Four Fabulous Ethnic Hair Styles: The Pros and Cons of Wearing Extensions

Braided ExtensionsWhile natural hairstyles are enjoying a comeback this spring, don’t give up on your extensions just yet. There are plenty of updos, braided looks and longer locks that might have you reaching for that extra length. This spring, be on the lookout for unique buns, interesting braided patterns, plenty of long locks and magnificent curls.



High Twisted Bun

A classic ballerina bun takes on an interesting twist with some knotting close to the scalp. If your hair isn’t long enough to fill out the entire bun, pop in a few extensions to add some length. Once you have enough hair anchored, start at the scalp, working in small, triangular sections. Break each section into two parts and tie hair into a knot close to the scalp. Work back to the place where the bun will sit. Continue all around the scalp until there are neat knots laid at regular intervals. Then use a bun filler and wrap the hair around, creating a sleek, beautiful bun on the crown of your head.

Braids Are Always In

Braided looks remain popular since they are versatile and low maintenance. Any hairstyle you can do without braids, you can do with. Plus, you can choose the length and pattern. Three-strand, five-strand and even some interesting two-strand techniques make every braided do an original.

Twisting Up the Long Locks

Locks work a lot like braids, with sleek twists tying up hair to the end. Locks can be as long as you like with added extensions, giving you a short hairstyle when you want or long, flowing locks for a night out. Like braids, locks go in fairly easily and can stay in for months, so you might get away with only one or two salon visits this summer.

Go Crazy Curly

Whether you have a natural fro to tease out for volume or soft, relaxed curls, no worries. Both can be eye-catching. With longer hair, you can usually shape up the loose curls, hit your hair with a spritz of hairspray and set with a curling iron. For shorter hair, add extensions to give you the needed inches, and you can go from a Mohawk to a wild, wavy spring look in one day.

What to Watch for With Extensions

While extensions give you unparalleled versatility and an endless number of styles to play with, keep an eye on your scalp. Over time, the adhesives and tie-in methods can damage your scalp. You might wind up with permanent parts, blinding headaches, flaking skin or even baldness as a result. Always have extensions removed regularly and give your scalp a break between inserts.

If you’re considering using hair extensions or are suffering from hair loss Van Scoy Hair Clinics offer several forms of hair replacement procedures, and we use Micro Point Accents for hair extensions.

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