Myths on hair extensions are quite wide in the market, but there are few that intimidate the ones trying hair extensions for the first time. Here are some facts and figures that might help one in finding the truth behind these myths:
Hair Extensions Cause Hair Damage.
This is a myth that’s been spreading for ages, and though it may have some truth when it comes to more permanent types of hair extensions, which are applied using heat, glue, or clamps. Hair extensions, nevertheless, are the one of the safest forms of extensions for your hair, as they are only worn as and when needed, and are removed before showering or going to bed. While hair extensions can be worn daily, they should only be worn to enhance the length and/or thickness of your hair. If worn, removed, and cared for properly, hair extensions cause no hair damage.
As stated above, there are various methods of applying hair extensions, which need to be researched about beforehand. As permanent hair extensions are applied with glue, or physically connected to small strands of hair, there is a risk of damage to the roots of your hair as well as risk of pulling and discomfort. Since clip-in hair extensions are a temporary method of hair extensions, they allow the hair to ‘breathe’ and give roots a rest when the extensions are removed. As a fact, many women prefer clip-in hair extensions to achieve longer, fuller hair because it causes no hair damage. It is always better to consult a trichologist to find the right hair extensions that suit your natural hair.
Hair Extensions Do Not Blend In.
Another common misbelief, hair extensions won’t blend in. If the right set of hair extensions are chosen as per the hair type, along with the practice of applying and removing them, the extensions will blend in smoothly with your natural hair. While there is a learning curve when it comes to clipping and styling hair extensions, there are many resources to help you achieve the hair of your dreams. It is important to choose the right set of hair extensions according to the hair type for an ideal and seamless blend.
Hair Extension Tracks Will Be Visible.
Among all myths on hair extensions this one is considered the most embarrassing one. If the hair extensions are clipped in and blended properly, they will not be visible at all, even as one moves their head around the entire day. Most brides wear their hair extensions throughout the night, with no issues of wefts or tracks showing through.The trick to ensure the hair extensions stay hidden is to clip them in in the ‘safe’ zone, that is below the eyebrow line.
Hair Extensions Will Weigh The Hair Down Causing Headaches
This one can be true in certain cases. Since the clip-in hair extensions are being manually clipped on to the head, it may feel heavier than normal. The first few times of using hair extensions, it can cause discomfort, nevertheless, the feeling will be adjusted over time. If
HAIR EXTENSIONS ARE HIGH MAINTENANCE.
The best part about wearing hair extensions is that they do not need professional care or maintenance. It can be cared for the same way one cares for their natural hair. As hair extensions aren’t attached to the scalp, they don’t get oily, and therefore, don’t need to be washed as often. They only need to be washed every 15-20 wears when there is a notable buildup of hair products. Naturally, all hair extensions are prone to some tangling. The extent to which the hair tangles depends on the quality of the hair extensions and also how well it is taken care of. If the extensions are made of remy human hair there should be minimal tangling
Myths on hair extensions can be true in some cases, but are not major in any. As we care for our natural hair, the intensity isn’t the same for hair extensions. Hair extensions are used to give volume and style natural hair differently. In some cases, hair extensions are used as protective gear for natural hair growth.