Our Complete Guide to Keratin Hair Extensions

Your hair is, without a doubt, a great way to express yourself. But sometimes, the lack of length and volume can prevent you from being able to pull off the hairstyle of your dreams.

The quick and easy answer to this problem is hair extensions. Whether you want 16 inches of natural everyday hair that you can match at work or school, 22 inches of glamour and elegance to compliment your formal attire, or 24 inches of imposing boldness to boost your courage for a blind date, hair extensions can instantly transform and elevate your style.

Among all the kinds of hair extensions on the market right now, keratin hair extensions are some of the most sought-after ones. In today’s article, we’ll discuss this specific hair extension and compare it to Remy hair extensions, another kind of extension that’s available here at Zala.

What Are Zala Keratin Hair Extensions?

While Zala Keratin Hair Extensions are fairly new to our collection, this kind of hair extension has actually been around for quite some time now. For the past few years, celebrity hairstylists have been using them to provide an instant and seamless solution to hair problems.

Keratin hair extensions are specially designed to look and feel as natural as possible. They’re semi-permanent options that are extremely low-maintenance. You can use them continuously for up to 3-5 months, as long as you know how to care for them properly. This shouldn’t be a problem, as they usually only require minimal care.

Zala Keratin Hair Extensions, in particular, are made up of high-quality, soft, and silky hair strands crafted artificially using keratin protein, a man-made fiber. Instead of the usual beads or tapes, our keratin extensions here have halo bands, lessening the chances of damaging your natural hair.

Keratin Hair Extensions vs Remy Hair Extensions

The other hair extensions here at Zala are all made of human Remy hair. The change in material means that there are some differences between our keratin hair extensions and our Remy hair extensions.

Difference: Material

It goes without saying that the main difference between keratin hair extensions and Remy hair extensions is the material from which they are made of.

Remy hair extensions are made of 100% human hair, which means they function virtually the same as our natural strands. Keratin extensions, on the other hand, are made of a man-made fiber called keratin protein. Although it still looks very natural, does mean that it has a few limitations not present in Remy hair extensions.

Difference: Chemical Treatments

Because keratin extensions are made with man-made fiber, chemical treatments aren’t recommended. In other words, you can’t dye or rebond keratin extensions, unless you want them to dry out.

If you like coloring or straightening your hair, you're better off with regular Remy hair extensions.

Difference: Lifespan

Another difference between the two is how long they last.

Not only are keratin extensions easier to maintain, they also have longer lifespans. While Remy hair extensions can typically only last up to 8 weeks, keratin extensions can last up to 3-5 months.

Similarity: Look and Feel

Keratin hair extensions and Remy hair extensionss look and feel about the same. If you go based on looks alone, both of them look very natural with your own strands. They also feel almost exactly like natural hair.

If you want natural-looking strands but don't want the hassle of frequent maintenance, go for keratin extensions.

Similarity: Heat Styling

Styling your keratin hair using heat with curling rods or ironing rods is not a problem with both kinds of extensions.

Just like your natural hair and Remy hair extensions, keratin hair extensions can also be styled with heat. Just be careful when doing so as they tend to dry out more.

What Hair Extensions Are Available in Keratin

1. Keratin Volumizer

Zala Volumizers also have a keratin version. Unlike the Remy volumizers which fully utilize the clip-in application method, keratin volumizers use velcro tapes and a strong silicone-backed clip to instantly give you fuller hair in just one application.

2. Keratin Halo Extensions

If halo hair extensions are your favorite type of hair extensions, you'll be glad to know that you can also get them in keratin instead of Remy strands.

Light, comfortable, and certainly undetectable, you can heat-style your perfect keratin halo hair extensions with temperatures up to 140 °C or 285°F.

3. Keratin Ponytail Extensions

Make everyone around you envious with your really thick keratin ponytail extensions that you can just clip and wrap around your own ponytail.

Note that your keratin ponytail extensions can handle heat styling up to 90 °C or 200°F.

4. Keratin Clip-In Extensions

Even the 9-piece clip-in hair extensions are available in keratin hair. These extensions also utilize seamless technology, making the clips more concealable and lighter.

Blending the hair extensions with your own hair has never been this effortless!

Styling Your Keratin Hair Extensions

With your keratin hair extensions, not only can you achieve your hair goals during special occasions, but you can also make every day a hair day. From beach waves to pretty braids, you can be assured that your hair is always the liveliest and most stunning it can be!

To find out more about hair extensions here at Zala, don't forget to check out our blog now!

April 04, 2021
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