Once upon a time, you wondered how celebrities got easy ways to change their hairstyles and appearance within an instant. With time going on, you come to realize that it is a magic caused by hair extensions and you do not need to covet those celebrities because hair extensions are now available in a mass of stores throughout lots of cities as well as the Internet. However, as the popularity spreads widely and hair extensions stores spring up on the market, sometimes you may find it difficult to match to its prices.
Actually, it is hard to know exactly whether the products you buy worth the money you pay, because there is a wide variety of qualities which are available in different lengths and colors. When considering buying yourself a set of hair extensions, it is advised that you keep the following tips in mind to avoid being tricked no matter on the real store or online.
- Quality decides price
Almost every product has its own quality level, and there is no exception for hair extensions. Basically, hair extensions are made from human hair, synthetic hair, or even a mixture of both material. Among all the hair extensions, the one made of human hair are more expensive than any others. The reason lies in that it takes plenty of time and effort to collect, treat and color the hair. When purchasing hair extensions, you are supposed to keep in mind those brands which produce both 100% human hair extensions as well as synthetic extensions.
Besides, within the human hair extensions, there are other categories, including Remy hair, Virgin hair, etc. Speaking of Remy hair, its cuticle is running in the same direction, resulting in its lower possibility to tangle and mat, making it appear to be soft and shiny.
- Source decides price
As we all known that in the market, price is determined by the relative supply and demand. For example, due to the easy access to dark brown or black straight hair, which is usually available in India and Asia, hair extensions made from that hair will cost less than the one made from curly light brown hair. India, Asia, Brazil and Europe are the major raw material source of human hair extensions. Although the source of hair extension might be any of the above, it is potential that the actual production takes place in another countries.
- Supply chain decides price
In addition to the three elements above, the length of the supply chain also determines the prices. For instance, if the source comes from India and the production taking place in China, but the selling market is in Europe, after crossing various international borders, how can the hair extensions be sold in a low price?
- Hair length decides price
There is no doubt that it takes more time and effort to grow out 20”human hair, compared with 10”. Therefore, the price of hair extensions is also determined by the hair length. For human hair extensions, the longer, the more expensive.
- Durability decides price
If maintained and treated well, human hair extensions can keep soft and neat and even tend to last long up to one year. In contrast with the warranty of a few months and a lower price for synthetic hair, purchasing human hair extensions may seem to be stupid at first but it worths in a long term use.
In summary, no matter in which shop you choose to buy hair extensions, you should take those elements above into consideration.