May 31, 2022

Close up of different color human hair extensions

Hair extensions provide the versatility to go from shoulder-length hair in the morning to long, luscious hair at night. However, they can feel intimidating to start looking into. 

When it comes to hair extensions, there are cheap hair extensions and luxury hair extensions. 

Luxury hairpieces are more expensive because they are made from the best and finest hair to deliver the results you want. 

Keep reading to learn why you should purchase high-end hair extensions over standard hair extensions. 

Types of Hair in Hair Extensions

The quality of your hair extensions will depend on the type of hair used to create them. Here are the different grades of hair that may be used for hair extension application. 

Synthetic Hair

Synthetic hair extensions are essentially plastic and used for lower-end wigs and clip-in hair extensions. They are the most affordable option, and the quality of synthetic extensions, wigs, and clip-ins range depending on their price. 

In some synthetic extensions, silicone is used to make the hair appear shiny and soft. However, once the silicone wears off, the extensions are likely to tangle and look dull. 

Usually, synthetic hair extensions can last for several months and human hair extensions can last up to years. 

Human Hair

Luxury extensions are typically made with quality human hair, often referred to as Remy or Cuticle Intact. Remy hair is ideal for extensions as the cuticles remain intact and all the hair runs in the same direction. This type of human hair provides a soft and silky texture that provides a natural look. 

Natural virgin hair, also known as Remy Hair, is 100% human hair that has never been chemically processed or dyed. 

Luxury clip-in extensions cost between $100 and $600 and above, depending on the type and origin. Their quality is superior to cheaper hair extensions and lasts longer than synthetic hair extensions. Luxury hair extensions provide comfort, style, and class. 

Type of Hair Extensions 

The different types of hair extensions also contribute to their overall quality. Any hair extension can be safe or damaging, depending on how it is taken care of. 

Below are some of the most popular types of hair extensions. 

Clip-In Extensions 

Clip-in extensions are easily removable and a fabulous way to experiment with different colors, textures, and lengths. All you have to do is clip the hair extension pieces to your natural hair. 

They typically take 5-15 minutes to apply on your own and are the least damaging to your natural hair. 

Luxury clip-in extensions made with human hair can last up to 12 months with proper care and add perfect volume and length to your natural hair. 

Sew-in Extensions/Weave 

For longer-term wear, sew-in extensions are a good option. They are put in by braiding your natural hair into cornrows, then sewing the weave into the braid or cornrow. These should be sewn in by a professional to ensure they are applied properly. 

Human hair sew-in extensions are of better quality, look more natural, and last a lot longer than synthetic sew-in extensions. 

Tape-in Extensions 

Tape-in hair extensions are pre-taped and then glued into your own hair. You need to have these professionally removed and then reinstalled to avoid damage to your natural hair. 

Although high-end tape-in hair extensions are more expensive, they will blend with your real hair color more naturally. 

Halo Extensions

These hair extensions are applied to the crown of the hair and blended with the wearer's hair color. They can be worn as often as you please and are less damaging than clip-ins. 

Luxury halo extensions that are made with Remy hair add length and volume to your current looks. If cared for properly, halo extensions can last for years. 

Are Luxury Hair Extensions Worth it?

Absolutely! Luxury extensions are a worthy investment that will make you feel more confident and beautiful than ever before. 

Here are some benefits of luxury hair extensions. 

  1. Luxury extensions offer healthy and natural flowing hair. 
  2. They are designed to meet your hair’s specific needs. 
  3. Wearing a high-end hair extension protects your natural hair. 
  4. High-quality, luxury hair extensions don’t get tangled or lose their texture. 
  5. You can style luxury extensions any way you want. 

The Lauren Ashtyn Collection is a luxury hair shop that provides full volume luxury hairpieces made with 100% human European Remy hair. 

Our luxury hair extensions clip in all around the crown of the head and over hair thinning areas, offering full coverage, thickness, and fullness.

Ready to invest in a luxury hair extension or wig? Find your perfect fit here.