My ways of dealing with hair loss I described in the previous post. Now I would like to answer the question whether it is possible and worth extending delicate hair. Such as those that grow back after chemotherapy.
If someone, like me, plans to grow his hair, he should consider extensions. It’s been a year and a half since my hair started to grow back. However, my haircut si still asymmetrical. My hair is longer at the back and shorter at the front. It will probably be a few more months before I can show off any hairstyle. I’ve always had long hair and missed it. I decided to thicken and extend my hair with the tape-in method and it was such a great idea.
I feel lucky about the people I have met in my life. This time it was no different. My hair stylist turned out to be a super pro and also a nice girl. She answered all my questions. Now I would like to share this knowledge with you.
What is tape-in hair extension?
The extension hair is bonded to sticky strips. The stylist peels off the cover, revealing the adhesive, and sandwiches small sections of natural hair between two of these strips.
How long does the effect last?
Tape-in hair extension last for several months. You should know that extensions should be reapplied every few weeks (depending on the speed of natural hair growth). However, the same extensions can be used several times.
Why did I choose tape-in method?
First of all, because it is a non-invasive method, suitable for people with brittle and delicate hair. The most important thing was not to burden my hair that was growing back.
Secondly, strips are covered with medically tested glue. Thanks to this, I was sure that they would not cause an allergic reaction. This is a very important aspect for people who have had a serious illness.
The aforementioned method has also many other advantages, e.g. it gives a very natural effect. This is due to the fact that the extensions are made of human hair. Thanks to this, none of my friends could believe that my hairstyle is the result of extension. The procedure isn’t time-consuming. It last less than 2 hours. The same extensions can be applied several times, which reduces the expenses.
Would I recommend this method?
Yes! Definitely. I omit the fact that after a few hours you can feel a lot more attractive. I would like to draw your attention to the fact that this type of procedure can have a positive impact on the psyche. It may sound funny, but anyone who has lost their hair knows what a scratch this event leaves behind. I missed my long hair so much. Thanks to my hair stylist, after 2 hours I looked like before illness. I cannot express my joy.
Does tape-in extensions damage hair?
Not if it is done by a pro. The choice of a stylist is very important. Read reviews on the Internet, choose people who are recommended.
Should extensions be treated in special way?
Yes. You should buy a special brush and use only cosmetics recommended by hair stylist. Hair should be washed with lukewarm water and handled gently. After washing, still damp hair should be combed starting from the ends. Hair can be tied in a low ponytail. They can also be straightened or curled, but remember that the temperature should not exceed 150 degrees. Importantly, you should never heat the hair at the roots. You will receive detailed information on how to care for hair extensions from your stylist.
In conclusion, if you are growing your hair or just want to change something, I encourage you to think about extensions using the tape-in method. It works for me. Look for a trusted hair stylis and find out if this method will also work out for you.