Are Hair Extensions Bad For Your Hair?

April 25, 2018

As you’re searching for your next hair style, I’m sure that you’ve questioned whether or not wearing the extensions was doing your hair any damage. You’re not alone, girlie. It’s a pretty reasonable question to ask. Think about it... If you’re walking around with extensions all the time, does that mean that you’re neglecting your own hair? The simple answer: not necessarily. It is possible for you to have your extensions and it not damage your hair. Want to know more? Keep reading to get some insight to the burning question: are extensions bad for your hair?

While some people say that all extensions are bad for your hair, that simply is not the case. The potential for damage greatly depends on how it’s inserted. In other words, attaching the hair one way can be a lot less damaging than inserting it another way. Let’s break down the different ways that extensions can be inserted into your hair, and then you can get an idea of the pros and cons for each.

Clip-in Hair Extensions

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Clip-in hair extensions are popular because they are best for adding volume to the hair while also adding splashes of color. Depending on how many clip-ins that you use, you can dramatically change your entire look in a matter of minutes. Because they are so easy to insert, they are probably the most popular choice regardless of hair type. The best clip in extensions are those that only require 4-6 pieces in order to get a full head of hair. If you’re looking for some more insight on the best clip in hair extensions, we recommended checking out the rest of our site! The only way you can really damage your hair when wearing clip-ins is if you just snatch them out without being gentle.

 

Glue-in Hair Extensions

Glue

 

Next on the list is glue-in hair extensions. This requires the use of adhesive (i.e. hair glue) to attach the hair to your head. It’s pretty easy once you get the hang of it, and can be done in as little as 1 ½ hours. You’ll need a few bundles of track hair in order to complete the look. Glue-in hair extensions are probably the worse of the three to insert because it is the most likely to damage your hair. If not removed properly, the glue will take your hair out when it comes out. You have few options to removing glue. A) purchase hair glue remover. B) soak your hair in conditioner for at least an hour before you try to remove the extensions or C) go to a professional.

 

Sew-In Hair Extensions

 

Sew In Hair Extensions

 

The final way to insert hair is with a sew-in. Arguably, this is the best way to insert hair extensions if you’re looking for a low maintenance hair style. No damage will come to your natural hair as long as you keep your scalp clean and moisturized while it’s under the sew-in extensions.  Also, when removing, get someone who knows how to cut the thread and not your real hair!

 

So, if someone says, “are extensions bad for hair?”, you can tell them no—but they can be. Drop them some knowledge and tell us about their reactions in the comments!




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