We all like to add a little length to our hair every now and then, but of course, it’s never as easy as it seems. Enter: extensions. There are so many options from clip-ins to hair extensions: where does a woman begin?
How you wear extensions is up to you: it comes down to the look you’re going for, how long you plan to commit to the style at hand, and the method that works with your particular texture of hair. Whether you’re a frequent gym-goer looking to maintain your mane while sweating hard, a runway-inspired fashion maven who changes her hair just as often as she does her shoes, or a woman simply looking to change her look for the season, we have (with a little help from some of the country’s most famed hairstylists) rounded up the best options for you—no matter your hair type.
SO, WHEN SHOULD YOU USE EXTENSIONS—AND WHY?
There are plenty of great reasons to get extensions: wanting to wow at a special occasion, needing an everyday boost of glamour, or something in between are all great reasons to get extensions. “They’re perfect for creating a signature look, protecting and giving your hair a breather, or for changing your style without the commitment,” says stylist.
The honest truth is that it doesn’t get much more versatile than extensions. Whether it’s the color of your hair or just the length, you can switch it up effortlessly. Extensions can also aid in hair growth, says celebrity hair stylist and educator Sacha: “By alternating rows amongst your hair, extensions will serve as a cushion to keep your hair from rubbing on anything, promoting growth.”
And they can be a year-round thing. Perhaps curls are fun for the summer months, but you want to try out sleek, straight locks for the winter. As long as you’re keeping your own hair healthy and well-nourished in the process, the possibilities are endless.