Which extensions method best after hair loss?

#1
Hi guys

I’ve had a hair extensions consultation with a young client who has had a recent trauma at the end of last year, causing all of her scalp hair to fall out.
Her hair has now grown back lovely and thick, and seems very strong but is still only a few inches long (until I heard the story I thought she’d just had a pixie cut in and regretted it) and she is extremely self conscious about her looks and wants extensions.

I was of course cautious about how soon after the hair loss this seemed and called my insurance company as my first point of contact, who referred me to my training company- who basically said it was up to me, and as long as I put a disclaimer on the back of the form that the client signed stating that there was a risk of the weight of any extensions making the hair fall out again, I should be covered.

On the training course it advises that someone should wait 6 month before having extensions after having a baby but when I asked them directly how long someone should wait after hair loss they never had a firm answer. ‍♀️

The regrowth hair does feel very thick and strong, and the girl (age only 16 bless her) is desperate to have extensions fitted so I’m considering it, but I’m wondering if anyone has ever done a similar fitting (Total Head including crown) and what method people think would give the best coverage and the best weight distribution?

I was thinking about Nano’s but also considering a weft, although was concerned that would be too heavy.

Advice please.
 

Haircutz

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#2
Hi guys
.....who referred me to my training company- who basically said it was up to me, and as long as I put a disclaimer on the back of the form that the client signed stating that there was a risk of the weight of any extensions making the hair fall out again, I should be covered.
...On the training course it advises that someone should wait 6 month before having extensions after having a baby but when I asked them directly how long someone should wait after hair loss they never had a firm answer. ‍♀️
What?! I’m furious on your behalf for being given such shoddy advice from your hair extension training company. :mad:

Regarding your client, I’d be very concerned about traction alopecia occurring and leading to permanent hair loss/bald spots.
Also, getting her to sign a disclaimer won’t cover you if you go ahead with the service and she does suffer hair loss.
Quite the opposite.
It will act as proof that you knew there was a definite risk!

In your shoes, I’d refer her to a hair loss specialist/trichologist.


Pregnancy hair loss. Everyone loses a certain amount of hair daily but during pregnancy, the pregnancy hormones prevent the hair falling out. That’s why the hair looks healthy and thicker. Hair loss post partum is simply the 9 months worth of normal shedding coming out in a much shorter time period, so it’s very noticeable. It can take between 6 months to 2 years after pregnancy for hair to settle back into its natural growth/shedding cycle.
 

RED STAR

Well-Known Member
#3
Are you even sure she lost her hair due to shock/stress/trauma.......?
I ask this, because I’ve recently discovered a client of mines ‘alopecia’ was in fact self inflicted...... she had pulled it out herself - a way of self harming!
 
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