7 Myths About Hair Extensions
We can all agree that we love changing our looks and trying out new styles every once in a while. Whether it’s upgrading our closet and adding new and fashionable items, shopping for those boots that we’ve had our eyes on for a while, and of course, switching up our hairstyle.
Hair Extensions come into play here, as they provide you with so many choices for achieving your desired look. They’ve become extremely popular with all women of all ages, as it makes it easier to get the length you want, a go-to choice for adding that extra volume and thickness, and they’re available in so many beautiful and great colors, making it incredibly simple to achieve the perfect look.
But we cannot deny the fact that we’ve all, at some point, come across some myths about hair extensions...they’re damaging, they pull out your natural hair, they never blend in, they get tangled easily, they’re really uncomfortable, and the list goes on…
In this article, we’ll be debunking the most common myths about hair extensions that could potentially hold you back and make you feel discouraged from achieving your new look.
Hair Extension Myths
Myth #1: Hair Extensions can damage your hair
This myth is one of the biggest myths out there about hair extensions, which naturally will make anyone reluctant to use them because no one wants to damage their hair.
Hair extensions that are professionally done, specifically permanent hair extensions, such as the Tape In Hair Extensions, U Tip Hair Extensions, I Tip hair extensions, and Sew In Weft Hair Extensions, cannot cause any damage to your hair. These professionals are trained and are experienced in applying them the correct way so that your natural hair and roots remain healthy and can naturally grow even when you have hair extension in your hair.
Bearing in mind, when it comes to choosing your preferred hair extensions, you need to also consider their quality. Take for example the Tape In Hair Extensions. Always make sure that the tape or adhesive on the real hair Tape In Extensions is of high quality that will not damage your hair, especially when you want to remove them later on. Low-quality tape hair extensions can cause damage to your hair as well as your hair roots during the removal process because the adhesive is very difficult to remove which can ultimately pull your hair and cause hair breakage. Similarly, when you are choosing a temporary hair extension such as the Clip In Hair Extensions, the clip on pieces should be high quality, sits comfortably on your head without pulling or tugging on it. High-quality Remy Clip In Hair Extensions usually has a little piece of silicone inside the clip ins that will prevent pulling your hair and help the clip in extensions to stay securely in place.
Myth #2: Hair Extensions are painful
Hair Extensions should sit comfortably on your hair for the entire duration you have them on.
Trained professionals should be able to apply your hair extensions, in a manner that does not cause any discomfort or pain during application as well as after application. One of the main reasons why hair extensions could be painful and extremely uncomfortable is because they are applied too close to your scalp. This pulls in your hair roots and will cause breakage. It is very important to go back to your salon and have the extensions adjusted as soon as possible. Hair extensions, no matter what type of hair extensions you are applying, should sit comfortably and flat against your head, and move naturally with your hair.
You may feel a little discomfort on the first or second day of application, especially if it is your first time using hair extensions, but this is completely natural and the discomfort will go away in 2-3 days.
Myth #3: Hair Extensions do not blend with your hair
Hair extensions that are 100% natural Remy hair extensions will blend seamlessly with your own hair and will be completely undetectable. Choosing the right type of hair extensions for your hair type, along with picking out the hair extension color with the consultation of your hairdresser will help you achieve the most natural look.
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Myth #4: Hair Extensions can limit hairstyles
Natural hair extensions can be styled just like your real hair. You can curl it, straighten it, and create all your favorite hairstyles.
When you are in for your fitting appointment for your hair extensions, your hairdresser will apply your hair extensions on your hair in a way that allows you to create any hairstyle you want, whether it’s a full or half updo or a ponytail. Your hair extension bonds will not be visible, and no one will know you have hair extension in your hair.
Myth #5: Hair Extensions are difficult to maintain
Contrary to belief, your hair extensions are quite easy to look after just like your own hair, but with a little bit of extra love. Because they do not receive the same nutrients your natural hair gets, you want to provide it with enough nourishment and hydration so they remain as healthy as possible for the longest time.
You don’t need to go into your salon to get it styled or washed. By following our simple tips, you can easily look after your Remy Hair Extensions so that they stay healthy and beautiful without any hassle.
- Always make sure to use hair extension-friendly after care products. Shampoos and conditioners that are free from Sulfate, Silicone, Paraben, and Alcohol.
- For your Remy Hair Extensions Tape Ins, I Tip and U -tip hair extensions, wash them every 3-4 days and use a dry shampoo in between washes. Constantly washing your hair extensions can strip away their moisture, leaving them dry and prone to breakage.
- For Clip in hair extensions, wash them once a week.
- Brush your hair extensions throughout the day to avoid tangling.
- Always use a heat protectant spray to minimize any heat damage. And when possible, use alternatives for heat styling like braiding or hair rollers.
- Use your favorite hair oil or hair serum to give an extra boost of hydration and moisture.
- Get rid of damaged and split ends every once in a while.
- Keep up with your maintenance appointments for your permanent hair extensions. This means using the correct maintenance products such as the special tape in hair extension remover spray for the removal of your Remy Tape In Hair Extensions, and high-quality re-taping tabs for the re-application.
Read our blog about Basics: Hair Extensions Aftercare and our 7 Tips To Consider When You Apply Your Clip In Hair Extensions
Myth #6: Hair Extensions get tangled easily
It is important when you are considering buying hair extensions, you are getting your money’s worth. They could be a big investment and of course, you want to get the best possible result.
Hair extensions that are not human hair and are synthetic are more prone to get tangled and have a shorter lifespan. When buying your hair extensions, it is important to make sure they are 100% Remy Human Hair Extensions. Remy Hair means that the cuticles of the hair extensions are still intact and are in the same direction, and this prevents the hair from getting tangled.
As a rule of thumb, always brush out your extensions using a special hair extension brush throughout the day to keep them smooth and soft.
Myth #7: Hair Extensions can get in the way of your natural hair’s growth
This is another big myth about hair extensions. On the contrary, they do not affect your hair growth in any way. As a matter of fact, a lot of women choose to wear hair extensions when they are trying to grow their hair out to their desired length. Consider it as a temporary means to add the length and thickness you want while growing out your natural hair.