Do hair extensions damage your hair?




Question: Do hair extensions damage your hair?
The hair extension trend has grown in popularity over the years and so has the damage to hair. In the short term, the chemicals used to attach your hair extensions can weaken your hair, which may result in frizzy or brittle hair. In some cases, the damage cannot be fixed, especially if the weave or extension is braided into your hair at the root.

The long-term damage caused by hair extensions, includes traction alopecia (hair loss), breakage due to atrophy of hair follicles, or death of hair follicles. In some cases, the hair may not grow back because it has been damaged for too long a period of time.

A great alternative the expensive and damaging glue-in or sewn-in extensions is clip-In extensions. Clip-in extensions are very affordable, easy to put in and remove and best of all will not damage your hair.

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