Healthy Hair Regrowth While Wearing Extensions
Perfect 6 weeks hair regrowth on stick tips.
I wanted to post this for a while now because I see a lot of technicians showing ‘healthy regrowth photos’ when in fact clients hair is being pulled out by extensions.
When hair is being pull out by the root you may observe a transparent swelling called the ‘ bulb’ . The area above the bulb usually seen on a plucked hair is the root sheath, the growing area of the hair. Tearing out hair bulbs from the root over and over again may cause enlargement of the follicle. Therefore in long run can cause a significant hair loss and thinning.
Natural shedding occurs every day and we all lose hair, some up to 100s every day. As the hair ages, the bulb shrinks. By the time the hair is old, hair is naturally released and there is little left of the bulb.
So what you are looking for when maintaining clients hair extensions? It is these white lil bulbs on the top of the hair root. If there is none, PERFECT. This means hair is healthy, extensions are fitted correctly. There is absolutely nothing to worry about. You carry out ,maintenance and clients is free to go for another 6-8 weeks.
[ THESE PHOTOS ARE NOT NOT MY WORK ]
When you see loads of white bulbs at the root, this means hair is being pulled out. There could be several reasons for this; poor fitting, wrong hair extensions method picked, client not following aftercare, client suffering from excessive hair loss due to a medical condition ( at times client may not even be aware of this ) and so on.
As a technician you need to investigate what is causing the problem and remove extensions asap.
Please do your research when choosing your extensionist. You can enjoy years of wearing extensions and keeping your hair heathy. Or you can have something done for cheaper and few months later have little hair left….