Should I put extensions in my babies hair?

Should I put extensions in my babies hair?

  Today we have a question regarding the cute little peoples hair ( we love ❤️ babies) 


Q: Should I get my baby extensions ? She’s going to look so cute! 

A: No . Not recommended at all. Until approximately age 7 a babies hair and scalp is still in a very tender formation stage . The babies hair and scalp cannot support tension heavy extensions, braids and crochet styles which work just fine for older people.

  The babies hair is very sensitive to this tension and excessive force on it can be extremely damaging.

   Children are usually not aware of taking precautions to prevent pulling and being rough on their hair extensions. This coupled with fragile follicles can in turn can lead to severe hair loss that’s especially noticeable around the temples.

Remember as the baby grows up other school age children can be so critical and cruel. 

Soft touch

  It’s perfectly acceptable for babies to have  loose hair and natural hair braids. Natural braids should be loose , a good rule of thumb is a braid should be loose enough to stick your pinky finger underneath the braid. A soft baby headband on a loose puff is a great idea for baby pictures. So cute!

Ponytails can be worn with the same soft tension as a loose braid, being able to stick your pinky finger underneath the ponytail. 

Curly and Coiled 

  Curls and coiled hair is actually fragile and breaks easily with stress. Adult scalps are sensitive to heavy tension,  heat & chemical burns, leaving them with loss of hair and edges gone. Once edges are gone they tend to stay gone. If this happens to adults with mature hair then how much easier can it happen to your sensitive babies hair? 

  Avoid future missing edges, be gentle with your babies hair.  Please note the missing edges and extensions on this pretty little princess  below. 

Happy Growing!  

C. Ivy Holistic Trichologist

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