All too often, we hear stories about hair buyers being sold artificial hair that was sold as 100% human hair. This type of deception makes most people want to shy away from buying extensions all together.
But how are you meant to tell if hair is real or fake? Some professionals say that the texture of the hair says it all but this method alone is not enough to tell what’s real and what’s fake.
Real vs. Fake hair extensions: How to tell the difference
Here are a few things to look out for when buying hair extensions:
Research is key
Before you purchase hair extensions, do a bit of research using websites that you really trust. YouTube is one of the best sites to use for research of this kind. There are many women out there who are willing to share their thoughts and experiences on different products and brands, including hair extensions. Next, look at the pricing of the extensions. Real human hair is anything but cheap. If the price seems too good to be true, you’re probably not buying extensions that are made from 100% human hair.
Inspect the fibres of the hair
If you want to see whether extensions have been mixed with synthetic hair, turn to the fibres.
Jadore are real, top quality human hair extensions, which means that you could put a flat iron to it and the hair wouldn’t burn or create a bad smell. Another test would be to tangle curled extensions, comb them out and add water to them to see whether the curls would bounce back. If they do, there’s a much better chance that you’re dealing with real hair.
Take a closer look at the details
If you’re going to physically buy hair from a beauty supply store, you will probably stick to the brands you know but if you’re feeling a little more open-minded and want to look at different options, it’s important to pay attention to the details. If possible, ask to feel the hair extensions before you buy them. Most beauty stores will have mannequins with the hair already installed, which will allow you to actually feel it. When you do, pay particular attention to the hair’s softness and whether it sheds or not when you run your fingers through it. If you will be ordering your hair online instead, you will need to stick to good old-fashioned research.
Buying quality hair extensions is certainly an investment so don’t rush your decision. If you are still unsure about whether or not you’re buying 100% human hair, consult with a professional salon or ask your family and friends if they can make any recommendations. Getting advice from someone who is experienced with hair extensions or has already gone through the process of buying them is always better than buying extensions you’re not entirely sure about. There really is no need for you to waste your time or your money.