(Closed) How long do hair extentions last?

posted 6 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
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130 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I would recommend you get clip-ins, not anything that is sewn or linked(micro-links) into your own hair by a hairdresser. I have had both types and way, way prefer the clip-ins. When you go in and get someone to attach wefts in your hair youll find its really difficult to wear your hair certain styles without them showing (vs clip-ins you just change where you put them), they also are really heavy feeling and hurt your scalp for at least a week or two (severely, I cried after having them in a couple of days and I have very thick, quite long hair already). You also cant properly wash your hair since youre constantly trying to be gentle around where the wefts are attached, you end up missing regions of your head. Additionally, the cost is ridiculous. I paid $400 for initial installation which is low to mid range for remi hair, there is then a maintenance cost which will vary depending on how they connected the hair to your head but for me it was $150 every month ON TOP of cutting, coloring, styling. The extensions got noticably thin after about 5 months, even though I barely used heat styling and deep conditioned them all the time.

 

Compare this to high quality remi clip ins.. you can get 20 inches of thick hair for about $180-220 bucks, you can wear them every day or just when you feel like it, any style is manageable without them showing, they dont hurt your head because they dont pull like sewn or linked in wefts do and they have actually lasted me much longer. I have had my current set (from headkandy.com) for over a year. I would definitely recommend going with HeadKandy. IMO, avoid the ones from Sally that a lot of bees will tell you they went with unless you are literally planning on wearing them once in a rare while. The quality of hair is not that great.

Post # 4
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4355 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I taught my mom how to apply glue in ones for me when I was yonger, she did a great job. They usually last roughly a month before they started to grow out and annoy me so I would swap them out. I’m guessing roughly the same, if not longer if they are professionally done as long as you care for them as directed.

Post # 5
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130 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Eeek… I wouldn`t go with the glue in ones.. they usually cause a lot of damage.. possibly to the extent of bald patches. A lot of hair dressers refuse to do them because of it.. just a warning anyway.

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@MissButterTart:  I never had issues and I wore them for a couple of year. My hair is 100% healthy (well maybe not 100%, but darn close), but I’m not telling anyone to get them. I just told her how long they lasted. To each their own.

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