Will Hair Extensions Damage My Hair? In Short, No! Learn More Here!
Have you been wanting to try hair extensions but wonder, “Do hair extensions damage your hair?” If you are in that category and you are nervous, then this article is for you! We are going to take a dive into how extensions are applied to your hair. With more details, you’ll gain a broad understanding and peace of mind.
At Melange Hair, our goal is to equip each client (you!) with product-based knowledge on each extension we provide. That way, you can be empowered in the chair. Sit back, relax, and put the fear of hair extension damage behind you as you read!
How Is a Hair Extension Applied?
Hair extensions can be applied in a variety of ways. Approaches include taping them in, clipping, or sewing them in. A tape-in extension is applied by being taped to the natural hair, closer to the root. They are pre-taped and mesh between the natural hair and the extension itself. Sew-in extensions and clip-ins are placed into the hair exactly as their names imply. Please note, sew-in and tape-in application methods are permanent hair extension types and should be applied by a professional stylist.
A sew-in requires you to braid natural hair to attach the extension properly. Frontals and closures are placed on one spot of the head, enhancing what is already present (like a weave). A frontal is a small hairpiece that is placed along the edges of your hair. This allows you to try different styles and parts while the frontal is in. A closure is a small square enhancement that sits in one spot. It’s normally used to enhance a weave or a dye job already in the hair. Closures limit the different hairstyles that you can try while they are in your hair.
What Are the Least Damaging Types of Hair Extensions?
The general consensus among hair stylists is that extensions that do not tug on natural hair. If you want the most comfortable extensions, narrow your options down to clip-ins and halos. These require zero chemicals or heat in the application process.
Do not let that be a deterrent to trying other types of hair extensions, though! For example, sew-in weaves are protectants against environmental factors for coarse hair types. Coarse hair is naturally drier and more prone to breakage, requiring less shampooing and more conditioning between washes. Whichever decision you choose for yourself will always come down to proper application. You should also consider taking care of the extension in between salon trips.
What Is the Best Extension for My Hair?
The best extension for your hair depends on what you’re looking to accomplish, as well as your hair type. If you are looking for an enhancement for one occasion, ask your stylist about a clip-in or halo. If your desire is to add more volume and/or length to your natural hair, then your options vary between a sew-in, tape-in, frontal, or closure.
Some application methods are believed to be better for your hair than others. Although, consider that the extension may also be a protectant for your natural hair against environmental factors. When making your decision, you can have full confidence in your Melange Hair team’s expertise!
We hope this blog can help you decide to try hair extensions with confidence. Please note, with any hair enhancement, basic care will maintain the life of your extension between uses and reapplications. It is recommended you care for the extension according to the type of hair it is. Visit Melange Hair Co to find your perfect match today!