One word, versatility! Natural hair extensions are now offered in coil patterns ranging from loose wavy to kinky curly (or if your down with natural hair terms, 3B-4C). Most 100% virgin natural hair extensions can be purchased in the form of machine wefts, wigs, closures, and clip-ins. Happily allowing natural girls the ability to finally experiment with various hair lengths, volume, curl patterns, and color choices all without the commitment of altering their natural curl pattern. Not to mention, the freedom to still rock a fierce natural protective style like twist-outs, bantu-knots, buns, etc.
How Natural Hair Extensions Are Installed:
Most natural hair extensions are installed using a professional sew-in method. Therefore, to prevent hair damage and breakage we always suggest visiting a professional hairstylists that specializes in natural hair care versus choosing to install yourself. During the sew-in method, your natural hair is braided into a intricate braid-pattern, and then the weft of the extensions are sewn onto the braids to create a flawless blend. This installation method takes between 3-5 hours depending on your desired finished hairstyle and costs anywhere between $200-$1000 based on the expertise of your stylists.
Installation Process for Natural Hair Extensions Source: Pinterest
If you’re looking for a more DIY approach wigs and clip-in extensions are the best choice because they allow for you to install and remove your extensions as needed with minimal effort.
Natural Hair Extension Maintenance & Upkeep:
Most sew-in installations last approximately 12 weeks before they need to be removed or refreshed, so upkeep is very minimal if you properly care for your hair extensions as you would your own hair with regular cleansing, conditioning, moisturizing, and wrapping your hair at night with a silk scarf or satin bonnet.
Furthermore, because natural hair extensions crave moisture like real hair, be prepared to hydrate your curly extensions frequently with water or a lightweight curl refresher like ourCoconut & Monoi Hair Coconut Water Curl Refresher. But, when it comes to product on natural extensions, less is always best to avoid tangling or matting.
All In All:
If you’re looking to change up your coils then natural hair extensions may be for you! Do your research on quality hair brands, find a trusted hair professional, and be sure to care for your new curls as you would your own for the best results