Hair extensions – DIY or Get it done?


In this day and age women of all ages care about how they look and feel. A big part of feeling good is looking the way you want to. One vital aspect of looking good, is hair. No one wants to have a bad hair day. Everyone wants to have great hair. As with all things, talking care of your hair requires time and money. Here we take a look a look at a specific hair product, hair extensions. We will be comparing how extensions match up when done by yourself and done by a professional hair dresser.

DIY extensions

Do it yourself hair extensions have been widely used and the biggest audience is teenagers and young adults. There are several perks of doing it yourself. The main advantage is the cost. Clip on extensions could be purchased from retailers and online stores for a very low amount. These products come with step by step instructions on how to use them and are indefinitely durable. The low price coupled with the ease of use make readymade clip on extensions a popular choice. However, the downside of this, is that the extensions may not be a perfect fit or feel. They are not customized as they are ready made. Hence there is a possibility that it won't work out after all. Another issue is when extensions are needed for special gatherings and ceremonies, I.e outside of day to day life.

Professional hair dressing

Professional hair dressing has seen an increase of popularity in the last few years. This method is widely popular among the middle aged group. The difference here, is guaranteed quality almost every time you use professional hair dressing. The dressing is done to exactly suit the customer. This includes the fit and feel. What's more is that the hair could be matched not only with the individual, but the occasion as well. However this comes at a price, mainly in the form of time and money. Professional hair dressing requires hours of work and the costs are drastically higher than DIY products. These also tend to be temporary dressings most of the time. This results in more middle aged women using this method as it is difficult for day to day use but ideal for special occasions.


DIY extensions and professional dressings have its uses and drawbacks. While DIY products are ideal for day to day use and casual outings, professional dressings are useful for special occasions and temporary use. One with low cost and customizability, the other with high cost and high variation. But if we had to pick one, it'd have to be DIY kits. This is due to the fact that it's quick and easy. There are several high end DIY extensions that are almost as good as a professional’s work. While they may not be idea all the time, they cost less and are more flexible to use. Should the need arise, a professional hand is always available. However until that time, do it yourself.