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Hair Extension Damage - Mark Glenn Female Hair Replacement & Hair Loss, London, UK

Hair Extension Damage

Badly fitted hair extensions can cause traction alopecia and, in recent years, the media has increasingly highlighted various celebrities suffering from the condition after hair extension use.

The prolonged traction (or stress on the hair) loosens the hair from its follicular roots and eventually, if not recognised early, the prolonged traction causes irreversible traction alopecia.

In addition, breakage of the hair close to the root can result, particularly when individual glued or bonded hair extensions fall out or are "lost". 

The removal of bonded or glued hair extensions is generally undertaken using the combination of an acetone-like chemical and a pair of flat pliers.  

The hair is "picked at" - a bit like removing chewing gum - to remove the extension and, of course, if not done by someone particularly skilled in removal, can also result in damage or breakage.

And, because the natural hair without extensions looks so different - particularly where breakage has occured - some girls become trapped in an endless cycle of damaging hair extension application because they "can't bear" to see their hair without the extensions.

Of course, any hair extension method in the wrong hands has the potential for damage, particularly when too much extension hair is applied to too little of your own hair.

In recent years, there's been an increase in methods using clips or rings that are used to "clamp" the extension hair to the existing hair.  By their nature, these too can cause breakage and traction alopecia.

This condition must be recognised early and, either hair extension use should be stopped or an alternative and less stressful method used to prevent continued breakage; or, worse, potential permanent hair loss.

How we can help

We have a great deal of experience with traction alopecia, seeing a particular increase in clients visiting us after hair loss or breakage caused by badly fitted human hair extensions or "hair additions".

In most cases, where suitable, we can use carefully applied, super-light  Mark Glenn hair extensions as a temporary measure whilst your hair grows back.  Or as a safer, long-term way of achieving longer or thicker hair.

We use a hand-made fibre that's half the weight of human hair and applied without the use of any chemicals, bonding solutions, glue, threads or clips either during application or removal.  

You can learn lots more about our method and its benefits on our hair extensions frequently asked questions page.

Even our own method, if applied incorrectly or to hair that's unsuitable, has the potential to cause traction alopecia so we're always very careful to ensure your suitability as well as applying the extensions in such a way that damaged or broken hair can recover.

Alternatively, where the loss is more substantial or thought to be permanent, our more advanced Kinsey System for female hair loss may be more appropriate.

We can advise accordingly during a free consultation at our London studio.

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The Sun - Traction Alopecia Human Hair Extension Damage Fixed by Mark Glenn, London

"(After traction alopecia caused by human hair extensions) Jayne had her hair fixed at Mark Glenn Hair Enhancement in London "

The Sun 

Vogue - Mark Glenn the Hair Saviours in Mayfair, London - Hair Extensions Review

"The 'Hair Saviours'... Mark Glenn has become an expert in its field "


Glam.com - Human Hair Extensions vs Mark Glenn's Fibre Hair Extensions - Review

"They don't use human hair... Mark Glenn's fibre hair stays glossy and smooth for longer and also feels lighter on the head, causing less tension on the scalp. "


Zest Magazine - Mark Glenn Hair Extensions Review - Mayfair, London, UK

"Mark Glenn extensions are lighter and more flexible than human hair, and feel just as natural, and they don't require any glue or harsh chemicals that can potentially damage your own hair. "

Zest Magazine 

Cosmopolitan Magazine - Hair Extension Hair Loss Bald Patches - Mark Glenn Solution - Review

"Extensions can cause hair loss and bald patches if they're not good quality and not applied at a reputable salon.  Mark Glenn Hair Enhancement offers a technique to cover patches... "

Cosmopolitan Magazine 

Good Housekeeping - Kinsey System at Mark Glenn Hair Enhancement - Review

"Whereas some types (of hair extensions) have been blamed for stressing and dragging hair roots, The Kinsey System at the Mark Glenn Hair Enhancement Studio has gained NHS approval "

Good Housekeeping Magazine 

Bella Magazine - Mark Glenn review - specialists in problem women's hair | London, UK

"We called on Mark Glenn Hair Enhancement which specialises in hair extensions for problem hair.  The natural hair remained in perfect condition and it was impossible to tell real from fake. "

Bella Magazine 

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