If you’re considering remy hair extensions, you may be wondering whether it would be a bad idea to forego an appointment for a professional installation and simply put them in yourself. The simple answer, is yes — it’s a bad idea. It’s always best to go to a professional for installation to make the most of your new, shiny hair extensions.
It’s Definitely Worth it
Unless you’re talking about clip-ins, it’s best not to attempt to install your own hair extensions. Even professional hair stylists trained to install extensions have fellow stylists put theirs in for them. The fact is, it’s harder than it looks. Although professionals make it look easy, there’s a lot more that goes into the process of properly installing I-Tips, Fusion and Tape-In hair extensions. Your hair stylist has put in a lot of time, money and practice in order to learn how to install remy hair extensions properly and how to care for hair extensions. Here are some reasons it’s worth it to spend extra money and time to let a professional do the job for you:
It Will Look More Natural
When hair extensions are installed correctly, it’s impossible to tell they’re even there at all. Aside from the fact you’re using complete remy human hair, your stylist knows how to make the installation of the extensions look natural by blending the extensions with your real hair. Properly blending the hair extensions takes skill and precision and also requires shears. Most of the worst extensions look bad because the person installed them without knowing where to cut the hair.
The Time Factor
The majority of stylists will charge you for the time it takes to apply your hair extensions. Some others will charge you by the strand. Either way, it requires time. Installing them yourself would take much longer. In the long-run, using a stylist saves you a lot of time.
It’s important that hair extensions are precisely placed. It’s obvious when you’re looking at a bad job because the strands are placed where they shouldn’t be. One primary thing your stylist is trained in is where to place each strand, including equal spacing. This would be almost impossible to achieve on your own, especially when you’re doing the back of your head. If you put them too far up, you could end up with a mullet look. If you put them too far down, you could look like your hair has grown out. Lack of precision can also result in matting.
If you’d like to learn more about remy hair extensions or how to care for them, contact us. We carry the best professional products to keep your hair shiny and healthy.