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Can extensions ruin your hair?

Sadly yes, damage from hair extensions comes from the application of the hair to your natural hair. With such a high demand for this service, stylists are doing them well before they are ready.

Some have experienced not only damage to their natural hair but hair loss due to having extensions. HOW?! Extensions are applied by attaching to your natural hair which can lead to tension and tugging at your scalp. Sloppy sectioning can cause pulling and itching. The removal process can also cause damage to your hair.

Traction Alopecia is serious and takes time to truly cause hair loss. When pressure is constantly placed on your roots it can damage your hair follicles. This is another reason placement is so important, you need to rotate the placement at every move up.

That is why it is very important you find a stylist who is skilled in installing hand tied extensions and makes maintaining the integrity of your hair, their number one priority! Ask a friend who they go to, ask someone online who they trust. A referral is the best way to truly know what their experience has been.

When properly installed, extensions should not pull on your natural hair or cause any damage

A consultation with a stylist is another way to ask questions and get to know your stylist.

Questions to ask:

  1. How long have they been doing extensions?

  2. Do they know multiple methods?

Extensions are meant to enhance your own natural beauty and should not cause any damage or hair loss when installed and maintained correctly.

Hair extensions are not a one size fits all product. They are customizable and can be tailored to fit your needs. We recommend you do your research and find a reputable salon that thoroughly understands how to install hand tied extensions and avoid unnecessary tugging and tension on your scalp in order to preserve your hair.


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