Hair extensions: myth vs. fact

There are many common myths about hair extensions and extension techniques. 

In response to some hairdressers who are sometimes sellers before real advisers, at Hair by Banks, we vow to never suggest hair extensions if we believe your hair is not in suitable condition.

MY HAIR WILL NOT GROW IF I WEAR HAIR EXTENSIONS.

Myth. Your hair will continue to grow as usual.Hair extensions do not affect hair growth. When you remove your hair extension after 3 - 4 months you end up with the same hair before along with the new growth. Keep in mind, when it comes time for removal- yes there may be hair in the bond but it is the hair that your hair wanted to shed. The average woman sheds up to 50 - 100 strands per day!

HAIR EXTENSIONS WILL DAMAGE MY HAIR.

Myth and fact. If you purchase hair extensions of excellent quality and the hairdresser knows what she is doing, you'll have no problem. The concern is that today very few hairdressers are working with good hair extensions, trust us when we say YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR. We only offer one quality of hair, this is premium virgin Indian temple hair. Our supplier's company has been in business for over 20 years. They carefully select virgin hair from the finest Hindu Temples of Northern India, and the hair is only processed one time. 

Most hair extension brands strip their hair's cuticle with acid exposing the core of the hair or cortex. Their hair is then bleached, dyed, and dipped in silicone, for temporary silkiness & shine. The problem is, the silicone washes out days later, the hair loses its shine and begins to crack & tangle terribly. 

Many companies actually use animal hair from yak for inexpensive long hair. Then they take the coarse yak hair, strip off its rough cuticle with acid and stretch it with perm lotion for length. See the difference?

THIS HAIR EXTENSION METHOD LASTS 4-6 MONTHS.

Myth. Certainly a bond can hold itself to the hair for that long, but when the bond is hanging so low, inches away from the scalp, it begins to show. This is hype that a company uses as a selling point as far as we're concerned. It is long and open to tangles and dreads because loose hair can weave between the scalp and the bond.

After three to four months, our preference is to take them out, if you think you can manage longer, it's totally up to you!

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