How Costly Are Human Hair Extensions?

Really this depends upon your perspective. In general you get what you pay for. Hair extensions can cost anywhere from $100 to $5000.  If you are looking for a one night hair extension then you can probably choose cheaper or synthetic hair and use the clip on method of attachment and be very happy that you managed it for around $100. On the other hand if you are looking for a style change whilst you grow your hair, and want to have the extensions attached for a number of months, then a cheap salon may disappoint and frustrate you.

Clip ons can be attached very quickly to give you a new hairstyle for a special day such as a wedding. For a more permanent style there are many more factors that can contribute to the cost – the hair extension cost, the stylist cost for attaching, maintenance visits and any special hair treatments required to maintain the hair extension.

The most expensive hair extensions are made from 100% natural human hair, sourced in Europe,11 Russia or Asia. The processes the hair goes through and the care to maintain quality all contribute to the price. Cheaper hair will be more likely to become tangled or matted and will not last as long as the finest quality hair extensions. The top of the range in human hair extensions is said to be Remy. They use the finest quality hair ethically sourced, and apply stringent controls to ensure the cuticle is maintained and aligned.

The stylist and salon you choose will also impact the overall cost of having hair extensions.  Different methods of attachment require different skill levels as well as length of time spent in the chair. A hair extension can take many hours to apply. The longer you are in the salon the higher the cost. Probably the most time consuming extension to apply is the hand sewing of individual strands onto your hair.

Choose carefully and make sure you know what the cost, what is included and the specification of the human hair is before commiting yourself to any particular salon. Then you will be able to sit back and enjoy your lovely thick human hair extensions.