Cheaper isn’t always better.
We’ve all been raised to believe that beauty costs, but let’s be real: Some of us are ballin’ on a budget. We can’t always afford to splurge on the highest quality extensions and have to opt for less expensive alternatives now and again. That’s fine, right?
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When it comes to extensions, you get what you pay for. The most affordable hair on the market is oftentimes thin, stiff, shiny and requires additional effort to make them look like they’re in a higher tax bracket. While it’s not impossible to whip them into shape and give off an expensive vibe, you have to ask yourself if you're really saving money in the long run. After all, they’re made to sell, not last. If you have to spend extra time styling for them to only last a month, are budget friendly extensions really worth it?
When it comes to extensions, no matter how much you spend, it’s imperative that they’re receiving the best possible care. The hair on your extensions did not grow out of your scalp. Therefore, they require a specific kind of care that’s lightweight and tailored for its specific texture. The more care you put into your extensions, the longer they’ll last.
In your search for a new routine, make sure that you’re opting for the highest quality ingredients. Extensions love hydrating, lightweight oils. You may have heard of, or even used, argan oil. It’s a great ingredient that provides the healthy amount of moisture your extensions need. When looking for products infused with argan oil, especially a conditioner, be sure it’s the highest and purest grade on the market. All the other stuff will do more harm than good.
Jojoba oil is another ingredient that is great for the daily maintenance of your extensions. It’s, again, lightweight enough to not weigh your hair down, even after daily use. This oil provides lots of moisture and keeps your hair detangled between washes. At the risk of sounding like a broken record, when shopping for a jojoba oil infused product, whether it’s a refreshing spray or smoothing serum, be sure to opt for one that has the purest and highest quality oil. Your hair (and wallet) will thank you for it.
Tea tree oil is another ingredient to consider adding into your hair’s routine. It gently breaks down product buildup without stripping or damaging your hair, leaving you with clean, tangle-free strands. Product buildup is a major cause of excessive matting and tangling, which leads to shedding. It’s crucial to make sure you’re cleansing your hair of product buildup on a regular (at least weekly) basis. Tea tree oil is the perfect ingredient to do just that. When you’re looking for shampoos, be sure to pick one that has the — you guessed it — highest quality and purest grade of this amazing oil.
Now, if you’re a little lost and unsure of where or how to start looking for your routine, don’t fret: the Perfect Extensions Kit by Heat Free Hair is a first-of-its-kind, texture-tailored hair care line for natural hair and extensions. Each product in the kits are formulated with all of the ingredients mentioned above and were designed to make your hair look and feel great for as long as you’d like it to. From the shampoos and conditioners to the daily sprays and style perfecters, P.E.K. is here to keep your hair looking as fresh as it did on day 1, no matter how much you spent on it. If you’re looking for extensions-specific care with high quality ingredients, P.E.K. is the best option on the market.
In the end, you have to do whatever’s best for you and your budget. When making the decision on what type of extensions to buy, factor in the amount of time you’d like to wear the style. If you’re only in search of a short term look for an event or vacation, a cheaper option should be fine. However, if you’re looking for a long-term style, we suggest you think twice before skimping on cost. Not only will it be more taxing on your budget, it’ll also suck up a lot of your time. So, if you can afford it, opt for quality over quantity — your bank account will thank you for it in the long run. And, when you’re ready to step up your extensions game, there are plenty of amazing options on the market. And, if you’re looking for a more natural look that truly lasts, we know just where you can find it.
Lastly, remember that no matter your budget, high quality, texture-tailored, and extensions-specific care is the way to go for hair that looks great and lasts.
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