As premium hair extension specialists, a question we often get asked is ‘’how long will my hair extensions last?’’. “Are they bad for your hair?”
And we understand why you’d wonder too. Ultimately, if you’re investing in hair extensions, you probably want to make sure they’ll last as long as possible so that you can enjoy their beautifying effect for as long as possible.
Yet, the answer to this question can be tricky.
The reason being, it depends on how well you take care of your hair extensions. And of course, it also depends on the type of hair extensions you’re getting and your personal hair growth.
Sew-In Hair Extensions (up to eight weeks)
With sew-in hair extensions, your natural hair is first braided into a cornrow. The extensions are then sewn into this cornrow.
Sew-in extensions are one of the most popular types of hair extensions because they look seamless. And they’re also one of the more permanent options available on the market.
But just how permanent are we talking?
Well, sew-in hair extensions can last for three months and even longer if you look after them properly. Now, it doesn’t mean you should keep your sew-in extensions for that long. In fact, most hair extension specialists recommend against keeping them on for more than eight weeks.
Indeed, as your hair grows, it will start tangling from that new growth, increasing the risk of your natural hair breaking.
Clip-in Hair Extensions (up to six months)
Clip-in hair extensions are another popular option for women looking for temporarily longer hair. They allow you to glam up your look whenever you want without breaking the bank. Plus, they can easily and quickly be applied and removed and don’t require you to go to a professional.
Clip-hair extensions can last up to 6 months.
But as always, how long clip-in hair extensions will last on you depends on their quality, how often you wear them, where you wear them and how well you look after them.
For instance, wearing your clip-in extensions twice a month at work means that you’ll be able to keep them longer than if you were wearing them every weekend or on a daily basis.
Tape-in Hair Extensions (up to eight weeks)
In the spirit of short and easy hair extension application, tape-in hair extensions are high on the list. But keep in mind that, unlike clip-in extensions, they’re a semi-long commitment. And as such, they’ll need to be applied by a professional who will tape your natural hair between two strips of hair extensions.
Now, the question you’re here for: how long will they last?
Tape-in extensions can last between six to eight weeks based on your hair growth, the quality of your extensions, and your daily hair care routine.
Some of the key things you can do to make them last a bit longer include:
- Not sleeping with wet hair extensions
- Putting your hair in a loose braid at night
- Using sulfate and protein-free shampoo and conditioner
- Regularly brushing your hair extensions with a brush designed for tape-in hair extensions
At Femme + Fierce Hair, we strive to ethically source the highest quality hair extensions from rural communities around the world for our clients. Our premium extensions last longer and look better than many competitors on the market, and we’re proud to serve you!
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