(Closed) Hair Track Extensions, any experience?

posted 8 years ago in Beauty
Post # 4
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102 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Hello!  Yes I’ve gotten extensions many times & I’m getting them for my wedding too.  They’re great, but they do require a lot of up keep.  My tip for you would be: definitely do not cheap out on them, you want to get real human hair and I wouldn’t look at anything for less than $100 a pack.  I know girls who get cheaper hair, but I can tell you from experience it’s not worth it  especially when it comes to your wedding (you get what you pay for, cheaper hair looks cheaper & it falls out a lot more).  Now I’m African American and we only have to wash our hair about once a week so when I get extensions I never wash my own hair, I go to the salon, but since you will probably have to wash your hair more often you’ll want to ask your hair dresser for tips on how to wash it (try to take it easy on the hair spray).  You need to be very careful b/c your hair is silky so it will not hold the extension as well, mine usually keep for about 3 months but my FI’s sister (Irish & Hispanic – very silky straight hair) got them and her’s only lasted about 3 weeks or a month (although I think she didn’t take care of it as well as she could have).  My next tip would be to buy a satin hair bonnet (something like this, you can get them any where even the grocery store: 

 

http://www.tenderheaded.com/bonwitnet.html) to sleep in and wrap your hair at night.  Never sleep with your extensions exposed to the pillow unless you have satin pillow cases & bed sheets, any other fabrics are too rough & will pull out the strands of hair.  That’s all I can think of for now, if you have any more specific question feel free to ask, you’re gonna look great!

Post # 5
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102 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

P.S.  I just read your other post.  Now I want to warn that yes, extensions can damage your hair, BUT that is mostly if the hair dresser sews them in too tightly or if your hair is very thin or soft (thicker, stronger hair is better for extensions).  Your hair can be cut by the thread that they use to sew the extensions in if they sew it too tightly (the tension is not good for your hair).  But that is not a common thing and it’s also more likely to happen if you get them sewn in twice in a row or immediately following a hair treatment like coloring or relaxing.  If you plan on coloring your hair, you need to wait two weeks before you get your extensions b/c the coloring process will weaken your hair.  And if you plan on getting your extensions in again, you also need to give your hair time to rest (I would say give it at least 3 weeks, but ask your hair dresser).  All in all I really wouldn’t worry, if you have a hair dresser with experience in this area she will be able to judge how tightly to braid & sew your hair so there is no damage.

Post # 7
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102 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Oh I’m glad it helped!  I was very weary about getting it myself the first time, I actually watched my hair dresser do sew-ins for a BUNCH of women before I decided to get my own.  And then I was so excited after, it was so cool to have all that lovely long hair lol.

Post # 9
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3344 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I once had some glue-in extensions – OMG never again! When my hair started growing out the part that was grown out turned into dread locks.  When it was time to take them out (half of them had already fallen out) the girl couldn’t brush my hair because it was so matted! What a disaster!  I would recommend a clip in type track that you can take out right after your wedding.

Post # 11
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371 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I had extensions done last year they cost me 900.00 dollars- it is the kind that britney spears and all the celebs use (Great Lengths) . I had them done a couple towns over because the cost of doing them near me was like 3000 which was nuts! They came out awesome but the only thing that sucks is they grow out and if you don’t get them re-done every 4-6 weeks they knot and become dreadlocks 🙁  

They didn’t damage my hair but it was weird when they took them out because my hair felt so light. Also with the great lengths you HAVE to go back to the salon to get them out because the stuff they use to get the extensions out ONLY the salon has- so it cost me 150.00 to take them out! It took 6 hours to put them in I got them long and it took 2 hours to take em out. If I could afford to do all the time I would- I think they are fun and it’s a good way to change your look up. 

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