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« on: August 09, 2005 05:14:30 AM »

So..I'm going for my hair extensions tomorrow.
I've already had the colour matched, a price, and have been told that it will take about 4 hours...but before I finally get the beauties in, are there any questions that I should ask? You know, just to make sure I cover my back in case it goes wrong/I hate them?

Thanks in advance!
« Reply #1 on: August 09, 2005 05:49:58 AM »

I had hair extensions back in 2000.  First, mulberry "streaks" just below the crown...to add some variety to my straight blonde hair...and when I had them removed, I got blue/black ones. 
When they were removed, I had about 45 blonde extensions added to the back of my head (to give my hair a "thick" look)... 

The extensions I used were made of real hair from India.  Occaisionally the extensions were a little wavier than my natural hair. 

I hated how the new growth dreded up.  Some sleeping positions were uncomfortable due to where the extensions were situated on my scalp...but nothing too unbearable.  Overall they were too high maintenance for me...and are a bit to expensive for me to replace monthly (my hairdresser recommended 3 monthly...but I can't stand the dreding for that long) at cost of $10 each + labour. 

I've heard horror stories of women whose extensions were attached way too close to their scalp so they:   
a) Had really bad headaches and b) had their hair "stick up" on odd angles. 

Good on you!  Its pretty exciting to think you could have a completely new look in just 4 hours.   Grin
I'd recommend you get a good quality arfo comb. 
And just see how you go with this first lot.  When you want them removed and new ones put on...you might prefer having a smaller amount attached over a couple of days... 

What colour is your hair?

I think the best celebrity extensions were probably Angelina Jolie's during the Tomb Raider timeframe...




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« Reply #2 on: August 09, 2005 06:03:47 AM »

I'll make sure they don't make them too tight so that I am in agony!
I didn't realise they twisted up, I'll ask the hairdresser about that. Maybe if I sleep with my hair tied up loosely they wont twist so much..?

They've recommended changing them in about 3/4 months (it'll be more like 4 because I am away at uni).
They are a bit expensive but I figured its a nice treat to keep me motivated with my studying right now! They work out a bit cheaper than yours but I'm having about 125 of them put in, apparently! eeeek! Sounds like a lot of hair..I guess thats why its going to take so long!

My hair is sort of mid/dark brown. I'm getting human hair too and I've been told that if I let them dry naturally they will go a bit wavy, which sounds awesome..I can get that beach-y hair look, since mine is uber-straight

Thanks for the info  Wink
« Reply #3 on: August 09, 2005 06:36:32 AM »

I put in tracks instead of extensions (you glue them in and can remove them yourself) and, I must say, I was incredibly happy with them.  They didn't dread up at all and stayed natural looking through my violent sleeping fits.

« Reply #4 on: August 09, 2005 09:33:39 PM »

can you elaborate on the "tracks"? thanks.

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« Reply #5 on: August 10, 2005 10:14:17 AM »

Well they're in!
They're gorgeous - a perfect match to my hair colour. It took a total of 5 hours in the end but I am so so pleased with the results. I've been told to use a soft bristle brush only. I hope I remember! I can't leave them alone at the moment..it feels strange to have hair touch the back of my arms!

Anyone have any idea where I can get inspiration for up-dos/styles with my new long hair? I'm so excited!

The guy doing my extentions mentioned that if I'd paid almost double I could've had tracks instead and that would only have taken about an hour!...I don't know anything else about tracks though.. Can anyone elaborate? I get the feeling they are like wide extensions  Huh

« Reply #6 on: August 10, 2005 10:21:22 AM »

can you elaborate on the "tracks"? thanks.

tracks are hair extensions that you glue in. 

« Reply #7 on: August 10, 2005 10:23:04 AM »

also, it's weird that they would cost more because I bought them and put them in myself and it only ran me $20 at most.

« Reply #8 on: August 10, 2005 11:53:46 AM »

also, it's weird that they would cost more because I bought them and put them in myself and it only ran me $20 at most.

You guys don't know how lucky you are being in the US. Everything's so cheap and bountiful there! I don't know of anywhere here in the UK where they sell hair extensions that you can glue in yourself - the closest thing is those clip-in ones you can get..!

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« Reply #9 on: August 10, 2005 01:08:14 PM »

i loved having extensions...i had braids, then after i bleached my hair we glued in some tracks and added pigtails..it was too cute..but it was right around the time that song barbie girl by aqua came out so that was hell at the clubs..hah..

i remember with the braids it was really heavy..alot of extra hair, plus they were pretty tight..i didnt have em in for long but id love to do em again for fun..

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