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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. 

11 comments:

  1. As a girl with ethnic hair, I get this struggle on a spiritual level 😂😂. Not 100% sure what your hair texture is like but have you thought of maybe checking out an enthic hair salon?

    After taking a look around the ethnic hair boards I've seen that there are quite a few curly haired Caucasian women (usually of Greek/Mediterranean descent) who find that they benefit well from hair care geared more towards ethnic groups. It may be worth checking out a Dominican hair salon to see if, looking at your hair needs, they may be able to give you any new ideas. It may just be hair, but it's always good to get a second (and third, and fourth) opinion.

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  2. Hahahaha you crack me up. The story I have with my hair is like pretty close to yours. Now I mainly embrace frizz city but it really sucks at times... especially when you'd like to pull off the Kate Moss look and it's more of a Mess than anything!

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  3. Having something foreign in your hair, like tape, much be such a weird feeling. They do look beautiful. The only extensions I've ever had are the clip in kind that can be easily removed. I'm not sure I could do tape.

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  4. I missed you posts, laughed a lot with this one!!!! Love your hair posts, and your extensions look really nice!

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  5. I missed you posts, laughed a lot with this one!!!! Love your hair posts, and your extensions look really nice!

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  6. I have tape in extensions too! You'll never get past the weird "there is tape all over my head" feeling. But at least they are really comfortable to sleep in! (in my opinion)
    I know my hair dresser in licensed in hot head extensions but she doesn't use their hair. I have bohyme hair and I really love it! Maybe look into it? It's very moderately priced and I haven't experienced the frizzing you talked about! And it holds a curl really really well :)

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  7. Haha this story is the best! I have never tried extensions of any type, but I love the way it looks in your hair!
    -Sisi
    Modern Beauty Girl

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  8. Woohoo!!! I am sooo happy to be reading this! Wait..that came out wrong! I'm NOT happy that you're having trouble with your hair... #extensionissues ...it sounds like they're literally giving you a head "ache"...(stupid joke alert here!)... But...I'm so happy to be reading a post from you! They have been dearly (& sorely) missed! xx

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  9. I would not be able to handle something like that in my hair 24/7. No ma'am. Ifor I were to get extensions I think I'd have to go for the clip ins.

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  10. I would not be able to handle something like that in my hair 24/7. No ma'am. Ifor I were to get extensions I think I'd have to go for the clip ins.

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