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6 THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW BEFORE BUYING HAIR EXTENSIONS

Written by: Mimi Kone

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Time to read 6 min


Ever felt lost in the maze of hair extensions? You're not alone. It's like, you want to amp up your look, get that dreamy volume, or flirt with length without risking your hair's health. But then, the " what ifs " start creeping in. What if the extensions clash with my natural hair? What if they're too heavy or, even scarier, damage my hair?


We totally get it. The thought of navigating through these choices can be enough to make anyone second-guess diving into the world of extensions. Questions about finding the perfect match for your hair type, the right quantity for a lush look, and how to keep them looking fab without hurting your natural hair can seem daunting.


We do get a lot of questions in our DM’s or inbox and we compiled the most common to create a “FAQ style” blog post today. Our mini-guide, “6 Things You Should Know Before Buying Hair Extensions”, cuts through the noise. We're here to ease your worries, covering everything from picking the ideal extensions for YOU to understanding how to care for them in a way that supports your hair's well-being. Think of us as your go-to pals in the hair extension journey, ensuring you get nothing but the best fit for your unique style and hair health. Let's embark on this adventure together, making sure you feel confident and fabulous with your new locks.


What is the best type of human hair bundle?

The search for the perfect hair extension begins with understanding your hair's needs and the look you want to achieve. Whether your hair is chemically straightened (relaxed), or in its natural state, the choice of hair extensions plays a vital role. At Mimi et Mina , our preference leans towards virgin hair - untouched by chemical processing, promising longevity and superior quality.


However, it is good to note that not all virgin hair is created equal . The importance of opting for a reputable brand that prioritises quality over quantity cannot be overlooked. This ensures your extensions not only look fabulous but also stand the test of time.

Mimi et Mina Hair Couture uses Indonesian hair as its texture matches afro straightened hair; therefore it is a beautiful match for relaxed or blown out natural hair.


Is 100g of Hair Enough for a Full Head?

When it comes to hair extensions, more is often better (but also not too much!). A 100g set, whether a weft or single-strand extensions, rarely suffices for a full head, except for those with a particularly small head circumference. Depending on the method you choose (such as a sew in weave or LA Weave) and the desired outcome, the amount of hair required can vary. 


A minimum of two bundles is generally recommended for a full head sew-in, with 2.5 bundles being ideal. Opting for three bundles may be necessary for those seeking a voluminous weave. Remember, it's better to have a little too much hair than not enough, avoiding the dilemma of running out mid-installation.


However, it's important to balance the desire for volume with the health of your hair and scalp to prevent potential issues like traction alopecia.


Will My Hair Get Thinner After Extensions?


Concerns about hair thinning post-extension are common, yet most times unfounded. The perception of thinner hair typically arises from the contrast between the fullness extensions offer and your natural hair's volume when the extensions are eventually removed. That said, improper application or poor maintenance can lead to damage.


At Mimi et Mina, we've seen many clients experience hair growth post-extension, attributing to professional installation and diligent home care. Ensuring proper maintenance and regular salon visits for treatments can significantly mitigate any risks, allowing your hair to rest and flourish.

What is the Healthiest Hair Extension Method?

The health of your natural hair is crucial when considering extensions . Ensuring your hair is in good condition, possibly with a trim or cut to promote strength, sets the foundation for successful extension wear.


For those with fine hair, we would recommend tape extensions; they offer a lightweight, flat solution, while weaves are more suitable for medium to thick hair, potentially even promoting hair growth and thickness. The key is selecting a method that complements your hair type and lifestyle.

Are Hair Extensions Worth It?




Hair extensions are more than just a beauty accessory; they're an investment in your self-confidence and personal identity. They can represent new beginnings, celebrations, and milestones. The value of hair extensions goes beyond what we see; it is more about how it makes you feel, embodying new chapters and opportunities in life.


To us at Mimi et Mina, they are unequivocally worth it, providing an unmatched blend of style, quality, and transformation.

What to Consider Before Getting Extensions?

Before diving head first into the world of hair extensions, consider your lifestyle and whether you can maintain them properly


Additionally, reflect on the investment you're willing to make. High-quality hair extensions, like those offered by Mimi et Mina Hair Couture, are an investment, and using the proper care products is a must. But if you are on this blog, chances are you are already a discerning woman who knows quality is not a fad, but a hallmark of class and elegance. The return on investment is clear: unparalleled quality, beauty, and confidence.


When it comes to proper maintenance of your hair extensions, here is a quick walk through:


✨Wash your hair extensions regularly with a mild shampoo and conditioner. Avoid using harsh chemicals, as they can damage the hair.

✨Condition your hair extensions regularly to keep them hydrated.

✨Do not brush your hair extensions too vigorously. This can damage the hair extensions, but also your hair it is attached to.

✨Use a wide-toothed comb to brush or detangle your hair extensions. Start from tips to roots to remove any tangles and avoid breakage.

✨Do not use/ overuse heat styling tools on your hair extensions. Heat can damage the hair. If you do use heat, please make sure you use a good heat protectant (again, all heat protection are not equal)

✨Protect your hair extensions from the sun (which is not really an issue in the UK…) . The sun can be detrimental to your hair extensions.

PRODUCT RECOMMENDATIONS


Nourishing Shampoo & Conditioner Bundle - Argan Oil & Coconut Oil


Thicker, intensely hydrating formula; ideal for thick, coarse or damaged, dry hair.
This Argan Oil & Coconut Oil Shampoo & Conditioner is the perfect pair for your hair-washing routine. 


Both Paraben-free, this Shampoo & Conditioner contains a healthy dose of nutrients such as provitamins B5 which is used to increase elasticity in the hair strands and absorb water content for added moisture. 


Enriched with a gentle infusion of Coconut & Argan oils, the pair work to together to moisturise, support & strengthen hair follicles for thoroughly cleansed soft & shiny hair, packed with volume & bounce. 


Kérastase Elixir Ultime L'Original Oil 30ml


Delivering all-in-one care to lacklustre hair, the Kérastase Elixir Ultime L'Original Hair Oil is a must-have in your haircare routine, now arriving in a handy travel size. The multi-benefit hair oil works as a primer, finisher or refresher, smoothing the appearance of split ends, while providing heat protection up to 230°C.


The leave-in formula nourishes and visibly smooths hair for a soft, sleek finish. Infused with a floral-woody fragrance of violet leaf, freesia, mandarin and musc, the best-selling hair oil leaves hair looking silky and radiant.

In Conclusion

Armed with these insights, you're now ready to embark on your hair extension journey with Mimi et Mina Hair Couture. Remember, the right extensions are not just about enhancing your look; they're about elevating your confidence and embracing a new, empowered version of yourself.


We invite you to explore our range of sew in weft hair extensions, crafted with care, quality, and your beauty in mind. Transform your hair, transform your life – with Mimi et Mina Hair Couture.


Ready to discover the perfect hair extensions for you? Visit us today and let us guide you to your dream hair. Your journey to breathtaking beauty starts with Mimi et Mina Hair Couture.


Until next time,


Bisou,


Mimi.

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Mimi Kone

The Author: Mimi Kone

Mimi is the founder of a brand called "Mimi et Mina". She was born in Burkina Faso and later moved to France for her studies, where she briefly worked as a model. Afterward, she completed her education and moved to Geneva, Switzerland, where she lived before eventually relocating to London. She loves everything luxury, self development and meaningful friendships.

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