Do Halo Hair extensions damage your hair?
This is a very common question.
In general, there are many reasons why hair extensions can be very damaging to your hair.
But in the case of Halo Hair Extensions, it's an entirely different story.
Julia wears the THICK halo in col. Medium Brown + Light Brown 4/6.
Unlike like permanent or clip in hair extensions, Halo Hair Extensions do not damage your hair.
In fact, not only do Halo Hair Extensions not damage your hair, but they're also better for hair that is already damaged.
So you're saying I can have the long luscious locks of my dreams without damaging my own hair - and even if my hair is already damaged?
Even if your locks have gone wilder than post-Disney Miley Cyrus, Halo Hair Extensions can tame them.
(Unlike Liam Hemsworth, Miley, you do you, boo)
Sounds too good to be true, am I right?
I know I'm right...
But I'm also right about the fact that Halo Hair Extensions won't damage your hair.
About now you're probably thinking,
BUT, why are Halo Hair Extensions so much better for your hair?
Well, LEMME TELL YOU.
Halo Hair Extensions have soooo many benefits for damaged hair, especially when compared to permanent or clip in hair extensions.
@chloe_park_ wears the THICK halo in col. Medium Brown 4.
To understand why Halo Hair Extensions don't damage your hair, you must first understand why other hair extensions can harm your hair.
Firstly, if you have permanent or clip-in extensions, there's no need to go all 2007 Britney.
Just finish using them, and then move on to something less damaging.
I've gone into more detail below about how other hair extensions cause damage to your hair.
But in a nutshell:
Hair extensions cause damage to your hair because they physically attach to your hair.
This physical attachment causes friction, tugging, a constant pulling, drying from adhesives (glue), and so on.
If you don't believe me, just google: "bald spots from hair extensions"
Yes, bald spots. And it's more common than you think.
You may not know this, but Sitting Pretty started as a humble hair extensions studio, specialising in Halo Hair Extensions. And we saw countless bald spots and broken hair from other hair extension methods.
Read the section below to see how different hair extensions cause damage to your own hair.
Clip-in hair extensions are the main creators of bald spots. Especially for girls with fine, brittle or sensitive hair.
They work fine for some girls when used in moderation. But - the same is said about tequila and if you're anything like me - moderation is a concept you're yet to fully grasp.
Clip-in hair extensions peaked popularity in the early to mid-2000s.
(Just like so many of us who were in high school then and, trust me it was a bad combination).
Although, the tragically blended clip-ins I rocked to year 10 formal probably had more to do with my styling skills and budget, rather than clip-in extensions themselves.
Nevermind the fact I looked like Joe Dirt.
$15 clip-in hair extensions were an absolute score.
Even post-high school and since mastering hairstyling .... (mastering is a strong word...) many of us are wearing hair extensions every day because we love our Beyonce-worthy locks.
But, unlike Halo Extensions, clip-ins can cause damage when worn too frequently.
In fact, wearing your clip-ins too often can cause you to 'go 2007 Britney' unintentionally.
In simpler terms, wearing your hair extensions every day can cause bald spots!
And the scarier part is, you may not even realise it's happening.
So how do clip in hair extensions cause bald spots?
This is due to the weight of the hair extension pulling on the root of your locks.
Clip-ins are a lot heavier than your own hair which adds a lot of pressure to your roots.
This pulling creates strain, and over time, causes breakage.
If worn infrequently or for short amounts of times, this isn't a massive issue.
But, when worn every day, or for hours on end, or even if worn in thin hair, clip-ins will cause breakage.
Breakage not only causes split ends and frizz but, repeated breakage will cause bald spots.
Clip-ins are still a relatively safe option when it comes to hair extensions.
As I've said, just don't wear them every day and if you have thin hair, it's best to steer clear altogether.
Due to the various permanent hair extensions methods, there is no 'one-size-fits-all answer to this.
As a general rule, permanent hair extensions can damage your hair due to the installation process and improper maintenance.
Hot and cold fusion, wefts, beads and tape are probably the most common types of permanent hair extensions.
