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Are your Hair Extensions Causing Headaches?

Hair extension headache

 

Are your hair extensions causing headaches?

A lot of women love to wear hair extensions because they make their hair look thicker, longer, and more voluminous. But did you know that wearing hair extensions can also cause headaches? In this blog post, we'll explain why hair extensions might be giving you headaches and what you can do to prevent them. We'll also provide tips for choosing the right type of hair extension for your unique needs. If you're suffering from frequent headaches caused by your hair extensions, read on! You might be surprised by what you learn.
They say that beauty is pain, but nobody deserves a headache from their hair extensions. Unfortunately, that's a reality for some people. One reason hair extensions can give you a headache is because they could be applied too tight. If this is the case, do not be alarmed. As your hair grows out over the next few days the strain on your natural hair will loosen and should ease the tension that is pulling against your scalp.

It could be because of an allergy to the tape or metal used to attach the extensions. This is relatively uncommon, but it can happen. If you’re allergic, you may experience symptoms like headaches, itching, and redness. In rare cases, more serious reactions can occur. If you think you might be allergic, it’s important to see a doctor so they can confirm the diagnosis and recommend treatment options. If it is a reaction to the hair extensions bonding materials, you could just switch to a more suitable method e.g. tape, microbead, sewn weft.

Additionally, you may be wearing too much hair, adding weight and strain to your head and neck. If your natural hair is fine and the extensions are heavy, that could also lead to tension headaches. If you're considering hair extensions, make sure you consult with a professional to avoid any uncomfortable side effects. And if you already have them, here is a few things that may give you some relief.

Scalp Massage

Hair Extension Scalp Massage

A scalp massage can do more than just feel good - it can also help to loosen tight hair extensions and increase blood flow to the scalp. This can in turn help to promote hair growth and relieve pressure that is causing headaches. To give yourself a scalp massage, simply use your fingers to gently massage your scalp in a circular motion. Start at the front of the head and work your way back, making sure to cover the entire scalp. You can use a little bit of pressure, but be careful not to pull on the hair too hard. Scalp massages are best done on clean, dry hair, so if you have time, wash your hair before you start. Otherwise, just make sure your hands are clean. As you massage, you may feel the tension in your head begin to loosen.
 

Wear your Hair up

Wearing hair extensions tied up

If you're heavy-handed with your hair extensions, it can lead to some serious headaches. The extra weight can put pressure on your scalp and nerves, resulting in pain. Wearing your hair up can help to unburden your scalp and relieve some of the pressure. It's also a good idea to take breaks from your extensions every few weeks to give your scalp a chance to recover. If you're diligent about caring for your extensions and scalp, you can avoid the headaches altogether.

Sleep on a Silk Pillowcase

Sleeping on silk

Silk is smooth and gentle on your hair, so it won't get tangled as easily. This can help to reduce the amount of pressure on your scalp, which can in turn reduce or eliminate headaches caused by hair extensions. If you find that your headaches are more dominant in the morning, give this a go.
 

Over the Counter Medication

Hair extension headache medication relief

There are some short-term solutions that can provide relief. Panadol and Ibuprofen can both help to reduce inflammation and pain. However, it's important to keep in mind that the headaches will likely persist until the hair extensions loosen up a bit. With a little patience, you should find that your pain disappears within a few days. In the meantime, over-the-counter medication can help you get through any discomfort. We would not recommend taking any of these medications for more than a couple of days, if the discomfort persists longer than that, seek alternative remedies.
If you have had a similar experience, we want to know what relieved your discomfort. Share with us in the comments below!
 
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Rhianna Cullen
Sophia Hair Australia

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