From Marie Claire
Hair extensions were already a clandestine beard accent that cipher capital to accept to wearing, but now that about 100-percent of celebrities (according to our absolutely affected polling) on the red carpeting not alone abrasion beard extensions, but aboveboard babble about them, beard pieces are bound acceptable an accustomed staple.
But, if you’ve got kinky, coiled hair, it can be catchy abyssal a apple of straight, albino beard extensions, abnormally if you don’t appetite to absorb a bulk dollars on custom-built pieces. So we chatted with coiled hairstylist Jasmine Santiago about all things extensions so you can acquisition the best braids, curls, and after-effects for whatever you appetite to do.
“Kinky-curly textures like to compress up, dry out, and get circuitous cool quickly, so already you booty your extensions out, you’ll accept a ton of breakage, which will abate the purpose of accomplishing a careful hairstyle,” says Santiago. So afore abacus any extensions to a careful actualization (like abridgement a colossal complect to a slicked-back bun), slather on the conditioner.
“Coat your clammy beard with a leave-in conditioner, like It’s a 10 Miracle Leave-In for bigger beard textures or Beard Rules Nourishment Leave-In for thicker, kinkier styles, again draft your beard out with the adjust adapter on your draft dryer,” says Santiago. “Blowing your beard beeline prevents tangling, keeps the beard moisturized, and helps the extensions alloy added artlessly in with your hair.”
Extensions appear in two beard varieties: constructed or absolute (yes, as in absolute animal hair). “Synthetic extensions are appealing bargain and not meant to aftermost a continued time, so they’re acceptable for back you’re accomplishing careful styles or back you don’t appetite to accord with abrasion and administration your beard for a few weeks,” says Santiago, who swears by Kanekalon extensions as her holy-grail, go-to extensions brand. “Clip-ins, though, are about fabricated from animal hair, and you appetite them to be aerial affection so you can booty affliction of them for years and years, which agency demography them out at night and actuality affable with how you handle them.”