Thanks for getting me past 400 on GFC guys! :)
I did a post ages ago about clip in extensions and my sheer and utter love for fake hair haha. You can read it here if you'd like to know about my addiction to extensions. =p
Tonight I'm blogging a wee bit about my bonded extensions, rather than clip ins. I went down the 'permanent' extensions route in August, and have been using them ever since. If you've ever thought about taking the leap, read on! =p
My regular hair, minus extensions:
Ugh. It is fine and straggly and doesn't grow beyond like my shoulders. My dad is bald and my sister and mum have about ten strands of hair between them so I had no hope really. I am SO jealous of you girls with naturally thick hair!!
I bought glue in extensions through Groupon (classy). I had my first set in for four months, and my current set is coming up on five months this week. I don't think I can go back to regular hair!
I took some photos to let you see the process of getting hair bonded, excuse the poor quality, I was trying to do it sneakily haha!
So you can see you get about 150 strands with solid glue at the top, this gets wrapped around a strand of your own hair and a heat gun softens it so it melds onto your hair before solidifying. I know that glue is not good for your hair, but so far I've had no real problems.
Here is me with my extensions:
They are so easy to care for and the only thing I HATE is washing them haha! Takes so long!
My sister was so tempted by my extensions she took the plunge and got microloops, basically little elastic bands securing the hair on. Here she is, before:
Thinking about getting extensions?
- Long, thick hair!
- Once they're in, you're sorted for 3+ months
- If done properly, they blend excellently
- You don't ever have to faff about with clip ins
- You style them the same as your own hair
- Effortless waves if you sleep with your hair in a plait
- They make an awesome scarf if it's cold. =p
- Washing and drying time!!!
- Can tangle quite easily if not dried properly
- Bonds start to fall out after a few months
- Possible damage to hair
So what do you think? Do you wear any kind of extensions? Do you think they're 'fake'? Am I going to get lectured on how bad they are for my hair haha?
Let me know!
~ Lauren ♥