Pros and Cons of Hair Extensions

12/08/2022by Mila Mykh

Like many women, your hair can feel like one of the most important parts of your appearance and self-confidence. Hair extensions can be an attractive option to get longer, thicker hair without damaging your natural hair or spending hours at the salon, but they also come with challenges. In this article, we’ll look at the pros and cons of hair extensions and help you decide if they’re right for you.

Advantages of Hair Extensions

Adds Volume And Length Quickly

If you want to have thicker and longer lengths naturally, you’ll often have wait for a while. That requires plenty of patience. You also have to be dedicated and reasonable with your hair care routine. But hair extensions offer instant length and volume in a matter of hours.

They Appear Natural If Done Well

Real hair extensions have a natural feel when done professionally by a certified stylist with plenty of experience. Even when you put your hair in high ponytails, no one will suspect a thing, provided you have human hair extensions that matches your natural hair color.

Longer Life-Span

Another advantage is that real hair extensions are durable. Depending on which hair extension method you opt for, they can last around 3-5 months when carefully cared for. With good maintenance, you can reuse your hair extensions multiple times. You only need to go for a refitting which costs around half the amount of a new installation.

Versatile And Flexible

Another pro of hair extensions is that they come in varied shades and colors, allowing you to switch up things more frequently. Here at Beauty Locks, we match all the shades in your hair and ensure a seamless color blend that creates a gorgeous, effortless look.

Disadvantages of Hair Extensions

Difficult Installation Process

Various hair extensions methods are generally difficult to install. Hence they can’t be DIYed but rather require a professional with many years of experience. At our salon we recommend hair extensions like tape-ins, microbeads and keratin. These kinds of hair are best installed by professionals and take some time to complete.

Pairing Colors Can Be Daunting

There are no two ways about this one. Either the color of the hair extension you wish to use matches your natural hair, or you risk looking like a weirdo. The easiest way for anyone to figure out that your real hair is stuffed with extensions is if the colors are conflicting. So if you desire a real and natural look, you must find an extension matching your hair color and a salon that can blend it properly.

Potential Hair Damage

Having hair extensions for a long time has the potential to damage your hair because of the installation process, especially when done by an amateur. This is why we advise you to drop DIY when dealing with hair extensions. Leaving your extensions on for too long can also damage your natural hair. Alternatively, if done properly, you can even use extensions to grow your natural hair better than it was before.

Cost Of Maintenance

Salons with best quality hair extensions will be expensive. However, those extensions can be reused many times over, making it cost-effective in the long run! You must take special care of your hair extensions if you want them to stand the test of time.  Beauty Locks will surely assist you with all the maintenance tips and advice you need. Though expensive, you can be sure to achieve an even more voluminous and smashing looks that last!

It’s good that you now know the advantages and disadvantages of hair extensions so you can decide if hair extensions are worth investing or not. This will help you get your foot on the ground and be mindful of what you are committing to. Whether you want to quickly switch up your look for an event or want a longer-lasting fix, your professional stylists are just a booking away to ensure your dream hair becomes your reality.


Adds Volume And Length QuicklyDifficult Installation Process
They Appear Natural If Done WellPairing Colors Can Be Daunting
Longer Life-SpanPotential Hair Damage
Versatile And FlexibleCost Of Maintenance
Mila Mykh

by Mila Mykh

Hairstylist & Art director