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Hair Extensions and 5 Myths You Might Have Heard About Them

Hair Extensions and 5 Myths You Might Have Heard About Them

Rachel Koontz
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There are some myths of hair extensions out there...

Let’s set the record straight!

Myths of Hair Extensions

There’s a lot of misinformation out there about hair extensions.

In this blog post, we'll debunk some of the most common myths of hair extensions.

Myths of Hair Extensions

Myth #1: Extensions damage your natural hair.

This is a common misconception about extensions. Different methods work better for different hair types. Your hair won’t get damaged if you work with your stylist to choose the correct method for you. Proper application and care are also important! To keep your natural hair in its best shape, it’s critical to choose high-quality extensions made with 100% Remy human hair. Work directly with your stylist or contact our team to determine which method will fit best with your hair needs.

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Myth #2: Extensions are too expensive.

While extensions are an investment, there are a range of options available to fit your budget. Installing a full head of hair will cost more than installing 1 or 2 packs. Ready-to-Wear options are generally the most affordable option since they are DIY methods and don’t require a salon appointment. If you’re looking for a longer-lasting solution, work with your stylist to install a professional method like Tape-Ins, Kera-Link, Hybrid Wefts, I-Links or Flat-Tips. If you’re new to extensions, it can be great to try a low maintenance option and see what they feel like, then go from there.

With any method you choose, you’re making a meaningful investment in your confidence and solving a hair concern that matters to you.

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Myth #3: Extensions are difficult to maintain.

Extensions do require some extra care and attention but you’ll have your maintenance routine down in no time. It's important to choose high-quality extensions and to follow recommended care instructions. Here are some of our basic reminders for how to get the most out them.

  • Use sulfate-free products only.
  • Brush often to keep your extensions tangle-free.
  • Wash only as needed; overwashing can dry them out.
  • When possible, limit heat exposure in order to extend the life of your extensions.
  • When using a curling iron or hot tool with your extensions, use a low heat setting up to 370 degrees maximum. 
  • Use a heat protectant before applying heat. Finish styling with an oil or serum after drying or curling to rehydrate after the heat is done being used.
  • Consult with your stylist on color needs. For custom color, only use semi or demi permanent color (deposit color only; no lifting). 

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Myth #4: Hair extensions are fake-looking and people will be able to tell you’re wearing them. 

This may have been true in the past, but today's hair extensions are more natural-looking than ever. With advances in technology and techniques, it's now possible to get extensions that blend seamlessly with your natural hair. When choosing extensions, it's important to consider the color, texture, and quality of the hair, as well as the application method. A skilled stylist can help you find the right extensions for your hair type and style, ensuring a natural-looking result.

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Myth #5: Hair extensions are only for special occasions.

Extensions can certainly be a great option for special occasions, such as weddings or proms, but they can also be worn every day. In fact, many people use hair extensions to add length and volume to their everyday look or find a solution to a specific hair concern. If you want to add color without dyeing your hair or using harsh chemicals, extensions are a great option. They’re also great for adding fullness to naturally thin hair or hair that won’t grow past a certain length or to fill in if you had a bad haircut. Additionally, extensions can be a helpful option for those experiencing hair loss from something like alopecia, postpartum hair loss or other health concerns.

Let's sum up these myths and set the record straight

Debunking the myths surrounding hair extensions is crucial for anyone considering this transformative beauty option. By dispelling these common misconceptions, individuals can make informed decisions about whether hair extensions are right for them and confidently explore the endless possibilities they offer.

Truth #1: Extensions are safe and non-damaging when installed correctly.

The idea that extensions inevitably damage natural hair is a widespread misconception. The truth is that different methods suit different hair types, and the key is collaboration with a skilled stylist to choose the correct method. Proper application and care are paramount. Opting for high-quality extensions made with 100% Remy human hair ensures not only a seamless blend but also safeguards the health of your natural hair. Working closely with a stylist or reaching out to the Donna Bella Hair team can help determine the best method tailored to individual hair needs.

Truth #2: Extensions are affordable, some are more expensive than others, and one great strategy is to shop our sales throughout the year.

While hair extensions may be viewed as an investment, there are diverse options available to accommodate various budgets. The cost depends on factors such as the type of extension and the installation method. Ready-to-Wear options are often more budget-friendly, as they allow for DIY application. For those seeking a longer-lasting solution, professional methods like Tape-Ins, Kera-Link, Hybrid Wefts, I-Links, or Flat-Tips are excellent choices. Ultimately, choosing any extension method represents a meaningful investment in confidence, addressing individual hair concerns with style.

Truth #3: Get your maintenance routine down and you'll see how straightforward it is to care for your extensions.

While extensions do require some extra care, establishing a maintenance routine becomes second nature in very little time. High-quality extensions and adherence to recommended care instructions are essential. Basic reminders, such as using sulfate-free products, regular brushing to prevent tangles, and limiting heat exposure, contribute to maximizing the longevity of extensions. Consulting with a stylist on color needs further ensures proper care for customized solutions.

Truth #4: With proper application, hair extensions look natural and seamless. 

Contrary to outdated beliefs, modern hair extensions are more natural-looking than ever. Considering factors like color, texture, and hair quality, along with the application method, ensures a flawless and natural result. A skilled stylist plays a crucial role in guiding individuals to the right extensions for their unique hair type and style.

Truth #5: Hair extensions are not only for special occasions but for everyday wear. 

While extensions can enhance special occasions, they are versatile and suitable for everyday wear. Many individuals incorporate extensions into their daily look to add length, volume, or address specific hair concerns. Extensions serve multiple purposes, from adding color without dyeing hair to providing a solution for thin or slow-growing hair. They can even be a supportive option for those experiencing hair loss due to conditions like alopecia or postpartum hair loss.

In summary, understanding the truths behind hair extension myths empowers individuals to make choices aligned with their preferences and needs. Rather than letting misconceptions hinder exploration, consider the vast world of hair extensions and witness the transformative impact they can have on your look and confidence.

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