Today people are very keen about being fashionable and they try to find ways to look better. Many of you may often use hair colours and hair extensions to make your hair look more attractive.

Hair extensions are nothing but an artificial piece of hair that is attached to your existing hair very close to the root of the hair. Usually, these extensions are attached to the original hair in the form of glue, or it is woven into a stitch. Hair extensions stay for 6 weeks to 8 weeks after which they become loose as the hair which is holding it starts growing out. So they have to be re-attached more firmly near the root of the hair.

The advantage of hair extensions is that they give a very natural look and comes as a great help when you need a quick makeover. However, if you wear hair extensions a lot, your hair may become heavy & can cause traction alopecia. The hair extensions can cause traction on the root of the hair which results in hair loss. So, our hair experts do not recommend using hair extensions on a regular basis. You can use them once in a while when you go for an event or party. If you are planning to fix hair extensions, we recommend you to go to your hair stylist and use recommended maintenance products. If you do not take these precautions, the hair extensions can look very bad and can encourage development of bacterial infections near the application area.

In case if you are planning to have hair extensions on a regular basis, have a direct consultation with your dermatologist. You need to visit the doctor once in 3 months for hair examination to ensure good health of your hair. The doctor can suggest you some vitamin supplements to keep your existing hair in good condition. You may also request your doctor to prescribe a suitable shampoo and conditioner for regular use.

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