In this day, there are different varieties of hair extensions available on the market; not only the style of hair but also how they are applied plays a role. However, the most common types of hair extensions are Virgin human hair, Remy human hair, and Synthetic hair extensions. In which, Clip-in hair extensions and Ponytail hair extensions are all styles that may be applied at home or by yourself. However, some hairstyles, such as Tape hair extensions, Keratin hair extensions, and Weft hair extensions, must be applied by a professional. Besides, when calculating the cost of hair extensions, not just only the type and the applications that need to consider but the length, weight, and color are also important factors.


 Paying for the quality of a set of hair extensions that you can wear and style like your own natural hair is understandably going to cost more but will last you longer in the long run. Purchasing hair extensions of a lower quality means purchasing hair that will have less flexibility and versatility when it comes to styling.

Hair Extension Costs Can Be Unique To You and Here are The Reasons:

 When evaluating how much hair extensions might cost you, you need to consider a few essential factors in order to truly understand how much you’re willing to spend as well as how realistically that set of hair extensions will cost you. Consider how frequently you will wear them? Would you want something that you can take out and replace on a daily basis? Or something that’s permanently in your hair? Do you prefer long or short hair extensions? Do you like a solid color or an ombre/dimensional effect? Will you style your hair extensions with heat or wear them as they come? It might feel like you’re filling out what your ideal partner is but all the questions above will really determine how much the ideal set of hair extensions suited to you will cost.

Why Synthetic Can Be Cheaper In Cost?

 Synthetic hair extensions can also be made from a variety of artificial materials such as nylon, polyesters, or acrylics and contain absolutely no human hair at all! These used materials are heated and then sent through a tiny micro tube so that it mimics the look and feel of hair strands. The average lifespan of synthetic hair extensions can be around 1 to 3 months.

 Don’t be surprised when the super low price catches your attention because synthetic hair extensions can start from as low as $20 because they do not cost a lot to the manufacturer. For a higher-quality set of synthetic hair extensions, you can expect a cost of around $80. Overall, synthetic hair extensions will look a lot less natural and can be a lot more noticeable when worn.

How Much Can/Do Human Hair Extensions Cost?

Human hair extensions can be made from a variety of human hair, from Indian, Asian to European (You can refer to this article to have the comprehensive look at the sources of the hair).

There are also different grades to human hair depending on how the hair was collected, treat, and then sorted. If Virgin hair is hair that has never been chemically treated before its collection and is the “golden egg” for human hair extensions, Remy human hair with the most blend-ability with natural hair, which is made with the same material as natural hair – keratin, is the most desirable type of hair for hair extensions.

 Human hair extensions can cost anywhere from $100 to over $500 and can last from 3-12 months to a year or even longer depending on how well they are maintained and how often they are worn. Human hair extensions can be styled using heat and have the ability to be dyed darker or colored to create a balayage look. Human hair extensions will deliver versatility in color and styling because products can be used just like you would with your natural hair.

 To put it plainly, human hair extensions cost more than synthetic because they are of better quality, offer more styling versatility, look and feel more natural, and last longer.

Temporary Vs. Permanent Hair Extensions Cost

A classic example of temporary vs permanent hair extensions is Tape-in hair extensions vs Clip-in hair extensions:

 Tape-in hair extensions are considered semi-permanent and need to be applied by a professional to ensure they’re applied evenly for a natural look they have a higher price tag. The average cost of tape-in hair extensions can range from $200-$400, with the additional costs of a professional application from $100-$200, tape-in hair extensions are more costly than clip-in hair extensions. As the chemical adhesive tape wears out after time, you may need to purchase more wefts during the length of wear.


Clip-in hair extension wefts come with clips already attached to them. This means that you can simply take the wefts and easily clip them into your hair all by yourself, without any additional costs, time, or professional help. The average cost is between $120-$300 depending on weight and color. All you need is a Rat Tail Comb or Application Kit to help section of your hair and a hair clip to hold the sections of hair up.

How Does Weight and Color Impact Hair Extensions Cost?

The weight of hair extensions is measured in grams and when referring to thickness it is not referring to how thick each individual strand is but rather how much of the hair is attached to each weft. The higher grams means there is more hair in each set. When you’re considering weight, there are two factors you should consider that is thickness and length. The thicker the hair or the heavier the set will equal a higher price.

 Colour plays an important role in the cost of hair extensions as well. Matching your natural hair color to your new set of hair extensions can sometimes be tedious. The team here at AZ Hair is always on hand to assist you with color matching should you ever need help otherwise you don’t have to worry because we use dimensional tones and colors to replicate that of natural hair with subtle highlights, lowlights, dark strands, and lighter strands for dimension. AZ Hair Extensions are also available in piano tones and balayage styles to allow you the effect of hair color without actually using any chemicals.

In the end, the cost all adds up and comes down to what you want and need out of your hair extensions. If you are someone that is looking for thickness, volume, or length, the number of grams will play an important role/factor in your overall budget. If you’re looking for a set of hair extensions that are easy to apply from the comfort of your own home, clip-in will be your go-to and you can expect to spend anywhere from $150 to $400 depending on the above dot points we mentioned earlier. Overall, the durability and versatility of human and Remy human hair extensions will cover the cost of needing to replace your hair extensions often and will quite literally make your money last longer. Rest assured, there is a set of hair extensions for every budget!

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