8 Common Myths about Hair Extensions

Hair Extensions

Hair extensions are more popular than ever and give women the opportunity to enjoy longer hair and a variety of hairstyles whenever they want to.

If you’ve been looking into hair extensions, you’ll know just how much information there is on the internet. Unfortunately, there are a lot of myths floating around that actually end up deterring women from getting extensions at all. This article serves to clear these myths up once and for all.

8 Hair Extension Myths to Stop Believing

Myth 1: Hair extensions make your haircare routine complicated
 Hair extensions make your haircare routine complicated
There is nothing complicated about having hair extensions. All that’s required is the right products and some slight alterations to your current haircare routine and you’re good to go. Your hair extensions do require a gentler touch but nothing out of the ordinary.

Myth 2: Hair extensions look fake
Hair extensions look fake
If you’re going to buy cheap hair extensions, there is a good chance that they will start looking unnatural after a few washes. If you want your extensions to blend in seamlessly with your natural hair, opt for Remy hair extensions, which are made with natural, unprocessed hair. It also helps if you choose hair extensions that match your current hair colour.

Myth 3: Hair extensions will make your natural hair fall out
Hair extensions will make your natural hair fall out
If your hair extensions are applied correctly, there is absolutely no reason why your extensions should fall out. Everyone naturally loses 50 – 100 strands of hair on a daily basis so you shouldn’t be losing more than that after applying extensions.

Myth 4: Household glue can be used to apply extensions
Absolutely not! EH Hair & Extensions salon in the Gold Coast will only use glue that is designed to be used with hair extensions.

Myth 5: Your natural hair will be damaged after hair extensions
natural hair will be damaged after hair extensions
The only time that hair extensions will damage your natural hair is if they’ve been applied incorrectly by an inexperienced stylist. If the hair extensions are removed incorrectly, that can also damage your natural hair.

Myth 6: Hair extension bonds are always visible
Hair extension bonds are always visible
If you tried to apply your hair extensions yourself or you chose an inexperienced stylist, there is a good chance that your bonds will be visible. This is not normal though and an experienced salon won’t let this happen.

Myth 7: Extensions can only be applied to long hair
Extensions can only be applied to long hair
While longer hair is better, hair extensions can be applied to short hair too. Micro extensions are one option for women with shorter hair but your stylist will be able to tell you which options are best in your specific case.

Myth 8: Hair extensions are expensive and don’t last long
Hair extensions are expensive and don’t last long
When they’re applied and maintained correctly, hair extensions can last up to 4 months. You can speak to an expert to find out what you can do to make your hair extensions last as long as possible. Sticking to your maintenance appointments is one good example of this.