There are some pretty scary pictures of Vietnam hair extensions flying around the internet, terrifying us with those glue-in horrors. We see you, Britney 2007! But we don’t want you to think it’s all doom, gloom, and bald patches. Often these disasters stem from not applying or looking after your extensions properly rather than from the extensions themselves. Clip-ins are actually the least damaging of all extension types and way less risky than the permanent kind. The great thing about your Vietnam hair extensions is that you can remove them after a few hours and give your hair a break. In case you’re still worried though we’ve decided to break down the biggest concerns to give you a bit more peace of mind.
The clips will pull your hair out
Gurl are you crazy? This is so not true. The clips we use have a little rubber strip on them which stops the hair extensions from slipping and gives them a better grip on your hair. As they have a stronghold, they won’t pull or snag at your hair or cause any damage. There are also several clips on one weft to evenly distribute the weight making them safer for your hair. If you have super fine hair though you could always sew extra clips onto your wefts to distribute the weight even further.
Sleeping in your clip-in extensions will cause damage
We cannot shout loud enough about how damaging it is to sleep in your clip-ins. As you roll around at night you’ll be pulling the hair and putting a strain on the clips. This could lead to snapping and can cause patches if you make it a habit. One of the main benefits of clip-ins is that you can give your hair a break so your locks stay healthy. We always advise that you take your Vietnam hair extensions out, store them in the box, and leave your hair to dream free.
Hair extensions can cause traction alopecia
Clip-in extensions don’t cause any more damage to your hair than wearing it in a super tight pony. However, we don’t advise you to wear them every day or for a really long length of time. If you use them occasionally and look after the condition of your hair you won’t see any damage at all. All hair extension methods cause tension on your strands but the best thing about clip-ins is that you can take them out and avoid any damage. If you want to wear them more often it’s worth considering a shorter and lighter set that will be softer on your strands.
They stop hair growth
Clip-in extensions won’t stop your hair from growing. In fact, most people use hair extensions while growing out a haircut they don’t like or until their hair gets to the length they want. As long as you don’t cause any damage to your hair by making any of the mistakes above, your hair will grow exactly as normal.
If you wear your extensions every now and again, remove them when you’re sleeping and keep them in good condition then they won’t damage your hair at all.