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5 Common Myths About Hair Extensions Debunked

Read this article to discover five common myths about hair extensions and why they aren’t true.

If you’re someone who craves long, luscious hair you may have considered hair extensions. They can transform short, flat hair into a long shiny, voluminous mane. Hair extensions come in all different lengths, colours and textures and can be worn by anyone. But will extensions damage your hair? Don’t worry we’re here to debunk the five most common myths about hair extensions. 

At Canberra Hair Extensions, we use only the best quality hair extensions and the latest techniques to deliver beautiful heads of hair.  

5 common myths about hair extensions

Hair extensions are great for adding volume and length to your hair. You can style them, create a fun updo or even add fake bangs! Many of our clients use hair extensions as an intermediary while waiting for their hair to grow. Unfortunately, there are plenty of myths out there about hair extensions that simply aren’t true:

Myth #1 Hair extensions damage hair

This is probably the most common myth about hair extensions but luckily, it’s not true. Good quality extensions that are professionally applied do not damage your hair. There are many cheap options on the market that use damaging adhesives or if installed incorrectly can cause tension on certain hairs, or worse – your scalp! That is why it is important to choose your extensionist and extension type carefully.

Go for beaded weft or tape hair extensions if you’re after a permanent solution and clip in ones for occasional use. Beaded weft hair extensions are extra gentle on your hair because they are applied with a bead rather than an adhesive. This means there is no chemical contact with your hair. Some clients do prefer tapes so we do still offer them – they are safe if applied and cared for carefully. 

Myth #2 You can’t put your hair up

Definitely not true, and thank goodness – because how boring would that be?! You can find hair extensions to suit any kind of style or updo. There are different types of hair extensions and each suits a different purpose. Permanent beaded weft extensions are perfect for people who mostly wear their hair down. Whereas tape hair extensions are great for styling and wearing up. You can chuck them up in a sleek ponytail in no time. 

If you’re looking to add volume or shape without the commitment then clip-in extensions are a wonderful option. You can also use them to add different colour tones or false bangs. If you’re heading to an event or a weekend away, clip-in extensions are great. They are that finishing touch that can take your outfit and glam to the next level. Your styling options are endless. 

Myth #3 Your hair gets knotty easily

Wrong again! Hair extensions should not get any knottier than your natural hair. If you take good care of them, they remain silky smooth. Natural hair extensions start to mimic your hair when you show them good TLC. 

It’s important to add hydration back into your extensions when you wash them. This is because they are not attached to your scalp so don’t receive the same nutrition and oils that your real hair does. If you forget to add this hydration to your extensions they may become brittle and begin to knot. 

Myth #4 They look obvious 

I’m sure we’ve all seen some bad extensions before with the visible tapes or clips. These are usually cheap, low-quality extensions that have not been applied professionally. Natural hair extensions that are applied in-salon are expertly colour matched and hidden to create a seamless blend. They are also trimmed to suit your haircut and add texture back in. 

Sometimes you might want your hair extensions to be noticed- colourful ones. Clip-in extensions can be dyed any colour and added to your hair for a fun change. This is great if you don’t want to commit to colouring your own hair. 

Myth #5 Hair extensions are only for adding length

No, in fact many people use hair extensions for reasons other than adding length. One of the best ways to get extra volume and bounce is with extensions. You can also use clip-in extensions to create a fringe or add extra layers. Ponytail extensions allow you to have a full, thick updo. Extensions can also be used to add lighter or darker shades to your hair. 

Many people also use hair extensions while waiting for their natural hair to grow. Our clients are often amazed at how quickly their natural hair has grown when they come in for touch-ups or maintenance. 

Canberra Hair Extensions 

Hopefully, we’ve debunked all the myths about hair extensions leaving you worry-free. If you’ve always dreamt of long, thick hair then give us a call. Our specialist hair extensions salon in Dickson is here to help you! We have a huge range of options and can recommend the perfect type of extension to suit your needs. 

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COVID-19 and Lockdown Update

Thank you so much for your patience as we navigate through the changes that were announced by the Chief Minister on 27/9/21 and create a plan forward. Below you will find answers to most of our frequently asked questions. Apologies in advance for so much info, there is a lot to cover.

