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Can Hair Extensions Help Your Hair Grow?

Updated: Oct 19, 2021



If you’ve been dreaming of longer and thicker hair like all the celebrities and influencers on Instagram, we have a secret to tell you. Most (if not all) of these people are wearing hair extensions!


With a little help from a trained professional, you can make your hair goals come to life. Whether your preferred method is Hand-tied, Tape-in, Clip-in, K-Tip or Micro-Link your hair extensions can actually help your hair grow if done correctly and by a trained professional. Hair Extensions can also act as a protectant from damage and give you the ability to style your hair in different ways.


Taking Care of Your Hair Extensions = Taking Care of Your Natural Hair


Everyone wants thicker, longer, and fuller hair and hair extensions are a great way to start! Having hair extensions does not mean that you stop paying attention to your natural hair, it’s actually quite the opposite. Because hair extensions require a little extra care than your natural hair it will make you take care of your natural hair. The proper way to care for your hair extensions, depending on your method used, will require washing, brushing, using a heat protectant, and avoiding harmful chemicals. Because you’re taking such good care of your hair extensions (we hope) it will actually benefit your natural hair!


Avoid Damage


At Premier Violet Hair, we always recommend using a hair extension brand that is reputable and going to see a trained professional in your preferred method. By doing this, you can avoid damage altogether, depending on the method used. Some methods of hair extensions cause zero damage and some methods can cause a lot of damage. It is up to you to do your research in which method is right for you and your hair. Go to a hair extension specialist that is knowledgeable in the different types so you can make sure your application will be done correctly.


The application is half of getting hair extensions. You need to make sure you’re scheduling regular maintenance to have your extensions moved up because no matter the method, they will grow with your natural hair. If you experience problems with your hair extensions, don’t wait! See a professional immediately.


Lastly, I have had several clients tell me that extensions have saved them from themselves. Hair extensions require you to wash your hair less (which means you are keeping your natural oils in your hair and not drying your hair out), use hair masks and oils to keep your extensions fresh, wear a low bun to sleep so you’re not accidentally pulling on your hair, and you will use less heat because 1) the extensions are naturally curly or straight , and 2) because you wash your hair less you will not blow dry as much nor style as often. Check out my post about a client growing their hair out while wearing k-tip extensions here.


Have your hair extensions helped grow your hair? Let us know in the comments below!


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