this white girl wants extensions…. glue in? sew in? what!?!?!

posted 8 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
4137 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

why don’t you want clip ins? i’ve always used them with no problems. plus they’re cheaper. clip ins have come a long way in recent years…you can get them made of real hair.

Post # 4
2313 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

You can get it essentially “melted” onto your real hair, but having sewn in or “glued” in extensions can be REALLY expensive. A friend of mine looked into it and I think was quoted something like $750 for half a head of extensions, close to $1500 for a full head. Remy clip ins are like $90 and I hear very good quality. 

Post # 6
379 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

I’ve had a full head of sew-in extensions twice and would NOT recommend it!  First, it’s extremely painful and you won’t be able to sleep for days (we’re just not used to having our hair put in tight braids!) and then after that it itches like crazy!  (again, the tight braids… you can’t really wash underneath them)  Then the maintainence is a nightmare… the hair tends to dry out and you have to blow-dry the braids dry to make sure you they don’t get mildew.  Also, my hubby thinks they feel gross because you just have these weird bumps on your scalp.

I would definitely suggest clip in extensions!

Post # 8
2313 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011


OH yeah I watched Good Hair on HBO one day and all the women were saying their men don’t touch their hair because the weave feels weird and their hands get caught in it. 

Post # 10
9029 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

You can have it bonded into your hair with heat and glue. the cost of it really depends on where you go and how much hair you want added in but i’ve never head of 750 for extensions though and my black friends get it all the time. usually from 150 and up

Post # 11
5670 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

I would recomment clip ins. The are affordable and make sure you go through your hairdresser as she can ensure that you have the natural real hair ones and also that they match your color.

If you are going to do permanent extensions the one that are attached using keratin and not sewn into your hair run aroud $1,400 and last about 6 months.

Post # 12
1077 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

My advice if you go with glu-ins or sew-ins, make sure you’ve seen and felt the head of someone who has them up close (not just a star ina pro photo shoot) and get them with plenty of time to learn how to deal with them and get them out if you don’t love them.

Get ready to drop a lot of $ on real white girl hair too.  Most of the human hair available comes from asia and is much thicker and courser (after dying) that the average white girl’s hair.

My experience with glueins was terrible.  The strips were really hard to cover with my thinner hair.  Since my hair was shorter and not braided, it kind of poofed over the extensions, and sort of looked like a mullet.  I was told that my slick hair wouldn’t hold braids, and I believe it.  A friend of mine who is Japanese got braided extensions, and the braids started coming undone in about a day.  She had little pokey-uppy hairs everywhere.The texture of my extensions was way off.  They felt nastier than I can describe.  And they started loosening and then falling off really quickly.  I would have loved for a glorious result, but I just didn’t get it.

Post # 13
61 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2011 has elite extensions if you go on their website there is a demonstration video. Ive been looking into it myself and im thinking clip ins. Glues damaging and getting them sewn in ive heard hurts for days. If you just copy the web address I gave you it will take you straight to the extensions, it wouldnt let me put the link.

Post # 14
273 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

From experience with the bonded (glued), the sewn, and the ones that look like velcro…don’t do it if you value you your hair health. EVERY single person will tell you that they won’t damage your hair. They are not being honest with you. It has taken me over a year and a half to get my hair back to normal from the breakage and I was religious with the care of my extensions. These are two of the different ones I have used that are supposed to be the best in the industry:

Great Lengths



Post # 15
925 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Clip ins are great. I use them all the time. You can get them for around $100 at Sally Beauty Supply (if you have one near you). They have many different hair colors, so it is very likely one will match yours. I dance with them in and they don’t go anywhere. Just make sure you tease and spray the root of the hair right before you put them in and they will be totally fine. And as long as you don’t put them too close to the crown of your head nobody will see any clips!

I have really fine hair, and as long as I tease it a little first they stay in fine.

I use Remy–they seem to be some of the better ones

Post # 16
2100 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I may be getting tape in extensions but I have super fine hair that will not take clip extensions.  The cost of the extensions is $1000 and each time they move them it will cost another $200 and they will last about a year.  So I am really struggling with what will cost around $2000 for pure vanity but I have never had full hair (I want the volume more than dramatic length) and I am really torn.  I know the tape in extensions will damage my hair but am looking forward to getting it chopped after this whole adventure in self improvement lol

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