6 Common Hair Extension Myths Busted

May 6, 2021

Are you thinking about getting long and luscious hair extensions? If so, you’ve probably come across some of the common myths about them.

Well, today, we’re about to bust those myths and give you an accurate idea about what it’s like to have extensions.

Myths About Hair Extensions

Myth 1: They Pull Out Your Real Hair

Such misconceptions are especially common when it comes to clip-in extensions. The myth, however, involves all kinds of extensions and it couldn’t be further from the truth.

Extensions cannot damage or pull out your natural hair. When professionally applied, extensions are placed carefully and strategically to ensure your comfort and give you a healthy, shiny mane without any damage.


Myth 2: Hair Extensions Are Difficult to Maintain

No, you don’t have to visit your hairstylist two times per day for proper styling and extension care.

When you have the extensions put in, you’ll get recommendations on brushing, cleaning, and making sure your hair is in top shape. Professional assistance will be needed every once in a while to check on the extensions and tweak your routine (if necessary).


Myth 3: They Will Never Blend in

If you’re worried about the natural and aesthetic appearance of your extensions, you shouldn’t be.

Choosing the right set of extensions for your hair type and color will give you the perfect blend. When these extensions are put in professionally, no one will know that you have something extra on your head.


Myth 4: You’ll Get Headaches from the Extra Weight of the Hair

Yes, additional hair will add some weight to your head. Usually, extensions are measured in grams and that’s how much your scalp will have to support.

Getting extensions requires some getting used to but there’s no scientific basis for the expectation of headaches or migraines.

If you’re worried about the adjustment, your stylist can add a few extensions at first to test your tolerance. In time, you’ll move to have more hair added until you achieve the exact result you wanted from the beginning.


Myth 5: Extensions Get Tangled More Easily Than Your Hair

A general rule of thumb is that you should care for your extensions in the way that you deal with your natural hair. They aren’t more prone to tangling or damage.

The extent to which extensions tangle depends on their quality. This is why investing in some high-quality hair will always pay off.


Myth 6: Quality Extensions Are Too Expensive

This doesn’t have to be the case.

Luckily, the market offers a good range of different products. Some extensions out there give you an amazing price to quality ratio. Also, quality pays off in the form of a better return on investment. You may have to spend a bit more upfront but you’ll get to use your beautiful hair for a much longer period of time.


Final Verdict

Hair extensions aren’t used just for vanity purposes. They can help you build your confidence or address the unpleasant hair loss resulting from an array of medical conditions (like hormone imbalances, for example).

Seeing an experienced hairstylist for a proper consultation is the first step towards getting beautiful, easy-to-care-for extensions. Don’t hesitate to go the professional route. DIY products do exist but some guidance from an expert will give you results that are much more natural and long-lived.

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