1. They take a while to get used to. Whether you get clips, tapes, glues, keratin bonds, pre-glued, stitching, or weaving, the subtle feeling of having something in your hair is as boring / similar to being subtly strangled by a roll neck sweater.
2. Synthetic hair extensions are affordable, but can look cheap when they don’t blend in with your hair. Synthetic hair doesn’t hold moisture like real hair, so it doesn’t shine naturally – instead, it has a super shiny, unnatural shine. They also don’t blend so seamlessly, can tangle easily, and cannot be styled and redesigned. But if synthetic strands are all you can rock or just want to wear them for a night out and don’t want to break the bank buying fake hair, make sure you get a color that matches your real hair. undetectably.
3. Human hair extensions are $$$. Since it’s made of real human hair, and you can do anything you can do with your own hair – like washing, drying, curling, and repeating – the wefts (or portions) of fake hair are going to be a pretty dime. Think $ 250 and up. That said, if you are going to invest in extensions that you are going to wear constantly, human hair is the way to go.
4. They take a lot of time and effort. You will be in the living room chair for at least an hour and a half for your stylist to put on a full set of extensions.
5. You need to get your hair cut to blend the extensions perfectly. Even though these are clips, if you don’t get a special haircut that mixes your hair up with the extensions, you’ll look like you’re wearing fake hair, which isn’t the point.
6. You always you have to do your hair. There is no wash-and-go style when you have extensions. You curl your hair or straighten it to blend it.
7. You have to be very careful when styling your hair or having someone else do it. Because you can’t put the same strain on it as with natural hair.
8. You should be even gentler when brushing your hair. Brushing your hair like you don’t care without extensions can cause breakage. But brushing your locks with tireless abandon with Extensions will not only cause breakage, they could tear your hair out as well. OUCH!
9. Now you also need to change the way you brush your hair. With extensions, the way Marcia Brady brushes her hair (root to tip) to distribute the oils from your scalp to your strands for healthier strands is no longer the âright wayâ. The correct method now is to work your way up to the extension from the ends (as you would if you have tons of tangles) to make sure you don’t accidentally get your brush caught in your new weave and pull your real ones. or false hair.
10. And because you are not applying the oils from your roots to your ends, you now have to manually add hair oil to your ends. This way they don’t get dry and brittle because they won’t get a natural love for the oil.
11. A shower cap and dry shampoo are your new BFF. Obviously you have to keep showering regularly, but you want to try to lengthen the time between your shampoos as long as possible to keep the water-shampoo combo from breaking up the glue, this is where the shower cap / shampoo combo. sec comes into play.
12. Your head and neck tend to get hot. Your scalp is not used to the amount of hair you just added to your existing strands, so you may find your head overheating, thanks to your new “do”.
13. They weigh down on your natural hair. Not like a ton of bricks by any means, but you can definitely smell that there is something attached to your hair.
14. They cause itchy scalp. The adhesive extension strip or piece of glue attached to your hair may rub against your scalp, making it itch. And then when you go to scratch the itchy spot, you need to be careful not to accidentally pull the strand of hair included in the extension with your fingers, otherwise it will pull and hurt.
15. High ponytails / top knots are a thing of the past. Your extensions are placed so that they lie flat, so putting your hair in a ponytail could result in this:
16. Now you should either braid your hair every night before going to bed or wear a silk scarf tied over your head to prevent your extensions from being mangled while you roll over. It turns out that while it is boring to do, it is actually the most comfortable way to sleep, as you prevent little balls of glue or strips of duct tape from stabbing your scalp overnight. .
17. You never get to put on clips as perfectly as your stylist did the first time. They are still wobbly. http://pix.iemoji.com/appl33/0758.png Want to know how to put them on correctly? Ask your stylist for instructions or read this and this.
18. Washing your hair has become a challenge. Gone are the days of rubbing your scalp vigorously and haphazardly – now you need to be extra careful when lathering your strands so you don’t pull on the extensions.
19. And you can only use sulfate-free shampoo. Because sulfates (a type of cleaning agent in shampoos) can break down the adhesive that holds the extension on your hair.
20. You can no longer wrap your hair in a towel when you get out of the shower. You don’t want the extensions to be waterlogged, so you need to squeeze and towel dry your hair (don’t tousle it as this creates friction and will leave your hair and extensions messy), then let it dry air a little (to minimize heat damage to your dryer), then finally dry it completely.
21. The thought of your boyfriend running his hands through your hair chills you. The inner workings of your hair now look like a construction site; there are tiny pins or clips everywhere. So he won’t even be able to put his hands in there and if he does, he’ll be a bitch to take them out.
22. You have to embarrassingly explain your extension point to a casual relationship or a new boyfriend. “Uh, yeah, I have extensions so you’ll feel some bands of duct tape or little nodules if you touch my head when we kiss.” This is completely normal – I just didn’t want you to panic or anything. So please don’t ever pull my hair out. Never. ”
23. As they grow older, if you don’t redo them within the time frame your stylist instructed you to do, they will get noticed. They will start to twist and turn, come out of your hair and reveal your extension secret like the day.
24. You feel like your hair has thinned out when you or your stylist take your extensions out because suddenly you’ve had a ton of hair and now you don’t have any. In reality, you have just returned to the normal amount of hair you had before, but you feel like so much less than you think your hair is thinning now, and a panic attack ensues.
25. They can come out if they are not properly secured. Britney Spears knows this scenario all too well. See:
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26. Bringing them out is as much a process as bringing them in. And you could end up with leftover tar-like glue on your scalp and in your hair for days on end if your stylist doesn’t remove it properly.
27. If you don’t give your hair a break every six months or so, the hair may weaken at the root and you may get bald spots. Extensions are applied straight to the root, but when you allow the extension to grow too much with your natural hair growth, the extension can strain the root and over time your delicate and tiny hair can be pulled out, leaving a baldness .
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