For women who want long hair but somehow just can’t grow them fast enough, hair extensions are a nice and nifty solution. Extensions are relatively new in the hair scene though, so many misconceptions float around about them. This article will clear some of those common myths.
Myth 1: Extensions Damage the Hair
E! Style, based on its interview of hairstyling experts, states that the most common misconception about extensions is that they damage a person’s natural hair. You may hear of cases when this happens, but it’s likely not because of the extensions per se. Damage can be blamed on improper attachment or poor maintenance.
As long as you have quality extensions, the stylist attaches them properly, and gives you adequate reminders on proper care, hair damage can be the least of your worries. To be absolutely sure you get top-of-the-line extensions, only purchase from established sellers such as Her Hair Company.
In addition, extensions provide a layer of protection to the natural hair. When you’re styling, you don’t expose the natural hair directly to the heat of the curling iron or chemicals in certain hair products. Thus, extensions can hold a particular hairstyle without sustaining as much damage as when styling your hair directly.
Myth 2: Extensions Prevent Natural Hair Growth
Here’s another myth regarding the effect of extensions to the natural hair: they stop the natural hair from growing. Well, they don’t. Actually, extensions need to be adjusted from time to time because they move farther from the roots as the natural hair grows.
Myth 3: Extensions Require Special Styling Products
The bonds connecting the extensions to your hair may deteriorate from products that contain sulphate and silicone. Other than that, you won’t need to look for special products for taking care of your hair. As long as you use the recommended shampoo, conditioner, and other hair products, specifically those that don’t have the said damaging chemicals, your extensions will be fine.
Myth 4: Remy Extensions are Just a Luxury
Some people think that the only reason for choosing Remy hair extensions is to be fancy and they are just as good as other extensions on the market. This is not really the case. Extensions of this kind have several functional and aesthetic advantages over other types. For instance, Hair Extension Geek states that Remy hair does not tangle because the cuticles are maintained in their natural alignment. Moreover, they look more natural and can be taken care of just like you would do your own hair, so there’s not much change in your hair care routine.