Everyone wants long, thick and healthy-looking hair. But unfortunately, not all of us are blessed with it. Some of us have hair that’s thin and limp, and no amount of castor oil or hair supplements seem to make an ounce of difference. But does this mean you have to give up on your dream hair that looks long, lustrous and thick? Absolutely not!
Because this is where *drum roll* permanent hair extensions come to the rescue. For those of you who don’t know, these extensions help you fake longer and fuller locks without looking even a tiny bit unnatural. If you are considering getting these extensions, we suggest you read this article for a complete low down before taking the plunge.
- What exactly are permanent hair extensions?
- What are these extensions made of?
- But will they damage my hair?
- How do I maintain them?
What exactly are permanent hair extensions?
Permanent hair extensions can be worn continuously for many months. They attached to your hair using the strand-by-strand by method. This process uses many micro rings or bonds to attach the extension to many strands so that these extensions can last for at least 6-8 months.
What are these extensions made of?
Hair extensions can either be made from 100% human hair or synthetic hair. But if you want absolutely natural-looking results, human hair extensions are definitely a better choice. Synthetic hair not only looks fake but is also very susceptible to damage, thus minimising its longevity. If you get human hair extensions, then you can colour, curl and style them, which could be difficult to do on synthetic extensions.
But will they damage my hair?
As with everything else, getting permanent hair extensions too requires some amount of care and maintenance on a regular basis. But if the extensions have been clipped in properly, it will cause minimal to no hair damage. If not attached properly, they cause unnecessary pressure to the follicles, resulting in hair loss. Using good quality extensions, speaking to your stylist and regularly maintaining it will prevent damage and make your hair look better than it ever has!
How do I maintain them?
One of the most important things to remember before getting permanent hair extensions is that you will have to spend at least a few extra minutes to wash, style and maintain them. You should never blow dry your hair extensions as it can loosen the glue, make your hair sticky and even slip down. You will need to prevent them from getting tangled while you sleep and to do this, you must tie your hair in a loose braid or bun and cover it with a satin scarf or switch to a satin pillowcase. Invest in a good quality leave-in conditioner and apply it after every hair wash, without fail.
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Written by Urvi Dalal on Mar 16, 2020
Writer, avid reader and hardcore beauty enthusiast is the best way to describe Urvi Dalal. With over 5 years of writing experience in the beauty industry, you can trust her to have the latest skin, hair and makeup tidbits on her fingertips. In her time working as a beauty writer, she has had the opportunity to interact and work closely with a string of dermatologists, makeup artists and hairstylists. All that knowledge exchange, coupled with her flair and love for writing make it possible for her to bring you some authentic yet fun beauty content. When Urvi isn’t working, you’d usually catch her curled up with a big, fat book, drinking a cup of tea or practising her makeup skills; there is no in-between!