Once you go extensions, can you ever go back?
Are you finding it difficult to narrow down just one hairstyle for your wedding? If your ends are dry and brittle, it’s probably a good idea to invest in some quality hair extensions for the big day. Not only will they give you a lot more variety in terms of hairstyles, but also fill-out the rest of your hair. Take some of our tips and suggestions into consideration while you’re searching for that perfect hairstyle to stay ‘I do’.
DO: Invest in high quality hair extensions
Do your research and find the kinds of extensions that work for you. There are four main types of extensions which include clip-in, bonding, weaves and mirco-rings. Depending on your needs, you’re looking at spending between $100-$1500 for a good pair of extensions, minus the labour it takes to put them in.
DON’T: Cut them yourself
Even if you’re planning on wearing clip-in’s, head to your hairdresser and get the extensions professionally cut. Despite saving a bit of cash on the side, it isn’t wise to cut your own hair – especially for your wedding!
DO: Experiment with your hair before the wedding
Hair extensions need to be treated with more care, so don’t use heat or styling products on them constantly. If you do have an idea of the type of style you want for your wedding, trial it on your hair beforehand.
DON’T: Colour extensions yourself
Just like cutting hair, leave it to the hairdresser. They will match the extensions to your own natural colour, and make it all blend in seamlessly. If you’re going for the balayage look, pop on your hair extensions before going to the hairdresser.
DO: Wear your hair up
People often think that hair extensions can’t be worn in a bun or ponytail. Take care in hiding any signs of clips, micro-rings, or even glue holding the hair together. Choose a hairstyle which will make you feel confident about yourself on your wedding day.
DON’T: Avoid going over the top
It’s easy to get carried away and add way too many hair extensions onto your natural hair. This look will often seem fake, and won’t blend into your natural hair. Make sure you are happy with the thickness of your hair, without adding too much into it.
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