Can You Wear Hair Extensions without Ruining Your Natural Hair?

Hair extensions are no beauty secret. In recent years, they have certainly gone mainstream. And they are no longer for celebrities only — we now live in a whole new world where proud extension wearers are showing off their false tresses all over social media. But, is it possible to routinely indulge in this beauty trend and not experience headaches, an itchy scalp, or premature bald spots? What are the pros and cons of hair extensions?

For most women, hair is an extremely important part of their self-image. Many of them are now devoting countless hours and dollars to trying to hide their thinning hair, and hair extensions have become an increasingly popular way to do so.

According to a report by the Professional Beauty Association, the past two years have seen a 28.5% increase in the number of U.S. salons that offer hair extensions.

Extensions have also become a beauty staple for many well-known Latinas during the last decade.  J.Lo, Demi Lovato, and Selena Gomez are three who routinely enlist a little extra help for their locks.

The look of a luscious mane may scream ultra-Hollywood glamour and irresistible sex appeal, but, again, it can also come at a high cost for your wellness and your wallet. We turned to an expert stylist for guidance on the pros and cons of hair extensions.

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