You may have seen our update on our Instagram where we advertised a form where you can express interest in a future booking – Please note that we will be making contact with all of the people who had appointments during lockdown as a priority. However if you didn’t have an appointment scheduled during lockdown, here is the link to that form:

Below is an outline of our plan. We know that we may still receive changes and updates from the government or simply find that some things in practice don’t work – so we may still need to make further changes.

We aim to honour all pre-booked appointments, however we may need to make some changes to some services, we will contact you by phone if this is the case.

Please note: If you had a pre-booked future appointment, this will remain unchanged for now unless we communicate otherwise. We are not taking new bookings right at this moment but please fill in the form above to express your interest.

Here is everything we know so far about how we are managing our bookings coming out of lockdown:

From what we understand we will be allowed to have a maximum of 5 clients in the salon at once until 29/10. This will mean we have limitations on how many colours and cuts we are able to do at any one time. As such we have put together a list of services that we will be offering to get through the first 4-5 weeks coming out of lockdown:

  • 1/2 head foils
  • Balayage refresh
  • Regrowth tints
  • All over colours
  • Tint and foil packages (regrowth and 10 foils)
  • Trim or haircuts with colour services
  • Treatments with colour services such as plex and k18
  • Haircut as stand alone services (available on Monday and Tuesday only from 10 – 3:00) until 19/11/21
  • Cezanne smoothing treatments
  • Hair extension adjustments

We understand that many people will want to get the works and have a total makeover, however, to make our services available to more people as mentioned above we have decided to limit all of our appointments to this reduced list of services initially.

This may be a smaller service than what you would like eg a half head of foils instead of a full head, or a balayage refresh instead of balayage lightening but we can guarantee that you will feel transformed even with this slightly reduced service and we will form a plan moving forward for you to have everything you would like to have done as soon as possible.

To manage the number of people in the salon, we will have certain times allocated for hair cuts exclusively and the rest of the time will be for colour or extension appointments. We hope that these will be suitable for people, we will be doing the best we can within the framework we have to work in – we greatly appreciate your patience. At this point in time for the next 5 weeks we are offering haircuts as a stand alone service on Mondays and Tuesdays only.

Our existing clients are our highest priority when we reopen. As such, we are not taking any new clients at this time however we would love to look after new guests as soon as we are able to in the future and look forward to opening up appointments soon. We would encourage you to complete the form above if you would like to come in once we are open to new clients again.

We understand that our hair extension clients require the most urgent appointments and the stylists who offer this service will be working exclusively on catching up on extension clients until we have got through all those overdue.

A large number of our clients book in advance, often for the whole year. We will not cancel any future appointments as we believe that our commitment is first of all to those who have committed to us. We understand some bookings may need to be adjusted which we can do for you in the salon at your next appointment.

If you can come in through the day and through the week, we will have a much greater chance of being able to get you in sooner as we are nearly at capacity for our evening and weekend appointments until the end of the year.

If you need to get in touch, the best way to reach us is by emailing and we will get back to you as soon as we can. We are not currently taking phone calls as we are not able to provide any additional information than what is in this update and we will be in contact with you very soon. If you are concerned, please email.

We will be splitting our team up and working across our two Dickson salons to allow more clients for each stylist, so please double check the location when your confirmation message comes through.

In the meantime, we are still offering our colour kits until we reopen to our existing clients if you would like to colour your hair with your normal salon tint/toner to get you through to your next appointment – you can find all of the details about this on our Instagram or by giving us a call on 6262 8948.

Our colour kits and any of our retail ranges are available via click and collect during lockdown Monday – Friday 10:00 – 4:00, however must be pre-arranged.

We can also post any of our retail ranges out to you. We are able to send any of the wonderful ranges we stock in the salon including ColourWow root touch up powder, Kevin Murphy, Davines, Pure, Clever Curl and more at a flat rate of $9.95 and free for orders over $100.

Thank you for reading this lengthy update – we will be in touch with you as soon as possible to arrange an appointment for you.

Warm regards,
Team Eden and Team Canberra Hair Extensions