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Beware of Clip In Hair Extensions: What You NEED To Know

January 09, 2016
by Alexandra White

Guilty of wearing clip in hair extensions every day because you love the way hair extensions make you look that much better? Yeah, we were too...until we discovered the ugly truth about clip in hair extensions. Clip in hair extensions are a fast and easy way to add length and volume, and best of all there is no salon appointment needed (usually). Clip in hair extensions are cheaper, blend easy, and you do not have to worry about the upkeep. Clip in hair extensions are perfect for a few one clip in hair extensionstime events, big parties, weddings etc. However, clip in hair extensions are not designed for every day use or dramatic hairstyling. Women who choose to wear clip in hair extensions every day will be left with one big problem: bald spots! (But don't worry, we have solved your problem, see answer below!) You may not notice the breakage and beginning of the balding because clips are applied in the back of your head where you cannot see the damage that's being done.  How do they cause bald spots? Clip in hair extension wefts are heavier and place a lot of weight on your hair, pulling the hair and making it strained over time. Add in ponytail and styling with your clips? You’re adding even more strain and damage to your hair. Many hair stylists are starting to see the true damage of wearing clip in hair extensions and the damage that it created for their clients. Heavy daily usage of clip in hair extensions, especially clip in hair extension sets over 180 grams will break you hair off!  The weight off the clip in wefts are too heavy and will pull out hair one by one, eventually leaving gaps and bald spots. Every day use of clip in hair extensions are not recommended.If you have thin to fine hair, clip in hair extensions are definitely not for you!

Clip in hair extensions are generally heavy (a lot of hair weight sewn onto the clip wefts) and place a lot of weight on your own hair. When wearing clip in hair extensions every day or even several times a week your own hair starts to break off little by little, eventually creating large bald spots where the clips are placed. Many are using clip in hair extensions as a less expensive alternative to semi-permanent hair extensions. Those who are using clip in hair extensions similar to semi-permanent extensions, use clip in hair extensions for every day styling, ponytails and updo’s and more! This just puts even more weight on your own hair, leading to breakage in the long run. If you are wearing clip in hair extensions every day and have yet to experience breakage-be sure to stop as soon as possible! It is well known that ladies who wear clip in hair extensions every day eventually end up with big bald spots. Once you realize clip extensions are causing bald spots it will be even harder to get semi-permanent hair extensions as you will have big gaps in the back of your hair missing, and there will be no where to attach semi-permanent extensions. 

So what should you do if you wear clips every single day or a few times a week and also love to style them into gorgeous hairstyles? Seek an alternative for every day volume and length: semi-permanent hair extensions. Most people tend to shy away from semi-permanent hair extensions because they think they're damaging, require too much work, and cost too much money - but that is FASLE information! That was true in the early 2000s, however, the semi-permanent hair extension world changed when tape in hair extensions were introduced. Unlike any other semi-permanent method, tape extensions are the least expensive in salons, the hair costs the same and lasts as long as clip in hair extensions, and they are so thin and lightweight and will not damage hair with professional salon application! Tape extensions are invisible, can be worn up in high ponytails, updos, and braids, and there is no damage! Because tape extensions are so lightweight there is no balding, no hair loss, and your own hair remains healthy and intact! In fact, tape in hair extensions are perfect for those looking to repair their hair while it grows back out. Tape extensions grow out with your own hair and remove quite easily. 

If you are wearing clip in hair extensions every day because you desire every day volume, give your hair a rest and try out tape in hair extensions. You will be able to style these extensions, the hair costs as much as a set of clip extensions, and they last as long as tape in hair extensions are reusable up to three times (almost an entire year of wear). Clip in hair extensions were never designed for every day wear, only for those looking to have a glamorous night. If you are like the rest of us who love every day glam, tape in extensions will be your perfect every day hair extension choice.

Beware of Clip In Hair Extensions: What You NEED To Know

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