How Do You Know If Your Hair Extensions Are Real Or Not?


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Teresa Profile
Teresa answered
Hello Fosh, I am a licensed cosmetologist and I will answer your question...there's an ez test to do but please be careful doing it! Take a few pieces of the hair and put a match to it, yes you heard me right, put a match or lighter to it. If it burns slowly and has an odor to it, it's REAL hair. If it balls up, melts, and has no odor, it's fake. Your animal hairs consist of yak, angora, sheep & horse (mostly used for "fantasy" hair pieces). Also, you should NEVER put a hot iron or flat iron to synthetic hair. It can melt the hair and it's not going to curl in the 1st place. That hairdresser was out of her mind, you can get real hair at "those shops" but you are going to pay a high price for it. That's another way to tell if it's real! LOL
mai Vang Profile
mai Vang answered
Well miscupid just said test it by burning a piece of it. I believe it too. I bought fake hair and I can't even put a curling iron near it even with hot level 1. My sister bought the ones that says real human hair and she can curl, straight, cramp...whatever she does with it. I would suppose only human hair can do all that. Plus you should be able to tell the difference between human and animal hair... Can't you?
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
I agree with answer above--if you get real quality human hair for extensions, they will be super expensive. This is especially true if you are getting cuticle human hair - (this is when the hair is cut of a donor's head and all the hair is kept in the same direction). This type of hair is in short supply and expensive.
Michael Poland Profile
Michael Poland answered

Ask your hair dresser.

Peyton Silas Profile
Peyton Silas , Best Hair Extensions, answered

Burn Method:

This is
the one perfect way of knowing, whether the hair extensions is genuine or synthetic; Pull
a couple of long string of hair out and grasp them over a flame –You should use
of a lighter or a fragrance-free candle. If the hair scorches and burns upwards
while smelling like burnt hair – it is real. If it sort of liquefy into a ball
and smells like burning plastic – it is fake.

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