Brazilian Knot Hair Extensions have been popular for many years not only in Brazil, but in many salons throughout the United States. We specialize in all types of hair extensions, but we pass on Brazilian Knots since they are very dangerous and cause severe damage to the hair follicle. Overtime these extensions will cause Traction Alopecia which is hair loss due to tension on the hair. Countless clients have come in immediately after application to have these extensions removed. The clients have complained about the pain they cause from headaches to intense pulling on their own hair, just look at the below picture of one of our clients hair and the immense pulling around the extension and scalp irritation. This is just one example, but this blog is to help you to stay away from this application.
Before with Brazilian Knots which were removed and we added individual Keratin Extensions
The Brazilian Knots take 10 times the amount of hair that the hair follicle can support, they are placed too close to the scalp and the elastic thread that wraps around the hair completely breaks the hair. Their is no proper weight distribution and they are applied in clumps of hair! The client below entered our salon in immense pain, we removed the Brazilian Knots carefully by razoring through the elastic thread without cutting into her hair. Once removed her scalp had red sores, and it took a few hours for her head to feel normal.
We then added a strand by strand extension technique which are much smaller strands than the Brazilian Knots and we placed them safely away from the scalp so her hair moves and flows naturally. The stylist that applied the Brazilian Knots told her to take Ibuprofen until they start to loosen, this is radical and gives hair extensions a bad name! No extension should cause the amount of pain this client experienced and we strongly recommended you to steer clear of these types of hair extensions.
In the end, you should do your research and go to a reputable salon that gives you a proper consultation explaining which types of hair extensions will suit your hair best. Maintaining the health of your own hair and scalp is paramount - so ask questions and feel completely comfortable with your decision.