3. Don’t Leave Extensions in for Prolonged Periods
For those who are spending a lot of money getting your extensions, I would suggest finding a stylist that you can afford to see every 2 -3 months.
If you are wearing ALL of your hair braided up (no leave-out), it can also be unhealthy for your edges. The reason is that the weight of the hair and tension of the braids can result in thinning around your hairline and can sometimes cause “traction alopecia.”
Alopecia is when the hair follicles die from damage and will never grow back. If you are wearing your hair all in (no leave-out) be careful that your braids (foundation) are not too tight and be sure to give your hair a break in between these styles.
For my ladies who continuously wear extensions, take it down, put it back up, etc. you need to continue to get your ends trimmed and also deep condition your hair before putting your extensions back in.