4 Questions to Ask Before Getting Hair Extensions

For many women, hair extensions are the perfect option for increasing the fullness, length or color of their natural hair. As they are not permanent, hair extensions can assist you in enhancing your look without having to commit to anything too drastic. 

4 Questions to Ask Before Getting Hair Extensions
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For some people, hair extensions can have a negative reputation
because too often, they can end up looking artificial, visible and cheap.
However, they don’t have to be this way, as better quality, more
natural-looking hair and creative application methods are readily available.
In fact, no one should be able to know that you are wearing them. 
If it is your first time getting extensions, you may feel a little
overwhelmed by all the options available on the market. If you are considering
getting hair extensions, here are five questions you should ask (and answer)

1. Why do I want hair extensions?

Before you invest in hair extensions, it is essential to know why
you are getting them to ensure they are right for you. Perhaps you are bored
with your current look and want to experiment with color without committing to something more drastic. If this is the case, opt to clip in a couple of colored
or ombre strands for a night out and see how you like the look. 
On the other hand, maybe you are frantically waiting for a short
haircut to grow out and want to add length to your mane quickly. In this
scenario, hair extensions are an easy fix. 


That being said, just wanting a confidence boost is a perfectly
valid reason for getting hair extensions
. If having thicker, longer,
shinier hair helps you to feel like the best version of yourself possible, then
you should go for it! You never know, you may find yourself looking ready to be
signed to a
modeling agency in Dubai


However, hair extensions are not suitable for everyone’s
lifestyle and hair
. By speaking with a licensed professional, the two of
you will be able to evaluate whether it is a plausible idea for you.

2. What kind of natural hair do I have?

Once you understand why you want hair extensions, it is time to
move on to examine the type of natural hair you already possess to ensure that you select the right extensions for you. 


You need to know:


  • What kind of hair you have
    (straight, wavy, curly, kinky)
  • The density of your hair (low,
    medium, high)
  • The color of your hair (blonde,
    brunette, black etc.)
  • The thickness of your hair (thin,
    medium, thick)
It is only after answering these questions that you will be able
to match potential hair extensions, as you will still need to have some of your
natural hair present when you clip or tape them in. Whether you are wearing
them for fullness or length, having your natural hair and extensions match will make it far easier to install and wear them. 
The color, texture, and density of your natural hair and the
extensions have to match; otherwise, they won’t look natural. And, the best
extensions are the ones that no one can tell you are wearing.

3. Am I willing to maintain the extensions?

Unless you are clipping in extensions for one night, you are going
to want to maintain them to help prolong their life. The key to this is
ensuring they don’t become tangled. 
To keep them tangle-free, always wrap your hair into a loose braid while sleeping to hinder it from
grinding against your pillow and knotting
. Get into the daily habit of using a lightweight, leave-in
conditioner spray, and always dry with a high-quality blow dryer.

4. Where am I going to get the extensions done?

Once you have decided that hair extensions are for you, it is time
to find a high-quality
hair extensions salon in Dubai (or wherever you reside). You want to ask a potential hairdresser
a lot of questions before agreeing to their services. 


These questions should include, “What kind of extensions do
you use?” (the answer should be 100 percent human hair) and “Where do
you source the extensions from?”


Make sure that you feel
comfortable enough with the salon and the workers that you can ask them
questions or bring up any concerns you may have about the process. 


Have you ever had hair extensions before? What was your experience
with them? Let us know in the comments below! 




Hillary Kozma is the Owner/Managing Director/Creative Director of
Kozma & Kozma Salon. Having built the foundation of her skills with an
apprenticeship under a direct protege of Vidal Sassoon, Hillary and her husband
opened Glow American Salon in Qatar in 2007 before expanding to Dubai as Kozma
& Kozma in 2016. Hillary is hailed by the media as a “pioneer in her field”
for introducing new talents, concepts, philosophies, and techniques to the
Middle East.



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