Thick hair in which you can run through your fingers to feel the bliss or simply sniff the hair smell from your lover’s forehead is a dream. Similarly, thinning hair and receding hairline are nothing less than a trauma.
It is a reason for extreme sadness and a factor that destroys self-confidence. Thinning hair could result due to multiple factors and there are temporary ways to handle the situation.
Temporary solutions like eating omega, and protein-rich food or applying oil, serum, and masks can help.
However, these require too much effort, and results are not guaranteed; plus, here the key to success is consistency.
Importantly, if the hair follicle is closed there is nothing that can help to revive hair growth there.
What are hair extensions?
In such a situation the permanent solution comes in the form of hair extensions. Hair extensions are the quickest way to increase the length of the hair.
Hair extensions are also used to add fullness to the hair. It is a non-surgical way, completely painless, to add length and volume to hair.
Also, to add a little fashion quotient to your hair, it is a great option. Add some color to your hair without going through any chemical treatment.
What is the procedure of the treatment?
Artificial hair is available in different types; you can very easily match it to your natural hair in terms of color, texture, and thickness.
The hair is made from synthetic fiber, like Futura. Futura is heat resistant and can handle heat up to 400 degrees F. However, there are hair extensions made from real human hair.
There are different ways to install the hair extension. Some of the hair extension procedures are as follows,
- Pinch braid extensions: These are individual locks of hair that are attached to the existing hair with a strong, durable thread.
- Clip-on hair: A hair expert sews the hair extensions to the hair.
- Fusion: Here, a machine like a hot gun is used to stick the real human hair extension to the existing hair.
Go for the option that best suits your style and hair type. Moreover, it is vital to take the help of an expert to get any of the styling done. A stylist will complete the procedure without harming the natural hair.
Who can opt for the permanent hair treatments?
Any person who desires to add length and volume to their hair can opt for hair extensions. Consult any hair extensions specialist and get the best procedure done for your hair.
The only exception is that if you are undergoing any hair loss treatment, then you need to wait till the process is complete, as it could otherwise affect the treatment.
What is the cost of treatment?
Earlier with the launch, the hair extensions were expensive; moreover, for human hair, the cost is slightly more.
As the treatment is now widely available it costs anywhere between INR 3000 to 5000 for silicone hair. The cost for human hair is INR 8000 to 10000.
The cost of installing the hair extensions is about 3000. The hair extensions start to damage in some eight to ten months. Thus, to maintain the same beautiful stunning look, the extensions must be repeated.
What are the side effects of the treatment?
The treatments have no side effects. The only problem is that it requires maintenance, and every ten months, a new set of hair extensions is required.
As it is a non-surgical, painless, and not-so-expensive procedure, doing it is not so difficult. The effects of permanent hair extension treatment are seen immediately.
Thus, in no time, you can resume the activities. As for styling or tying your hair only the expert can guide you. The hair extensions become a part of your hair thus treating them like the way natural hair is treated.
What are the alternatives to the hair extension treatment?
The procedure is simple but has costs involved. Thus there are other alternatives also available. Wigs are available in different hairstyles that one can use depending on their preferences.
They are easy to attach and are easily removed plus there are various options available. Thus, if you desire not to invest in permanent hair extensions, then opting for wigs is a better option.
Will the permanent hair extensions damage the natural hair?
The permanent hair extensions are completely safe for embracing your natural hair. If the procedure is done under the guidance of an expert there are no side effects.
If the natural hair is weak or damaged then the hair extensions will further damage it.
Also, if the material used to attach the hair is not of good quality then it could damage the original hair.
How to maintain permanent hair extensions?
The hair extension needs extreme care. Even natural hair requires ample care, but then they do get nourishment from the food we eat and from the scalp.
However, maintaining hair extensions is not very difficult. It is advised that hair brushes are not used to detangle the hair as they could further damage the extensions.
Simply, with a very firm hand, softly use your fingers to detangle the hair. Use the shampoo, conditioner, masks, oil, and serum as recommended by the stylist.
It is advised to refrain from using harsh products as they are not good for hair, both natural and extensions. Shampoo the hair very gently.
Using a satin bonnet before bed or sleeping on a satin pillow cover is recommended.
Also, tie the hair in a low and loose ponytail before sleeping as it protects the hair from any friction. Also, there are no chances of getting any knots or tangling issues.
Earlier it was taboo to use hair extensions and add to the beauty. Anything that was not natural was looked down upon.
However, things have changed and permanent hair extensions have garnered immense popularity. People from all age groups and genders opt for hair extensions.