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How Much Should Extensions Really Cost?

How Much Should Extensions Really Cost?

Brittany Aldean
4 minute read

Dear Diary, 

With so much information out there on the internet, it’s crucial to know what exactly you are buying, and why - especially when it comes to hair extensions. Whether you’re looking to add a little volume, length, or both, clip-in extensions are a great way to change up your look, without having a commitment. Lucky for you, I’ve broken down my top two ways to spot quality hair extensions, and know what price range you should be in to begin purchasing high quality hair that will last. 

1. Human or Synthetic Hair?

When it comes to preparing to buy your extensions, it’s important to first ask yourself - do I want human or synthetic hair? Synthetic hair tends to be much cheaper, but cannot hold any heat styling, and also breaks off quickly and easily because of its manufacturing process; however, human hair handles heat well, lasts much longer, and will have a softer, more luxurious feel!

Human hair is also exactly what it sounds like - hair from a human! What does this mean? Well, All Remy hair extensions are human hair, but not all human hair extensions are Remy. Let me explain….The term Remy means that the hair comes unprocessed and with a cuticle layer that is still in-tact. Meaning that it's very healthy, soft, shiny, and ultimately very high in quality, hence the higher price point! 

Human hair is mainly more expensive because it has to be grown the natural way: on someone’s head. This takes time and effort. Gathering the hair is a process too. If it helps, imagine a woman in a stylist chair. This is where the Remy difference happens. Instead of cutting the hair and letting the pieces fall where they may, Remy hair is gathered in one bunch. Keeping the gathered hair in bundles preserves the integrity of the cuticle with the hair laying in the same direction from root to end. This prevents tangling and provides natural movement, and ultimately, better hair days with your clip-ins!

2. Does it Matter How Many Grams my Hair Has?

The short answer? No! What matters most is the natural feel to the extensions. You don’t want to buy hair that is TOO heavy because it can damage your hair over time. Looking for a more average gram weight will allow your natural hair to maintain it’s health in between wearing your clip-ins.

Typically, 150-200 grams is the ideal hair weight for most women. Extensions with this spec tend to blend perfectly! As a result, naturally increases both volume and length. Anything higher than this can cause quite the headache - both literally, and figuratively speaking!

Now I know what you all are wondering - there are SO many Human Remy Hair Extensions out there, but how do I choose?! Well, babe, the truth is, any high quality hair will be within a $400-$600 price point if you want it to last. While other brands out there might carry a higher grammage at a lower price point, it’s important to remember what your hair can handle, and how long that hair might last. 

Typically anything with higher grammage in a lower price point will see A LOT of shedding, and deterioration over time. My top pick? My Xo Britt Clip-In Extensions, of course!

That’s it for now, y’all! Be sure to keep up with me on Instagram at @xobrittaldean and don’t forget to tag me in your pretty hair pics with #xobrittbabe for a chance to be featured!

Xo Britt 💋

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