What Black woman do you know rocking feather extensions?
Currently one of the biggest trends in the hair industry, feather extensions are gaining popularity everywhere except in Black salons. Is it because we don’t know enough about them, or did singer KELIS ruin it for everyone when she decided to wear an entire bird wing in her head earlier this summer? Either way, get educated on one of the hair world’s most eclectic trends.
Simply put feather extensions are another way to temporarily add unique color and style to your hair without damaging your stands. Believe it or not the actual feathers used are produced from live roosters, hence the different array of colors, sizes, and lengths.
Most feather extensions are made up of 1 to 3 individual feathers fused or beaded together to create one piece, so the key to making your extension stand out from the next chicks is selecting the perfect color and texture combination.
The extension is easily placed into the hair with a hair hook, silicone micro-bead, and hair clamp tool. The entire process takes an estimated 10 minutes tops and the extension should lasts approximately 3 months or until your ready to take it out. So if you had any concern that wearing feather extensions would interfere with your daily hair regimen, rest assured feathers can be cleansed, curled, wrapped, and flat-ironed regularly.
Not to long ago, feather extensions were hard to come by unless purchased online or installed by a
salon that offered the extension service. But now thanks to supply and demand, local beauty supply stores now easily stock inexpensive feather extension do-it-yourself kits for about $10-$30.
So now that Juicy has put you on to the ins and outs of feather extensions, are you Team #ForgetAFeather or Team #FeathersAreFly?