Are Hair Extensions Bad For Your Hair?

Are hair extensions bad for your hair? if done properly artificial hair can improve volume and length, but done poorly,hair extensions can be damaging to your natural hair, that`s a fact.

Yes, there are a lot of women who have hair extensions. But, there is something you should know before going ahead and getting them: Hair extensions may be bad for your hair!

You might think that hair extensions are a great way to make your locks look lusher and fuller, and that`s true, but they can actually do the opposite.

Non Damaging Hair Extensions

Extensions may damage your natural hair and cause broken strands, but used properly, this is the best way to change your looks without waiting for your hair to grow, or if you want to attend a party without changing your natural hairstyle, extensions are your best choice.

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The lightweight and non-heavy extensions are perfect for people who have fragile or thin hair. They won’t weigh down on top of fine strands, so you can go about your day without worrying about them falling off.

Are There Damage Free Hair Extensions?

Damage-free hair extensions are a must for every woman who wants to have long, full locks. As a rule, try to get natural human hair extensions, they are light and will not weigh down your hair causing damage.

The best extensions too if care is not taken after fixing can still cause damage.

The person fixing your extensions matters too, if they don`t know what they are doing, the extensions might fall off.

Stopping Hair Damage

To enjoy your new hair length and volume, you have to take good care of your new extensions. Don`t worry, this is as easy as taking care of your own hair.

Using the Right Extensions

Now there is a lot on offer when you`re looking to buy artificial hair, you should always go for the best you can afford. Sure there are extensions for as low as $20 out there, but when it comes to hair, you get what you pay for.

Avoid synthetic hairpieces: synthetic hair might be cheap but the quality is so poor you`ll be lucky to have them for a week.

Clip-in hair extensions are a great way to add length and volume. The best part? They can be installed quickly by yourself with little expertise, so you don’t have to spend all day at the salon!


Removing clip-in hair extensions by yourself is easy and you don’t need a salon.
A few steps are all it takes! all you have to do is touch your hair, find the clips used to hold the hair in, and remove them.

Caring For Your Extensions

Caring for artificial hair is almost like washing your own hair, you`ll need to find the best shampoo for hair extensions and a good hair conditioner.

Washing should be in warm(not hot) water: After you apply shampoo on wet hair, work a rich leather by gently rubbing your hair.

Once done, wash off until all the foam is gone, if you feel the need to repeat, do so. Once the extensions are clean, apply a good quality conditioner, let it stay five minutes then wash out.

Now if the extensions are on your hair, after washing, rub them softly with a clean towel then let to dry. If the extensions are not on your hair, you can dry them by putting them flat in a towel and letting them dry on air.

Hair Extensions Aftercare

Once your artificial hair is dry, apply hair moisturizer to keep them soft, hair moisturizer also makes it easier to style.

I love Carol`s Daughter’s hair milk creamy detangler, it works on Curls, Coils, Kinks, and Waves. This crème untangles, moisturizes, defines, controls frizz, and adds shine to your hair.

And the detangling of extension is a major part of keeping them looking like your own hair.

Avoid keeping extensions on your hair for an extended period of time, this is another reason hair gets damaged with extensions.

The longest you should keep extensions especially the sew-in hair extensions is three months.

After that, you need to take them out and fix new ones.

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2 thoughts on “Are Hair Extensions Bad For Your Hair?”

  1. This is very interesting.  I’ve never used hair extensions but I know others who do. My granddaughter uses hair extensions.  I wasn’t sure the reason why because she has lovely long natural hair.  However, that is what she enjoys for special occasions.

    I was not aware that hair extensions could damage natural hair so that is something all people using them need to be aware of.

    I’m wondering if hair extensions can be added to short hair?  Or, does the natural hair need to have some length to enable the extensions to stay in place?

    • Hello Valarie

      Adding hair extensions to natural short hair is possible provided the person ding it know how to.Having said that, I think it helps if the hair is not too short as hair extensions need to blend in with your natural hair.Artificial hair is a fun way to change your style any time you please without the commitment of waiting for your hair to grow so it`s something people do really enjoy especially for special occasions.


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