Hair Extensions Users

Among different ethnic groups, African American women represent a large percentage of women who elect to use hair extensions. For some African women, the extension is either attached directly to their natural wavy hair in a bonding process, or their natural hair is straightened first, and then a straighter-textured hair extension is attached. The natural texture, often referred to as jheri curl, is attached via a different approach than straighter hair extensions that are applied only to processed hair.

Users of hair extensions are almost exclusively female. It is rare to find males who use hair extensions, and even rarer to find salons or hair extension products that cater to a male clientele. Most hair extension aficionados are women, typically with plenty of hair of their own, that simply wish to extend their hairstyle to lengths not easily attainable through natural growth. In a matter of about an hour at a hair salon, a woman can add as much hair length as she would over two years if she waited for her own hair growth. Extensions become a quick and inexpensive solution to gaining dramatic locks of hair that blend naturally with a woman's own hair.

Among different ethnic groups, African American women represent a large percentage of women who elect to use hair extensions. For some African women, the extension is either attached directly to their natural wavy hair in a bonding process, or their natural hair is straightened first, and then a straighter-textured hair extension is attached. The natural texture, often referred to as jheri curl, is attached via a different approach than straighter hair extensions that are applied only to processed hair.