Can Hair Extensions Ruin Your Hair?

01/07/2023by Mila Mykh

Let’s face it, if hair extensions were dangerous, why would they be so widely used? Hair extensions are completely safe. As usual, you will be fine with your extensions if you take the time to look around for a reputable hairstylist. You won’t lose your hair; it won’t deteriorate, crack, thin, or become damaged. Frequently, it will continue to be strong and grow longer with your hair extensions.

Do Hair Extensions Damage Hair and Cause Hair Loss?

There’s no straight answer to this. So, we’d say it depends. If you care for it correctly and have it installed by a professional like the ones we have at Beauty Locks Salon then your hair will not be damaged. If you constantly pull your hair or disregard basic hygiene then you stand a chance of having hair breakouts and even end up with damaged hair follicles, which will result in hair loss.

Because of the almost instant benefit hair an extension provides, the temptation to use them can be understood. But do hair extensions cause hair loss? They can definitely cause hair loss, known as traction alopecia. This happens when your extensions pull your hair shaft from the scalp. It may result from inappropriate or excessive use of hair extensions. But by themselves, hair extensions do not cause hair loss.

How to Avoid Damage From Hair Extensions?

  • Invest in a professional hairstylist. To prevent hair loss from using extensions, the most important thing to do is to find a professional stylist. Ensure you do not leave your hair at the mercy of an amateur stylist while trying to save cost.
  • Invest only in quality extensions. Granted! Hair extensions are pricey but finding a cheap cut should only be considered if you’re unconcerned about the health of your natural hair. There are original human hair is of different lengths and types; look for the ones within your budget or save up for one rather than trying to find a cheap deal that is usually badly made and too heavy for your natural hair.
  • Take breaks in between extensions. It’s crucial to give your hair a break from a weave or extensions to allow your scalp to rejuvenate or recover from the stress of the last hairdo. Beauty Locks recommends that our clients to switch to your natural hair for at least two or three months per year.
  • Keep your hair moisturized. Endeavour brushing your hair extensions frequently, conditioning and moisturize are also a must. We recommend that you do things that encourage smooth and tangle-free hair extensions. As a rule of thumb, you should ensure that your natural hair is free from knots and tangles while having any hair extensions, including temporary or tape extensions.

Which Hair Extensions Are Least Damaging?

There are hair extensions that are least damaging, and they include the following:

  • Clip-ins are officially the least damaging hair extensions. Clip-ins are temporary hair extensions with tiny clips that are fastened and has extended strands. Your natural hair won’t suffer in any way, provided you take out the clips before going to bed at night.
  • Keratin Fusion is yet another technique that is the least damaging. When properly installed by an expert hairstylist, keratin fusion extensions are usually undetectable. They are also incredibly light and do not induce discomfort.
  • Tape-in hair extensions are also very safe. When installed by a professional stylist they do not cause discomfort and are evenly distributed within your natural hair.

Applying permanent hair extensions such as Sew-in is most damaging to your hair. Your natural strands are woven into small corn rows, and the extensions are sewn over them creating a permanent bond that with time will damage your natural hair.

Remember, if you ever need help choosing from the many alternatives out in the local salon or are worried about what would be perfect for your hair type and texture, our team of professionals is always willing to give you all the necessary information and help you need. Book an appointment with us, and you’d be glad you did.

Mila Mykh

by Mila Mykh

Hairstylist & Art director