girls select weave hair extensions to add length and thickness to their
hair and there are certainly numerous ways of wearing hair extensions now ... from
having them glued in or weaved to micro loops or clip ins...there isn't a
shortage of ways to lengthen your locks, but what we want to know
is....whats the best option for your beloved hair?!
lot of people have been questioning weave hair extensions and how good
or bad they are for your hair, and since Iíve had a fair few I thought
it was only right I let you all know the 411!
weave hair extension is pretty simple to create - a plait is created
using your own hair and a strand of extension hair, it then goes across
the head going from one edge to the other and meeting in the middle of
the head. Starting at the bottom and finishing usually at the top of
your ears so youíre left with around three to four rows in your hair.
Depending how many can fit on your head and if the stylist thinks it
will work. On
each row of a plait, two or three maybe four wefts of hair are sewn
into the plait using thick cotton to ensure it stays secure... and that
is pretty much it! Once the hair is sewn in itís secure and free for you
to style and wear as you would any other extensions.
is well for a week or two, but then your natural hair growth will start
to show, and the weave hair extension begins to drop. As your hair grows, the plait
across your head becomes much looser, causing the plait to hang down and
you will find it is no longer attached to your head. So you have to go
back to have it re-tied to keep up with your own hair growth. Due to
this it becomes quite expensive...up keep is usually half of what you
originally paid, but nine times out of ten you will want new hair as it
becomes quite matted after being constantly in your hair... so thatís
another fee to think about.
you go for weave hair extensions they will generally tell you to treat
it like your normal hair, advising that you can wash it as if it were
your own...this tends not to be the case. If you were to wash your weave
twice, three times a week or every other day the weave would drop at
quite a quick rate ... as I have witnessed first hand!! So then youíre left
washing just the top of your hair to save the plaits dropping at an
extortionate rate. This is quite irritating, as you can imagine, and due
to the hair constantly being attached to your head the underneath of the
hair becomes tangled, matted, and dare I say it...generally feels
greasy ...Ew! But as youíre always rocking around with the hair attached
to your head doing daily and normal things like going to the gym...or
going on a night out...cleaning the house...working up a bit of a
sweat... the hair underneath is what suffers most and then you are
forced to wash the whole of your hair to achieve clean and softer hair
doesn't end there either....taking weave hair extensions out is HELL if
you donít have the time to go to the salon. As youíre left with
dangling hair that is visible for all to see it becomes embarrassing! So
you take matters into your own hands and attempt to take it out
yourself. Well I put the matter in to my friendís hands and after
hacking away at the thread trying not to snip any hair off in the
process, my dear friend managed to free me from the weave. Yaaay!!
it first came out Iím not going to lie...I felt bald. As we lose hair
everyday we never really notice, but when you have weave hair
extensions, the hair isnít free to just fall out willy nilly so it
becomes stuck in the plait that the weave is secured to so when you take
it out literally chunks of hair come with it too... going from having
long, thick hair extensions to your own
(thinner-than-it-would-have-been) natural hair, you donít feel too good.
hair extensions are great for not having to make time clipping in hair
extensions every morning and they are constantly in your hair so
itís pretty much like having your own long hair which is good... but I
think the negatives out weigh the two good points by far!
having weave hair extensions, I then transferred over to clip in hair
extensions as they are the least damaging for your hair...no more
damaging than tying your hair back into a tight ponytail...which is just
what i needed as I wanted to carry on wearing hair extensions, but
needed a safer and kinder solution Ö so clip-ins it was! I can take them
out after a night out or if I'm going to the gym...or if Iím just
lounging around the house and theyíre not needed. They are not
constantly attached to my head so the life span of hair extensions when
used as clip ins increases as you are able to take care of them a lot
more. Clip in hair extensions also allow me to achieve much more volume
and thickness compared to my weave hair extensions, they are so much
easier to style and you can switch it up a bit by clipping them in
different ways. I couldnít think of anything more that I would want!
are so easy to use and style - thickness, length and texture can easily
be achieved and most importantly.... it is the kindest option for your
hair!!! Do it girls, get a full head of clip-ins for lovely thick and
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