Okay, ladies, today we’re talking hair extensions! I get asked all the time about my hair. How do I have it cut? What color does my stylist use? The funny thing is, I’m like most of us, I wish my hair was thicker, curly, etc.
If you follow me on Instagram, you have seen some of these pictures. There’s a back story, to my hair extensions.
Over the last few years, I have been trying to grow my hair out a little. When I was in my forties, I thought I should keep it a little shorter because I was THAT age.
When I turned 50, I got a little attitude (haha!) and decided I would do what I wanted so I started growing it out. I have fine hair, but I have a lot of it.
As I started to grow it out, the ends were thinner than I liked, especially around my face. So last year, my stylist added a few extension on the sides of my hair.
I wanted to wear them a while before I shared them because I wasn’t sure if I liked them or not. After a few months, I decided I didn’t like them because of the kind we used.
They would slide out, and when they did, they took some of my hair with them. During that time I was adding some curls to my hair, and I was using my curling iron way too hot.
While I liked the soft curls, I didn’t know I was damaging it, and it broke off in the front.
Long story short, we decided to take the few extensions out and try another type. There are a ton of different kinds of extensions, and you have to find the kind that works best with your hair.
Also, customization is key. They matched the extensions to my hair color but then the stylist who does my hair color (it’s a mixture of #5 and #6), colored my extensions to get a perfect match. It takes a village people!
Okay, let’s show some before and after pictures.
Here is the front, we had to cut my hair because of the damage I did with my curling iron.
Here’s the back. My hair has no product in it, and we just blow dried it straight.
This is the front after we placed the weft extensions and she had curled it with a curling iron.
This is the back. I kept these weft extensions longer because they’re pricey and we felt like we could always cut them shorter later.
Here’s the thing, hair extensions need lots of TLC, and they have an adjustment period. They aren’t for everyone.
As far as pricing, they are different for everyone. It depends on what kind, it depends on how much you need for your hair and what your stylist charges.
It’s best if you’re interested in hair extensions, schedule a consultation at a reputable salon. If you’re local, I go to Cha Cha’s, and Madie Culp did my extensions.
Also, I haven’t had these extensions long enough to give them two thumbs up, but I will keep you posted.
Beauty For The Heart~~Surrendering to God isn’t giving in-it’s giving up! Giving up carrying the weight of all that’s too much for us to our God. ~Lysa Tuerkerst
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