(Closed) hair extensions? HELP!

posted 8 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

If you get quality extensions I think they would really help you out. Also, your hair stylist will probably have some tricks to make your updo look fuller. I just had mine done for some bridal portraits and he put this spongey looking scrunchie in my hair to make the bun look fuller. Sounds weird but it worked!

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Well extensions are either synthetic or human hair. I would get the 100% human hair ones.

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010 - Amy's Manor

I’m not advertising it but I used a few clip-in extensions on my wedding day. 🙂 My hair is really fine so I wanted some extra fullness. I went to Sally Beauty (recommended by my stylist) and bought the extensions made from real hair (not cheap but worth it in my opinion) that clip right in. They have samples of them out so you can compare to your own hair and match the color. I just posted a few teasers of my wedding so you can see it down for the ceremony with the extensions for extra volume and then took them out to put my hair up (similar to your inspiration photo) for the reception. Hope that helps!

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

I was going to do exactly what Frog did before I changed my mind and decided on an updo. My stylist also recommended the real hair extensions at Sally Beauty. But even in my updo, my stylist used a ‘ball’ of hair at the base to make my bun fuller.

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

My hair sounds alot like yours, and I am also having major panic about wedding hairstyles.  My stylist suggested human hair wefts that could be glued in.  The hair is reuseable and apparently stays in for about a month.  I thought this option might be nice because I could have great hair through my honeymoon : )  I’d be interested to hear other people’s experience with glue in extensions.

Post # 10
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Newbee
  • Wedding: April 2010

I’ve never had the glue in extensions but if they are kind that are small clumps attached with a heat tool throughout your head (Not the long strips of hair) everyone I know hated them.  You can’t wash your hair very often they itch and with certain updo’s even pony tails you can sometimes see them.  They also look really funny when they start to fall out and can take out a lot of your own hair with them.

 

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2010 - Wyndham Sugar Bay Resort, St. Thomas

I do NOT recommend the glue in kind. I’ve used them on other people and I’ve had them put in my own hair and I hated them. You can’t get to your scalp very easily which makes it really hard to shampoo and they can come unglued easily. If you’re going somewhere where you’ll be swimming and sunning on your honeymoon, they probably won’t last very long.

As far as the side bun goes, you can buy what looks like a scrunchie covered in hair (they sell them at Ulta and Sally’s). You put your hair in a ponytail with it like you were using a regular rubberband then pin the ends in and it looks like your own bun (as long as the color matches well of course).

And the purpose of using real hair vs synthetic is that you can’t use heat on synthetic hair because it will melt. So no curling irons, flat irons, blow dryers on hot, etc. Plus synthetic hair tends to be a lot shinier than real hair, kind of like doll hair, so it doesn’t blend well.

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