Hair Extension thoughts.

Hi loves,

So about a month ago, I got hair extensions!
I got a lot of questions about them, so I thought I’d give you all my overall thoughts about them…

It started with:
A consultation at Citrus Salon, where they asked me about what kind of extensions I was looking for, the length I wanted and the colour(s) I preferred. I chose to go for tape-ins(I have heard they are less damaging to the roots than weaves), very long, and an exact match to my natural hair colour.

After 3 days:
My extensions order came into the salon from Bombay hair, and we were ready to go! Within 40 minutes I had my new hair put in- a much quicker process than I had expected. Oh yes, I also had to make sure I had my hair washed before and was free of any product before putting the extensions in.

The first few days of my extensions:
Were pretty uncomfortable. I definitely felt a slight strain on my head, as I was not used to the extra weight that accompanied the extra length and volume of my hair. However, this is normal and subsided after a while.

A month later:
I definitely will say I loved the experience. I felt super feminine, got tons of compliments on my hair and could experiment with a bunch of hair styles. I would highly recommend it for those looking for a month of extra sparkle.
However there were also some cons that come with this new mane. Firstly, any hair up-dos are impossible because the extensions can be seen- so I could not have my hair in a bun or high pony tail which was annoying sometimes. Also, I had to spend at least 15-20 minutes after a hair washing drying all my hair! On top of this, I needed to be constantly vigilant to make sure no product reached my roots which would weaken the extensions.
Lastly, the hair sheds and knots, as does any long hair- so combing it frequently is super important.
I am now finally ready to get my extensions removed and have a shorter hair style for the approaching summer! The great news is I get to reuse my extensions forever, so maybe I’ll get them put back in next year or something.

Until then, I plan on taking as much care of my hair and scalp to restore my natural hair’s strength through hair masks, oils, less heat on my hair and sulfate-free shampoo.
I have also started using 2 products which are great for restoring thickness and strength of hair, check them out:
Viviscal– Supplements which  help nourish thinning hair and promote hair that appears noticeably healthier, thicker, fuller and more vibrant.
Toppik– These keratin-enriched products revitalize weak, damaged, thin or thinning hair to create stronger, more manageable hair.

Feel free to ask me any more questions through the contact form below!

Love,
Tasha
XOXO

 

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