The length of time the extensions can stay in place before they will need to be adjusted or removed and reapplied depends on how fast you hair grows and the rate of your natural hair fall. The quality of your at home maintenance practices can also determine how long hair extensions last.

The bonds will grow away from your head as your hair grows out. When this occurs, the weight of the strand will shift further down your hair shaft. Furthermore, it’s common that people will shed 100-150 hairs per day. Your natural hair will shed at it’s usual rate, but the fallen hairs will remain in the bond. Before too long, the weight of the extension hair is only being supported by half as many hairs as it was in the beginning and will create tension on your natural hair like a tightrope.

The need for salon maintenance visits can vary depending on the method that’s right for you. On average, the extensions will need to be adjusted after 4 to 6 weeks with the micro-cylinder methods or removed and reapplied every 12 to 16 weeks with the fusion method and every 8 to 12 weeks with the tape-in adhesive weft method.

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