Can Hair Extensions be reused for one year?

Can Hair Extensions Be Reused For One Year?

The advancement of human hair quality, particularly virgin (one-donor) hair, has allowed for hair extensions to be removed and reattached for up to 1 year. There is a slight premium for this quality, but it is well worth the investment. Pictured is a client that has removed and reapplied her Veila Pull-Thru hair extensions going on thirteen months. She has regular move-ups every eight to ten weeks, while clients with thinner hair move up their extensions every eight weeks.  

There is a misconception that hair extensions can last in the hair for one year, this is completely untrue and dangerous. The longest-lasting hair extensions are keratin individual strands, and we recommend wearing them for no longer than five months.  

Therefore, the actual hair extension can last up to one year, but the reapplication may vary. In most cases, keratin hair extensions are not reusable, but if they are well maintained, we can carefully remove the keratin bond, collect, re-bond, and reattach.

The integrity of the attachment (pull-thru, tape, keratin, wefts) will also determine the longevity of the hair extensions. I find that hand-tied hair, as well as tape have a less durable attachment area which may not allow them to last a full year. The attachment tends to break down sooner than the actual hair.

Below are a few steadfast rules that apply to all hair extensions to keep the hair healthy.

1) Dry the hair extensions

2) Wash as often as necessary to remove natural oil build-up

3) Brush, and/or detangle the roots.

4) Never go to bed with wet hair extensions

5) Pull hair back in a braid, and wrap in a silk scarf when sleeping.

6) Do not use oil-based products directly on hair extension attachment near the scalp.

7) Do not use thermal heat (flat iron & curl iron) near the attachment area

8) Do not bleach hair extensions

9) Match the hair extension color to your natural hair, do not dye hair extensions to match your hair.

10) Use proper at-home hair care, which may contain a humectant type shampoo, clarifying shampoo (to remove build-up), medium-weight hair conditioner, blow-dry spray, and possibly dry shampoo.

Remember, our own hair sheds nearly 100 strands per day, and while wearing hair extensions, the shedding will collect above the attachment. Once hair extensions are removed, serviced, and reapplied the shedding is removed. Because our hair grows, nothing is permanent in the hair, therefore, there is no such thing as "permanent hair extensions."

Hair Extensions Background

At Noelle Salon, they evaluate your natural hair, and listen to the client's wishes on styling, color match, and look. They use human hair extensions like 100% Remy human hair, or Virgin Hair (unlike Bellami hair). Hair extensions can be used for short hair or 24 inches of a full head of hair, and they have worked with different methods like tape-in extensions, clip-in hair extensions, Keratin and enjoy using the Veila Pull-thru method with the Veila Hair Extensions for ease of hair care. Styling can vary from flat iron, natural curl, or curly hair. Whether you are looking for a change of style or look for a day such as a Clip-in ponytail, having a high-quality ponytail extension can mix it up for you. Your natural hair journey with your hair growth can be enhanced with Hair extensions when protective styling is applied, and regular maintenance is used. You can change your hair in one day - feel free to reach out and explore the possibilities.






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