Disadvantages of Hair Extensions (2)

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There is also some significant pain that can accompany hair extensions, especially the kinds that are sewn in as the hair is braided so tightly, it literally pulls your eyes back and makes you look like you had a face lift. Then, the hair tracks are sewn into the braids and that can lead to horrific headaches (I am prone to migraines so it was not a good choice for me) as well as itching. How many times have you seen a person with a weave fiercely tapping on their heads? That’s their way of itching what is almost impossible to scratch.
You can also experience an allergic reaction from the chemicals in the glue which will add to discomfort. So, it really is a dice roll, like bleaching your hair. It looks great but the irreversible damage and pain that goes along with it may not even seem worth it in the long run, especially if you go into the process with hair that has been broken and that is why you are seeking the new lengths.
There are so many aspects to be mindful of before you take the leap into hair extension land and it may make you think twice about this “permanent” hair alteration. Yes, they can be removed but can they make it so that you lose hair and end up with a new pixie? It is extremely possible.
Let me add one more thing to this whole hair extensions situation: while professionals can often make your new hair blend very well with your own hair, there may be times where you will be left with unsightly tracks, meaning people can see your hair is fake. If done improperly, the extensions can randomly fall out, piece by piece, at the wrongest of times and you may have to explain to whomever you’re seeing, if it is a new person, why their hands do not easily glide through your hair.
To stay safe, check out clip in hair extensions that can come in and out, without any real pain and can give you a taste for long hair. They may very well help with the transition from short to long as well as even out any broken hair damage you may have gotten. They can also be done at home or by a friend and if you buy human hair, which is truly the best hair on the market, you can get a feel for what it is like in terms of maintenance and styling.
But if you are gung-ho on extensions, make sure that you get the best stylist possible and spare literally no expense. This is an investment that cannot be taken lightly. Good luck!
By Mandi N.     ©hairfinder.com
See also:
Hair Extensions Q&A
The Different Types of Hair Extensions
How to Take Care of Hair Extensions