I have been wearing hair extentsions for 3 years now. The areas in which I have been wearing them seem to be thinning. I was wondering if the hair will grow back. Also, my scalp is itchy and burning in these areas. Sometimes it’s even painful. Should I go see a dermatologist?
The hair extensions were clip in so are they safe? I thought clip in extensions were safe and wouldn’t damage my hair.
If your skin/scalp is irritated and ‘itchy”, you should see a doctor. Hair loss from hair extension is relatively common and is called traction alopecia. Most of the time if the insult has been ongoing, the hair may not grow back. Anything that pulls on the hair, even clip-ons, can cause traction alopecia. If you are now seeing thinning, then it is safe to assume that you are losing hair from the hair extensions. Best to stop using them now.