How Long Will My Hair Extensions Last and When Should I Replace Them?

When it comes to investing in hair extensions, one of the first questions asked is usually “How long will this last?” and rightfully so.

When you spend your hard-earned cash on a product, it is essential to ensure they are right for you. Like a car, hair extensions last better when correctly maintained.

Clip-in Hair Extensions

clip in extensions

Clip-in Hair Extensions easily attach to your natural hair and can be styled and coloured. The lifespan of clip-in hair extensions will depend on how often they are in use and how well they are maintained. 

With proper care, high-quality clip in hair extensions will last anywhere from three months to a year, or even longer.

Clip-in hair extensions will last better for longer when washed with Sulfate-free products. Ensure you brush them out with care and only when dry; otherwise, you may cause breakage and damage.

Tape-in Hair Extensions

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Tape-in hair extensions are a fantastic option as they are easy to apply.  These hair extensions are taped together on either side of the natural hair and are popular because they do not require heat to install.

Average quality 100% human hair extensions will last between three and six months, on average. Synthetic hair will last significantly less time, especially when styled.

One of the essential maintenance tips when it comes to tape-in hair extensions is never to comb or brush them when wet. Make sure they are totally dry and well-brushed through to help them last longer.

Sew in Hair Extensions

Indique Hair Sew-In Extensions

Sew-in hair extensions are sewn into natural braids using a needle and thread. They are a reasonably permanent option and generally last between six and eight weeks.

We recommend having sewn-in extensions for longer than four months could affect the growth of your natural hair.

 The most important thing to maintain sew-in hair extensions is to keep them moisturized. The scalp, nape, and edges of the extensions should be washed once or twice a week and conditioned.

Indique hair has some of the best Sew-In Extensions in the market, so if you are wondering where to buy them, then this is the right place.

Micro Link Hair Extensions

Micro Link Hair Extensions

Sometimes known as microbeads, these extensions are applied by taking small sections of natural hair and attaching wefts to it. When well cared for, you can expect them to last for around three to four months.

Because these beads connect to the roots of your natural hair, it is essential to act with caution when styling and washing.

You can generally treat these extensions like your natural hair. You can use the same styling products and techniques, using more caution, as you usually would.

Micro Link hair extensions need to be repositioned every two to three months as the natural hair will move them away from the scalp.

Glue and tape extensions last around four to eight weeks, sew-in extensions should be replaced every six to eight weeks, and micro link extensions last up to four months.

With correct care and maintenance, you can extend your hair extensions even further.

Frequently Asked Questions

What hair extension method lasts the longest?

Weave hair extensions take the longest to apply to your natural hair, depending on the length and thickness of the extensions being applied it can take up to 3-4 hours. But in the long run these extensions are promised to last atleast 8 weeks at a time with the correct maintenance. 

Do hair extensions damage your real hair?

If you have chosen the correct hair extensions for your hair type then you are less likely to suffer from any damage. If you choose clip in and they are cared for and removed correctly then they will cause absolutely no damage.

If you choose permanent hair extensions then these are likely to be attached with glue or physically bonded which means there is a risk of them damaging the roots of your hair. 

Any questions we would love to hear from you. Take a look at our best hair extensions UK Review to find out which extensions you should choose.


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