Are you asking yourself if hair extensions are a good idea for your damaged, dry, dull hair?  Is your hair thin, fine and limp? How can hair extensions be used safely without exacerbating your bad hair situation?

You should be asking yourself these questions as any type of hair can be damaged by extensions that are low quality, not applied correctly or just simply not a compatible method with your type of hair.  And, you want to be especially careful with thin, fine, or damaged hair.

So, with that being said, let’s take a look at some options and find out what’s possible and what’s not.First, it’s good to determine which method is compatible with your hair, lifestyle, and budget.

Removable Hair Extensions NYC such as a Halo or Clip insare a good option since they are not permanently attached to your head.  These methods are more cost effective as there are no maintenance costs and the hair will last longer since you’re not sleeping in them.

Halo hair extensions are excellent as they are not attached to anything. They are held in place by your surrounding hair and gravity.  The trick here is that they’re sized correctly to fit your head.  This way, they won’t slide back or move around.

Clip in hair extensions can also be a good option.  Especially if your hair is thick or curly, the clips will hold in well without excessively breaking down your own hair.  This method can pull or break your own hair if it’s very thin and fine.  It also can be bulky with this type of hair.

Moving onto methods that are permanently attached include Hand tied sew in and Tape ins.  These 2 methods are a possibility with damaged hair as long as the root of the hair is in good condition.  Hair thickness and texture can also determine which of these methods would be best suited for the individual type of hair.  It varies on a case by case basis. Hair extensions should never be attached to hair that is shedding or falling out.

With tape in extensions, it is important that they are good quality and the tape does not get gunky when wearing.  If they do, they are hard to remove for maintenance and can pull your own hair.  The sew in method, when done correctly, is one of the safest methods available.

Individual bonding, Individual links, Shrinkies, etc. are very stressful to a majority of hair types and cause the most amount of damage to one’s own hair.  Unless, you have really strong, resilient hair, these individual methods tend to thin out your own hair a lot over time.  This is because of the glue – yes, bonding is glue – and when you remove them for maintenance the residual bonding left in the hair breaks down your hair as it’s being combed out.  The Individual method using links tends to oxidize inside the link creating more shedding as they are removed and combed out.  Generally, the bond or link along with the piece of hair being attached is heavier than the hair it is attached to, which also causes a lot of stress.

It is always best to consult with an expert and hair extension specialist to determine what would work best in your individual situation.  It’s important to find someone experienced with several types of extensions to make a good determination.

Custom Hair by Catherine has been offering hair extensions for 30 years and has worked with almost every type of extension.  Contact today to schedule your complimentary consultation.  Customhairbycatherine@yahoo.com or 917-482-6493.