Will hair extensions hurt my natural hair?

There are great benefits of installing Bohyme® hair extensions. For instance, they can make thin hair look fuller and more voluminous and they can transform your short hair instantly.  We offer both temporary solutions like clip-ins and wigs and more permanent solutions like weaves, pro-tips, and tape-ins.

While hair extensions can transform your look almost instantly, they could damage your natural hair if not properly cared for. Hair extensions equal responsibility. Depending if you are a low maintenance kind of person or a glam it up all the time type a gal, you should consider hair extension options carefully.

Versatile Options: Bohyme® hair extensions offer solutions for various needs:

  • Add volume to thin hair
  • Instantly transform short hair

Extension Types Available:

  • Temporary solutions: clip-ins, wigs
  • Permanent options: weaves, pro-tips, tape-ins

Care & Maintenance Tips:

  • Proper care is crucial to avoid damaging natural hair
  • Choose extensions based on your maintenance preference (low-maintenance or high-maintenance)
  • Choose a knowledgeable professional for installation
  • Follow aftercare instructions closely to maintain hair health

Installation Impact:

  • Skilled installation minimizes risk of damage
  • Different methods affect scalp stress differently


  • Bohyme® Seamless Weft®: Ultra-thin, comfortable, and durable option
  • Reduces stress on roots compared to regular wefts

Avoid Damage:

  • Overly tight attachment can strain roots and cause long-term damage
  • Regular maintenance appointments (monthly recommended) help manage extensions effectively

By following these tips and maintaining proper care, you can enjoy your hair extensions without risking damage to your natural hair.

  • Choose Quality Extensions: Opt for high-quality hair extensions that are lightweight and designed to minimize strain on your natural hair.
  • Proper Installation: Ensure your extensions are installed by a skilled professional who understands the correct technique to avoid placing excessive tension on your roots.
  • Regular Maintenance: Schedule regular maintenance appointments with your stylist to adjust or reposition the extensions as needed. This helps prevent them from pulling on your natural hair.
  • Gentle Handling: Treat your extensions gently, especially during brushing and styling. Use a soft-bristle brush or a wide-tooth comb to detangle hair without pulling.
  • Avoid Overly Tight Styles: Refrain from hairstyles that pull tightly on your scalp, such as high ponytails or braids. This reduces stress on your roots and helps maintain hair health.
  • Use Recommended Products: Follow the manufacturer's recommendations for hair care products, including shampoos, conditioners, and styling products suitable for extensions.
  • Nighttime Care: Protect your extensions while sleeping by securing them in a loose braid or ponytail to prevent tangling and friction against bedding.

Hair extensions in most cases will not damage your natural hair if the hair stylist is a skilled technician and will do a proper hair installation. Additionally, depending on the type of installation method, some methods will cause more stress or less stress on your scalp depending on the length of time the hair will be worn. One thing to consider is when getting hair extensions is that you should choose extensions that are not heavier than your own hair. It is important to do your research and find the best installation method and type of hair extension that is best suited for your hair type. 

We recently developed an ultra-thin flat weft called Bohyme® Seamless Weft®, which is thinner than a regular machine-tied weft. If you have thin hair but want to do a sew-in installation, you can choose Bohyme® Seamless Weft® or Bohyme®'s Hand-Tied wefts. The benefits to a thinner weft is that hair installation feels more comfortable and the lighter and durable it is, the more comfort the wearer will have as there is unnecessary stress at the roots due to less weight. 

The most important consideration to understand is that hair extensions do not damage your hair. The determining factors are whether the person installing the hair and you, the person who is wearing them, know how to maintain them. Go to a professional who knows how to do extensions, who has the proper training.

Hair extension damage often happens when the extensions are attached too tightly. For example, If you are wearing hair extensions that are heavier than your natural hair with a sew-in, it will put your hair under constant stress as it is constantly tugging at your roots. When hair is frequently pulled, either by braids, extensions or even tight ponytails, the hair around the hairline begins to recede and can be permanently damaged. You should go back to your stylist for maintenance at least once a month. You can adjust your extensions, or even reinstall them depending on the type of extensions.

Bohyme® Hair Extensions are the perfect choice for effortlessly adding length, volume, or enhancing your hair's appearance whenever you desire. To keep your hair healthy all year round, proper extension care is crucial. Explore our Bohyme Summer Care blog for essential tips!

Bohyme® Hair Extensions will not be damaging to your natural hair if they are applied properly. Educate yourself about hair extensions, go to a reputable professional and make sure to follow the aftercare and maintenance your stylist suggest to avoid potential damaging your locks. 

For optimal longevity of your Remi hair extensions, it's essential to use the right hair care products. Discover the benefits of our Bohyme Revitalize Shampoo and Conditioner designed specifically for maintaining and enhancing extensions.

Do you have any tips to prevent hair extensions from causing damage to my natural hair? Let us know in the comments!

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