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Hair Extension Myths Busted!

Hair Extension Myths Busted! Hair extensions are a versatile way to enhance your hair’s length and volume.

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Hair extensions are a versatile way to enhance your hair’s length and volume!

Due to the popularity of hair extensions numerous myths and misconceptions have emerged. As a hair extension specialist salon, we are here to debunk some of the most common hair extension myths and provide you with the correct information! Get ready to separate the fact from fiction:

Myth 1: Hair extensions damage your natural hair

This is a question we get asked all the time in the salon, will hair extensions damage your natural hair? If your hair extensions are applied by a skilled professional and maintained correctly you will have no damage to your natural hair.

Hair extensions should always be applied by a specialist stylist to ensure the correct placement and method is used and to avoid any unnecessary tension on your hair. All of our team at Vixen and Blush are trained hairdressers who have chosen to specialise in hair extensions.

Regular maintenance and care will help maintain the health of your natural hair. Make sure you never go over the recommended wear time of the method you choose and ensure you follow the maintenance guide you are given to make sure you use the right products and are keeping your extensions in the best condition.

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Myth 2: Hair extensions are noticeable and unnatural

When installed correctly, hair extensions should be super discreet and virtually undetectable. The best way to ensure that is to go to a hair extension specialist salon where they will make sure the colour match to your natural hair has a seamless blend and will place them in the correct position so they can’t be seen when you move around or style your hair.

Myth 3: Hair extensions require high maintenance

Whilst there is some maintenance and aftercare required with hair extensions it isn’t overly time consuming and can be easily added to your daily routine. If anything, having hair extensions will save time on styling as once styled hair extensions will hold for up to 3 days.

You will need to make sure you are using the correct salon quality shampoos and conditioners and make sure you attend your removal and re-fit appointments within the wear-time of your chosen method.

With the correct care and maintenance your hair extensions will last for many refits.

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Myth 4: Having hair extensions will limit hairstyling options

Having hair extensions offers versatility and a whole range of styling options. You can use your favourite styling tools and style your hair just like your natural hair. Having hair extensions provides more volume and length and can make it easier to achieve your desired look.

You can have fun and experiment with braids, curls and super sleek looks. We would advise avoiding any high hairstyles such as a high bun or braid as these can pull on your extensions and over direct them. Sticking to low ponytails and buns is ideal when you have extensions.

Myth 5: Hair extensions only work for long hair

Not true, hair extensions aren’t exclusively for long hair and creating rapunzel locks. You can use hair extensions to add volume to your bob or to fill out the sides of your hair. Visit our before and after page on our website where you can toggle different methods, amount and lengths to see results that have been created by Team Vixen to give you an idea of what can be achieved.

If you’re not sure if your hair is long enough or what can be achieved with hair extensions book in for a free consultation where one of our stylists can advise you on the best method, amount and length for you.

It’s important to separate facts from fiction and know the truth about hair extensions! Debunking these common myths reveals how hair extensions which are applied and maintained correctly are safe, discreet and a versatile way of enhancing your look.

To ensure a seamless blend and natural look book in for your free consultation to see how we can help and soon you will be enjoying the benefits of natural looking hair extensions whilst also caring for your own hair.



Sarah Mckenna

Sarah McKenna is the founder of Vixen & Blush and The London Hair Lab. Sarah graduated as a research biochemist in 2005 and started a career within the pharmaceutical industry, before becoming a hair extensions expert. In 2010, Sarah gained insight into the hair extensions industry and could see that clients had a very poor value/quality proposition. At that time, poor-quality hair extensions were available, at prohibitively high prices. Sarah left her initial career and set out on a mission to improve the hair extensions industry in the UK, using her research and development skills.

Spending 3 years securing a high-quality and sustainable supply of human hair, Sarah then developed new products and fitting techniques to allow long-term refits of the same hair. In this way, Sarah was able to offer hair extensions services at a more affordable price to clients, while improving the quality of the service for her clients.

With Vixen & Blush starting in 2012 as a 1 chair salon in London, Sarah quickly grew the business to what it is today, a team of more than 20 hair professionals working together as London’s leading hair extensions specialists.