Weaves: To apply weaves, a stylist braids extensions underneath the natural hair. Some people find the end result to be lumpy and unnatural looking. A good weave costs about $1,200 and last about a month.
Hair extensions may give instant gratification, but the expense and time involved can be great. It can take up to five hours to apply the pieces and they must be replaced every few months. When the extensions are removed, there is usually some damage – in the form of breakage and splits – that has been done to your natural hair, no matter how careful the stylist is. If you want long hair for a special occasions, extensions are probably fine. But those who want long hair for an extended period of time are better off growing their own.