…you think you’re on the wrong highway going to the wrong city for the wrong client. Every time I go to Houston I freak out halfway through my drive and think I’m supposed to be going to Austin for a different client because once long ago I actually did just that. 🙁 too many clients to travel to these days to keep it all straight
Sometimes you lose your balance in life, but luckily there are furry children who can pick up our slack 🙂
Here is a prime example of why it is never a good idea for a client to leave their hair extensions or thickening treatments in for longer than the recommended amount of time suggested by their stylist:
Although most hair enhancement companies that offer such products as hair extensions and thickening treatments claim that their products can be worn up to 8-10 months that does not mean that they SHOULD BE worn that long. As time goes by and the client’s natural hair starts to grow out a space is created between the attachment area and the clients scalp. This space will get larger and larger over time and creates an ideal setting for tangles and matting to begin. Since you cannot comb root to ends when wearing hair extensions and thickening treatments they’re really is no way to remove these tangles without removing the hair extensions or thickening treatment as well.
Excessive tangles, as shown in the photo above, can take hours to remove and cause stress and breakage to the client’s natural hair. The client in the image shown above left her strand hair extensions in for exactly 1 year and 4 days before they were removed. It is not recommended by any hair stylist or product company that a client leave their treatments in for this long. While the hair extension strands on this client were still attached to the client’s hair and were not sliding out, which is a sign of a good application, she had severe matting above the attachment area. It only took around 15 minutes to remove the strands, approximately 200 total, and then another two hours to comb out all of her tangles and matting.
While clients can do things to prevent tangles from forming over the wearing period of their hair treatments it is best if clients replace hair extensions and thickening pieces within 3-4 moths minimum to avoid any damage to their natural hair.