Are you getting curly hair extensions? Here’s everything you need to know15.07.2022
There are many options available for hair extensions today. It’s not something that is reserved only for the famous and wealthy. Ariana Grande sang it the best: “You like your hair? Gee, thanks! Just bought it.”
The variety of hair textures is also more readily available than the types of hair extensions. You can find extensions for curly hair, no matter what your hair texture is.
The only problem? It can be difficult to find the perfect curly hair extensions that match your natural curl pattern. It can be difficult to find the right hair extensions for you. We have two experts to help you understand the subject and give you all the information you need before you get your curly hair extensions.
What are the things you need to consider before getting curly hair extensions?
Consider your curl pattern, density, length, and timing before you get your extensions. Soleil Guerrero, founder of Bebonia Curly Extensions, says that you need enough hair to cover the extensions. For best results, your hair should be no more than a chin length, according to the founder. Next, consider the density of your hair. This will affect how dense your extensions should look.
LeAna McKnight is a celebrity stylist who founded SL Raw Virgin Hair, a textured hair extensions brand. Knowing your curl pattern will help you determine the density and style of your hair. She says that knowing your hair type and curl pattern will help you decide how many hair bundles you need. The more hair you need, the finer your hair will be.
What are the types of curly hair extensions?
McKnight explained that there are four types textured hair extensions you can choose from. McKnight says that it is important to decide what type of hair extensions you want to use. Do you want versatility, protection, extra length, or volume? She says that depending on your choice, you might need weft hair bundles or keratin I tip link, clip-ins or a full-length wig.
Sew-in wefts can be used to increase length and density. McKnight says that I-tips, which are similar to microlinks, are great for people who don’t want tension but still need something permanent and flexible. Clip-ins can be self-installed (DIY), and wigs provide a great protective style. They can also add length and volume.
How do you match your curl pattern?
You will need to know your curl pattern in order to find the right extensions. McKnight suggests that you cut a single strand of your hair and compare it with the patterns on a curl chart. McKnight says that curly hair extensions usually indicate the curl pattern from 2A-2C to 3A-3C and 4A-4C. This will be easier if you know what your hair curl type is.
If you don’t know what your curl pattern is, many hair extensions companies will offer you an exchange policy. They can also help you choose the right hair extension for you. Bebonia offers a personal matching service for free.
“We can do a live consultation or consult via photos,” says Guerrero. Sending in photos is a good idea. Take selfies in natural light, but not in direct sunlight. This will allow you to see both your curl pattern as well as the color. A tester weft will be included with every set of Bebonia extensions. This is to make sure that the extensions are exactly as you want them to be. If the weft doesn’t match your expectations, the company will accept a return or exchange provided that the main compartment is still sealed.
The same applies to SL Raw Virgin Hair. They offer a 30-day exchange policy that allows you to exchange any unused curl extensions for the right curl pattern.
To reiterate, if your curl type is not known, be sure to check the exchange policies for the company that you’re purchasing extensions.
How is the installation process for curly hair extensions?
The type of hair extensions you choose will determine the cost of installation. Guerrero suggests that you work from the bottom upward if you choose clip-in extensions. She says, “Clip the first weave upside down to hide any shorter ends of your hair from peeking through — this hack can make a big difference.” To make installation simpler, create clear vertical sections. Guerrero suggests that you can mix and match different curl patterns to your hair. It’s not uncommon for people to have up to three natural curl patterns. Don’t apply hair extensions to wet hair or extensions.
You should also shampoo your hair before you apply natural curly hair extensions. McKnight says that most natural curly extensions are lightly steam to create curls and coils. This is why shampooing your hair before you start installing is so important. When you are ready to put the hair extensions on, take your time and gently separate each curl. This will prevent any curls from getting untied.
How do you maintain curly hair extensions?
Hair extensions made from human hair will require the same maintenance as your regular curly hair. McKnight says that curly hair extensions must be treated the same way as your natural hair. McKnight says that you should moisturize, detangle and protect your hair at night with a silk scarf or bonnet.
McKnight explains that you can minimize tangling and matting by brushing your hair every day with a detangling toothbrush while it is still wet. McKnight also suggests that you apply a leave in conditioner every day, starting at the ends and working your way through your hair. Guerrero says that curly extensions can benefit from frequent deep conditioning because they don’t get the same benefits from your scalp’s natural oils like your hair.
You will need to condition the extensions at least once per week. Storage is another important aspect of maintenance. You should store your extensions in silk or satin in cool, dry areas. When you aren’t wearing them, protect them from getting wet or tangled.
How long do curly hair extensions last?
Guerrero says that curly extensions can last up to two years if they are properly cared for, properly detangled, deep-conditioned regularly and stored properly.