Hair Extensions side effects

You have to be very careful with the additional pressure you put on your hair roots.

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If Mother Nature didn’t bless you with thick hair, or if you’ve lost hair for any reason, you can get the hair of your dreams through hair extensions.  But the beauty of your hair goes hand & hand with your health, so the health & safety of your own hair is very important.

You have to be very careful with the additional pressure you put on your hair roots.

We might all remember our grandmothers’ tip: “do not wear your braids or ponytail too tight”.

Anything attached too close to the scalp or attached to only a few strands of hair can put great tension on the follicles in the scalp, which can become inflamed and cause hair loss as a result. This is known as traction alopecia.  In other words, traction alopecia is caused by damage done to the hair follicle by continual pulling and tension to the hair for long periods.  Any hair extensions applied with glue or thread are designed to be worn for a few months. If there is any irreversible damage done to the hair follicles, there is nothing you can do to restore it.  Thus the advantage of using hair extensions to have beautiful long hair can be very tempting, but the real question you need to ask is what type of hair extensions won’t harm your hair and scalp?

The best way to stay away from hair follicle damage is by using hair extensions with clips, called clip-in extensions, or head-band extensions, also known as slip-on hair extensions. The advantage of these types of extensions is that you can install and removed them within minutes, and only wear them when needed.  Thus eliminating the tension to the hair and scalp caused by other extensions required to be worn for long periods.

To choose the right type of hair extensions attachment between clip-in and head-band/slip-on, will depend on your hair type and scalp sensitivity.  If you have thick to fair hair, clip-in extensions are right for you. If you feel your own hair is not strong enough to handle the additional weight, then head-band or slip-on hair extensions will be your best choice.

The scalp sensitivity fact must not be overlooked. The contraction of scalp muscles can cause scalp pain and tenderness, and can be followed with chronic headaches. If you face any problems, be honest enough to face the facts that it is better to pass on hair enhancement with extensions if you have a history of scalp problems or genetic predisposition towards hair thinning or loss.

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