by Paul Jones
Updated January 20, 2017
You see these woman like, Jessica Simpson, Mariah Carey, Christina Aguilera and Britney Spears in music videos and they have more hair on their head than clothes on their body. Aside from Jennifer Aniston no one in Hollywood has that kind of real hair. Jessica Simpson has a bob one day and the next day she looks like Lady Godiva.
Hair extensions are all a repeat of the 60's, but then wearing a wig or a hair piece was something that was not cool and you didn't tell anyone. Today everyone is wearing extensions and telling everyone about it.
The market has seen an explosion of products, using real or faux hair, which can be applied by any number of methods, including bonding, braiding, sewing, clamping or gluing.
A professional stylist will use a protein bonding system applied to the hair about an inch from the scalp and fuse it with ultrasonic pulses. The hair generally comes from Russia, India and Europe, where woman traditionally wear long hair. Train loads of hair are brought into factories, mostly in Italy, where it is washed, separated dyed and then shipped. Human hair can cost anywhere from $1,500 to $2,500 depending on how many bundles (seven bundles for the average head) you need and the length. Synthetic hair costs between $300 and $500.
The Jessica Simpson extension products are at a lower price point and everyone can afford it. The short hair which is just above the shoulders is around $85 and the long hair is around $95. The HairDo clip-ons are temporary extensions that you can fix at home after some instructions from a stylist.
Salon extensions, can last up to six months, however there are some specific care needs such as using "loop brushes" that don't pull the hair and special shampoos that will not break down the bonds. Be advised those Salon extensions can damage the hair and tear the follicle, especially if not applied correctly. And over time the hair can become matted.
A lot of women today prefer the temporary extensions for special occasions like weddings and portraits, but also a ponytail for the summer that they don't need to blow-out each time. Also some women just want a temporary extension for a vacation where they are swimming and hanging out for a few days.
Hair extensions have been common among black women since the early 80's. The cross over was spurred by the advent of suppliers like Great Lengths and Hair Dreams, a global hair distributor. Both European companies benefited from the opening of Eastern Europe in the early 90's, providing them with a wealth of Caucasian hair of various textures, colors and lengths.
First the black girls got hair extensions, then the movie stars and now teens wanting it for their proms. In three to eight hours you can look like a movie star too.
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Long Hairstyles with fine or thin long hair worn straight usually will look very boring. However when pinned back it will appear to have more fullness especially if you roll the hair on curlers.
Long Wavy/Curly Hairstyles although classic and feminine are probably the most sexy. For round faces this hairstyle is better than completely straight hair. Either naturally wavy or gently permed it will conceal wide cheek bones.
Medium Length Hairstyles are easy to take care of and style than longer hairstyles yet more versatile than shorter hairstyles. Medium hairstyles match most facial shapes well as there is just enough hair complimenting the facial region and enhancing other features.
Short Hairstyles Short Hairstyles are generally best with an elongated oval face, are quick to blow dry or air-dry and can be styled with a little mouse or gel.