You should find strand-by-strand hair extensions to be the most comfortable and versatile hair extension method when it comes to applying and wearing hair extensions but hair extensions are something in your hair and it does take a little time to get accustomed to them. With that, there are steps you can take, and things you can do, to ensure the most comfortable and unnoticeable hair extension wear.
For myself, I can only wear a hat or a ponytail for a certain period of time before it is driving me crazy, but the hair extensions I can wear for months and not even notice them there in my hair. (After I get though the Day 7 to Day 10 issue. Read more about that in the paragraph marked “IMPORTANT” below.)
You should not feel the extensions beyond the first night or 2. The flexibility of the TemBond® allows for comfortable wear shortly after installing your hair extensions. As you sleep, the bonds will mold to the shape of your head. This means no hard balls of glue or metal rings poking into your head. For immediate comfort or to hurry that process after applying, use a heating pad on low while you lie your head on it.
Ponytails may not be comfortable to wear tight and high on your head right after your hair extension application. High ponytails will get more comfortable after your hair grows out a little bit, typically 1-3 weeks. Until then, low ponytails work great for pulling your hair back.
Another issue with high, tight ponytails would be the pulling this could cause on your natural hairs which are already working to support the weight of your new extensions. Sometimes small red bumps can result. You should eliminate the pulling if this occurs. Either remove and stop wearing the tight ponytail for a while, or remove the extensions in that area altogether.
There have been many positive reports to the comfort of these hair extensions. The bonds are flexible and mold to the shape of your head. Thus, you shouldn’t have discomfort, itching or poking with the hair extensions beyond bearing, but if you do have a comfort issue, please try the below fixes and see if it improves. Some things to be aware of: