For my birthday this year, I treated myself to hair extensions! It’s a huge investment, but I always felt like my hair was thin and wanted to feel better about myself.
My friend is a hair dresser, so she is the one who worked on me. We added some length and we added some volume. And bam! I had mermaid hair.
Okay, so what are these?
These are Hotheads brand hair extensions. Check them out Hotheads. They are 100% human hair. They come in different colors and if you have a funky color job like me, you will have to dye them to match.
Expect to pay about $300 just for the hair alone. The cost of chemical process and application will be extra and will vary based on the salon.
Do I love them?
UM YES. I love having extensions. They take a little bit getting used to since they pull on the hair a bit, but after a few days you won’t notice. They also itch at the hairline from time to time.
Expect some natural shedding from these. So although your hair is super thick during the first few weeks, it will thin out as the extensions lose their hair.
You can reuse the same hair 3 times, and you get about 10 weeks of wear after each application. So, every 10 weeks the hair is removed and reapplied. You will get about 6 months of wear out of your hair before you need to repurchase.
The hair is removed using an alcohol based remover.
One huge adjustment to my daily hair care – you cannot use anything containing alcohol on your hair near the extension bonds. They will dissolve and you may be coming into a salon for an emergency application.
Hotheads brand shampoo and conditioner was recommended and I do use them.
I may try a different brand of hair extensions next time which has less shedding.
What do you guys think??
If you are in the Chicagoland area and are interested in these, look up my girl Elyse. She is in Schaumburg, IL. Like her on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Elyses-Hair-and-Color-Studio/264608790535