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Written by Christopher Box
Published on November 10, 2015
For many women, hair extensions can be used as a confidence-enhancing tool, especially if they have thin, fine hair. Here at HEG, we believe that you should be able to wear hair extensions without the fear of caring what other people think.
One of the questions we get (a lot) is what do guys think about hair extensions. We decided to do a social media quiz and find out the truth. Brace yourself, we are about to enter the mind of "the dude."
We quickly found out that men didn't know that hair only grows about 1/2" per month and can take years to grow to the desired length. The majority of men we polled said that with this information they finally understand why a woman would want to get hair extensions.
When it comes to men and what they think of hair extensions you won't be shocked to find out that most men don't think about them at all. The only time they would think about it is if they had a reason to, such as if you were talking about them or your hair extensions clearly didn't match your natural hair.
Some men confessed that they are OK with hair extensions as long as they appear natural, and you can't see the panels, tracks, etc. It didn't seem to matter to them as long as the girl knows how to correctly style her hair and doesn't haphazardly just throw extensions into her hair. Basically, they didn't want to know about the "behind the scenes," so to speak.
Some guys thought that women having fake hair were a complete deal breaker. They didn't care if it was long or short, as long as it was "real."
The guys we spoke with said that the times when they had come into contact with hair extensions they were not able to detect whether their lady had them or not. On the other hand, it was a common consensus that if the man can see the extensions it was a huge turn-off for them.
Surprisingly, there were several men that told us that they believe extensions are becoming more and more common. In fact, most men that were surveyed didn't find it strange at all. It appears that all hair extensions have finally become mainstream.
Keep in mind that if you are looking for a look that is genuine and doesn't look "fake" then you should consider real human hair vs. synthetic hair extensions. You should also think about the amount of time that you will have them in your hair. If you plan on using them for one night, then you can use clip in extensions or a flip in system. But, if you are considering having them for an extended period you will want to visit a salon and have them applied professionally.
Bottom line - you should wear hair extensions, your hair extensions shouldn't wear you. If a man doesn't appreciate your much-loved hair extensions, which give you confidence and comfort, he may not be the person for you. It is important that you are beautiful in your eyes first (and only then) think about what anyone else thinks.