How Long Do Hair Extensions Last? Make Your Hair Extensions Last Longer With Proper Care

As most cancer treatments result to temporary hairloss, cancer patients would be requiring a wig or hat to wear for a certain period. It may vary with every person, but hair mostly grows back completely in about 6 months to a full year. Because of such, a cancer patient is advised to purchase a wig of good quality that can outlast daily wear, and for extended periods of time. The thought of having to wear a wig might be depressing for some. However, today’s wigs are not as how they used to look in old movies. They look so realistic and natural, and the options provided for those who are in need of it, are vast. The kinds of adhesives and caps used also have a lot to do with how realistic these hairpieces look on the wearer.

Swimming, unfortunately, is not an activity recommended if you are wearing human hair extensions. Both pools and beaches have chemicals that can potentially damage hair strands. If it cannot be helped, comb the hair first to lessen tangles and keep your head above water.

Just like your real hair, take care when styling hair extensions to protect them from heat and styling damage. A heat protector is essential when styling, so that there is less damage when blow drying, straightening and curling. A specific heat product for best quality clip in hair extensions will be most beneficial.

But if you’re worried that extensions will make your either penniless, completely bald or with an incredibly damaged scalp, take heart. If you do a bit of research and look into the type of extensions that are right for you, chances are you’ll end up with natural-looking head of hair you really love, instead of having a shiny, Barbie-type wig stuck to your head – or having your tied hair extensions fall out in clumps.

So let’s say you’re attending a formal event, such as the prom or a wedding. Let’s say you want to wear a dramatic up-do that requires more length and volume than what your real hair currently has. Hair extensions will help you solve the problem of length and volume. If the up-do also requires curling and other forms of styling that your own tresses can’t hold, then you can safely do so with your extensions.

Don’t be afraid of styling aids. Hair care products like mousse, gel, Hairspray and even straightening or curling irons can still be applied on hair extensions, especially if you take time to care for them. Just make sure that they are alcohol free and that you don’t use them on your extensions on a daily basis. Even natural hair gets damaged that way.

A top tip is to braid hair loosely at night to stop the extensions becoming tangled. If you exercise, tie your hair up and if you swim, always wear a swimming cap as chlorine damages extensions just as it does your own hair! A good tip is to coat your hair thoroughly with a mixture of water and conditioner if you go swimming, and wash thoroughly afterwards, applying a generous amount of conditioner.