Are hair extensions good for your hair?

Let’s begin with the most common misconception. A question that if we had a pound for every time we were asked, we would be as rich as Kylie Jenner – do hair extensions ruin your hair? The correct answer is, no, hair extensions will not damage your hair if they are fitted professionally and are cared for well.

Do hair extensions cause hair loss?

Most damage caused by hair extensions is just like we mentioned earlier, it comes from pulling on the hair follicle. … Over time, the consistent damage made to the hair follicle can cause hair loss that can quickly become permanent. Yikes! This type of hair loss is traction alopecia.

How bad are hair extensions for your hair?

Because hair extensions are attached to the hair, tugging at your hair and scalp, there will always be a risk of damage due to tension placed on the roots. This tension can lead to traction alopecia, a type of alopecia caused when pressure is constantly put on the roots, damaging the hair follicles.

What are the side effects of hair extensions?

Extensions can cause hair tangling, matting and loss of shine, itchiness, and yes, pain, like my patient experienced. They can also cause contact dermatitis and, in rare cases, life-threatening allergic reactions from sensitization to glues, rubbers, or other chemicals used for extension application and removal.

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Can you wash your hair with extensions?

You should only ever wash your hair and extensions with lukewarm water. Once your extensions are wet, use 2 – 3 pumps of a sulfate-free shampoo to wash your hair. Be careful that you don’t wash the hair too vigorously, especially near the bonds or clip.

How often should I wash my hair with extensions?

Some experts recommend washing your extensions once a week. Unless you wear them daily, you can probably use your best judgement in how often to wash them. You don’t need to use any styling products on hair extensions usually but if you do, be gentle as to preserve the life of the extensions.

Are hair extensions worth the money?

There are a lot of benefits of getting hair extensions. The main reason why wearing them is worth it is due to their durability. Your hair extensions could last up to six months. Imagine only buying two sets of hair extensions a year, that is definitely worth the spend.

Does Jennifer Aniston wear hair extensions?

Jennifer Aniston used to wear hair extensions for years. She stopped wearing them when she realized they were damaging her real hair, and other than a couple of minor relapses, she has stopped wearing them completely now.

Will my hair grow back after hair extensions?

More often than not, the hair does not grow back. Traction alopecia, on the other hand, is hair loss due to traction, or pulling. It’s often reversible and occurs when you put your hair under constant strain.

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