Beware Of Brazilian Knot Hair Extensions

Beware Of Brazilian Knot Hair Extensions

Brazilian Knots Pros and Cons: What You Need to Know


Brazilian Knot Hair Extensions have been popular for many years not only in Brazil, but in many salons throughout the United States. We specialize in all types of hair extensions, but we pass on Brazilian Knots since they are very dangerous and cause severe damage to the hair follicle. Over time Brazilian Knot extensions will cause Traction Alopecia which is hair loss due to tension on the hair.  Countless clients have come in immediately after application to have these extensions removed. The clients have complained about the pain they cause from headaches to intense pulling on their own hair, just look at the below picture of one of our clients' hair and the immense pulling around the extension and scalp irritation. This is just one example, but this blog is to help you to stay away from this application.

A woman with a painful scalp due to Brazilian Knot Hair Extensions

a picture of hair damage from Brazilian Knot Extensions

Brazilian Knot Extensions and Traction Alopecia

Any hair extensions that are applied improperly or with too much tension can lead to Traction Alopecia, a condition where hair is lost due to pulling force on the hair follicle. Brazilian Knots, while popular for their natural look and versatility, can be particularly risky for causing this type of hair loss. It's crucial to consider the potential long-term effects before opting for this extension method. It's always recommended to consult with a professional and prioritize the health of your hair. too heavy on your hair, or placed too close to your scalp can lead to traction alopecia Brazilian Knot Hair Extensions have undeniably been a trendsetter in the world of hair extensions. However, it's critical to weigh the pros and cons before taking the plunge. While Brazilian Knots offer a unique and natural-looking extension option, they come with their fair share of risks. One major concern is the potential for Traction Alopecia, a condition that causes hair loss due to excessive tension on the hair follicles.

a picture of a woman with traction alopecia due to Brazilian Knot hair extensions

Before with Brazilian Knots which were removed and we added individual Keratin Extensions

The Brazilian Knots take 10 times the amount of hair that the hair follicle can support, they are placed too close to the scalp, and the elastic thread that wraps around the hair completely breaks the hair. There is no proper weight distribution and they are applied in clumps of hair! The client below entered our salon in immense pain, we removed the Brazilian Knots carefully by razoring through the elastic thread without cutting into her hair. Once removed her scalp had red sores, and it took a few hours for her head to feel normal.

a close up photo of properly applied keratin bond hair extensions

Keratin Bond Hair Extensions are a Better Option

We then added a strand-by-strand extension technique which are much smaller strands than the Brazilian Knots and we placed them safely away from the scalp so her hair moves and flows naturally. The stylist that applied the Brazilian Knots told her to take Ibuprofen until they start to loosen, this is radical and gives hair extensions a bad name! No extension should cause the amount of pain this client experienced and we strongly recommend you steer clear of these types of hair extensions.

Do Hair Wefts Cause Hair Breakage?

Sew-in weft extensions work well on your natural hair, and may be a better hair extension method. As with all types of hair extensions, if they are hurt you, then you may want to reconsider. We use a proper sections of hair, and use Genius wefts to avoid hair damage. The weight of the hair added is crucial. Micro links are attached to your own natural hair, and weft extension hair is sewn carefully around the links. The initial fitting of the weaves will determine how much weight can be added to your hair to avoid discomfort.

a picture of beautiful hair extensions

V-Light Strands of Hair for Volume

V-light extensions add individual strands to the top of the hair resulting in fuller hair. We do not use these on healthy hair, rather we use them to "fill-in" the crown and bangs of the hair. Applying human hair will give you the best end result.

a v-light individual strand hair extensions


Free Consultations

In the end, you should do your research and go to a reputable salon that gives you a proper consultation explaining which types of hair extensions will suit your hair best. Maintaining the health of your own hair and scalp is paramount - so ask questions and feel completely comfortable with your decision.


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