How To Buy Hair Extensions - Ultimate Guide - 1 Hair Stop

A Complete Guide To Buying and Caring Hair Extensions

Looking at your favourite celebs, have you ever thought how do they have the perfect length, volume and shine? The secret is they're using hair extensions! And you can too. Whether you want to cover hair thinning or just add some more volume and length, hair extensions are the perfect fix. 

But how do you buy hair extensions? Don't be confused or overwhelmed, it is not as tricky as it might look. With a few tricks up your sleeve you can find your hair extension match easily. 

Things to consider before buying hair extensions

Let's list out all the things that you should take into consideration before purchasing hair extensions.

Understanding Your Hair Type and Texture

Before you start looking for hair extensions, you should be able to tell what your hair type and hair texture is like. Then check for all the following points:

  • Knowing your hair type and texture is crucial before purchasing hair extensions.
  • Choose extensions that blend seamlessly with your natural hair type and texture.
  • Opt for straight hair extensions if you have straight hair, and curly extensions for curly hair.
  • Consider your hair type (fine or coarse) when selecting extensions to match thickness.
  • Avoid choosing extensions that are too voluminous if you have thin hair to maintain a natural look.
  • Consult with a stylist for guidance if you're unsure about your hair type and texture.

Choosing the Right Length

The length of the extensions matters because if your extensions are shorter or much longer than your natural hair then they'll end up looking really odd. So think about the length that you want.

  • Start with a shorter length (e.g., 16 inches) if you have short hair and desire added length.
  • Opt for a longer length (e.g., 24 inches) for a dramatic transformation.
  • Consider your lifestyle when choosing hair extension length.
  • Shorter extensions are more manageable for active individuals who work out and sweat.
  • Longer extensions may tangle or be challenging to handle during physical activities.

    Choosing the Right Type of Hair Extension

    Hair extensions come in a lot of different types and styles such as different attachment methods (clip-in, tape-in, fusion etc). Which style you should go for is a matter of preference and comfort.

    Clip-In Hair Extensions

    Clip-in hair extensions are a popular temporary hair extension option. The reason behind their popularity is the ease of use. Clip-in means they have a very simple clip-based application method,  just tap open the clips and attach the extensions to your natural hair. They're equally easy to remove.

    At 1 Hair-stop we offer a range of premium clip-in hair extensions. Check them out here



    Tape-In Hair Extensions

    Tape-in hair extensions are a semi-permanent option. They are applied using a special tape that sticks to your natural hair. Tape-in extensions can last up to 8 weeks and are easy to apply and remove. They also lay flat against your head, making them comfortable to wear.

    Sew-In Hair Extensions

    Sew-in hair extensions, also known as weaves, are a popular option for people with thick and coarse hair. They are applied by braiding your natural hair and sewing the extensions onto the braids. Sew-in extensions can last up to 12 weeks and require maintenance to ensure they stay in place.

    Fusion Hair Extensions

    A more durable alternative is fusion hair extensions. With a specialized instrument, the extensions are fused to your natural hair to complete the application. Fusion extensions need professional upkeep and can last up to six months. 

    Choosing the Right Hair Quality

    The quality of hair extensions is crucial in determining how long they will last and how natural they will look. Hair extensions are made from either synthetic or human hair. 

    Synthetic hair extensions 

    Synthetic hair extensions are made from plastic fibers and are typically less expensive than human hair extensions. But being pocket-friendly does not mean that they are superior. In fact, synthetic hair extensions do not look as real as human hair extensions. 

    Human Hair Extensions

    Human hair extensions are made from real human hair, making them look and feel more natural than synthetic hair extensions. They also last longer and can be styled with heat tools just like your natural hair. Human hair extensions come in different grades, with higher grades being more expensive but also higher quality. The best quality human hair extensions are made from 100% Remy hair, which means that the cuticles are aligned in the same direction, giving the hair a more natural look and preventing tangling. All the extensions at 1 Hair Stop are made from 100% human hair hence they are high-quality and look just like your natural hair.



    Choosing the Right Colour

    You can be using hair extensions for multiple reasons like increasing the length or volume of your hair or for even changing you look. The colour of hair extensions you pick depends on the purpose.

    If you want that extra volume or length, go for shades that are similar to your natural hair but if you want a bold change like adding some vibrant colour to your hair then you can pick any funky shade like red, blue, pink etc.

    Hair extensions come in a vast variety of shades from natural shades like black, brown and blonde to fun and bold hues like purple and green. You can even find gradient shades. So needless to say the possibilities are endless.

    To know more about how to choose the right extensions for your hair colour, 

    Buying Hair Extensions Online

    You can buy hair extensions online - but before you do look for all the factors that we discussed above and then make a thoughtful choice.

    Fortunately, you are already here! At 1 Hair Stop, we have a wide range of 100% human hair extensions that you can choose from. Be it 1-set, 2-set, 7-set extensions, or even clip-in colour streaks, you will find it all. Just head to our homepage and start exploring.

    Buying Hair Extensions in Person

    If you are not comfortable buying hair extensions online, you can always drop by our store in Hyderabad and try out all the amazing options yourself.

    Caring for Your Hair Extensions

    Here are some tips to keep your hair extensions in good shape:

    1. Brush your extensions regularly to prevent tangling and matting.
    2. Wash your extensions regularly with a sulfate-free shampoo and conditioner.
    3. Avoid using heat tools frequently on your extensions, as this can damage the hair.
    4. Use a heat protectant spray if you do use heating tools.
    5. Store your extensions in a cool, dry place when you're not wearing them.
    6. Be gentle when brushing and styling your extensions to prevent damage.


    Now that you know all about the process of selecting the right hair extensions, get to it and bring home those beautiful hair extensions that you've been eyeing. Make sure to that you take into consideration all the points that we discussed and go for hair extensions that are almost a match with your natural hair colour and texture.

    That's all folks! Don't forget to explore our versatile range of clip-in hair extensions. 


    What is a good brand for hair extensions?

    At 1 Hair Stop, we have a wide range of 100% human hair extensions. The options range from 1-set, 2-set to even 7-set extensions for maximum length and volume. If you want to try something fun, we also have clip-in streaks to add a fun touch of colour. Explore our entire range here.

    How do I find good quality hair extensions?

    If you're looking for good quality extensions, always check if they're made using remy human hair or not.  Usually 100% human hair extensions are the best.

    What is the average cost of real hair extensions?

    The average cost of real hair extensions can vary widely depending on the brand, quality, and length of the extensions. Extensions at 1 Hair Stop start at just Rs.500 and can go up depending on your choice and requirements.

    Which hair extensions look the most real?

    Human hair extensions that are made from 100% Remy hair and match your natural hair colour and texture will look the most real. It's also important to choose extensions that are the right length and thickness for your hair.