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    Hair Extensions-How Jessica Simpson and Paris Hilton use Them

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    Hair extensions, help for women with thinning hair and create spectacular looks for the rest off us

    Jessica Simpson and Paris Hilton have done more for the marketing of hair extensions than top selling manufacturers of these pieces could ever have hoped for. However, the problem now is, the damaging effects from wearing hair extensions has forced Paris Hilton to give up these long luscious hair extensions, at least temporarily, or risk losing her own hair! Eeek!! Here is the type of question that I get often my class Finding the Right Hairstyle for You!

    Do you recommend hair extensions, despite the cost and high maintenance?

    In answer to your questions, of what I think about using hair extensions . . . I think they can be lots of fun. Hair extensions can be extremely helpful for women who have thinning hair problems and can totally change your look in an instant! Hair extensions can be used to add length, fullness, high light and texture to your hairstyle. Hair extensions are not limited to just adding length to your hair as some may think.

    So, my answer is yes, go for it, but buyer beware, they also can be painful, damaging to your hair and they can get expensive. So you need to choose wisely on what is right for you.

    My favorite hair extensions are the clip-on type. You clip them into your own hair style and take them out at night. ThHuman hair extensions can be curled, straightened or colored.ese are by far the most user friendly, most economical and most importantly, they are the easiest on damage to your hair. Your choices are real human hair or synthetic hair. Of course, the human hair is more expensive, but a much better buy in the long run. Human hair can be curled, straightened or colored. Synthetic hair extensions can’t be styled, heat will melt it and it won’t hold a set curl.You also have no in-salon costs of attaching, taking out and reattaching these hair extensions.

    If you opt to go to a hair salon to have this done, consider this;

    • Cost most hair salons will charge by the hour for the service of sewing, braiding or gluing the hair extensions you’ve purchased into your hair. Although the hours it will take will vary, the average beauty salon seems to be 4 to 5 hours for a full set of hair extensions. This can easily go from $400 to $1,000 or more. The beauty schools in our area charge $25 to $35 per hour for attaching hair extensions to your hair.
      Now keep in mind the gluing technique lasts approximately 5 days, the sewing and braiding about 4 to 6 weeks.
      A good question to consider might be, how much are you willing to spend on upkeep?
    • Damage control gluing, braiding and sewing hair extensions into your hair style results in breakage.
    • Pain sometimes sewing and braiding can be done too tightly where some women report sleepless nights with the need to return and have them taken out. If you have a sensitive scalp, even the weight of the hair extension may cause considerable pain.

    If you want to save money, at Sally Beauty Supply, you can purchase a human hair extension at approximately $1 per inch length. Hair extensions in a standard width, approximately 2 to 3 yards wide. You cut pieces to the width you want and sew in clips you can purchase from any hair product retailer. This can easily save you hundreds of dollars and the health of your hair.

    I think finding a local beauty supply store, or wig store is the best way to go when buying extensions. They can help you in finding the color that works best, but checkout my article Chart of Hair Colors to get some ideas. Remember, extensions can be cut to be modified to your needs. The hair extensions you buy will look more natural if they are a shade or two lighter than your roots. If you then decide to shop on the internet, you will have a better idea of what to choose. The problem with buying on the internet is, if you choose the wrong color, they are non-refundable. My favorite, Folica has some good customer reviews to read. You can even compare prices on hair extensions at Amazon, eBay enter “hair extensions” in the search box.

    Take a look at some of these sites and be sure to watch the “how to” videos and read “customer reviews” when given.

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    1. I should say that both are right in their place and just want popularity because whatever they do it’s for their business or to become the no. 1 in the list now paris has come into the hair extension scheme earlier one was jessica simpson.

      Comment by clip on off extensions — January 22, 2011 @ 7:39 am

    2. Well, after reading this it seems quite good that this has some prevention but it is too costly for a girl like me…..
      and there are the things that i have to cut my hair ekstension ……to donate to a bald girl.

      Comment by ekstensions clips — November 16, 2010 @ 7:01 am

    3. I read recently that Paris is under a contract to wear hair extensions and in fact is currently facing a lawsuit for wearing a different brand than the contracted brand. but I do agree that she should give her hair a break from them.

      Comment by Kelsey — August 25, 2010 @ 12:40 pm

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