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Last week Jacqueline Jossa had her hair extensions removed, revealing to fans that it made her feel "completely and utterly bald".

The former EastEnders actress had made the decision to have a rest from her long luscious locks in order to give her natural barnet a breather.

Taking to her Instagram Stories, the wife of Dan Osborne explained: "Guys I've taken my tapes out for my hair to have a bit of a rest.

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“And I have to be honest, I feel completely and utterly bald, and like I have no hair.”

She continued: "It's actually not damaged at all it just feels thinner.”

But how do you look after a head of hair extensions to stop your god-given locks from thinning?

Well, we spoke to top hair stylist Joel Buckler, who works at the the acclaimed Trevor Sorbie salon, about how to make sure you are looking after your hair.

Joel explained that in order to not put too much strain on the hair follicles it is best to have a break from your extensions “every three to four months, for between six to eight weeks.

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"This is because having extensions will cause stress on the roots over time.”

Additionally, he revealed that this is necessary so that “split ends can be cut properly in order to keep the hair strong.”

As for making sure your hair is healthy while the extensions are in, the expert advised that "light heat and light air to dry you hair is welcomed as it will thicken your normal hair and put less tension on the extensions.

"It is also good to use product that puts protein in the hair to make it thicker and stronger."

"Equally, snag-free brushes such as tangle teasers are great for ensuring you have tangle-free extensions."

Although Joel recommends "replacing extensions once they are an inch away from the root" if you would like to hang up your taped-on tresses for good there is actually an optimum hairstyle to make your own locks look thicker.

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"If you’ve got thin hair, having a blunt cut always thickens the hair up, like a lob, which is a longer bob," said Joel.

"Essentially, shorter haircuts are better, and with less layers as they actually serve to make the hair appear thinner."

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