Although extensions are the greatest modern hair tool, it’s not all so glamorous. There are some aspects to wearing extensions that are not often being talked about. Although it all looks perfect from the outside, accidents and weird things can happen and girls who wear extensions regularly know that too well. If you have never worn any type of extensions before, you might have some burning questions that you were just embarrassed or afraid to ask. That’s why we have decided to answer all of those questions and give you an in depth insight in how it’s like to wear extensions, including all the behind the scene stuff that you might not know about.
Is It Weird To Wear Someone Else’s Hair On Your Head?
We all know that Remy extensions are made from real human hair that comes from donors who are actual real people. This is a fact that all of us accept without even really thinking about it. But some of you may wonder is it weird to have someone else’s strands on your head? Not to mention that this is actually dead hair which makes it even weirder. Women who have never worn extensions might be grossed out by that fact, but we can assure you it’s not as weird as it might sound. At the end of the day, it’s just hair and who cares where it comes from? Also, all of the hair that has been collected from donors is cleaned and processed so there’s really nothing to worry about. At least you’re wearing real hair that looks beautiful. In our opinion, it is much stranger to wear synthetic extensions that are made out of artificial and plastic materials. This is not something that should discourage you from getting a cool hair makeover.
Can Extensions Fall Out?
This is another big fear of anyone considering extensions and it is understandable. Having a weft detach and fall out in public would be so embarrassing and is everyone’s worth nightmare. Although this is a very reasonable fear, you need to understand that it happens really rarely. 99% of the time it happens because of the errors made during installation or maintenance. That means there are steps you can take to significantly reduce the risk of this happening to you. First of all, really try to install the extensions correctly or have it done professionally if you’re not confident in your skills. Also do regular checkups on your extensions to make sure that everything is in place. But in case you are one of those unlucky girls that have this happen in public, it’s not the end of the world. So many girls wear them that it is more likely that they’ll sympathize with you rather than laugh. Just don’t take it to seriously and simply laugh at the situation, it is the best way to deal with embarrassing events.
Although this is something most girls do to save some money, sometimes it can go wrong because unfortunately not everyone is equally good at it. If you’re using clips, there isn’t much danger, simply detach the wefts and try again. Tapes, keratin, and micro loop/bead extensions are bit more complicated when it comes to mistakes. All those use glue or heat and that can get messy if you don’t know what you’re doing
What to Do If My Extensions Are Showing?
The point of adding extensions is that they blend perfectly and don’t show. Tapes or clips that stick out is not a look for anyone and can be quite embarrassing. Fortunately, there are a couple of things you can do to ensure that it doesn’t happen. First of all, wefts need to be professionally installed and placed strategically so that they don’t show. You’ll see in all tutorials that wefts shouldn’t go too high up, because otherwise they might be visible. Also, you should be careful with high ponytails and similar styles. When your hair is up, there is a greater possibility that the clips or tapes might be showing. Before you go out, take a close look in the mirror making sure that everything is tucked away and not visible. We did a guide on hiding extensions too. You can also do a couple of checkups in the mirror while you’re out and about because hair moves all the time and never stays exactly the same.
Can Extensions Really Damage My Hair?
There are a lot of articles out there that speak against extensions, claiming that they can severely damage your hair and should be avoided. That’s really not the case and those articles are definitely exaggerating. If the hair is attached correctly, and cared for, there is really no chance of it doing any damage to your natural locks. All of the different methods have been tested and proven to be 100% safe. Only if the attachment is incorrect or you completely neglect your hair can some damage occur.
There is also hair extension damage and whether you can repair your extensions or not depends on what is the actual damage. For example, if the clips or tapes detach from the wefts, that can easily be salvaged by simply replacing them. But if the damage is more serious like the hair itself being in a very bad state, the chances are slim. If your extensions are tangled and knotted up, you can try doing different treatments, but that doesn’t always work and depends on the severity of the damage. Remember that you need to be a bit more careful when wearing extensions.
Will My Hair Get Thin Because Of Wearing Extensions?
This is something that has been talked about a lot. Many people claim that wearing extensions makes your natural strands thinner, but that is actually a myth. What happens is that when someone takes the extensions off after wearing them for a long period of time, their natural locks seem very thin. But that’s because you get used to the amazing volume and length you get and once it’s gone, it takes some time getting used to your natural strands. So no, your hair will not get thinner because of extensions, it will merely seem that way because you forget how your natural hair looks and feels.
Are Extensions Addictive?
Many people think that once you start wearing extensions, there’s no going back because your hair simply looks much better and it’s hard to it looking ordinary. Although that might be the case, that doesn’t mean that they’re addictive and that you won’t be able to stop wearing them. It simply takes a bit of time to get used to your natural strands again.
Should I Stop Wearing Extensions?
If you simply want to try out hair extensions, that doesn’t mean you have to wear them all the time or forever and ever. You have the choice to remove them any time you prefer to and simply go back to your natural locks. If you want to stop wearing them, simply take them off, it’s not really a big deal. It might feel weird at first because everybody gets used to the thickness and length, but that’s something that goes away pretty quickly.
We hope that we have answered some of your burning questions that are not being talked about often and you feel much more at ease about trying out hair extensions.