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Are Hair Extensions a Form of Hair Replacement?
February 07 2018

Are Hair Extensions a Form of Hair Replacement?

If you've got thinning hair or bald spots due to Alopecia, hormonal changes, medications, etc., chances are you've got your radar tuned to anything having to do with improving your situation, which is a perfectly healthy and natural response! Most hair extensions are meant more for extending the length of your hair, although there are also extensions -- sometimes known as fillers -- that focus more on adding volume than length.

Can Hair Extensions Damage Your Real Hair?

It is possible for some hair extensions to damage your own hair, especially if you entrust their application to someone who's less than knowledgeable or proficient with them. That's because some hair extensions can be heavy. Attaching hair extensions that are heavier than your own hair can put stress on your roots and cause further damage.

At New Look Institute in San Jose, however, we use a unique type of hair extension made by Ultratress. They're specially designed to be extra-gentle on your own hair to prevent any damage that could result in further hair loss.

Methods for Applying Hair Extensions

There are also different methods of attaching hair extensions. The least expensive of these are the "clip-on" variety. There are also varieties that are "glued" to your own hair at root level with a keratin-based adhesive, and others that are attached with a special tape. New Look Institute's Ultratress extensions are applied with a special polymer that won't damage your own hair, and when combined with our gentle techniques, there's no need to worry about causing additional hair loss from the process.

How Long Does it Take to Get Extensions?

The process of having filler extensions isn't a short one, but you needn't worry about spending an entire day at the salon either. You may have heard stories of Hollywood celebrities spending upwards of eight hours at the salon having extensions applied, but the process at New Look Institute is much shorter -- about a quarter of the time, or just about two hours.

Find Out if You're a Good Candidate for Extensions

Hair extensions are a great solution if you're one of millions of women with thinning hair, and they're just one of many other hair replacement options available at hair loss studios like the New Look Institute in San Jose, California.

Our team is dedicated to finding the perfect solution for each of our clients, and we're confident that we'll find the one that's best for you. Consultations are free, and they're the first step in taking action to deal with your hair loss problem.

We understand that hair loss is emotionally difficult -- even devastating -- for most women (and for men as well!), and it's gratifying to see our clients go from feeling helpless to hopeful after consulting with our team of hair loss professionals and learning about all of the options that are available at our studio.

It's a new year, which means it's the perfect time to take that first step and contact us for your free, individualized consultation at New Look Institute! We know that you'll be encouraged by the fact that there's an option to fit your needs -- and your budget -- at New Look Institute, and we look forward to guiding you confidently into a brighter new year!