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If you haven’t been blessed with full, thick hair that grows into long locks, you may have opted for hair extensions or a weave. But could this practice be harming your scalp and hair even more? If you do decide to stop opting for artificial, will your real hair bounce back or is permanent hair loss in your future?
Hair loss related to extension isn’t because of the actual extensions. Called traction alopecia, this hair loss is caused primarily by a pulling force being applied to hair. Persistent pulling on the hair can damage the hair follicles and cause permanent localized hair loss or hair thinning if not addressed quickly.
What you need to know about extensions.
Before you opt for extensions, make sure your hair and scalp are in good condition to minimize breakage
Don’t wear your extensions too tight. If you feel painful pulling that causes headaches, ask your stylist to loosen them up
Don ‘t skip the shampoo. Shampoo your scalp and extensions about once a week. A great option to use is Revivogen MD because it contains natural ingredients that have been proven to stimulate the hair follicles and activate the growth cycle- leading to a thinker, fuller version of your natural hair.
Give your scalp a break every six weeks- have the extensions removed so you can give your scalp a good shampoo and your hair a deep conditioning treatment.
– Team Revivogen MD