Fusion hair extensions have a lot of benefits, lasting longer and requiring a lot less maintenance than other permanent extensions.
However, they can also be the most damaging, especially if you have fine hair.
In fact, if you have fine hair, fusion hair extensions are a massive no!
Most Fusions hair extensions use keratin to bond to the hair's molecular structure, so the installation itself is not super dangerous.
The reason they're damaging is mostly to do with the weight of the extensions pulling on the strands of your natural locks.
Weaves and beaded extensions are also considered "relatively" gentle - however, they require a lot of maintenance, which if not kept up with and can have some dire effects on your hair.
And if kept up with, can have some dire effects on your wallet.
Weaves and beaded extensions aren't as heavy as tape or fusion extensions however, they are attached to specific strands of hair for a number of weeks.
Over time, this can cause the attachment sites to weaken and break.
Especially with beads that attach to your hair using a metal ring with an inner rubber lining. This can cause friction which wears down the fibres of your own hair over time.
Tape hair extensions are glued, or more accurately, taped to your hair.
This is damaging for similar reasons to weaves and beads, the adhesives used with tapes can cause the hair to dry out and become brittle.
The site where the extensions are attached becomes weaker over time, causing the hair the break off at the roots.
Which as we now know, can cause bald spots.
Your hair will never be snap free and it generally takes some time (a few months) for your hair to break down because of permanent hair extensions.
(Unlike me who takes 0.5 seconds to break down because of dropping a spoon).
But I like to err on the side of caution and say, it's best to avoid anything that causes breakage as much as possible.
(This also applies to your toxic ex BTW).
This is because small amounts of breakage over time accumulates into major breakage.
So what hair extensions don't damage your hair?
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And if Queen B says it, it must be true.
I don't make the rules.
But it's true, Halo Hair Extensions are the only hair extensions that don't damage your hair, even if you have thin hair or wear them every day.
Now that I have (finally) answered "do Halo Hair Extensions damage your hair", it's time to explain why they don't.
There are several reasons Halo Hair Extensions don't damage your hair and are better for your hair than permanent or other temporary Hair Extensions.
Especially if you have thin hair or hair which is already damaged; a Halo Hair Extensions is your new BFF.
Halo Hair Extensions don't cause damage because they don't physically attach to your hair.
Instead of an invasive installation method like clips, glue, tape or keratin bonds, Halo Hair Extensions gently sit atop your head held in place by an invisible nylon wire.
Like a, well, a Halo... If you didn't get the namesake.
The use of this wire means that the weight of the Halo is supported by your head, rather than your hair.
So, louder for the people in the back, do Halo Hair Extensions Damage your hair?
No, they absolutely do not.
Thanks to their gentle installation method and the fact they are supported by your head, rather than your hair, Halo Extensions do not cause breakage nor do they require any maintenance involving your hair - which can cause further damage.
This means you wear your Halo Hair Extensions every day for as long as you want.
The only maintenance Halo Hair extensions require is the occasional wash and to be cut professionally before worn.
Also, Halo Hair extensions can be worn in thin hair without risking any hair fall.
While other Hair Extensions can be mostly safe in healthy hair, many of them are not suitable for hair which is already damaged.
This is where Halo Hair Extensions reign supreme.
Halo Hair extensions won't damage your hair even if your mane is still recovering from years of abuse.
This means even if your hair is suffering the repercussions from bottle bleach, heat-damaged more than Hades or so frizzy it looks like you've lost a fight with an electrical socket, you can still wear a Halo Hair Extension.
In fact, Halo Hair Extensions are so safe, they're actually the perfect interim solution to your damaged or thin hair problems.
It takes a long time to revive your hair so why should you miss out your dream mane in the meantime?
So, Halo Hair Extensions are a great way to, well, fake it till you make it.
I am woman hear me roar and all of that...
I'm sure they were talking about Halo Hair Extensions in that song, right?
Sitting Pretty Co-Founder, Taryn talks more about why Halo Hair Extensions are the best Extensions for damaged hair: