(Closed) hair extensions for curls — real human hair or synthetic?

posted 6 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

I wear extensions quite often… not just for special occasions, but for every day things too. I would only wear 100% human hair. It holds a curl all day, even if your own hair is fine like mine. Synthetic ones cannot be curled yourself.. so you have to go with how they’re pre-curled. One fake hair can ruin a whole day if you try to heat style it.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

@indecisivebee:  Definitely buy Remi quality human hair. It’s worth the money. Synthetic IMO does not look good at all – its very clearly not a good quality. Also, your stylist will likely have to do SOME form of heat on it, which you absolutely cannot do with synthetic hair. 

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

Synthetic will hold a curl quite well, but they do end up looking quite fake, almost like doll hair(shiny and plastic). BUT if money is an issue, and you like the look of the curl that is already in them, it might not be so bad. Just make sure you curl your own hair BEFORE the extensions go in! 🙂

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013 - Creek club at ion, SC

100% human hair is the best. Synthetic does not blend well with natural hair and looks fake. It can look stiff and shiny and you can not put any heating products to it without destroying the hair. Synthetic has gotten a lot better over the years but ut is best used for a whole head coverage not a blend. 

I always use indian hair and it has always held curls fantastically. They may drop a little over the day but they wont completely fall out

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

I wear extensions a lot, and I can curl them say for example monday morning, go all day and sleep on them and wake up tuesday with them mostly intact. It is worth it to buy remy quality hair, you can buy them online or even at your local Sally’s Beauty Supply. I would not consider using syntheic- ever. They tangle very easily and look very obvious in photos. I don’t think you will need to have them permed, depending on what kind of curl you are going for- a curling iron/flat iron and some hair spray (honestly I never even need to use hair spray) will hold them just fine.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013 - Creek club at ion, SC

From my experience, Indian hair is just a lot softer, I dont know if this makes it curl better. But as PP said just get good remy hair and you should be fine.

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I would buy Remy human and buy the straight to curl yourself (please do not perm it!)  The curls in extensions are “s” curls and I am making an assumption that you are a Caucasian girl and wearing S-curls would look weird and un natural plus if you are not use to curly hair they could get ratty.  Here’s a pic of curly extensions.  Good qualty extensions will cost you about $100 and go in person so they can perfectly match you hair.  If you MUST order on line this is the best http://foxylocksextensions.com/ and she has a ton of hair tutorials.

Post # 13
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Busy bee

@aliciapdx:  I love those curls! I wear clip in extensions for work that I put in and colored myself, I’d love to have curls hair like that! 

OP definitely get human hair and just curl like normal but you can get curly human extensions if you’re worried about hold! The extensions I wore for this photo were straight but I’d curled them three days prior and as you can see, still curled 🙂

 

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@Chrissy26:  First off you are stunning.

To OP are you looking for extension for daily or occasional use or just for the wedding?  Pre-curled extensions just won’t look right if for example you want this look

I had straight sew-ins 2 years ago and curled them regulary….this is after 2 days of being unclean and after 4 hours of dancing in 90 degree heat after a wedding.

Post # 15
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855 posts
Busy bee

@aliciapdx:  thanks! I’ve always wondered about sewn in hair but way too nervous for that level of commitment. I had never worn extensions at all until a year ago so I don’t know much but my clipped extensions are essay enough and didn’t require the investment other types do!

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@Chrissy26:  In that picture I have clip in’s too (but the same hair as sew ins) in the front part. since my hair was thin and it was difficult to put sew in’s near my ears. The clip-ins look really natural on you.  It was too much maintance for me.  After that I cut it all off and have a pixie!

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