Once upon a time there was a hairdresser that loved to experiment with her hair.
Pink, blue, purple or blonde,
the list of colours goes on and on.
Dreadlocks and mullets,
she wasn’t above it!
A perm with a set,
One could never forget.
One day a Hairy Godmother named Kim flew into the salon, and with a wave of her magic curling wand,
Bibbity- Bobbity-Hair Do!
The hairdresser suddenly had hair that was 18 inches longer.
That is how this love story began. I used to believe that less is more. But I now realize that more is more.
Why do I love extentions?
Let me count the ways….
- I have the volume I have always dreamed of.
- My real hair is poker straight. The extentions will hold curls for at least 2 days.
- I can add funky colours without bleaching my natural hair.
- I feel super sexy.
- My ponytail is glorious and thick.
- I can let them air dry for a beachy look, or blowdry for a straight look.
- It keeps me warm in the winter.
At the salon we use two kinds of methods to put our extentions in. The first is called fusion, a method that involves bonding strands of hair near the root with an organic protein formula. They last 4-8 months depending on how quickly your hair grows. The second type is a double tape extention. It is similar to the bonds placement, but only last for about 3 months. However, the big difference between these types is that the double tape extentions are reusable.
Whichever kind you choose, make sure that your stylist explains how to properly maintain your extentions. The better care that is taken, the longer they will stand the test of time. It will also help avoid any tangling or knotting. The first time that I wore my extentions it felt a little funny because I was not used to having so much hair. Sometimes I would be lazy and skip the recommended steps for maintanence, but it ended up creating more work for myself, and they did not last as long as they should have.
But now I know better. Sometimes you don’t know what you’ve got ’til it’s gone. I will never abuse the love of my life again. I am so excited to be reunited and live happily ever after.