What health risks can we face applying these must-haves?
If hair extensions are put in for the first time they are usually quite tight and they can be quite painful for the first few days.
If your scalp is numb, then sleeping on about two hundreds little lumps on your head may be ok - but you could be unlucky.
Daily hairdressing combined with hair being pulled around as you sleep on your pillow, can make it to come out.
When the hair is wet, its weight increases, and if hair is coloured it is even more absorbent. That contributes to greater pressure on the hair follicles. So, if you do notice hair loss from your extensions, get them removed immediately. Your hair can re-grow, but it doesn’t always and if it’s pulled out repeatedly it will stop growing.
Here are some specific tips to help you care for your extensions:
- Use a special brush (often a loop brush) made just for extensions, so you don't damage the new hair or the bond.
- Human hair extensions can be treated as real hair, but more gently.
- A gentle shampoo is recommended, and use cool water to help minimize tangles.
- Sleep with your hair in a ponytail or braid to avoid bed-head and knots.
- A light conditioner will help reduce tangling and keep your new hair supple.