We all know I’m a hair junkie, it even says so on my invoices I send out, so it’s no surprise that I spend a LOT of time checking all sorts of cool new hair extension information as it comes out.
The above image is a photo of two major hair extension brands being compared to the hair from It’s More Than Hair, where I am the Director of Education. I will not list the names of the other two, but I will describe exactly what is being seen in this photo.
On the far left is a brand of hair extensions currently sold as 17 inches long, and it does clock in at just over 17 inches, but you can see a strong taper and minimized solidity on the ends of the extension pieces. This could be argued that it’s easier to blend, but it also means more pieces will be required to create blunt lines and that hair must be ordered in a longer length and cut to create density.
On the far right is a brand of hair extension sold as 18 inches long, and again it is definitely as long as it says it is, and despite having a blunter end than the far left brand it still has dramatic thinning throughout the ends. The same arguments about total hair quantity ordered would apply here as well.
In the center we have the IMTH tape-in hair extensions in our 17 inch length, and this photo showcases the difference in how consistent our density is all the way to the ends, there’s almost no tapering! This means that they stylist has total control over blending texture and bulk however they choose to for each client. We also have a single sided tape option for clients with fine hair, giving even more flexibility for customization on each client.
Will I continue to use the other brands? Sure, sometimes. Every client is different and has different needs.
Will I use other brands often? Unlikely, this brand gives me a lot of versatility and overall puts ME in control more than other brands. Ultimately it’s about what I can do to create the absolute best hair extension experience for each of my clients, and this is how I’m doing that.