When hair extensions are added in what every technique, instant bulk is created which makes your hair feel thicker than before. After wearing your hair in dread locks for 8 months, you would have become very use to that extra bulk which is in fact doubling up on your normal hair mass. ...More >
However on removal, there seems to be a lot of confusion with this one! Your natural hair sheds on a daily basis as part of a natural process. It is normal to lose up to 100 hairs a day! Just because you have extensions in your hair it does not mean that this natural process stops, it in fact continues, but since your hair is in braids or which ever installation was used to attach your extensions your daily hair shed is trapped in the installation and not falling out into your sink or latching on to your comb or brush as usual. So when you remove your extensions, all of that normal hair shed is then released and it appears as though a lot of hair is coming out all at once. If you are wearing your extensions for 8 to 12 weeks, that’s up to 5, 600 to 8, 400 hairs you have shed during this natural process! I can not stress enough how important it is to have a trained technician remove your extensions, not to have them in too long between maintenance and a proper conditioning procedure.
It will take time for your own hair to start growing and for you to become accustom to the feel of a reduced bulk. However there are a few vitamins and minerals you can take to help improve your hair growth, but it would take at least 4 – 6 months for you to feel and see the difference in your re-growth. Try your local chemist or Holland & Barrett’s for supplements that help hair and nails.