Monday, January 20th, 2014
For a lot of women, long flowing locks just can’t be achieved naturally. So instead of choosing to settle for the dull, thinning hair that you were born with, you may decide to look into getting hair extensions instead. That is, until you do a little bit of research online and find that traditional methods of applying hair extensions, such as gluing, and sewing can be extremely damaging to your natural hair follicles.
If you’ve read up on the success rate of hair extensions over the years, you may just find a bunch of articles urging you to steer clear. Why? Because gluing and sewing methods have been proven to cause breakage to natural hair and result in early and often permanent hair loss. In fact, according to an article from Allure Magazine, a hair loss expert at the London Centre of Trichology has stated that he’s seen a 15 percent increase in women seeking treatment after damaging their hair with glue extensions. Referred to as traction alopecia, this extension-related hair loss is brought on when too much tension is placed on the hair roots, pulling on the hairs and damaging the follicles. Unfortunately, you can see this with sewn-in extensions equally, if not more than with glue.
So all hair extensions are harmful and you just have to deal with the hair you have? Well not exactly. The method used at Mane of Your Dreams is completely different. Using what we call Mane Tubes, we start with 100% human hair from Europe and using a unique cold application, attach it to your own hair without tension, stretching, heat or chemicals.
The most important thing that we would suggest however, and New York City dermatologist Francesca Fusco agrees, is that you need to go to a real professional and create a maintenance schedule. Remember that your stylist is the expert here and you should be extremely conscious of her suggestions when it comes to how often you should return to the salon to ensure everything is still going smoothly.
Just because glued- or sewn-in extensions aren’t right for you, doesn’t mean that you don’t have options. Stop into the Mane of Your Dreams salon today to learn how you can get voluminous, long locks safely.