There are a lot of options out there for hair extensions. Extensions can add length, thickness, and weight to your existing hair. Contrary to popular belief, hair extensions are a popular option for men as well as women. Many men use them to add thickness to their thinning locks.
Although hair extensions can be a quick way to improve the look of your hair after hair loss, there may be different types that can pose significant risks and therefore cause more damage to your hair in the long run. Below you will find some of the different types of hair extensions on the market as well as the effect they may have on your hair.
Hair weaves are typically applied to the hair by braiding natural hair with strands of synthetic hair onto the braids in rows. These hair extensions are typically made with human or synthetic hair, and a full head of weave or just a few tracks can achieve your desired look. However, this method may cause damage if done incorrectly.
As the hair weaves are applied to your own hair, the ones that are high in density may put a strain on your natural hair and therefore cause breakage at the roots if they are too heavy. Also, if you opt for the cheaper, synthetic extensions rather than natural human hair, it may cause scalp irritation and even damage your natural hair.