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Discomfort with extensions

If it’s your first time wearing extensions, it can be hard to know what’s normal – and what’s not.

  1. Itchiness. An itchy scalp can be caused by a lot of things – are your extensions one of them? It’s normal to experience mild itching if your extensions are freshly installed and you have a sensitive scalp. This can be because some small hairs may get into the section where your extensions are being installed (known as cross-hairs). This should go away within a day or so but if it lingers or is intense, please let us know right away so we can check your extensions. You may also experience itchiness if your extensions are overdue for a reinstallation. This is because if your natural hair grows out too much it can cause uneven pressure on the section where your extensions were applied, causing you to feel a sensation much like itching. If you’re suddenly experiencing itching, it may be time to schedule your next reinstallation!
  1. Discomfort while sleeping. This one is totally normal in the beginning, especially if it’s your first time with extensions. When your head is placed against a pillow you may feel your beads or attachment points of your extensions for the first time as they press against your scalp. For the vast majority of women this is only a very mild sensation and goes away within a night or two.
  2. Intense pain or blistering. This is definitely NOT normal and you should contact your salon immediately. This kind of pain can be caused by improper installation, the wrong method or too much weight on your natural hair from extensions, or in rare cases, an extremely sensitive scalp. Here at Crown we pride ourselves on being able to recommend the best method for you and our extensionistas are fully certified and trained to give you the best service and make your extension experience as comfortable as possible.