Monday, October 18, 2010
Fast Hair Loss with Fast Fingers
Many salons employ hair extension specialists who can braid, weave or dreadlock hair, to do all these hairstyles which have become an integral part of salon services. However the truth is that the salon hires these specialists to perform braids, dreadlocks, weaves and extensions on clients fast, accurately and with imagination and creativity; but many of their clients are losing hair.
Weaving and braiding has now become a compulsory part of cosmetology training syllabus, for Caucasian and ethnic hairdressers. The manipulation of hair is a very creative skill, a technique.
Hairdressers must not only be proficient in the application of hair extensions, weaving, braiding or dreadlocks; they must also be adept at the safe removal of these hairstyles.
Removal Hair Analysis
Hairdressers are always taught to analyze the hair before applying hair extensions or braids. A head of hair must be healthy to take any additional weight, such as fusion extensions, or to stand up to the pulling and tension of braids. The strength of the hair around the hairline is particularly important.
So in line with this training, before removing a hairstyle, the hairdresser should analyze which type of take down removal method they want to apply to detangle and save their clients hair-while protecting all the new growth at the roots.
Another important factor for examining the hair, is that if the entire head of hair is weak, split and breaking, or if the hairline is weak or breaking, this area should not be pulled at all while removing extensions or braids. And if the client is wearing a sew-in weave-gently unravel the cornrows at the hairline. This will give the new growth hair protection .
Choice of Style & Removal
The popular view in cosmetology is that braids and extensions allow the hairdresser to be enormously creative, and to choose a look that suits the client's image and also fits in with her budget and the needs of her hair.
However, the costs for improper removal and hair loss or damage can outweigh this decision if the hairdresser chooses a great style for the client and is not properly trained on its removal technique.
Albeit a client has a problem with hair loss on her hairline and very fine extensions are attached to the front areas while the rest of the hair is braided with cornrows for a weave to be attached; those fine extensions could break still the hairline.
On the other hand just because a client with strong, healthy hair can wear all types of hairpieces as long as she dares, because her natural hair will handle the extra weight does not mean her hair is impervious to hair loss from improper braid/extension removal.