It's your girl Nidhi again and today I want to talk about how to navigate hair extensions online.
“Beauty is truth, truth beauty,—that is all
Ye know on earth, and all ye need to know”
― John Keats
Keats is right, true beauty comes from truth and that's exactly the topic for today's discussion. Let us take a deep dive into the kinds of products that are available, the kinds that you might need, and the kinds that we've got to stay away from.
DIY Hair extensions are basically products that can be attached to your natural hair using clips and then blended to look like your own hair. This sounds simple but it is not - let me give you a window into how this work is done.
I'm going to refer to how Gemeria does it, first things first we source real human hair. Now we source this hair in the most ethical manner possible. This hair is donated by women, out of their own will to temples. We source these in exchange for charitable contributions that go for the welfare of underprivileged children.
Once we have the hair it goes through the process of hackling, it is cleaned and separated - all pre-dyed and grey hair is eliminated, so it hair that has damage or split ends. Ultimately what we have is bunches of the healthiest hair from each donor.
We only use one donor's hair when we create a set for you. This makes the hair look even more natural although it means extra care and extra man-power to maintain this standard.
Before the hair is delivered to you it is shampooed and conditioned again, straightened and then packed for you.
Unfortunately, everyone on the market is not following this protocol and that's exactly why you need to be careful.
Synthetic hair extensions: Synthetic hair extensions are basically plastic in hair form, it creates pollution and non biodegradable waste that you as a consumer are accountable for if you purchase and encourage such products. On the other hand, these extensions will not blend well with your hair because, hello, they are not real!
Mixed Real and Synthetic Extensions: A lot of players on the market are providing mixed extensions in the name of real human hair extensions. The problem here is, first of all, you are trying to fool the customer which unfair and even legally wrong. Secondly, these products do not blend well with your hair, they go weird after a couple of washes because they are made of two different materials. Ultimately, they are non-biodegradable. Life is already tough, I don't think any of us can deal with bad karma at this point.
The bottom line is that you need to make well-informed decisions as a consumer when you are purchasing products no matter whom you purchase it from. Your choices will determine the future of the human race, Rome was not built in one day.
Check out our Youtube channel and we guarantee you'll understand the difference between real human hair and the synthetic ones you see online.
If you have any queries, get in touch with us through our website, WhatsApp or DM us on our Instagram page. We are here for you.
With Gemeria, hairstyling is easy.
See ya next time.