Are Hair Extensions Worth It?

Are you considering buying hair extensions? Then one thing you’ll notice right off the bat is the price tag. Nope, hair extensions aren’t cheap – even if you opt for clip-in hair extensions that don’t need to be professionally installed (which is an added cost, by the way). That might lead you to wonder – are hair extensions worth it?

Hair extensions definitely are worth it – because there is no price for feeling and looking your best. Hair extensions can instantly (and dramatically) alter your appearance, whether you’re looking for length, fullness, color, or all three. And they’re comfortable, damage-free, and easy to maintain!

If you want to know whether or not hair extensions are actually worth the price (and lengthy installation, in some cases), then you’ve come to the right article. Today, I’m sharing all the reasons extensions are absolutely worth it – and should be on your to-do list.

Are extensions worth it? Let’s find out.

Top 10 Reasons Hair Extensions Are Worth It

Depending on which hair extensions you buy and install, you might be spending quite a large sum of money – so much so that you consider whether or not they’re worth the time, money, and hassle. Well, here are the top ten reasons why hair extensions are worth it.

1. Add Instant Length

I don’t know about you, but my hair gets to a certain length, and it just seemingly stops growing – or at least, all of the new hair growth is a scraggly mess loaded with split ends. And that doesn’t matter how wonderfully I take care of my hair!

If you struggle to grow your hair – or you just got a super short haircut and have instantly regretted it – it’s hair extensions to the rescue.

Hair extensions immediately add length, whether you want an inch or two or want to reinvent your hairstyle with inches and inches and inches of tresses.

2. Add Instant Volume

Aside from stubborn hair growth, my hair is also not the thickest. I have what’s known as thin and fine hair; it’s a hassle! 

Does that mean I (and other fine-haired gals) have to suffer with thin locks? Nope! With hair extensions, you can instantly add lustrous volume, achieving the hair of your dreams. Yes, that’s definitely worth it, in my opinion.

3. Add Instant Color

Have you ever wanted to add interesting colors to your hair but don’t have the guts to do it? Or, maybe, you’re looking to add a little razzle-dazzle for an upcoming event (Halloween, anyone?). Once again, you can rely on hair extensions to make it happen.

4. Build Confidence

When you look good, you feel good – it’s science (or something like that, I suppose, right?). 

And while there is nothing like the perfect outfit or beautifully done makeup, there’s something about envious tresses that make you feel like a million bucks.

Therefore, hair extensions are worth it for the simple fact that they will build your confidence immediately after installation.

5. Won’t Damage Your Natural Strands

Some people think hair extensions aren’t worth it because their natural hair will end up damaged. But this simply isn’t the case. 

While damage is possible, it’s improbable. As long as hair extensions are installed and removed correctly and maintained properly, there is little to no risk of damage.

So, you can sport the perfect mane (you know, just like the ones that flood the Instagram hair goals hashtag) without worrying about your natural hair becoming wrecked.

6. Easy to Take Care Of

Hair extensions aren’t worth it – they’re way too difficult to take care of!” This is a common theme I hear way too often. It’s a common misbelief that hair extensions are tricky or time-consuming to maintain, but again, this isn’t the case!

For the most part, you can take care of hair extensions just as you would your natural hair. The most significant difference is that you’ll need to be gentler and ensure you’re using sulfate-free shampoos and conditioners. You should also perform deep conditioning treatments and braid or wrap up before sleeping.

7. They’re Surprisingly Comfortable

Ok, to be honest – you’ll have a few days post-installation where your scalp doesn’t feel great. You may have a little discomfort and itching.

But after that? It’s smooth sailing, sweetie! That’s right – regardless of which type of hair extensions are installed, you can enjoy the hair of your dreams with ultimate comfort.

So, if you don’t think hair extensions are worth it because they’re uncomfortable, think again!

8. Long-Lasting

Sometimes, it takes quite a long time for hair extensions to be installed. Not only that, but they can come with a high price tag. Fusion hair and installation can cost up to $1,000, if not more!

For some people, this might make hair extensions not worth it. But let me tell you something – hair extensions last quite a long time

Of course, how long your extensions last varies depending on two crucial factors: the type of hair used and the installation method.

However, regardless of the hair and application, you can expect your extensions to last months. In other words, you definitely get your money’s worth.

9. Limitless Styling Opportunities

It might not be worth it to purchase and install hair extensions only to be stuck with wearing your hair down day in and day out.

However, you don’t have to resort to your hair down just because you have extensions.

You can still wear your hair in all your favorite styles, whether you’re a fan of half updos, high ponytails, or large, romantic ringlets.

Yes, it’ll be a bit trickier to conceal the extensions with particular looks – but that doesn’t deem hair extensions not worth it. In fact, I think my hair looks 500% better in every hairstyle when I have my hair extensions installed. Thanks, volume, and length!

10. Not That Expensive

Ok, hair extensions are pretty expensive. But are they really that expensive, especially if you opt for cheaper installation methods?

While I do not recommend “skimping” when it comes to your hair extensions (higher-quality hair will look better, feel better, and last longer), there’s nothing wrong with being smart with your purchases.

For instance, you can find top-notch extensions for under $100. And, if you go with temporary extensions, you won’t have to worry about the installation price. Just clip or apply the halo and head out the door – for under $100 (in most cases).


Obviously, hair extensions are more than worth it. But before you rush off to buy hair extensions and set an installation appointment, I have a couple of frequently asked questions you’ll want to see first.

What are the disadvantages of hair extensions?

It’s not all “la-di-da” when it comes to hair extensions. There are some drawbacks. The biggest one is that if they’re not installed or removed correctly, they can damage your natural hair and scalp. They can become a tangled, unsightly mess if they’re not cared for correctly. 

How long does hair extensions last?

How long hair extensions last depends on the type of hair and the installation method. Remy human hair will always last the longest. Tape-ins can last up to eight weeks, while fusions can last up to four months. Sometimes, the hair can be reused for added longevity.

Do extensions damage hair growth?

Your hair extensions shouldn’t lead to hair loss or damaged hair growth. Again, it all depends on the application, removal, and maintenance. The most significant cause of damaged hair growth from extensions is undeniably improper installation.

Hair Extensions Are 100% Worth It

Although hair extensions can be a little pricey, depending on which extensions you purchase and whether or not you have them installed, they’re 100% worth it. They will completely switch up your hairstyle, leaving you with the most gorgeous hair of your life – and they’re not even uncomfortable or challenging to manage.

Do you think that hair extensions are worth it? Why or why not? I’d love to hear!

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