(Closed) Extensions worth it? Any negative experiences?

posted 6 years ago in Beauty
  • poll: Are hair extensions worth it?
    Yes! : (11 votes)
    50 %
    No : (6 votes)
    27 %
    Depends on hair style you are going with : (5 votes)
    23 %
  • Post # 3
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    Which type of extensions? I work in the entertainment industry and have had everytype of extensions known to man lol! 

    Individuals are the most convenient- but not so good for your hair- I don’t care how much someone pays, its never a “good thing” to attach something to your hair. Its a lot of weight on a daily basis and you will have some hair loss in the end. If you just want day of hair- go for good clip ins! Tape ins are terrible! Weft- isnt too bad. I reccommend i-tip flashpoint (fusion not beads) if you don’t use clip ins. 

     

    Post # 4
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    Helper bee

    I say clip-ins as well. There are girls at my salon who wear clip-ins and they look GORGEOUS. I couldn’t believe they were cliip-ins because I expected clip-ins to look cheap. But high quality clip-ins are great!

     

    I just said clip-ins wayy too many times. Ha!

    Post # 6
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    If you’re worried with the look you would get with real extensions, I would try the clip-in extensions first. If you don’t like the clip-ins, then go for the actual extensions from the salon. 

    I ended up having to chop off about 5 inches from my hair due to damage, so my hair was way shorter than I had imagined for my wedding… 

     


    Here is my hair with extensions..


    Here is my hair without the extensions..

    The extensions do make a BIG difference.. imo, but it’s up to you on the type you get. I got the clip-in extensions. I have thin hair and these surprisingly held in my hair until I decided to take them out later after the reception. Here’s the link to the clip-in ones I got. I

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Full-Head-Curl-Wavy-Clip-Hair-Extension-20-130g-30Colors-Available-Wholesale-/221130126764?pt=US_Hair_Extensions&var=&hash=item791918f3c6

     

    EDIT: Also, if you plan to have yours pulled back, like in the Jessica Simpson picture, I’d say go for the salon extensions. 

    Post # 8
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2002

    My friend/old roomate is a hair stylist and some extensions are okay but she will say that some (even ones shes put in her hair) will damage it.

    I’ve also had hair extensions in from the salon (capelli and easihair) and capelli semi damaged my hair while easihair just plain out sucked. they only lasted about 4-6 weeks (i had them twice & neither lasted more than 6 weeks) and they started to come off sticking out of my head creating all sorts of mess. so then i also had to pay to get them taken out.

    Totally go for the clip in extensions. I suggest Remy Euronext from Sallys Beauty. They’re wonderful. Thats what i have and theyve lasted over 2 years. I had them in for a friends wedding and my own (along with many other random times), each time they stayed in and lasted just fine for a good 2-3 days until i actually washed my hair and unclipped them, lol.

    Post # 10
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2011

    I recommend clip in extensions.  They run abuot $100 for human hair that can be styled into any style you want.  Not only is the financial commitment way less but it doesn’t damage your hair and you can re-use them later.

    here is me with and without clip in extensions.

    Post # 11
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    @Meowkers:  I lovvee the side swept ponytail. 

    Also: My clip-ins are synthetic, so they were about $8-$10 per each full head piece. I bought 2 so that when I got my hair colored, one would match. 

    Post # 12
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2013 - UK

    I have madly frizzy hair, and in the days before I started chemically relaxing it then I used to braid it. The problem was that, just like many other white girls, I didn’t have enough hair to get the required volume, so I’d put braiding hair in (a bit like extensions). However, the weight of all that extra hair starts pulling your natural hair out after a bit, and you ahve to take a “braid break” every few years to avoid bald patches. I’ve seen women who have been doing it for years with HUGE bald spots.

    … so no… not good for your hair at all!

    Post # 13
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I think extensions can be great, as long as you get enough of them.  I worked with a girl who had super short hair and decided she wanted extensions to lenghten it.  She paid about 250 for the set, and it look really nice down.  But then she pulled it back, and it looked like her ponytail belonged on a barbie doll.  It was just so thin and skimpy pulled back, you could tell it was fake, and it just looked strange.  

    Post # 14
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    Clip in, all the way! I wore them for my engagement pictures.. If you don’t cheap out and get decent ones, they last for a REALLY long time–and they’re much easier on your hair! Plus, you can curl, straighten and wash them and they do NOT damage your hair! When my hair wasn’t ridiculously long like it is now, I LOVED mine! They’re still in awesome shape after 2 years of pretty much solid wear!

    Post # 16
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2002

    @dominicanbride16:  Get the Remy Euronext Clip in brand. it’s real hair so the quality is great and they last a long time. you can also curl them, cut them and color them without any worries.

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