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Bonded hair extensions are more commonly known as keratin bonds. They are made of natural human hair that will typically match yours to perfection, and that has dried ‘glue’ at one end. This is where the name comes from. Most women that use them say this type of extensions is the best one out there. But is there more to this statement? Let’s see. This is bonded hair extensions pros and cons.
- The hair is 100 percent real. Do you know what this means? That, unlike with other types of extensions you can do anything you want with it. Curl it, blow dry it, color it, and so on. Well, almost. See our first con.
- These extensions are more than natural. They have keratin, meaning the exact stuff your hair has. In other words, they will not be damaging at all.
- They look completely organic. Once you have them in, the extensions will blend in with your natural hair and add depth and dimension to it.
When it comes to bonded hair extensions pros and cons, it seems that the cons list is a bit longer. Let’s take a look.
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- This is where it gets tricky. While you can, theoretically do all you want with them because the hair is real and it came from another human being, they are sensitive at the roots. That’s where they have the little bead of glue that keeps them stuck to your own hair. You can’t get a flat iron too close to your scalp, and you can’t even brush your hair too hard.
- They are a bit high maintenance. After the original installation, you have to revisit your stylist every two weeks to make sure they are growing properly alongside your natural hair.
- Keratin bonds are not reusable. You put them in, they will last you for about three to five months, you take them out, and that’s it. The stylist cannot use them again. This means that you need to buy them all over again. Which brings us to number four.
- They are quite spendy. A full head of keratin bonds can reach up to $4000. Yup, you read that right. Also, while we’re on this subject, specialists recommend that you do not skimp if you have your heart set on bonded hair extensions. Seeing as it’s all human hair, they have glue on one end, and they need to grow on in a specific fashion on your head, this is not a product you want to be cheap with. The damage may be severe.
- It takes a lot of time to put them in. Evidently, it all depends on how skilled your stylist is. However, it’s never less than three hours, so get ready.
- Ladies report they feel a bit weird when you run your fingers through your hair. Given the fact they have little grains of ‘glue’ right at scalp level, it feels as if you have stuff in your hair at all times. You might be comfortable about it but think about your date running his fingers through your princess hair and finding things in there. Yikes!
Here is the list of bonded hair extensions pros and cons. How do you feel about them? Have you ever had any keratin bonds installed? If so, write to us in the comment section below and let us know about your experiences.
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