Heat friendly hair extensions or human hair extensions

There have been a lot of debate lately concerning which of these hair extensions is considered the best. Prior to the invention of these two extensions. All we ever cared for was good hair. Is it durable enough? Is it soft enough? Is it convincing enough? And with the inception of various types of extensions, we gradually saw people deviating to what they considered best at the time. Now we have a lot of people with their individual preferences who would kill to have a heat friendly hair extension over a human hair extension and vice versa.

It wasn’t always that difficult to choose. Synthetic hair extensions weren’t doing much good. It was just supposed to be worn for a certain period and it was always sure to shed and wear out very easily, it was only natural to choose the human hair counterpart. However in recent times and with technological advancements, heat friendly hair extensions have been created and we are back to debating which one is the a better alternative

Heat friendly hair extensions
Forget all you know about the synthetic hair extensions, the heat friendly hair extension definitely came with a lot of improvements. Synthetic hair was initially created for a more pocket friendly budget and was at a major disadvantage; highly inflammable, cannot be styled with hot tools and shed easily.

The new invention of synthetic hair extensions saw to it that they are heat friendly, are an excellent alternative to human hair, can be styled, more durable (4 – 6 months) allows for a plethora of colors, are natural looking as human hair, very easy to wear, can definitely be a part of your wardrobe when you choose to glam up and you cannot believe this are still budget friendly. The heat friendly hair extensions has somehow found its way into our hearts and sometimes are even considered a better alternative to the human hair extension

Human hair extension
The human hair extension on the other hand is more expensive and fits seamlessly into your hair. It gives room for versatility in that it can be styled using hot tools similar to how you’d style your hair and definitely lasts longer. It is more durable, can be colored and is definitely a must have.

Having a human hair extension and caring for it is likened to caring for your own hair hence the ease of use and its not so friendly budget.

Now that we have seen the major disparities between these two hair extensions and we understand the difficulty in choosing one over the other, what is the best alternative to go for, human hair extension or heat friendly hair extension?

There are various factors to consider when making a decision
1. How Long do they last
In getting a hair extension this question always comes to mind. Irrespective of the improvement that has been done to heat friendly synthetic hair extensions and no matter how original they may seem, they can only last for a period (4 to 6 months) and this must be well taken care of to ensure that they last this long. The human hair extension on the other hand can last for up to 3 years depending on how well they are looked after

2. Are they easy to maintain
Synthetic hair is known to be pre-set right from the box. Therefore it is very easy to maintain and would not fall easily in rain or humidity as opposed to the human hair extension. Human hair extensions are likened to natural hair and what happens when you style a human hair and walk under the rain? It falls. When it comes to easy maintenance, synthetic hair takes the shine

3. Can they be color treated?
The human hair stands out when it comes to color treatment, however, keep in mind that a human hair is already chemically treated and coloring may damage the hair. This means that you can still color the human hair but not as often as you’d wish. Heat friendly hair on the other hand, does not do well with coloring as coloring can cause permanent damage

4. Do they look natural?
Synthetic hairs are already beginning to blend in effortlessly. It is getting harder by the day to tell a synthetic hair (the heat friendly ones) from a human hair extension in that the both of them blend seamlessly into your hair, you’d be unable to distinguish your hair from the hair extension. The human hair extension on the other hand has a more natural look and is the preferred choice when trying to go for a completely natural look.

5. Budget
How much money are you willing to spare to get your hair extension? It is no news that the human hair extension is more expensive than the heat friendly hair extension and this budget is justified. Most human hairs are 100% gotten from humans whereas the heat friendly hair extensions are manufactured. When it comes to being affordable, the heat friendly hair extension is definitely the go to choice.

When it comes to making a choice generally, it is very difficult to say. A lot of people would go for heat friendly hair extensions because they are easier to maintain, pocket friendly and can now even be styled using hot tools, thanks to technology while others would simply go for human hair extensions because they are more natural and gives the perfect illusion of natural hair.

Making a decision therefore is solely based on your lifestyle or what kind of hair you are going for at that moment and most importantly, your budget at the time of purchase. In conclusion, both of them are excellent choices and can easily be incorporated into your wardrobe. Understand however, that the both of them come with their advantage and disadvantages.