How Long Does It Take To Attach?

2-4 hours

How Long Does It Stay In?

2-3 Months

Pros

  • Does not require heat or glue for application, thus reducing the damage to your hair
  • You can apply oil or silicone styling products to it
  • Ideal for thick hair
  • Can last for 2 to 3 months if maintained properly
  • No visible gaps, which makes it look super natural
  • Recommended for people with short hair
  • Adds tons of volume

Cons

  • Not recommended for anyone with fine hair
  • The tight braids can cause pain in your scalp and, in extreme cases, traction alopecia
  • The heavy extensions can weigh down and cause headaches
  • Require a lot of proper washing and maintenance
  • If not washed properly, your weave runs a risk of developing a bacterial infection…which is just gross
  • The presence of cornrows that need to be hidden limits your styling options
  • Need to be removed by a professional

4. Clip-In Hair Extensions

Clip-in hair extensions are the best option for anyone who wants longer hair within minutes. They are wefts of hair that come with clips attached to them at the top. All you need to do is clip them on at the roots of your hair. They can range in 2 to 8 inches in size.

How Long Does It Take To Attach?

5-10 Minutes

How Long Does It Stay In?

You can put them on and remove them whenever you want.

Pros

  • Easy to apply
  • Freedom to put them on and remove them whenever you want
  • You can buy them in multiple colors and styles to change up your look on a regular basis

Cons

  • Cannot be left in for extended periods of time as the clips can cause your hair to break
  • Need to be removed before going to bed
  • Their cheaper price range means that the hair itself is of low quality and won’t last long

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