(Closed) Extension to Add Volume?? Have you had them? Cost?

posted 6 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

@canway11:  I used some clip ins for my wedding to get a little more length and volume. If your hair is fine and a veil has a hard time staying in, then clip in extensions may be hard to use as well and you may need them actually sewn in (a weave) which is much more expensive. I think I bought mine for about $50 from Sally Beauty Supply. It was ALOT of hair (much more than I needed or used)

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@canway11:  I’m in the same boat.  Although my hair holds curl pretty well, as it’s gotten longer, it’s gotten much thinner.  I went to Sallys and got clip in extensions for around $85.  They are usually around $125, but I hit them while they were having a sale, plus my mom is  a hairstylist and was able to get an additional discount.  I haven’t done a trial run with them yet, but I have clipped them in to see how much volume/length/etc. I would get and I’m super pleased with them!  Plus, the color matches perfectly 🙂  The only downside to getting the glue-in extensions is that they’re pretty permanent from what I understand, but I haven’t personally had any experience with them so I can’t say for sure.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

@canway11:  That is what I mean by fine… just real smooth rather than rougher/textured. My hair is like that depending on what conditioner I use and we had a hard time getting them to clip right next to the hairline because they would slip down. We had to have them about an inch from the scalp but with my style it didn’t really matter.

My hair holds a curl very well (it is naturally curly/wavy depending on how I dry it) and it was done in spiral curls for the wedding so it hid the clips well… if you are going to have to wear your hair straight then it may be harder to hide.

Post # 7
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Blushing bee

@canway11:  I had Great Lengths extensions.  They are 100% human hair and expensive and last 2-3 months.  I think I paid more that $400 for partial extensions plus an additional fee to put them in my hair.   The cost was based on the number of extensions and length.   The extensions are bonded onto pieces of your hair and I think they caused a lot of breakage on the area they were bonded to my hair. 

They looked really good but required a lot of care.  The breakage and upkeep weren’t worth the price and effort to keep them looking good.

FYI – I have fine wavy highlighted hair. 

 

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I actually have a lot of hair, but it’s SO fine–I ended up buying some clip-in extensions at Sally’s and my hair stylist dyed them to match my hair perfectly. (Make sure if you’re going to have them dyed that you get the real hair extensions!) 
I wore them on my wedding day. To be frank, wearing them all is NOT comfortable, and by the end of the night, my head felt like it weighed 4,000,000 pounds! If you just wear a few, I think you’d be very happy with them–they stay curled REALLY WELL and look great.  

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I have had clip in and sew in extension in the past.  Don’t glue-in they won’t last and they look cheap especially in silky straight hair.  Sew-in extensions are a few hundred bucks, but for 1 day you could spend $100 and get the same look.

Get clip-ins by going in person to a hair store to make sure it matches.  The hair stylist should know how/where to put them and help them blend it (by cutting them.)  Here’s how an up-do would look best. I would def do the trail w/ the clip-ins.

1- seperate hair in section in the back, depending on the up-do.  

2- Seperate into 3 long sections horizontal leaving a section at the bottom to cover the clips (probably 1″)

3- Clip in each long section going a little short of ear-to-ear.  

4- Make sure there is enough of your hair to cover the sides and top if you will be putting it all up.  

5- Feel free to mess around with it.  Also it it doesn’t look “flat” near the clips when you put it in an up-do put the last clip closest to your nap upside down so it would lay flat when being put up.

 

This women has a ton of hair videos for extensions- her extensions are clip-ins and wonderful quaility! https://www.youtube.com/user/FoxyLocksExtensions

Post # 11
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I am wearing my clip ins. I paid about $80 for them. They add so much volume to my hair, it’s amazing!

Post # 12
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

I’m following this as I have the same hair type as you and I’m looking to get clip in extensions. For the people who got them at Sallys, was it real hair?

Post # 13
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I wear Great Lengths on a regular basis, on me they last 5-6 months, but it’s longer than usual (4-5 months according to my stylist).  I plan to have them for the wedding and to get an extra piece for length and volume for the updo.  They are pricier than clip ins, but to me they are worth it…

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@TealMarie:  Most extensions are real hair, the plastic ones are like $20.  

 

I would highly recommend going to a “hair store” and buying them- much better selection and much better pricing plus someone will help you take it out of the package and match the hair color to you.  At the hair stores you can buy hair on a track and for a few bucks they can add clips- good idea if your hair is hard to match like stawberry blonde. Last time I was looking at Sally’s the clip-ins they had were very limited and only avaliable in 4 or 5 colors, 2 blonde, 2 browns and black.  

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

 I wore extensions for my wedding day for the same reason. I cut my hair 6 months before the wedding (no idea what I was thinking) and it didn’t grow long enough for me to wear my hair half/up half/down like I wanted to and my hair is kind of fine as well. I bought the clip in extensions recommended by my hair stylist online donnabellahair.com and I chose the brown with blonde highlights which is what my hair is and when I got them in I brought them to my hairdresser who was able to put a toner on them to match the shade to my hair since the blonde highlights were a little ashy. They came out great and are natural hair!

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2018

I wear clip in extensions. I have luxy hair brand. They were $120 for 120 grams of hair. That’s waaay more than enough for us girls with silky, thinner hair.  When my hair was longer, I just wore one or two wefts to give me some volume. They were 20 or 22 inches in length which was way too long for me so I just cut them myself. They’re great and don’t ruin your hair!

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