Monday, March 28, 2016
My New Weave
I recently got some new hair extensions, and I'm not sure how I feel about them.
This isn't my first time at the weave rodeo; I have had individual extensions before, but this was my first time trying tape in extensions.
My problem with the individual extensions was 2-fold. 1) It took about 8 hours to put in and take out, which nobody has time for that, and 2) They tangled like a b*tch at the roots. Like they straight matted up. Blame my curly hair, (seriously, read that post if you haven't) but they were pretty much impossible to deal with after about 2 weeks of washing them. As much as I loved the look, the individual bonds were not for me.
After having several hairdressers and stylists at shoots recommend tape extensions to me, I decided to give it a whirl.
Above is a before and after picture of my new 1-inch tape "hot head" extensions, which look beautiful. Looks-wise, I'm completely happy. But.
Yes there is a But. A Butt with a capital B minus a T.
These things feel like little strips of tape stuck in my hair. Which they are. They are literally tape strips. Imagine washing your hair with a bunch of other hair taped into your hair all over. What part of me thought these wouldn't feel like that? After washing them for the first time I texted Blair and was all "wtf is in my hair?" And she was basically like, "sucks to be you, i got the good hair." Which, I mean #truth.
On top of that, they are really hard to wash and also dry. They are just so freaking weird. I have little weird tapes all over my head and I don't like it.
Also, I'm not sure I got the best quality hair. Has anyone tried the hot heads before? The hair itself gets really frizzy and tangled on day 2 or 3 of washing it and I don't remember my individuals being like that.
But I love the way they look, so I'm at a standstill. Will I get them again? Likely yes, because... well I dunno. I like long hair I guess.
On a side note, I was checking into my hotel late last night, and my hair had been through hell what with traveling 14 hours straight without brushing it and the Dominican Republic humidity (and trust me, when you have THAT MUCH HAIR it has to be brushed all the time) and the front desk guy goes... "I like your hair". And then my dad goes, "yeah it looks like a beaver just crawled out of there after building a nest". I basically looked like a less attractive Bellatrix Lestrange.
So there's that.
Posted by Elle Fowler