A lot of people believe that just because extensions aren’t like human hair, it’s okay to bleach them. But once you get extensions installed, it’s important to take care of them and avoid using harsh chemicals like bleach to ensure their longevity.

At Hair Extensions of Houston, we often get questions like, “Why can’t I bleach my hair?”

Today, we’re going to answer this question in a blog post. To learn more, keep on reading!

You Will Damage the Texture

It goes without saying that hair extensions aren’t the same as our natural hair. But that doesn’t mean they’re not textured. Hair extensions have their own texture, and Russian extensions look as close to natural hair as possible.

Your natural hair can recover (but not completely) from bleaching but once you add chemicals to your extensions, there’s no going back. You’ll end up damaging the texture and the result will be disastrous—brittle, limp, and dry extensions that will fall apart when you touch them!

The Color Will Bleed

Another reason why you shouldn’t bleach your extensions is that the color of the extensions will bleed. You want to change the hair color but the current one will start bleeding. This will result in your extensions looking out of place.

Your natural hair will look different compared to your extensions.

Dry and Brittle ExtensionsBleach2

As mentioned previously, bleaching your extensions will make them dry and brittle. The harsh chemicals present in the bleach will result in the fibers becoming damaged.

This will make the texture look and feel weird. Bleach will also damage your natural hair and the roots of your hair as well.

The result will be a dry, itchy, and sensitive scalp. You’ll then have to go through the process of re-dying your hair and extensions, which will then become a costly affair.

So, What’s the Solution?

The solution is simple—get your extensions dyed by a professional.

We offer highlights, hair coloring, and cutting services for hair extensions. Our senior cosmetologist has more than 30 years of experience in the industry.

Feel free to reach out to us to book an appointment today.

We use premium virgin Russian hair for our natural curly tape in hair extensions and use the original hair loc system for installation. This means they will last for months on end. When you come back for a consultation after 3 months, they’ll still be in great shape!

In addition, we also offer hair restoration services at our hair salon in Houston TX.

So, what are you waiting for? Come and visit us!