Choosing the perfect hair extensions for your wedding day.
If you dream of having long, voluminous locks on your special day, hair extensions can elevate your look and give you the confidence you deserve.
In this blog post, we will explore the world of hair extensions, helping you choose the best option for your wedding day.
1. Why would you consider Hair Extensions? Wedding hairstyles often require volume and length that natural hair might not provide. Hair extensions offer versatility, allowing you to create intricate up-dos, cascading curls or longer lasting waves. Hair extensions add texture, depth and glamour to your overall appearance, ensuring you look picture perfect from every angle.
Note: If you are opting for waves or curls, extensions tend to hold a curl/wave for longer.
2.Types of Hair Extensions
There are various types of hair extensions to choose from such as, clip-ins, tapes, bonds, micro-beads and sew in/waft.
Clip-ins extensions are perfect for a temporary transformation. If you are seeking extra length, a full set will be necessary. If you are just looking for extra volume a half set will be sufficient.
A few clip-in extensions can elevate any Upstyle without adding weight.
Note: You will need to wash and dry clip-in extensions before first use, as some brands apply a coating to the hair making them difficult to curl.
Tape extensions are great for giving volume to the hair.
Note: Tape extensions need to be re-positioned every 5/6 weeks depending on your hair growth rate. You can re-use the same set numerous times depending on how well you look after them.
Top Tip: If you are having an Upstyle show your extensionist your chosen style as this will influence the placement of the tapes.
Bonds (also known as Fusion) and Micro-beads: Fantastic if you would like a full mane of hair throughout your honeymoon as well, depending on your own hair condition, bonds can last up to 6 months before they need replacing. Bonds are ideal for those seeking a more longterm option.
Top Tip: Apply your wedding set as close to the wedding date as possible, you stylist will not be able to lift your root if there is a significant bond regrowth.
Sew in /weft : Similar to bonds in longevity but the application is different. Consult with an extension specialist to determine which type suits your hair type and desired look.
3. Matching hair extensions to your natural colour:
It is crucial to choose extensions that match your natural hair colour and texture. Many reputable brands offer a wide variety of shades, ensuring a perfect blend. A professional stylist can advise you in selecting the appropriate colour match and texture for you.
Have a chat with your colourist he/she should be able to colour your extensions if you have purchased the incorrect shade or cannot find your perfect match.
Top Tip: to help you select the correct match, separate the strands in the hair swatch, place the swatch against your natural hair. If the hair in the swatch disappears into your natural hair then you have the ideal shade.
Extensions can be used to add highlights or low lights to your natural colour, don’t be afraid to add a different shade extension.
Pre-wedding care and Maintenance:
To ensure your extensions look flawless on your wedding day, you must invest in proper after-care and maintenance. Regular brushing, gentle washing and avoiding excessive heat can prolong the life of your extensions.
Top Tip: Ensure your hair is completely dry before going to bed to avoid knotting and matting.
Budget and Quality:
Quality hair extensions are an investment, and while there are ‘budget-friendly’ options available, It is essential to prioritise quality especially when it comes to clip-in extensions.
Inexpensive clip-in extensions are very often synthetic hair or a mix of both human and synthetic hair. Synthetic hair will melt under any kind of heat. Always ensure ‘100% Human Hair’ is stated on the description.
In conclusion, hair extensions can be the secret ingredient to achieving your dream wedding hairstyle. By considering the type of extensions, matching them to your natural hair, discussing your hairstyle ideas with your stylist, and investing in quality, you can confidently walk down the aisle looking and feeling amazing, ensuring your wedding day is as magical as you’ve always imagined.