediate outcomes are IN. The beauty industry recognized the need for instant long brilliant looking hair and thus today's hottest trend was born--Human Hair Extensions. Hair extensions are not only for lengthening your hair, according to Rod Sickler, person who owns Images by Rod & Company and Sexy Hair Concepts Artistic Team Member.

"Any haired can support hair extensions", says Sickler. Sickler makes hair extensions easy by creating cutting-edge hair styles for his clients. Some examples include sleek and straight hair, vivacious ringlets and striking color enhancements with the use of different highlighted and lowlighted extensions. He describes your hair extension process as very painstaking and challenging since it requires many hours as well as other techniques to complete. The rewards a wide range of as he is able to re-invent hair, tweak techniques and fulfill his clients' needs.

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One of Sicklers' hair extension clients, Holly Leach of Rantoul, Illinois, says she desired to get hair extensions because she was ready for a change and wanted Sickler to re-invent her look with the help of thickness and length to her hair loss with European Hair Extensions. She was absolutely amazed at the results. "I came into the salon (Images by Rod & Company) looking a proven way, and came out looking totally different", says, Leach. Leach has experienced her hair extensions for about 5 months now, with virtually no issues and no complaints. She maintains hair extensions with non-soy based conditioning shampoo and moisturizers from Sexy Hair Concepts, and uses hairdryers and curling irons without having problems. Leach concludes,"Hair Extensions count the time and money, available to get fabulous-looking long hair instantly".

"Hair extensions certainly are a huge self-esteem booster since they give women the opportunity get the long hair style look without the wait"
Guinevere Werr

Manager, The Spa East Bank Club, Chicago, Ill

Some women are concerned or have heard that hair extensions can cause damage to their natural hair, or even loss of hair. Guinevere Werr, Manager in the Spa at the East Bank Club in Chicago, Ill, says the fusion application method Sickler uses from So.Cap., an Italian company, does not create any problems for the natural hair since it is applied ¼" from the scalp rather than directly on the scalp. Werr assisted Sickler with applying brown extensions with some highlight extensions to her sisters' hair. She adds that Sicklers hair extension clients have mislaid almost no hair extensions and have had very little maintenance issues.

So how do you start should you be thinking of getting hair extensions? You must research the different types of hair employed for hair extensions, the different types of attachment methods, the hair stylists' education and training, any maintenance schedules as well as the cost.

There are a lot of numerous types of hair which can be used for hair extensions. There exists human hair and synthetic hair. Synthetic locks are used to add the high fashion colors, such as pinks and blues. In most cases, if you are going for the natural, it grew out of my head, look you must go with human hair. Natural splendor comes in many different textures and grades. A persons hair must be strong and healthy to produce extensions that may last and wear without tangling or drying. European real human hair is well- known as quality human hair used for extensions.

You'll find three basic ways to attach the hair. These are fusion or strand by strand, weaving and bonding. There are numerous variations to these techniques and they are sometimes called by different names.

Fusion/strand by strand: This process is done strand by strand in small sections using heated adhesive sticks or glue specifically made for hair extensions. Extension locks are added directly to your personal hair. Sickler uses the fusion method through the Italian company So.Cap. Locks are attached about ¼ "from your scalp and looks totally natural. Sickler comments, "No one can visually see that you have hair extensions. It's up to you if you want everyone to know".

Weaving is a process where a corn row or track is done around the head and shut to the scalp. Extension hair is sewn on the tracks. Your own hair lies in the tracks for a natural look. Bonding is a process where bonding glue is applied onto the weft of the extension hair and after that applied at the root of your hair. A weft is horizontal locks attached together on top of vertically flowing hair strands. Wefts can be machine-made or handmade.

There are several disadvantages to each of such methods. Sometimes if your hair extension application way is not done properly, the hair extensions will simply fallout, or cause damage to your natural hair. Also, with a lot more pressure to your scalp through the weight of the heavy extensions, there can be some thinning of the natural hair and/or headaches while you adapt to the new weight. There have been some reports of allergies towards the chemicals that are used. You need to discuss the disadvantages of hair extensions thoroughly with your hair salon so that there are no surprises.

The hair extension training and education your hair stylist has received is very important to the success of their work. Sickler received his hair extension training from renowned expert, Joseph Accola, and the man keeps up-do-date on techniques by attending beauty shows across Europe where extensions are more popular in comparison to the U.S. "Hair extension education and training are paramount to successful extensions for any hair stylist", says Sickler. If you are searching for a hair stylist to accomplish hair extensions and they not have the proper training, you could be very disappointed with all the results.

After you have nice hair extensions in place, you will need to schedule regular maintenance appointments with check your extensions. How frequently you need to go back will depend on the type of hair along with the method of attachment that was used. As your hair grows out, many of the hair extensions will need to be removed and replaced or touched up.

With a day-to-day basis you should treat your real hair extensions as you would long hair. Brush, shampoo, condition and moisturize on a regular basis. Some hair stylists will recommend specific high-quality good hair care products to use using your extensions. You can also use hair dryers, flat irons, curling irons on most types of human hair extensions. Color treatments can be achieved on the hair extensions, however, you should consult with your hair stylist before considering this. Monthly color touch-ups in your roots will not be an issue, as the hair extensions will not be touched.