Tuesday, 30 October 2012

My Hair Extension Story


You can pretty much pick up hair extensions in London anywhere, from your local hair shops to synthetic pieces in places you wouldn’t expect to see. When I was a teen I remember walking into a hair shop with my friend and just thinking “oh wow” hair from ceiling to floor, on every corner! At that time it was a bit over whelming.

From weaves, to glue in’s, clip ins to taped in, long hair, to short hair, Brazilian, Russian, Yaki, Remi…..WHERE DOES ONE START!

It wasn’t until a year or so ago that I was curious about dabbling in the hair extension world and I gave my first set of Remy clip in’s a whirl. Clip in extensions are pre-cut wefts of hair with clips attached to them. You can either clip them in between layers of your own hair, or braid your hair away and clip the extensions into your braids. This is the option I usually go for as your own hair gets to have a little bit of chill out time from styling. Going for the clip in’s worked out well for me and I definitely think that if you’re a hair extension virgin that a set of clip in extensions are the easiest and most hassle free way to go.

Fast forward a few months, my tresses were starting to become what they once were, long, shiny and flowing. I said goodbye to the extensions and lived the natural life until I was talked into getting a weave for a photo shoot. A weave is the most common way to install hair within the afro/Caribbean shops. The hair is braided and wefts of hair are then sewn into the braids. It can last for weeks depending on the hair used and how well you look after it. At first I loved it, spending time on my hair in the mornings was slowly becoming a distant memory, things were going well until….. I really wanted to wash my hair! Don’t get me wrong, you can still wash your hair, but if you’re like me and you really like to give your scalp a good scrub and massage then a weave is probably not the best way to go. After about 2 weeks I ended up removing it and took out a good percentage of my own hair with it (insert sad face). Although a weave is probably the most convenient for some, for me it was an experience I choose to learn from.

Fast forward to today and I’m back to my clip in’s! I was given some Virgin Peruvian hair to review a little while back, I simply cut the wefts to the length I require, doubled them up, and sewed some clips on! Big hair in an instant.

Some people wear extensions everyday some whip them in and out for a bit of ommph when they need it; some just love a touch of glamour. Whatever it is, there’s different hair and styles out there for everyone, it just takes a bit of experimenting….and if all else fails there’s plenty of hairdressers in London you can visit.

Whats your hair extension tips??

20 comments:

  1. Tape? Have you ever tried that? I've never heard of it!

    Lea x

    http://shebeginstosee.blgospot.com

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    1. No I havent tried it, but if you look it up on youtube you can see what it is.

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  2. What type of hair did you get? Brazillian, Peruvian? Because I want to know what type of hair would be good for relaxed hair types :)

    relaxedhiarcentral.blogspot.com

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    1. Hi Mariam

      The best thing for you to do would be to go to a hair store and ask to see a few different types to match your hair texture. I currently use Peruvian hair (middle picture) but I don't relax my hair or anything. Our hair types are not the same, so I wouldn't go off what I use. You might be better suited to Brazilian hair, but like I said. Go and have a browse first.

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    2. It's definitely important to make sure you're using the right type of hair for your hair texture. I use Sensual hair human hair. I hate synthetic. Does anyone here dye their weave? I was thinking about giving it a try, but I've never done it before, and I was wondering if anyone had some tips.

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  3. Great blog! We're still Hair Extension Versions, but are highly interested in trying them out! The only problem we worry about is whether we would be able to wash/dry/straighten and dye them without causing any damage to the extensions. Do you have any suggestions? :)

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  4. i currently started to use clip ins. I used to always get weaves done at the hairdressers but they would change a fortune! now i can put my clip ins in when i want and go! xx

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  5. I have just discovered your blog and I have to say you are so beautiful!x

    http://luxenoirbeauty.blogspot.co.uk/

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  6. I looove how they look on other people but think I'm way too low maintenance - they'd just get tangled on me haha

    xo,
    Lela - www.LelaLondon.com

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  7. i love your blog and you are so beautiful! :)
    your eyes are so pretty! :)

    xoxo Nadine

    http://peenkpeaches.blogspot.de/

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  8. Great blog. lots of useful info about hair extensions. I like the weaves the best.

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  9. Thanks for sharing! I recently just got some goddess remi hair and I love it. I wanted to see what other's experiences have been like.

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  10. Looking fab in those extensions. I love how versatile clip in hair extensions are compared to weaves.

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  11. You look fantastic with your hair extensions..Now, I'm convinced in getting mine too.

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  12. I've been wanting to try out hair extensions for a long time now, but I didn't want to commit to the sewn-in or glued-in hair. I already have long hair, but it definitely isn't as full of body as I would like. I've always been envious of those ladies blessed with thick, curly hair.

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  13. Are you mixed?

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    1. Amazing hair extension story. i am so happy to read ur story...

      keep it up....

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  14. I got my sister into extensions so now we both wear them almost every day! She ended up paying so much for those tape extensions, the ones they have to do in a salon, but they ended up coming out within 2 weeks! So now she just has clip in extensions, which she loves because she can take them out whenever she wants.

    I also wear the clip ins, I have straight extensions as well as curly extensions and I only wear them when I want to get dolled up since my hair is a little past my shoulders already.

    Either way, I think anyone who wants more volume or extra length would looove extensions! they just make you feel so much more glamorous!

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