Whether you struggle with thin, fine hair or want a few inches of extra length, hair extensions can give you the results you’re looking to achieve. However, not all hair extensions are created equal. From the hair quality to the manufacturing process, there are a few key characteristics to look out for when comparing low cost vs. high cost hair extensions. So, if you’re searching for the perfect hair extensions, then pay close attention to these four crucial factors to consider before purchasing.
1. Hair quality
The most obvious way to detect cheap hair extensions is how they feel. High-cost hair extensions should feel soft and silky, but also like human hair. At Universal Top Beauty we only use the highest quality hair extensions; 100% Remy Human Hair, meaning the hair cuticle points in the same direction to prevent shedding and tangling. If you compare 100% Remy Human Hair vs. synthetic hair you can literally feel the difference just by running your hands through the strands. Also, with high cost hair extensions you can cut, color, and style as normal without having to worry about damaging the hair, whereas synthetic hair would fall apart.
If you’re interested in getting hair extensions, we’re assuming you also want thick, luscious hair.
When you’re purchasing hair extensions, you want the hair to be thick from the base all the way to the ends. Depending on the brand, there may be single or double drawn available. Single drawn means the extensions are thicker at the base and thinner at the ends, whereas, double drawn undergoes additional processing for thick hair from the base to end by removing the shorter hairs by hand. Many low cost hair extensions brands are single drawn, because it’s less processing time which means cheaper cost. However, there are high-quality single strand hair extensions, so you need to do your research and see them in person before purchasing. If you have naturally thin hair then single drawn may work better for you, because extra thick hair will be very noticeable.
Many women have multiple colors in their natural hair rather than one color throughout. With high cost hair extensions, you’re going to find a wider variety of hair colors and blends that appear natural and match your hair. When you come in for your consultation at Universal Top Beauty your stylist will color match your hair until you find a perfect match. From deep red to ashy blonde, we will customize your hair extensions with as many colors or blends as we need until you are satisfied with your overall look!
Not every hair extensions company manufactures hair the same way. Companies that offer low cost hair extensions coat the hair in silicone to make it feel softer and tangle-free. However, within a few washes the coating will disappear and the true quality will be apparent; dry and tangled. Although low cost hair extensions are cheaper, it’ll end up costing you more money in the long run by having to repurchase hair extensions multiple times throughout the year.
Interested in checking out which high-quality hair extensions we have at Universal Top Beauty? Call us today for a consultation! 416.627.1259