Hair extensions or weaves can be great way to change your hair style. They allow you to join the latest fashions and add a new dynamic to your looks in a really cool way. However there have been alerts around for some time that they can also cause hair loss. The good news is however, that you do not have to give up your hair extensions forever. The problem it is not about the hair extensions or weaves themselves, but more about how they are applied that is going to cause an issue – in which case, you can ensure that you are protected to a large degree against hair loss caused by hair extensions if you follow some simple guidelines.
The fact is hair extensions can not only offer supreme style, but also help your hair grow if you wear, care and apply them properly.
So here are our top tips to make sure you are getting more hair – not losing it:
- Never take the easy option. Many of us have friends who are quick to offer us a cheap easy way to get those extensions or weaves applied fast. Or we know someone who has just set up their own business and can apply hair extensions at really cheap rates. But don’t cut corners for the sake of a few pounds – you need to have your extensions applied professionally. Of course your friends maybe qualified and the new business down the road maybe fully qualified but the important factor is to check they have the certificates to prove it. How long have they been offering the service? Do they have anyone who can recommend them? Make sure that they are keeping to the guidelines listed below:
- The practitioner who applies your hair extensions or should ensure that it is not installed too tightly as this will cause stress on the scalp. The expert practitioner will make sure that it is tight enough – that the area where the extension touches the scalp is secure and that you don’t feel any pain once the session is over.
- Be aware of the issues with using glue with weaves. Using glue to place weave tracks on the scalp is an alluring option. It makes your weave look like it’s growing from your scalp. However, glue has a tendency of sticking to your hair and scalp and it may end up ripping out your hair and even the weave.
- Do not assume that your hair is covered under the weave or braids hence, safe. You must continue moisturising it with a deep conditioner to stop it from becoming brittle.
If you are noticing hair loss and you suspect it could be due to your hair extensions, get them taken out immediately but also it may be worth a check-up with the GP as there may be other causes involved.
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