Tuesday, 12 May 2015

So you want hair extensions? try a weave.




Three weeks ago I had hair extensions fitted using the 'weave method'. I used to buy the weaves of hair years ago, sew in clips and wear them whenever I wanted along with gluing them in which is one method I would seriously advise against. The glue is a biach to remove, you end up with lots of knots and after a couple of washes they come loose and you have to slap more glue in - this is not good. I had learnt my lesson and had pretty much written off extensions and decided to just look after my hair. However I am going to Glastonbury this year *squeal of excitement* and thought long wavy greasy hair looks waaay better than a bun on my head the whole time due to my awkward shoulder length do. I had been recommended a weave from a friend who said it's the best method she's had for extensions and would never have bonds again (I never wanted bonds mainly due to price). I had also been very wary of damage...until now - obviously I can't speak to soon as I still have them in so the proof will be in the pudding once their removed.

Does it hurt?

Yes, I'm a wimp. Okay it doesn't hurt but it is uncomfortable whilst they are being fitted, do you remember your mum scraping your hair into a french plait before school? It was like that! The only part that bothered me was the first few nights, night one was a struggle to lay my head on the pillow but a few pain killers made it bearable, after 4-5 nights the discomfort goes and it's not at all noticeable.

How long does it take?

I was in and out in an hour/90 minutes.

How do they do it?

Its three scalp plaits similar to corn rows, then the sheet of hair is sewn into the plait - no glue, bonds or heat.

How long does it last?

Apparently 3-4 months and so far I can't see that being a problem.

Maintenance?

Fairly low, I only wash my hair now once a week. Obviously the weave itself doesn't get greasy so a good spray of dry shampoo allows you to stretch out the washes. Washing itself is easy, just be gentle, I lightly massage my scalp and smooth shampoo through the hair. I use a lot of leave in conditioner after and let it dry (takes about 2 hours if you can leave it naturally) if not just blow dry as you usually would. I sleep in a loose plait or a loose bun and in the morning I just run through some serum I haven't really used any heat on it - win. You do have to get them 'tightend' once every 4 weeks or so this is because as your hair grows the plaits grow away from your scalp so have them tightened keeps them nice and secure to your head.

Damage?

No - like I said I haven't had it taken out but I really can't see how it could cause damage if you look after it.

Value?

I paid £180.00 for 18 inch Remy hair - you can have cheaper hair and shorter which would reflect on the price. The 'tightening' once a month is £15.

I had mine done by Jade at LA Hair & Beauty in Nottingham 

All in all I am super happy with them, after the festival I'll probably have them out for a bit just to give me a financial break as long as giving my hair some love. But i will defiantly have them again in the future!
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