How to Protect Your Hair From Damage When Using Colored Hair Extensions


Warning: colored hair extensions can severely harm your hair and may not be reversible if you already have it. Please read this little piece before you buy anything.

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Pulling force The most prevalent side effect of using weave-in extensions is alopecia. A tight weave can cause hair loss and thinning if it draws on the natural hair too much.

Second, the glue used to attach the extensions to the natural hair might trigger a skin response known as contact dermatitis. Itchiness and a red, rash-like rash are symptoms.

Third, extensions applied too closely to the scalp might induce headaches by pulling natural hair too tightly.

When hair extensions get tangled or matted, they get caught in the tines of brushes and combs, causing discomfort and irritation to the scalp.

Remember that the hair-cutting and coloring industry standards do not apply to the hair extensions market. Therefore, learning as much as possible about the topic is beneficial.


Hair extensions, especially those that add color, are a hot trend. You might have thought of using hair extensions to add highlights or color to your hair. Extensions are a quick and straightforward way to change your hair’s length, color, or thickness, but they can cause serious harm if you’re not careful.

Before utilizing a product, learning all you can about its potential benefits and risks is crucial. This is especially crucial when the substance has to do with your hair, as repairing damaged hair can be long and arduous.

The Origins of Hairpieces

In ancient Egypt, hair extensions were worn as a fashion accessory by both sexes. To protect themselves from the environment, illnesses, and lice, old Egyptian males practiced scalp shaving while using wigs.

Women’s hair extensions first gained popularity in the early 19th century when Edwardian women began using them to achieve the elaborate hairstyles of the time. Many people in the Victorian era and after that utilized hair extensions. Only the wealthy could afford them during most of the 20th and 21st centuries.

Eventually, Asian countries like India and China began producing hair extensions commercially. This paved the path for the worldwide distribution of colored hair extensions and wigs and reduced the price of hair extensions. Over time, advancements in integration methods have also occurred. Where plant raisin was once employed to secure wigs to the scalp, today we have fusion, clip-in, clip-on, bond weaving, etc.

Hair fiber classifications

These days, you may get hair extensions created either from synthetic fibers or natural human hair.

Synthetic fibers are typically less expensive than human hair extensions since they are created from materials such as Kanekalon or Toyoolon. In addition, there is a wide variety of synthetic extension colors and textures.

Buyer beware: unlike natural hair, synthetic extensions melt at high temperatures and cannot be styled however you wish. If you try to blow dry synthetic extensions, they may melt.

Grades of human hair extensions are often advertised according to their place of origin, such as “Indian hair,” “Chinese hair,” etc. True human hair is supplied by numerous Asian countries. 100% human hair extensions are more expensive but allow more styling options because they can be straightened, curled, or braided, just like natural hair.


Virgin hair, Remy hair, and double-drawn hair extensions are the most typical ways of describing their quality.

First, “virgin” indicates that the hair has never been chemically altered. The cuticle orientation of the virgin hair is preserved during the cutting and collection process.

“Remy” denotes authentic hair when “almost” all of the individual strands are oriented so that the roots face one way and the ends face the other. Remy’s hair is known to be more durable than different varieties and more lustrous and tangle-free.

Third, “Double Drawn” means that all the hairs in the bundle shorter than a specified length were plucked by hand twice. This ensures that there are an equal amount of strands at each end. Such additions are particularly costly due to the high manpower requirements of the work involved.

Techniques of Integration

One method is the “track and sews,” in which cornrows are braided toward hair fall and sewn together. After the braids are prepared, the wefts are stitched onto them using a specialized needle. The thread’s color will change by the hue of the added length.

A buyer should know that traction alopecia might occur if the hair is braided too tightly.

Integrating commercial hair with natural hair using the invisible weave method typically takes approximately an hour and lasts between 8 and 10 weeks.

Third, bonding is an option wherein extensions are physically connected to the natural hair with bonding adhesive.

Hair extensions might create hypersensitivity or irritation if glued to the scalp inadvertently. Therefore, buyers should be aware of this. In addition, a patch test should be performed before the full implementation of this method is attempted.

Hair extensions that clip in are a convenient way to enhance your hair’s length, thickness, or both. If you want to add layers to your natural hair, these extensions often come in long strands that must be clipped.

5. Bulk: Bonding, clip-ins, and adhesives are just a few ways to incorporate bulk hair into your existing style.

Customers with oily scalps should exercise caution while adding volume to their hair by bonding instead of utilizing threads.


If used correctly, hair extensions may not cause damage to your hair or scalp, according to most experienced stylists. The only way extensions can cause problems is if the customers make bad choices or if the integration is sloppy.

You can prevent potential harm from hair extensions by following specific safety measures. The best results can be achieved by carefully selecting a hair type, hair quality, and integration method.

Human hair, not synthetic, is the most excellent option for hair extensions. It’s easier to style, mixes in better, and acts more like natural hair than synthetic fibers.

Clip-in extensions are the best option if you’re looking for a quick fix, as they can be applied and removed with minimal effort and no lasting damage to your natural hair.

If you want a more permanent treatment, like bonding, you must visit a reputable salon with experienced stylists. This is a costly endeavor, but one that must be undertaken.

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Moody, Victor

New York-based hairstylist Victor Moody has been in the industry for a decade. He has recently launched a website to supply consumers with helpful information regarding colored hair extensions.

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