Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Common Problems With Hair Extensions

Listen, ladies. I am a girl who is all about the added length and volume that comes from throwing in some incredible extensions into our heads, but it is no secret that some kinds can certainly cause serious problems that would have you hating hair extensions pretty quickly. Just think about Britney Spears for a second. You know those patches and blotches of hair that was missing at one point, or how her hair got really straggly straight from the roots? Well, that my friends, is hair extension damage. Now, there are different kinds of hair extensions so it isn't all bad news. Just know what you're doing before you start gluing some locks onto your scalp! This little tidbit should help you.

Fairly Harmless Clip Ins
Some of the most affordable hair extensions are the ones that are clip ins. They also happen to be one of the less damaging options as well which is fabulous. Unfortunately, the downside is that you have to put them in every time you want to wear them but that isn't really that big of an issue when you look at the big picture. Usually these kinds of hair extensions hold better in your hair when you tease the strands but that is about how damaging these will get. Not bad, right?

Sew in Hair Extensions
Just as it reads, these kind of hair extensions get sewn into your hair - not your head. This can lead to problems because if it is sewn in too tightly, your actual hair will be put at strain and often times, it can pull out your hair completely. The tugging can also lead to serious scalp problems which could cause even worse problems that 'just having your real hair falling out' but that is awful as it is. The bonus is that you don't have to worry about putting your hair extensions in every day.

Glued On Hair Extensions
This is an obvious one and probably one of the most dangerous options because you are literally putting glue on your scalp and on your hair. Not only does this come with obvious problems but it can also encourage allergic reactions and serious scalp problems as well. In other words - you will hate brushing your hair because it will hurt so bad. Aside from the pain, your entire head could end up feeling like you've come into contact with a bad case of poison ivy.

Heat Treatment Hair Extensions
This method is very similar to the prior, and is called a Heat Sealing treatment. Some of the hair extension is put under a heat lamp to liquefy which then attaches to your scalp and hair when it cools again. If done incorrectly or a mistake is made, your head could end up being scalded. Ouch!

So, before you put your next set of hair extensions in, you may want to think about the long term damage.

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