Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Are Hair Extensions Right For You?

In my early 20s, I got my hair professionally cut into a cute bob. I LOVED IT. I wish I'd taken more pics of my hair back then. : \ I don't really have any pics of that cut. After I got bored with that, I soon found a girl to install half-a-head weaves aka hair extensions into my hair. One of my friends even said to me, "So you cut your hair JUST to put a weave in it??" What can I say! I get bored very easily with my hair. Ya'll know this! And I'm impulsive. If I want to change it, that's exactly what I do. I have fun with my hair! For me, it's just another accessory. :D 

The weave game sucked me in. I got tired of having to chase my "weave installer" around, so I learned how to sew the hair in myself. I prefer sewing because in high school I had a very bad experience with hair glue. I ended up losing A LOT (to me) of hair. Lesson learned. I had an unhealthy addiction to weaves because it was my access to long hair which at the time I thought I would never truly have. If you've been following my blog, you know those feelings are a distant thing of the past. ;-)

Quick Tips if You're Considering Hair Extensions 
1. Have fun with them! There are so many styles to choose from. 
2. Don't become attached to them. Think of them as an exciting, but temporary change. 
3. Genuinely get to know & love the hair that's growing out of your scalp. A weave will never replace that.

Weave days....

So how do you find the right hair extensions? Find out the Philip James way. Read on!


A Guide To Hair Extensions
There are many things that you can do with hair extensions as they can serve many purposes in regards to your hairstyle. Hair extensions not only add length and volume to your hair, but they also provide a means for experimenting with different looks and styles for your hair. There is a wide variety of different types of hair extensions that serve different purposes and made for certain types of hair, so it is important to figure out which hair extensions are the best fit for you and your hairstyle.
The hair extensions experts at Philip James Salon in Chicago have created this guide to hair extensions that is a visual resource that helps to identify the different types of hair extensions and why they might be the right type for your hairstyle. I like how you can see the breakdown of the different types of extensions side by side to really compare the different options you have in regards to choosing hair extensions.  Below is some of the more interesting information that I found useful from the graphic below.  
What information did you find to be most interesting?
  • There are so many options for hair extensions including fusion, micro link, braidless sew-in, skin weft and clip in and clip on extensions. 

  • There are hair extensions that are meant for long term use that can range anywhere from 2-4 months and there also hair extensions that are not advised for everyday wear.
  • All hair extensions require some sort of maintenance.  Most require some sort of daily brushing where others require a higher degree of maintenance to ensure they last.

  • Hair extensions like micro link extensions and sew-in extensions fit just about all hair types. If you have damaged or over processed hair be sure to try fusion extensions


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MS Stylist said...

Thank you for including that "Are Hair Extensions Right for Me?" chart---that helps a lot! I am studying to become a stylist, and I've only worked on my own hair, so that will be very useful.

Simmy @ PinStraigthHair said...

I would like to give different look to my hair when it comes to hair extensions , they are really kind of must have to the women who are having long hair.

really nice write up BTW.

Unknown said...

Nice article, Thanks for sharing. I think this article will be helpful you to choose What Type Of Hair Extensions Are Right For you:

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Mark said...

pretty styles....