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Hair Extensions: Treatment, Procedure, Cost and Side Effects

What is the treatment? How is the treatment done? Who is eligible for the treatment? (When is the treatment done?) Who is not eligible for the treatment? Are there any side effects? What are the post-treatment guidelines? How long does it take to recover? What is the price of the treatment in India? Are the results of the treatment permanent? What are the alternatives to the treatment?

What is the treatment?

Hair extensions are a painless and quick way to increase the length of your hair. If you are unhappy with the length of your hair, compatible hair extensions can be added to your existing hair through this non surgical procedure. People also get hair extensions to add fullness to their hair. They are also a great way to add colour to your hair without letting your natural hair go through any chemical treatment. Choose the one that resembles your natural hair the most.

How is the treatment done?

Artificial hair is available in different types. There is hair made from synthetic fibres like futura. Futura can withstand heat up to 400°F. You also have the option to choose from hair extensions made from real human hair. There are many different ways to install the hair extensions. Pinch braid extensions are individual locks of hair that are tied to the existing hair with a durable thread. Clip on hair extensions can be sewed in your hair by a hair stylist. Fusion is a procedure wherein, human hair extensions will be glued to your existing hair using a machine similar to a hot glue gun. You must go for the extension that is closest to your natural hair in quality. Getting assistance from a trained hair stylist is recommended as doing it on your own may harm your hair.

Who is eligible for the treatment? (When is the treatment done?)

If you want to increase the length of your existing hair or add volume to them, you may go for hair extensions.

Who is not eligible for the treatment?

If you are going through some medical treatment that is causing hair loss, wait for it end before going for hair extensions.

Are there any side effects?

In some cases, getting hair extensions may cause hair fall if your natural hair is not healthy enough. They may also damage your natural hair if the material used to attach them is of poor quality.

What are the post-treatment guidelines?

It is very important to look after your artificial hair extensions because, unlike your natural hair, they do not get the required nutrition from your scalp. Do not use a hair brush to untangle your extensions. Use your fingers to gently untangle them. Use the shampoo and conditioner as advised by your hair stylist. Be very gentle while applying shampoo and washing it off. Avoid drying your extensions with a hair dryer. Tie your hair in a low and loose pony tail before going to bed. This reduces the chances of knotting and tangling of the extensions.

How long does it take to recover?

The results of hair extensions can be seen immediately and you can resume your daily activities soon after.

What is the price of the treatment in India?

Synthetic hair may cost you between ₹3000 - ₹5000 while human hair may cost between ₹8000 - ₹20000. The price of getting the extensions installed may be around ₹2500 to ₹4000.

Are the results of the treatment permanent?

Hair extensions last for 8-10 months. They start looking worn out after some time. To maintain the look, you may have to get it done again.

What are the alternatives to the treatment?

You can find wigs with different hairstyles that can be attached very easily. If you do not want to go through the tedious process of hair extension, you can invest in a good wig that suits your natural hair.

Popular Questions & Answers

I am 21 year old male experiencing hair loss, my hairline is receding, should I start using a topical solution of 0.5% minoxidil fortified with 0.1% finasteride, right away? My father, grandfather,mother, all suffer from a problem of hair loss.

MD - Dermatology, MBBS, assistant professor in department of Skin &VD
Dermatologist, Allahabad
Ok you can start treatment right now for maintain hair density you scalp. Never get frustrated with treatment in future if any kind of help consult with us.

I have been having dandruff problem from a year now I have tried different shampoos and oils. My scalpe is dry and I am having lot of hair fall. Tried medicinal haircare didn't help too. Please help.

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Homeopathy Doctor, Noida
Regularly wash your hair with mild shampoo. 1. Vitamin for hair loss.(a, b and c) 2. Enrich diet with protein. 3. Do warm coconut oil massage. Take coconut oil and heat it up so that it is warm, but not too hot. Massage your scalp with this hot oi...

I am suffering from pcos acne so am taking isotretinoin 20 mg od with azithromycin’3 days in a week. But now am suffering from hair fall also so can I take adgain plus capsules with leoplex z plus with isotretinoin for acne. thank you.kindly help.

MD, MBBS
Dermatologist, Chennai
treatment depends on the grade...You are suffering from hormonal changes causing Androgenetic alopecia causing hair fall. It's completely stoppable even regrowth of hair is possible with certain medications without any side effects. Treatment depe...

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