Wearing tape extensions? Know someone who does? Thinking about getting some?
THINK AGAIN!!! A MUST READ ARTICLE FOR ANYONE WEARING TAPE IN HAIR EXTENSIONS OR CONSIDERING GETTING SOME!!!
Over the last 12 years of working in this industry, I have come across a lot of different hair extension applications. Some of which stay around for a while, and some which fade out pretty quickly.
Below are examples of some of my new clients that have come to see me over the last 6 months for hair extension consultations. These clients had been all wearing tape extensions and were completely unaware of the damage they had caused until I showed them.
The most common side affects caused by wrongly applied hair extensions is what the hair loss industry call traction alopecia:
Traction alopecia is hair loss that is caused by long term hair pulling and breakage due to very tight hair braiding, weaves, hair bonds or cornrows continually pulling at the hair root. If wrongly applied hair extensions are continually worn and the tension on your hair is not regularly alleviated, scarring can occur as well as permanent hair loss, leaving the wearer with a less then desirable appearance they’ll be forced to deal with for their rest of their lives.
Like I mentioned earlier. These clients had no idea of the damage that was done. Their “Hair Extension Technician” decided it was best not to tell them, but also decided charge them (up to $400) every time they went back for their re-installation services. They obviously saw the damage they had caused, but simply removed the extensions from the damaged area and re-applied them elsewhere, only to potentially cause the same damage in an other area on the scalp.
(hair extensions need to be reinstalled every 6-8 weeks to keep your natural hair and hair extensions healthy. This service is part of every permanent hair extension maintenance program)
These tape extensions are not suitable for all hair types. ESPECIALLY FINE HAIR. These scars are permanent, and if they were to continue wearing these extensions they would most likely end up wearing a wig for the rest of their life.
There are hair extension applications which don’t cause these side affects, and they don’t have to break the bank. It’s important to do your research and ensure your getting them done by a trained professional with plenty of experience.
If anyone has any questions or concerns please don’t hesitate to contact me.
Hair Extension Specialist Melbourne
Hair With Envy
Level 1, 209 Glenhuntly Road, Elsternwick VIC 3185
Ph: 0414 184 014 www.hairwithenvy.com.au