6 Hair Extension Myths, Debunked

Many of us crave those luscious, thick, long locks that trail down your back and sway as you walk and catch the light in their glossy strands when you stand in the sun. Of course, most of us also don’t have the hair of our dreams, and one of the most frustrating things about it is that hair takes a very long time to grow, so achieving this dream length would take years. If only there was a shortcut… Enter hair extensions. While you’d think all the news around these handy fast track tickets to long hair would be positive, there are plenty of myths, and it’s time that we do a little debunking.

Myth #1: They damage your natural hair
One of the biggest hair extension myths is that they will damage your hair, and leave your natural hair thin, weak, and broken once you remove the extensions. If you’re going for a temporary hair extension method, they generally won’t damage your hair, as long as they’re cared for properly. And, if you want the safest option for your locks, choose clip-ins.

Myth #2: They’re expensive
Of course, hair extensions are a luxury item, and they’re not something essential to your daily life, so a more luxury price is to be expected. However, you don’t need to blow your entire life’s savings on a set of extensions, as they don’t have to be too expensive. Just do your research and find some high-quality extensions with a lower price point.

Myth #3: They won’t blend in
You may have gotten second-hand embarrassment from some of the photos of hair extensions on the Internet and been worried that hair extensions wouldn’t blend in with your natural hair. However, as long as they’re well-applied and you choose the right colour, you’d be surprised how easily they blend in.

Myth #4: They look unnatural
It’s not just the colour you may be worried about blending in, but the texture of the hair extensions and how natural it will look against your own. Many extensions are made from real human hair, so they have a very natural look, and those made from synthetic materials can still be difficult to detect.

Myth #5: They require lots of maintenance
If you’ve bought hair extensions as an easy alternative to growing out your hair, you probably don’t want to be lumbered with a complicated, salon-grade care routine for them. Most hair extensions don’t actually require much maintenance, and don’t need to be cleaned too often as the oils from your hair don’t get into them, so all you need to do is brush them out.

Myth #6: Their tracks will show
The final myth is one which people worry about the most, as no-one wants to reveal their secret to the long, thick locks they’ve got by accidentally revealing the tracks of their extensions. This doesn’t have to happen, but this is down to you, so it’s important that you learn how to properly apply them.