Will Extensions DAMAGE YOUR HAIR?

Breanna Rutter


Hello everyone this is Breanna Rutter author of the book the natural hair Bible and founder of and for the special videos I love to answer all of the questions you all send me via email so if you have any questions that you would like for me to answer be sure to check out the description box below for additional information so without further ado want to get right onto the video and I'll received a question from a woman named Tracy who wanted to know do extensions damage natural hair so Tracy what I want to do is give you some pointers of what you want to incorporate and watch out for when you are wearing extensions with your natural hair and just give you some tips along the way as well so the first thing I want you to know is that extensions do not damage natural hair what damages your hair relation to extensions is the way that there is all and the haircare maintenance that you are incorporating when you are wearing extensions I have been natural for a while now and what I like to do is wear extensions and then sometimes I don't want to wear extensions I usually will wear extensions when I'm shooting DVD type tutorials and things like that but in the meantime extensions do not damage my hair and actually what I notice is that the more that I wear extensions the less often I manipulate my hair and the more growth I actually see so in my opinion what works for a lot of women is wearing extensions because it will actually help you to grow your hair to longer lengths so the one thing that I really want you to take from this is that you want to make sure also that your extensions are installed correctly what a lot of people don't know is that even down as simple as the type of thread that you use to weave in extensions is very crucial to the health of your hair stylist don't know that thread actually matters if you use cotton thread to sewin your extensions it will create a lot of weak points along the areas of your hair because cotton is super absorbent it absorbs to about 20 times its weight so if you are using kind to weave your extensions any point where the thread is in contact with your real hair it will make it chronically dry and it can lead to breakage so it's very important that you only use nylon thread to sew in your extensions if you are getting hair weaved into your hair so is super important that when you are getting your extensions installed is that you stay away from cotton thread and also you make sure that is installed comfortably if it feels tight or there's a lot of tension over time if you continue to allow that to happen on your hair it can lead to traction alopecia and traction alopecia is not something that is triggered by your immune its triggered by outside forces that you're putting on your hair such as braiding too tight or twisting your hair too tightly so you really want to be careful and conscience about the thing that is being put on your hair as well as how your extensions actually installed into your hair and another thing or another tip that I really want to mention as far as why you probably think that extensions take out natural hair as well as with some other people probably think is because if you are not caring for your hair underneath your extensions you will be surprised and actually think that the extensions is the reason why your hair is damaged when you are wearing braids or twists or weaves or anything any type of hair extension you want to make sure that you want to the same routine to care for your natural hair underneath so say for instance you like to shampoo wash her hair once a week a like to call watch every three days what you want to do is make sure to do your shampoo in your conditioner in an applicator bottle and just go to the same motion of putting it onto your braids and onto your scalp and washing your hair thoroughly rinsing all the product and doing the same thing if you do decide to call watch so what I really want you to understand is that you can still have natural hair and still were extensions and they both could be together peacefully you don't have to worry about your hair falling out or not being able to grow your hair or suffering from damage if the extensions aren’t installed properly and you still care for your hair underneath so I highly suggest is that you do buy my book if you haven't because it teaches you a lot of tips that you want to incorporate when you are wearing extensions and also generally how to care for your hair as well if ever there is a problem where you are wearing extensions and you are starting to notice that your hairline is receding or you're starting to notice bald spots or anything like that is possible chance that you are experiencing traction alopecia and in that specific situation I highly suggest that you seek a specialist in your area because this video is intended to help you to understand that extensions don't damage her hair but also this is for general audience so I'm not able to work with you one-on-one if ever it came a point we would experience that this was always good to seek someone in your area who is skilled and knowledgeable about how to help you in that specific situation solve these videos help you understand that there is no fear to think about as far as it goes with extensions you just want to make sure that their stock correctly and you still care for your hair in the meantime and also for everyone's watching as well make sure to sign up for my email list because you will automatically be entered for any giveaways that I do and there you will receive exclusive content so in the meantime I will catch all of you in my next video

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