Post # 1
I am a bride-to-be with a fine hair problem! 🙁
I’ve been trying to grow my hair out for a while, and it gets to my shoulders and just stops. It’s just like, “Ok, we’re to her shoulders. DONE!” I have tried vitamins, Mane and Tail shampoo and even Nioxin shampoo.
My question is, have any of you ever tried hair extensions? What did you like about them? How much were they? Are they worth getting? Did you clip-in or did you get them glued/sewn-in at a salon?
If you have any pictures of you wearing your extensions, please post them here!!
Post # 3
I’ve had sewn/braided in, keratin fusion and microbead. My favourite was the keratin fusion, I had them in for around 2 years before finally getting sick of the maintenance and taking them out last summer. I hated the weave because it hurt when it was done and when it started to grow out it looked horrible. Microbead was ok but then I read something about if the beads get hot they can break you hair off (since they are metal) so I took them out. Keratin fusion was definitely high maintenance, they had to get checked every month, I would lose some randomly and you need special shampoo and have to be very careful with styling. You have to dry them pretty quickly if you get them wet and can’t go in any salt water with them.
For my wedding I’m getting high quality clip in extensions made. I would get fusion again but I’m not interested in the maintenance.
Post # 4
I just got mine yesterdy and love them! I got the clipin type because she said that I could use thm after the wedding. They are super easy to put in too!
this is before
This is after
They had lost their curl after the crazy humidity yesterday but I love love them!!
Post # 5
I have VERY thin hair, and it can’t get past my shoulders either. Once it does it just looks scragily because it’s so thin.
I decided to get Great Length hair extensions put in at my hair salon. I chose these extensions after a lot of research, they are top of the line and don’t damage your real hair, as long as you have someone good putting them in and taking them out, if you take care of them they will last about 5-6 months.
I LOVE the quality of these extensions. Love love love them. Can’t say enough good things about them. I had tried clip in ones befor but was never really satisfied with them. Also, they can colour match to your hair really well (my hair stylist chose three different colors of hair for the extensions and they blend in and match my real hair perfectly, that’s the first thing people say “wow, they match so well, you can’t even tell you have extensions in!” that was very important to me.
Whats funny tho, is that I’ve had them for a month now and I’m still not used to them. I’m just not used tI seeing me with long hair, and I still don’t think I’m crazy about it. I am happy I can have whatever hairstyle I want for the wedding, but for day to day, I think I prefer my shorter hair.
The cost for this particular brand is pretty high, but it varies depending on where you get it done. Mine cost about $800 for three bundles of hair. I got to choose the length, and I chose the. 12″. Not super long, but long enough. I don’t know if I have any good pictures of my hair since I got the extensions, but I’ll try and find something.
Post # 6
@MissBatman: I had a hair extension put in for my at home wedding ceremony. Everyone thought it was my real hair! I only wish I naturally had all that hair!!!
Post # 7
The pictures uploaded backwards, this is my hair with the extensions.l normally I wear them loose and curly (they have a natural wave) but I decided to straighten them this day. Not a great picture. And this is what my hair normally looks like :
Post # 8
I’ll take a picture after my shower today and show you what they look like naturally.
Post # 9
I’ve had microbead and clip ins. The microbead was more of a hassle. Had them in for two months and finally got rid of them. The quality of hair wasn’t the greatest and pieces would fall out. I mean they werent that hard to put back in myself, the main reason I took them out was because the quality was terrible (never order from hair extension sale)
I like the clip ins. They are easy to put in and take out myself. I can add them for more volume or length. (Bad news is I need a new length because my hair is about 1 in shorter than my extension but at least my hair is growing)
2012-Before hair extensions (Don’t mind the craziness lol):
Micros (think they were 18″):
Clip ins (think they are 16″):
Hair now a days:
Post # 10
So I guess clip-in is the way to go! I’m definitely looking into them now! I want some long hair!
Post # 11
My friend has glued in tracks for me twice…and I HATE them. They don’t look natural and it itches soooo bad! I do the “weave pat” all day! I really want to try the clip ins, but I’m having a lot of success growing my hair out. I’m taking Biotin everyday (2 pills at a time) and my hair has grown at least 3-4 inches in 3 months 0.0
Post # 12
I would personally never get extentions, but I love the way they look on other people; it’s just too pricey and risky for me.
Post # 13
- Wedding: September 2014 - Manhattan Church Rec Center
I love clip ins! They don’t damage your hair and you can use them after! I will be getting them!
Post # 14
I have clip-in ones I will be wearing
Post # 15
I’ve had sew-ins before (a friend’s mom did them for me). They looked terrible, but that’s what you get when your hair is like 2″ long and wavy and you have stick straight ones put in.
Post # 16
I lust after Great Lengths or something similar! They look gorgeous! But way too expensive. My hair is very fine and I don’t think the keratin bonds would be good for my hair. I would never do tracks.
I may custom color some extensions and see how that goes. I have made fake buns in the past and they looked great.