Do Hair Extensions Damage Hair? Here’s What You Need to Know

If you're a hairdresser who works with hair extensions, you'll have probably been asked (many times!): 'do extensions damage hair?' And, as you'll know, it's not a simple yes or no answer. The impact they have on locks depends on so many factors.

From the type of extensions chosen, to the condition of the natural hair, to how those extra lengths are maintained, hair extension damage can be avoided with the proper care and the right techniques.

So, let's explore how you can prevent extensions from stressing out your client's strands, plus what they can do at home to maintain those long, luscious locks.

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Back of model’s head with super long, ice blonde hair styled in mermaid waves.

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