Hair Extensions and Hair Shedding

Hair extensions not only hide imperfections in the natural hair, but by using hair extensions, it also becomes difficult for the user to realise how much natural hair is being lost due to shedding, even though it is not right to blame these hair products for hair loss per se, losing hair is a normal feature. Hair extensions, on the other hand, form a protective layer over the natural hair.

On any given day, a hair loss of about 100 strands is absolutely normal. Hair follicles shed old hair and grow new hair on a daily basis, just like the nails or the epidermis layer of the skin. It is a part of the body’s growth process. In case you find a lot of lost hair strands in your hair extensions, do not panic. It does not mean you are losing any more hair than what you used to earlier.

The best way to find out the rate of loss of natural hair is to take pictures of hair before using extension systems and comparing them to the hair after about 3 or 4 months. Another method is to tie all your hair into a ponytail and measure it with a ribbon or a fabric measuring tape. Sometimes, after removing the hair extensions, it only seems as if you have lost a lot of hair. This is because while using these extensions, you have become used to seeing more hair on your scalp than your normal tresses.

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