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Hair Extensions : Can they help or hinder my hair growth?

Written by: Mimi Kone



Time to read 4 min

Hello, beautiful!

Welcome to Mimi et Mina’s blog, your go-to sanctuary for all things hair and beauty. Today, we’re unraveling a question that has been tugging at the strands of our curiosity – can hair extensions really help your hair grow? Nestled in the heart of Notting Hill, Mimi et Mina is not just a salon; it’s a haven where we celebrate the art of enhancing beauty with our expertise in hair extensions and a whole lot more!

The Enigma of Hair Growth with Extensions: Unveiling the Truth


Diving into the world of hair extensions, it’s crucial to brush through the facts. While extensions themselves don’t have a magical potion to make your hair grow, they play a significant role in fostering a healthier environment for your natural locks to flourish.

A Protective Charm for Your Tresses

Hair extensions act like a knight in shining armor, protecting your natural hair from the daily battles against environmental factors such as UV rays, harsh weather, and pollutants. By shielding your hair from these elements, extensions help prevent your locks from becoming dry and brittle, which can lead to breakage and impede healthy growth.

Less Heat, More Growth

With the added length and volume from extensions, the need for constant heat styling and manipulation decreases. This reduction in heat exposure helps prevent damage and breakage, allowing your natural hair to grow healthier and stronger.

Weighty Matters: Relieving Tension

Extensions add a bit of weight to your hair, relieving some tension on the roots. This subtle support can lead to less hair loss and breakage, creating a nurturing ground for your hair to grow.

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Choosing the Right Extensions: Quality Over Quantity

However, not all extensions are woven from the same thread. Opting for high-quality, natural human hair extensions and having them professionally installed is paramount. Poorly installed or low-quality extensions can be counterproductive, causing more harm than good.

At Mimi et Mina, we pride ourselves on offering top-notch extensions and expert installation services, ensuring that you’re receiving nothing but the best. Our dedicated team is here to guide you through selecting the perfect extensions that suit your hair type and needs.

Fostering Growth: Hair Care Rituals with Extensions

To promote healthy hair growth while flaunting your gorgeous extensions, it’s essential to adopt a nurturing hair care routine. Regular washing, conditioning, and detangling are key to maintaining both your natural hair and extensions in pristine condition.

woman under the shower with water running through her hair

Nutrient Boost: Hair Growth Supplements

Consider incorporating hair growth supplements or products enriched with biotin, keratin, and vitamins A, C, and E into your routine. These nutrients are the building blocks for healthy hair growth, providing your locks with the nourishment they crave.

Listening to Your Hair’s Whispers

Pay attention to your hair’s needs and signs of distress. If you notice excessive shedding or breakage, it might be time to reassess your hair care routine or consult with our professional stylists at Mimi et Mina.

Elevate Your Hair Game with Mimi et Mina

While extensions may not directly accelerate hair growth, they are a fantastic way to add length, volume, and glamour to your look. At Mimi et Mina, we’re passionate about helping you achieve the hair of your dreams with our premium products and personalized services.

Whether you’re seeking hand-tied extensions, a vibrant new color, or a pampering beauty session, our talented team is ready to make your hair fantasies come true. We believe in the power of feeling confident and beautiful, and we’re here to embark on this transformative journey with you.

So, step into our enchanting salon at Mimi et Mina, and let’s create hair magic together! Your journey to luscious, healthy locks is just a salon appointment away


1. Uhuru Chebe Hair Oil

The Chebe Hair oil restores dry and dull hair with a much-needed moisture. It tames the frizz and boosts shine, whilst keeping your scalp nourished and moisturised. Your hair will be left feeling soft and silky. It protects your hair from chemical styling and environmental damage, ensuring hair is stronger and easier to manage. Moisturises your hair with penetrating oils, strengthens and repairs, prevents hair breakage, split ends and promotes hair growth.

2. Biotin & Keratin Enriched Shampoo and Conditioner

Opt for a shampoo and conditioner duo that’s enriched with Biotin and Keratin. These ingredients are known for strengthening the hair, reducing breakage, and promoting growth. A popular choice is the OGX Thick & Full Biotin & Collagen Shampoo and Conditioner.

3. Silk Pillowcase OR Pink Bonnet

Switching to a silk pillowcase or bonnet can make a world of difference for your hair. It reduces friction, thereby minimizing breakage and tangling while you sleep. The Silk Pink Bonnet  is a luxurious option that’s loved by many.

4. Tangle Teezer – The Ultimate Detangler

To keep your extensions tangle-free, invest in a good quality detangling brush. The Tangle Teezer is gentle on the hair, effectively detangles without causing breakage, and is suitable for both natural hair and extensions.

5. Hair Growth Vitamins

Incorporating hair growth vitamins like Nutrafol or SugarBearHair can provide your hair with the essential nutrients it needs to grow strong and healthy. Always consult with a healthcare professional before starting any new supplement.

6. Heat Protectant Spray

If you use heat styling tools, a heat protectant spray is essential. The Living Proof Restore Instant Protection Spray offers heat protection up to 450°F and helps to smooth and condition the hair.


In the enchanting world of hair, extensions are a magical tool that can help protect and preserve the natural beauty of your locks. By choosing quality extensions and following a loving hair care routine, you’re paving the way for healthier hair growth. Join us at Mimi et Mina, where we turn hair dreams into reality and unveil the beauty that lies within each strand.

Thank you for joining us in exploring the wonders of hair extensions! Stay tuned for more hair secrets and beauty tips from Mimi et Mina. Until then, keep shining and flaunting your beautiful locks!


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