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Thursday, 3 May 2012

I'm Still a Hair Extensions Addict. :)

Thanks for getting me past 400 on GFC guys! :)

I did a post ages ago about clip in extensions and my sheer and utter love for fake hair haha. You can read it here if you'd like to know about my addiction to extensions. =p

Tonight I'm blogging a wee bit about my bonded extensions, rather than clip ins. I went down the 'permanent' extensions route in August, and have been using them ever since. If you've ever thought about taking the leap, read on! =p

My regular hair, minus extensions:

Ugh. It is fine and straggly and doesn't grow beyond like my shoulders. My dad is bald and my sister and mum have about ten strands of hair between them so I had no hope really. I am SO jealous of you girls with naturally thick hair!!

I bought glue in extensions through Groupon (classy). I had my first set in for four months, and my current set is coming up on five months this week. I don't think I can go back to regular hair!

I took some photos to let you see the process of getting hair bonded, excuse the poor quality, I was trying to do it sneakily haha!


So you can see you get about 150 strands with solid glue at the top, this gets wrapped around a strand of your own hair and a heat gun softens it so it melds onto your hair before solidifying. I know that glue is not good for your hair, but so far I've had no real problems.

Here is me with my extensions:



They are so easy to care for and the only thing I HATE is washing them haha! Takes so long!

My sister was so tempted by my extensions she took the plunge and got microloops, basically little elastic bands securing the hair on. Here she is, before:

and after...
 

Thinking about getting extensions?

Pros
  •  Long, thick hair!
  • Once they're in, you're sorted for 3+ months
  • If done properly, they blend excellently
  • You don't ever have to faff about with clip ins
  • You style them the same as your own hair
  • Effortless waves if you sleep with your hair in a plait
  • They make an awesome scarf if it's cold. =p

Cons
  • Washing and drying time!!!
  • Can tangle quite easily if not dried properly
  • Bonds start to fall out after a few months
  • Possible damage to hair
  • Cost!

So what do you think? Do you wear any kind of extensions? Do you think they're 'fake'? Am I going to get lectured on how bad they are for my hair haha?
Let me know!

~ Lauren ♥
The Cosmetics Kitten

27 comments:

  1. extensions look fab but I don't think your natural hair looks as bad as you think. I know we can be our worse critics but to me it looks really pretty and thats my honest opinion. Although I have long hair and quite a bit of it I did just get the halo clip ins as I find my hair just gets so so flat the longer it gets.

    Becky
    Beckys Makeup

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  2. HAha I should have picked a yuckier pic of my natural hair! That was for my bday last year so my hair is looking semi-decent, but not a patch on what it looks like now when I've done it all properly!! =p

    I'm really interested in Halo, I think if I ever wanted a break from bonding I'd get them!

    ~ Lauren <3

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  3. i was just wondering, how much did these both cost, if you dont mind saying? like even with you goupon?
    xx

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    1. I pay £230 with colour. :)

      ~ Lauren <3

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  4. I love them but I think your natural hair is also beautiful,missy!xo

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    1. Aw thanks - I just can't go back to it now tho! =p

      ~ Lauren <3

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  5. I have this type of extensions and if you get regular maintenance (I have mine done every 8 weeks) they can last a lot longer then 3 months. I have had my current set in since september. But I am getting a brand new set in next saturday.

    www.xtanx.blogspot.com

    Tan
    xxx

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    1. I have had mine in for five months and could probs stretch to another few weeks, but I want a new set for my boyfriend's graduation! :)

      ~ Lauren <3

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  6. I'd love hair extensions, is there much of a price difference between bonded and microloops? X

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    1. It depends on where you get them done, and if you get a deal. I pay £180 for extenstions and my sister only paid about £100 I think? Hers aren't as good quality or as many bonds as mine tho.

      ~ Lauren <3

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  7. I think they look great - I got mine from http://www.hairtrade.com they have prebonded, microloop, weft and clip in - all 100% human hair :) x

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    1. I shall have a look, might be cheaper buying my own hair! :)

      ~ Lauren <3

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  8. This post made me laugh so much, they look great on you and your sister. Never thought about getting them myself, I am growing my hair at the moment though, wish it would hurry up!

    Lucy Loves To Blog

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    1. Haha really? Aw my hair just doesn't grow past a certain length, meeh. :(

      ~ Lauren <3

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  9. They look amazing on both you and your sister (how alike are you two! So gorgeous!) I am desperate for extensions - my hair is just vile and thin and not long enough :( you've seriously tempted me ha-ha

    Sarah
    http://fashionismyh2o.blogspot.co.uk/
    xx

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    1. Thank you! I couldn't live without mine now! And everyone says me and my sis are alike haha. =p

      ~ Lauren <3

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  10. Every time I put in a bit of longer hair I plan to cut it, but then my stylist and I fall in love and my hair gets longer... and longer... and longer...!! Better round up an intervention for me.

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    1. Haha hair extensions are defo addictive!!

      ~ Lauren <3

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  11. Yours look gorgeous! I have the nano micro ring extensions and I love mine now. I did a post on them here (http://cosmeticsshoppingandintoxication.blogspot.co.uk/2012/04/hair-extensions.html) if you want to give it a read! I love mine but I'm the same as you I absolutely dread washing them! Takes so long!!

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    1. I will defo be reading this! Thanks for the link! :)

      ~ Lauren <3

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  12. My hair is very short, it goes up to my neck and I want extensions down to my mid back.

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    1. You should go for it!!

      ~ Lauren <3

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