5 reasons your hair extensions are shedding.
You’ve searched high and low for legit quality hair extensions. You install them and as you’re brushing through your beautiful new locks, you notice that there is some hair left in your brush from your new do. Why is this? The truth of the matter is that all hair sheds even the hair that you have growing out of your own scalp.
1. Extensions are sewn by hand on machines used by humans. This can cause room for error.
Sometimes during the wefting process, short strands of hair fail to get caught in the weft. So when you receive your hair and brush or comb through them, those short strands get released and fall out.
2. The texture depends on how much the hair will shed.
Through experience, straighter hair extensions tend to shed less than the more curlier or kinkier textures. Make sure your hair extensions are well moisturized so that you don’t confuse hair shedding from the weft as opposed to hair breakage due to dry hair.
3. Damaged hair wefts from rough manipulation.
Being “heavy handed” on your hair, especially with excessive pulling, twisting and brushing can cause damage on a secure weft without you even realizing it. Next thing you know, you are experiencing shedding.
4. Cutting your wefts prior to installation.
We all know that cutting anything without securing it back properly is a huge no-no. Hair strands can slip through the now loosened wefts that were caused by cutting. It is best to reseal your wefts before each install. Sealant wears off after a certain amount of time.Without securing those cut pieces, you will certainly get some shedding.
5. Sewing through your wefts during installation
Sewing through your wefts will cause shedding because the needle will loosen the wefts and free up some hair to fall out. Trying sewing around your wefts to prevent this from happening.
Here are a few additional tips:
Make sure your hair extensions are well moisturized.
Take extra care when brushing from the weft area.
Make sure to tie your hair up at night or use a silk bonnet.
Co-wash your hair extensions at least once a week. If you can co-wash more often than this, then please do so. Shampoo your hair only when there is product buildup, as shampoo can dry virgin and remy hair when done too often.
Always remember that quality hair extensions are just that hair, human hair, and it still needs to be cared for as if it were grown from your own scalp. In addition, it’s good to know that there is a difference between excessive shedding due to poorly wefted hair versus shedding due to daily maintenance and styling. Poorly wefted hair leaves a trail of hair everywhere you go without any manipulation. You will find hair in your bag, on your child, on your desk at work, in your bed, literally everywhere. So keep this in mind.
I hope this article helped to explain about hair extensions shedding. This in fact a normal part of wearing wigs and weaves and it’s best to treat your new weave with care no matter what to protect and prolong your investment.