How to Choose

How to Choose

How to Choose Hair Extensions
Hair extensions are a very popular accessory worn by celebrities and the everyday woman. Wearing hair extensions has become as common as putting on jewelry or wearing makeup. To achieve different looks, women choose different textures and lengths of hair that complement their facial features and moods. Read on to learn how to choose hair extensions.
Instructions
1Determine what hair style that you want to wear. For a curly style, you would choose textured hair. For a glamorous look with curls, choose the wet-and-wavy hair. For a straight look, choose the silky straight, remi or the yaki straight hair.

2Determine your budget. The cost for hair extensions varies greatly depending on quality, availability and textures. Deciding what your budget well ahead of time helps to avoid any cost surprises and unnecessary expense.

3Match the hair extension color as close to your natural hair as possible. This makes the weave hair extension appear to be natural and not look like a "wig." For a complimentary color in your hair, choose a streaked or highlighted extension. Apply the color extension highlights subtly to keep the natural look.

4Shop for quality hair extensions at local beauty supply stores or online beauty supply retailers. Ensure that the retailer, offline or online, specializes in selling hair extensions. Don't purchase hair extensions from suppliers who "happen" to sell hair. The quality won't be the same.

5Treat hair extensions just as you would natural hair. Take great care to shampoo and gently comb the hair extensions in between uses.

How to Choose Color
It's a bit challenging to choose your perfect shade of hair extensions from a computer screen and we understand that here at abHair. To make the process easier, here are a few tips on how to choose the perfect shade of hair extensions.

We provide a hair color chart for your convenience (click here to view the details). If you know what color you want and you're going to have them colored and styled after you buy them, then this may work for you. You can see all the colors online right there and make a choice and be on your way. No waiting for samples and color charts to get the job done.



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If you are still not sure as products on screen do really have a little color aberration, you can send your pictures to our service email: service@okayhair.com. Our experts will do their best to advise you. Keep in mind that it's better to do your best to match your hair color prior to ordering hair extensions as returning them for new ones may cost too much time.

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If you are going for a wild color (i.e. shocking pink) or want to add extra highlights, then you could just buy that online without matching it up. For example, if your hair has a blend of colors in it, it's better for you to choose the middle tone color by blending with the medium tones so everything will flow together. For adding in highlights, simply add in a few lighter extension pieces

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How to Choose Length
Hair extensions are an ideal option for anyone who wants to lengthen their hair, whether due to a haircut gone awry or just to try something new. No matter what your reason for getting extensions is, it's important to choose the right length. Here are some things to consider when deciding on hair extension lengths.

Wavy/ Curly vs. Straight Hair Extensions

Before you decide on a length, be sure to consider whether you want wavy/curly or straight hair extensions. Wavy/curly extensions tend to look slightly shorter than straight extensions due to the texture of the hair. If you are planning to opt for Wavy/curly extensions, you may want to go one size longer than you would if you're planning to buy straight extensions. Also, keep in mind that wavy/curly extensions tend to feel heavier than straight extensions when you wear them.


Comfort

Comfort is another factor to consider when trying to decide on a length that is right for your hair extensions. If you are used to having short hair, it may be difficult for you to adjust to a really long length. Hair extensions that are no longer than 18" are generally suitable for those with short hair. On the other hand, you may feel comfortable wearing longer extensions if you have medium to long hair.

Tips to Getting the Right Size:

1.Measure properly.

What a lot of people don't do is measure their hair to know exactly what size hair extensions they should buy. This is a huge problem once you buy the extensions. What you don't want to do is measure your hair from the wrong spot, you need to measure from the very center of the back of your head since that is where the hair extensions will sit.

2.Calculate the Length You Want.

If you want your hair to be 5 inches longer than where it is now, you need to calculate for that length. What most people do is buy the hair extensions just an inch or so longer than their hair already and the problem with this is when your hair finally does grow your extensions will then be useless. Just remember that if you want to use your hair extensions for a long time then you need to get a size that will work for many years to come as opposed to just a few months of regular use.

This hair extension length guide can be used to get an approximate length when ordering your hair extensions. Lengths can vary depending on the individual's torso and neck lengths. Lengths can also vary depending on the starting point and techniques used when applying your extensions. If you are still not sure of how to choose length, please email us at service@okayhair.com.