Hair extensions are a godsend. They help add highlights, volume and length to your tresses without having you go through lengthy procedures and treatments. What better way to get a hair upgrade, right?
Extensions make hairstyling a breeze and at the same time, don’t require you to put any extra effort to maintain them. Isn’t that good news?
And, if you still haven’t got your hands on hair extensions, then what are you waiting for? Oh, wait… we know! Are you worried about hair damage and high maintenance? What if we tell you that these are just myths that you need to STOP believing in?
Here’s busting the three most common hair extension myths for you.
- Myth #01: Hair extensions are high maintenance
- Myth #02: Hair extension bands are visible
- Myth #03: Hair extensions damage your hair
Myth #01: Hair extensions are high maintenance
Truth: In fact, you don’t need to wash hair extensions as often as your natural hair. Since hair extensions are not attached to your scalp, they don’t really come in contact with the natural oils produced by your scalp. Therefore, you can wash your hair extensions once after wearing it for at least 15 to 20 times.
Myth #02: Hair extension bands are visible
Truth: While you obviously don’t want the world to know the secret behind your long, luscious locks, you don’t have to worry about your hair extension bands showing either. Because, if the extensions are clipped in properly and blended with your natural hair, there is no chance of them peeking through. So, even if you keep moving your head around all day, the extension bands won’t be visible.
Myth #03: Hair extensions damage your hair
Truth: There are several different types of hair extensions out there, and not all are damaging. While clip-in extensions are super easy to wear and remove, tape-in extensions could damage your hair if not removed properly. Since the wefts have double-sided tape on them, removing them could get somewhat messy. Therefore, to avoid breakage, it is ideal to use oil in your hair so that the extensions slide off easily.
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Written by Fatema Habib on Jan 27, 2020