How to Judge Hair Extensions Before You Purchase


Let’s learn how:

1. View the fullness to the tips - your hair extensions should have a gradual taper and not just loose stringy ends.

2. Feel the temperature of the bundle in your hand. Higher quality hair will have a cooler temp due to the moisture trapped inside the cuticles.

3. Look for split ends and mechanical damage. Bending the strands over your hand will make the tips more visible.

4. If you are concerned about overprocessing, take a small strand and wet it. See how it stretches. Damaged hair will overstretch and possibly break. If it feels like rubber, avoid installation.

5. Run your fingers up and down one or two strands of hair - cuticle hair will be slightly rougher on the upward movement

6. If you are concerned about it possibly being plastic, take a strand and remove it from the pack. Light it on fire and then observe the smell that is released. Human hair has a very distinct smell.