Are hair extensions going to ruin my natural hair?
This is the most common question to be asked during a hair extension consultation as there are so many horror stories about how damaging they are and how they can make your hair fall out. Well, this is the 21st century and hair extensions have come along way since then! Over the years, hair extensions have developed and now you have nothing to worry about! As long as you make sure to follow the aftercare advice given by your extensionist, your own hair is sure to stay in perfect condition.
Since becoming a hair extensionist and working with Great Lengths I have always felt confident with answering the question ‘are hair extensions going to ruin my natural hair’ with a big fat no. When you think of how often you maybe colour, back comb, straighten or curl your hair without even thinking about the damage it may be causing your hair, having hair extensions is no different.
When it comes to hair extensions, Great Lengths are like the ‘Gucci’ of all extensions with their unique cold fusion bonding system which requires absolutely no heat, no glue and no heavy metal rings. This ensures that the hair can be fused to yours with tiny vibrations with no damage at all. The bond of the hair extension itself is made from a man-made keratin which is the closest thing to your natural hair and nail make up. These tiny bonds are roughly 5mm wide at full size and when applied to the hair, we take sections as thick as the bond so that there is an even distribution of weight, which ensures that there is no added pressure onto your hair. We are also able to customise the size of the bonds to suit each individual depending on your hair density, meaning if your hair is finer we can make the bonds smaller! I have so many hair extension clients, all with different hair types and densities and each client has always been pleased with the results of their hair extensions and relieved that it is true, hair extensions don’t ruin your hair!