EVVEMI’s Beginner’s Guide to Hair Extensions!

Artificial hair integrations, more commonly known as hair extensions or hair weaves, add length and/or volume to your hair. Hair extensions are usually clipped, sewn, or glued in with other hair by incorporating additional human or synthetic hair.

Celebrities like Beyonce and Selena Gomez are known for rocking blunt, short bobs one day, and long beautiful tresses the next. Some may think they have super hair genes, but that just can’t be the case. Hair extensions are what they rely heavily upon. It’s easy for us to switch up our make-up everyday, because we can just wipe it off. What about our hair? What if we want to try out having short hair for a day? Or even try a new color for the day just to see if we’d be willing to take the risk of actually changing our hair color? Big jump right? Luckily, we have different types of hair extensions that will allow us to do so. But here’s the big question – what steps do we have to take to ensure that a certain technique is best for us? Or generally, if extensions are even the best at all? Well, EVVEMI’s got the answers! Read below for more info!

Find The Right Stylist!

First thing’s first, find a stylist who does extensions, duh! Choosing the right stylist is SO vital in making this big change. Some stylists work better with a specific type of hair, and you need one who can cater to that! Nothing is worse than finding a stylist who does hair extensions best on fine, thin hair when you have thick, coarse hair. Your perfect stylist will also be able to find the best technique for your lifestyle, how you like to wear your hair, and based on how often you style it.

You can find your perfect stylist through the use of EVVEMI! We’ll use our premier network of screened and vetted hairstylists to match their skills to your hair type, your personality, and your hair needs. Visit EVVEMI to find your stylist today!

Finding The Best Technique For You

There are a huge variety of hair extensions available. The most common is purchasing clip in extensions. A hairstylist isn’t necessarily needed for this application, but for more consistency, you can visit a hairstylist. For low maintenance, you can have single tracks sewn into your hair (yeah, sounds scary, but not on your scalp, silly! They’re sewn into a corn row braid of your natural hair), or have all of your hair braided down, and a full sew in would take place. This allows you to change your color while still keeping your hair looking natural.

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Full Sew In

Micro-beading is another form of extensions. This technique is where beads are attached to human hair,  placed on about 50 strands of your hair, and then tightened. These are difficult for some women as you will not be able to put your hair up without the beads being noticeable. This technique works best for women who rarely style their hair up. Having wefts glued onto your scalp is another option, but again, like micro-beading, it only works for clients who don’t style their hair up. Another great option is a lace-front wig, which the Kardashians have made increasingly popular. These allow the hair to look absolutely real, fake scalp (it’s actually lace netting) and all.

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Kylie Jenner with a Lace Front Wig

Upkeep

If hair extensions are something that interest you, make sure that you’re willing to commit to the maintenance and upkeep. Techniques like glue-in, microbeading, and tape in extensions must be removed and brought closer to the scalp every few weeks, or as quickly as your hair grows. Sewn-in extensions must be tightened also. If you’re not willing to keep up and maintain the hair, know when to say goodbye. We don’t want your tracks falling out on your dinner date (so embarrassing), but hey, we warned you girl!

Blend, Honey, Blend!

If you’re choosing an option like individual tracks, microbeads, glue in, or tape in, make sure your natural hair and the extensions blend in nicely with one another. This allows for a more natural look and feel. Also, have your stylist cut them. We CANNOT,  by any means, have your natural bob on top of your 24 inch extensions with no blending in between. It’s horrific, trust me. 

Don’t Be Afraid To Use Products!

Lastly, don’t forget to shampoo and condition your extensions. After all, they are (most of the time) human hair, and must be treated as if it’s your own natural hair.  Use styling products as needed, and heat tools as well. If you visit a great stylist and keep up with the maintenance, then you’ll have no problems. 

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