Experts are demanding for fake hair extensions to be banned, because the damage it causes toÂ women’sÂ hair.
The use of hair extensions have steeplyÂ risen by 42% over the years, and celebrities Cheryl Cole, Katie Price, and NaomiÂ CampbellÂ have made the hair pieces extremely popular.
As the rise will continue there is an increase of women seeking help for damaged scalps and loss of hair.
SteveÂ O’BrianÂ a scalp and hair expert of The Institute OfÂ Trichologists, said two years ago there were 30 women a month looking for treatment for the damage to their hair, but the number now is 50+ and rising.
CelebritiesÂ BritneyÂ spares, Nicole Richie, and Liz Hurley have all been photographed with bald patches due to the use of hair extensions.
They put the scalp under incredible pressure, causing the hair follicles to become inflamed and infected, causing the hair to fall out. This condition is known commonly as TractionÂ Alopecia.
Katie Price last month reportedly has an Â£10,000 hair extensionsÂ appointment that went so badly she threatened to sue for damages, and paid a huge Â£45,000 to fix the mess caused.
Actress JenniferÂ AnistonÂ spoke publicly about the upset her hair extensions had caused her, she said: “I decided to have extensions, never knowing you end up with 400 things in your head that cause your hair to break off.
“Nothing destroys hair faster than extensions.”
Many women are starting to see the reality fake extensions are causing to their scalps. The average salon price for extensions differ between Â£350 – Â£1200.
The common processes involved areÂ gluing, heat fusing with wax, and weaving.
The strong chemicals using during treatment cause the hair to become brittle making it more likely to snap off Â in time.
Experts are claiming the most damage is done by the gluing method, which is moreÂ likelyÂ to rip hair from the follicle root, sometimes resulting in the hair not growing back.