Studies have found that hair extensions date back to around 3400 BC in Egypt. That’s right, you have Cleopatra to thank for that gorgeous set of locks and for pioneering this fashion!
When were hair extensions first used?
But things really changed in 1951, when an African American woman called Christina Jenkins living in Cleveland, Ohio patented the weave technique, where hair is attached to netting – or a weft – and sewn to the hair on the scalp.
When did hair extensions become popular?
Hair extensions rose in popularity and became used by the masses during the decade of the 1990’s. New and less expensive techniques were developed ensuring widespread popularity, with the clip-in hair extensions becoming commonly used due to their cost and availability.
What are the least damaging hair extensions?
Clip in hair extensions are the least damaging type of hair extension because they’re easy to put in and remove and they don’t affect your lifestyle or your hair as much as permanent extensions.