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Hair Raising Experience: Synthetic vs. Real Hair Extensions



The difference between something that is authentic versus something that isn’t can easily be figured out. Whether it is an article of clothing, service or the personality of another person, it’s usually pretty easy to decipher between the real and the fake, but what about the times when it is more difficult to distinguish between the two? Sometimes even the naked eye can’t tell the difference between what’s real and what isn’t. Hair extensions would definitely fall into that category.


It’s important to note that not all hair extensions are created equal. There are some that are made from real human hair, while others are a synthetic blend and there are varying levels of quality for each type. The next question to ask is: what is the better choice, real hair or synthetic extensions? The answer? It depends. What is the look you are trying to achieve? How do you plan to have your hair styled while the extensions are in? Are you comfortable having another person’s actual hair attached to your head? These are a few of the questions that you’ll have to ask yourself before you take the next step and get either type of hair extensions.


As far as what is considered better, it also depends. The overall look of hair extensions (whether real or synthetic) is virtually identical to one another for the most part, however when it comes to quality, durability and cost, this is where things can differ. If the look you are trying to achieve is going to be temporary (ex: for a weekend event or a night out, etc.) a synthetic hair extension might be the better choice, as it would probably be more affordable, yet still give you the desired look. If you plan on leaving in the extensions for an extended period of time you may want to consider real hair extensions, as they will be able to withstand the changing of styles on a regular basis, and varying temperatures/products applied to the hair as well.


No matter what type of hair extension you choose, make sure you make the right choice for you, your personal style and your budget. Consult with your local Ottawa hair styling professional about what your best hair extension options are.