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can the glue in hair extensions cause one to lose hair all over the head as thr glue melts in the shower or pool, and can it also harm my skin since I find it melted all over my face and neck

By Anonymous July 19, 2013 - 5:38am
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Ive been wearing individual glue-in hair extensions for over two years, Ive always noticed that after a shower or swim in the pool I would feel a film all over my body not to mention the discolored patches that would show up on my scalp. Lately it has been bothering me more and more, sometimes I feel so gross. Anyhow in some of the spots where the glue had the darkest patches Ive noticed major hair loss, im 49 almost 50 and to saY This is disturbing is to put it mildly!! thank you for your time! this is so worrisome that I ant to check out a site for lupus, but I have a feeling it would be something more than cosmetic that would be bothering me.

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Hi Anon,


Welcome to EmpowHER. It is a well known fact that hair extensions can do damage to your natural hair. The glue that is attached to your natural hair can burn and split the ends of your hair. This means that you will almost always be required to have the ends of your hair cut after the extensions are removed.  Also, if a lot of long or heavy extensions are added, this applies additional pressure to your scalp. One of the dangers of extra pressure to your scalp can be a thinning of your natural hair. In some cases there have been reports of headaches from the added weight of the hair or allergies to the bonding glue that is used.




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