There are two main types of hair extension; the remy hair or one that is made of natural human hair and the non-remy or hair extension that is made of synthetic materials, mostly of silicone for that temporary shine. There are also different types of hair extension application but one of the easiest and most convenient application methods is clip in. as its name suggests, clip in hair extensions are applied to the natural hair by simply clamping it on the original hair. No weaving or braiding, no adhesive and other potentially damaging hair processes.
The clip in hair extension is further categorized into two; the clip in hair extension made of non-remy and clip in human hair extensions. If you have to buy one, what would be your choice? Take a look at these points:
If you are working on a budget, you can go for a non-remy hair extension because it is way cheaper compared to that which is made of human hair. A clip in human hair extension ranges around $130 dollars while its synthetic counterpart is so much cheaper than that. However, if budget is not a consideration, go for clip in human hair extensions to have better quality artificial hair style that you can enjoy every day.
Length of use
Synthetic hair extensions are made of silicone treated in acid so you can be sure that with further exposure to sunlight and other elements, the hair extension’s color and quality of strands will eventually weaken. The maximum lifespan of non-remy hair extension is three months. Whereas, with human hair extension can last up to 6 months or even a year depending on maintenance and handling.
The good thing about clip in human hair extensions is that you can easily maintain it in order to lengthen its life. Unlike with synthetic hair extension, there is nothing much you can do about it but brush it to prevent tangles. You cannot wash, shampoo or use synthetic hair extension while swimming unlike human hair extension. All you have to do is treat it like natural hair and you are good to go.