One of the most common concerns from our clients who are seeking hair extensions is whether these extensions will cause hair loss, or worsen their alopecia. Older, more traditional styles of hair extensions can cause hair loss, because the way they are applied and the weight of those strands can damage your thinning hair and follicles. However, today’s hair extensions are much safer than they used to be, including Ultrastrands and Affinity used here in our hair loss salon.
There are a variety of application methods, from taping to gluing, and these extensions come with very lightweight hair strands so that they don’t weigh down your natural hair or damage the follicles. Many clients who are suffering from hair loss have found success with using brands like ULTRATRESS because they have been especially created to prevent hair damage!
Can I apply these hair extensions myself?
If your main concern is finding hair extensions that can give you the look you want while being safe for your hair, it is highly recommended by industry experts that you have a professional who’s been trained on specific hair extensions apply them for you. How they are added to your hair makes a world of difference when it comes to whether these hairpieces will be safe for your hair or not.
An experienced professional will be able to consult with you on your hair and provide the best course of action for how these extensions will be applied. Everyone has their own unique hair and needs, so having a custom game plan is important for keeping your hair healthy.
Does it matter if I use synthetic or human hair extensions?
You will definitely notice the difference between wearing these two types of hair extensions. Synthetic hair may be a less expensive alternative, but in the long run it can cause more work, more care, and more frustration.
When synthetic hair extensions are used along with your natural human hair, the level of care needed to make the two look good together can be time-consuming. Additionally, the upkeep is different for the two, so it can lead your extensions to look more unnatural as time progresses.
ULTRATRESS hair extensions are made with 100% Remy human hair, which means you can also use styling products like a blowdryer or curling iron on them. With synthetic hair, you cannot use heat-applying products because they will damage the strands more easily.
How long can I wear these extensions before I have to remove them?
The length of time for how long someone should wear hair extensions differs for everyone. Some hair loss clients can wear them for weeks depending on the brand and quality of the extensions they use, while others can only wear them for a few days.
Either way, a seasoned professional will be able to work with you to determine the best care and timeline for your hair extensions.
If you’d like more information hair extensions and if they are right for you, book a free consultation with our expert team online, or call us to reach both of our Los Angeles hair loss clinic locations at 800-966-9505.