My friend got inexpensive hair extensions about a month ago and they are a mess. She is going to have them taken out. They started out looking shinny and soft. Now they are dull and tangled. I want to get extensions but not if the same thing happens to me. I know extensions can look great and last a long time, how can I be sure?
Kerri Ann B - Fort Worth, Texas
Quality hair extensions are made to last and look natural between 3-6 months, depending upon the care given. Make sure that you start with top-of-the-line Remy hair.
Some companies, even with expensive extensions, disguise non-remy hair by adding silicone to the hair in the final production process. Silicone gives extensions a temporary silky look and feel. Unfortunately, after a few shampoos, the silicone eventually washes off leaving dry unmanageable extensions.
You will be completely satisfied with your extensions by purchasing Remy quality human hair, where the cuticle remains intact and unstripped. Verify with your stylist that your are getting authentic Remy hair.