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Few questions about hair extensions-

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I wanted to get one length extensions, about 6-7 inches or so longer than my hair now. My bro is a stylist but don't know much about extensions so I thought I'd ask you guys.

 

What is the best type to get?

Do they damage hair?

How long do they hold in for?

Do you shampoo like normal?

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I've had Great Lengths extensions twice. They last about 6 months but I had mine taken out after 4 months both times because they got too annoying and I didn't want to bother getting them "cleaned up." They didn't ruin my hair at all but they get to be a big pain in the butt since you have to always style your hair if you don't want the bonds to show through. i.e. you can't have a lazy day and put your hair in a ponytail without seeing all of the extensions around your head. The only way to be lazy really is to wear a hat.

 

If I were to get them again I think I'd look into the clip-in ones (but get them made/done professionally) because the real ones are a big commitment and they get pretty annoying! But they do look good :)

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Oh, and you do shampoo like normal but you have to use a special brush to brush your hair. At least with Great Lengths you do.

 

Hope that helps :)

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Jacqueline, I have had them a couple times. I worked at a salon still though so when one came out, I just got it put back in, lol

 

What is the best type to get? definitely real hair, you will want to be able to blow dry it/curl it just like your own hair

Do they damage hair? If you don't want your hair damaged, then IMHO have them glued in and not braided and sewed, I have seen a lot of girls hair damaged from this

How long do they hold in for? this really depends on how much you shampoo. I am an avid have to shampoo and blow dry my hair on a daily basis. So, mine were in like 2 weeks, but I also had a lot of long hair put in, so it was heavy and I was done with it by then anyway

Do you shampoo like normal? I did, but mine also came out from tugging, etc

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hm thx girls!

 

im leaning toward the gluing them in option. my hair is super thick and so i dont shampoo every day. prob 2-3 times a week. i wish sewing them in wouldnt kill my hair but im just afraid. i never heard of the clip in ones but ill have to ask the hair dresser bout them...

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In my opinion, with Great Lengths (glued in), you can't really not shampoo your hair. Maybe this is just me because my hair is thin, but when I woke up every morning my hair was pretty flat and you could see the bonds everywhere. I had to shower and blow-dry to cover up the bonds. But if your hair is thicker maybe you won't have this issue...

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I got glue ones on Saturday.

 

I have a pic on the other extensions post.

 

They are heavy and your head hurts a little, but then it goes away in one day.

 

I am starting to get use to them. It was hard for me to style my hair this morning, but I will be a pro in know time.

 

They used real hair and keratin glue.

 

I can't believe I have mermaid hair now!

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Originally Posted by Yari View Post
I got glue ones on Saturday.

I have a pic on the other extensions post.

They are heavy and your head hurts a little, but then it goes away in one day.

I am starting to get use to them. It was hard for me to style my hair this morning, but I will be a pro in know time.

They used real hair and keratin glue.

I can't believe I have mermaid hair now!
shoot i didnt realize there was a post on extensions already. gun.gif sorry :o(


yari i saw your pix, SO cute. i am going to see how much they are where my bro works

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Thanks! I want to style it cute tomorrow, today I sort of look like a beachy tousled mermaid. LOL!

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