Hair Extensions-Brief Overview
When hair extensions are mentioned, what readily comes to mind is, it is meant for those who have one form of hair problem or the other. This is quickly attributed to the African-Americans, since they were not naturally born with fluffy textured hairs. Irony is, almost all Hollywood white girls do hair extensions. Do not get me wrong with that analogy, as some minds would want to criticize it as a racially suggestive comment. This write up has nothing to do with that, but rather it dwells on hair extensions, types ( others and Brazilian hair extensions) and the benefits - looks/beautification it accrues to those who patronize them irrespective of the cost it takes for them to be worn and look beautifully adorned in them. Hair extensions are as old as the Egyptian pyramid, figuratively speaking – what looks as bewilderment, 70 extensions were unveiled from the skeleton of an ancient Egyptian woman in 2014. So, hair extension is not a recent fashion craze that just crept up.
Reasons for Extensions
Hair extensions are worn for different reasons best known to those who do them. Such reasons are: to have a lengthy and fuller hair, to transform a short hair into a long one, to add color or highlights with tones ranging from mild to wild, to have curly hair do for those who do not have curls and are interested in that, just to name a few. Over the centuries, different types of hair extensions have trended and dropped with time. But recently the hair extension industry has become a multi-billion industry world-wide with the introduction of 100% unadulterated human hair: Malaysian, Peruvian, Indian, Eurasian, Brazilian hair extensions and more. The types of hair extensions in today’s hairdo are the synthetic (artificial) and human hair Brazilian hair extensions among many others.
These types vary in prices and costs since they are different in their makes and sources. Synthetic hair extensions are the cheapest and easy to get in price since they are made from plastics and silicon-based products. They come in different appearance, quality and type. Some Asian countries now manufacture synthetic hair extensions that can withstand high temperature styling and look 100% even shiny and healthy more than human hair in the case of platinum extensions. Synthetic hair extensions cannot be colored, your guess is as good as mine – made from plastic and silicon-base products. Our focus will be traded on the later – Brazilian hair extensions
Other Relevant Details
Human hair Brazilian hair extensions in some cases, is the most expensive and desired of the hair extensions available on the market. It can be cut to any desired length for styling, colored and styled with high temperature if the need arise. Women from India grow their hair to a very lengthy peak and have them cut. These cut hairs are sold to hair extension manufacturing companies, who process these cut hairs and have them cleansed having undergone many industrial processes for commercial purposes. The human hair is of exceptional quality since their sources (Indian women) do not use chemicals on their hair, so they last longer. They can be worn for a period of 6 months to a year if proper care is given to the hair. Average price range for Brazilian hair extensions can be from $400 - $1800 and they can use any of these application (fixing) methods ; braided in, glued in and woven in.