Top 30 Questions Everyone Thinks of Before Getting Hair Extensions

Top 30 Questions Everyone Thinks of Before Getting Hair Extensions

Purchasing premium hair extensions can be quite an investment. Depending on the brand, source, and texture of extensions, you can have them for a very long time. We’ve broken down 30 questions that everyone thinks of before purchasing hair extensions below.


Deciding on Extensions

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What are the best hair extensions for me?

Before making your selection on hair extensions, it is important to decide on what type of installation method you would like.


If you are wearing a wig, then your options are limitless. Your wig selection should begin on how often you would like to wear it and where you are wearing it. For example, if you want a wig for a special occasion such as a wedding or vacation, then you would opt for a wig that has a wavy/curly pattern. If you would like a wig for your daily activities, then the texture should be something that you can easily handle and you would want to invest in a quality wig so that it can last longer. 


If you opt for a traditional sew-in, then its important to select a brand that has a texture to match your natural hair perfectly. Indique Hair offers 16 different textures to help blend from a 1 to a 4c.

How much do hair extensions cost?

Premium hair extensions range from $49 to $330 per bundle. The origin and weight of the hair are also factors.

How long do hair extensions last?

Most premium hair extensions last for at least a year with proper maintenance. 

What is Remy human hair?

Remy human hair is when all of the cuticles are intact. When cuticles are inverted, that is considered non-Remy and can cause the hair to shed and tangle.

What are the different types of hair extensions?

The different types of hair extensions are Clip-ins, Wefted Hair for sew-ins, Tape & Keratin hair for fusion, and Hand-tied for the Hand-tied method.

Who can wear hair extensions?

Anyone can wear hair extensions.

Style & Color

Style & Color
Style & Color

How do I style hair extensions?

You can style and treat hair extensions similar to how you would care for your real hair.

Can I curl and straighten hair extensions?

If your hair is premium remy hair, you can curl and straighten your hair extensions. We do not recommend heat-styling synthetic hair extensions.

What products can I use on hair extensions?

We suggest sulfate-free shampoo and conditioner. Argan infused products are also great for hair extensions.

How to wash and dry hair extensions?

Depending on the installation method that you are wearing, we highly recommend having your stylist shampoo and dry your hair extensions. In between salon visits, you can use a dry shampoo to revitalize your hair.

How to brush hair extensions?

With curly clip in hair extensions, we recommend brushing your hair extensions while it is wet to avoid tangles. Silkier hair extensions are fine to brush while dry. A Denman brush is suggested.

How do I choose the right shade of Indique Hair extensions?

You should select a shade that closely resembles your natural hair. Most premium brands carry a 1B. Since the hair is virgin, your stylist is able to color it. 

Can I dye/color my hair extensions?

If your hair is in its natural state, the hair can be colored. If your purchase hair that was already colored, it can still be colored but should be done delicately. A colorist should color the hair. 


Clip- Ins
Clip- Ins

What are clip-in hair extensions?

Clip in human hair extensions are wefted hair with clips attached that allows you to clip it into your hair. It is temporary and should be taken out at night. 

How do I clip-in hair extensions?

To clip-in hair extensions, we recommend sectioning your hair with a rat-tail comb. Tease the hair that the clips will adhere to. If your hair is fine, you can use dry shampoo on those sections. Clip the hair starting from the back and working your way towards the front. It’s important to leave enough of your real hair out at the top to cover the last row of clip-ins.

How long does it take to clip in hair extensions?

It can take between 15 to 30 minutes. The duration of the prep depends on if you have to manipulate your real hair to blend with the extensions.

Will clip-in hair extensions work for my wedding hairstyle?

Yes, clip-ins are very common for wedding hairstyles. They are great for adding fullness and length without the commitment.

Where can I buy clip-in hair extensions?

You can purchase your clip-ins from Indique Hair online or in one of our retail stores. 

If I have curly hair can I still wear clip in hair extensions?

Yes. Indique Hair carries clip-ins that blend well with curly hair. 


Length of hair extensions

How long does my hair have to be to wear hair extensions?

There are no length restrictions when wearing hair extensions. 

Will hair extensions blend if I have short hair?

Yes, there are several techniques to use to help blend your hair if it is short. A licensed stylist can help blend your hair and recommend which texture you should choose to help with blending. 

What are the best hair extensions for short hair?

Virgin hair brands such as Indique Hair is the best for short hair. 

What are the best hair extensions for thin hair?

Indique Hair has great options for clients who have thin hair. 

Do hair extensions damage your hair?

Hair extensions do not damage your hair. Poor maintenance and lack of care can damage your hair.


Lifestyle with hair extensions

Will my hair extensions be obvious to others?

If you select a hair texture that does not blend with your real hair, it can be obvious to others. It is very important to texture-match the hair extensions with your real hair.

When can I wear hair extensions?

The choice is yours! Hair extensions are great for any occasion.

Can I sleep with hair extensions?

Yes, however, we do not recommend sleeping in clip-in hair extensions. 

Can I swim with hair extensions?

Yes. When swimming with hair extensions, we recommend applying conditioner to your hair before you swim. Wearing it in a braid will also help reduce the chance of your hair tangling.

Can I play sports with hair extensions?

You can play sports while wearing hair extensions.

Should I get hair extensions?

If you would like to enhance your hairstyle with length, volume, color, or simply a change in texture, then hair extensions are great for you!


Finding the right hair extensions can make all the difference in your hairstyle.