Hair extensions have become a typical celebrity beauty must-have. Hollywood icons such as Beyonce, Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez, and Katy Perry swear by the versatility and creativity brought about by these extensions. (Image Credit: Kristina Petrick)
Maybe you are experimenting on a new look and do not want the commitment of a permanent color or style. Or you are in that all too familiar awkwardness of growing out your hair. Perhaps, you want to mask that unfortunate damage brought about by a poor styling judgment. If you are in any of these three situations, then clip in hair extensions will be your new best friend.
To keep your mind at ease, here are some hair extension myths that you may have heard through the grapevine and the facts that will debunk them.
Myth 1: You Need to Go to a Salon
Clip-in extensions can execute in the convenience of your own home. It is an easy, Do-it-Yourself application that you can complete in a few minutes. The hair extension system consists of full tracks with small clips that can be used even by first-timers. They can easily be concealed and work well on all types of hair lengths.
Myth 2: Clip-in Extensions Can Damage Your Hair
Unlike in traditional hair salon applications, clip in extensions will not damage your hair. You can even change your style every day without affecting your hair and scalp. Just make sure that they are not clipped too tightly, nor attached to the scalp, to prevent undue pressure. It is also not true that they can pull out your hair. If you remove it before going to bed, then it is all safe.
Myth 3: The Clips Can be Painful
The clip in hair extensions is not painful. You will even forget they are attached to your hair. They are light and easy to apply that you can hardly feel them; they look and feel like healthy hair. So go ahead and do the activities that you love.
Myth 4: Clip-in Hair Extensions are Hard to Maintain
Maintaining real hair is more complicated than keeping clip-ins. These hair extensions do not have to be washed after every use. You can wash them after 3 to 5 uses. There is also no need for an arsenal of hair products. A shampoo, conditioner, and a shine spray will do.
Just make sure that you do not use your hair extensions for swimming. But if you do, do not fret just yet. Wash them at once after you get out of the water, and everything will be back to normal.
Myth 5: Clip-in Hair Extensions Will Stop Hair Growth
Using extensions and hair growth do not correlate. They will neither promote nor stop hair growth. So, if you are in the process of waiting for your real hair to grow, these clip-on extensions will help you look your best without damaging or altering the growth process of your hair.
Myth 6: Hair Extensions Look Fake
High-quality clip-in hair extensions can look as natural as the hair. You need to choose the perfect color and style that will complement your natural hair. The only thing people will notice is how perfect your locks are.
See, there is nothing to be afraid of. Most extensions, especially the clip-in ones, are perfectly harmless. They add a lot of “oomph” to your look. With gorgeous hair such as yours, you will feel like a celebrity.