My Hair Transformation…
Going back many years ago when I was 16 I started wearing hair extensions to bulk out my thin frizzy hair. The moment I felt instant results and the transformation it gave to my locks I was hooked! It made my hair appear longer, straighter, thicker and healthier. Everything I was trying to achieve with my own hair, but in the end I was causing irreparable damage.
My first set of hair extensions were professionally applied by a safe pair of hands, and are well maintained by myself which ensured no damage to my natural hair through the years. 12 years on I am still hooked to extensions. In fact many of my friends and family believe I am addicted to them. As the years have gone on I have realised I wasn’t alone in being addicted to them. Celebrities have an obsession with hair extensions as well, and I think you’d be surprised to find out how many actually wear them! Working with celebrities the last few years in my line of make-up artistry opened a huge door to me seeing that all female celebrities wore extensions for events, photo-shoots and to achieve instant results to thicker luscious hair that some hairdressers can’t achieve in a small amount of time on set. It was a great insight to me for getting my hands on the best quality hair and the best method for applying hair extensions to make my hair look natural as possible without any damage.
To keep my hair in the best condition I always have regular breaks from hair extensions , so after a few weeks break (Which I found very difficult) I decided to have my extensions in again using my regular hairdresser Seaane who always sews in my weaves extensions which I find gives me the best finish, using the best quality hair extensions on the market. After many years of buying cheap extensions I realised I have to spend that little bit extra to ensure the hair extensions don’t get tangled.
I wanted to share in a blog post today what hair extensions I use to my followers if you are deciding to have a hair makeover with extensions…
I always long for thick hair. My hairdresser advised to buy three bundles of Bespoke Brazilian Weft wave hair extensions from Trade Hair Hub which is ideal for a full head of hair. It’s completely natural and chemical free, unprocessed and pure, and in its healthiest state.
The loose wave hair style gives me a dynamic, soft look making my hair appear as natural as possible. It comes in straight, wavy and curly texture. The colour ranges from Jet black to light brown (all natural colours). It is silky, soft and does not tangle or shed easily and always blends well with other hair texture. When I was training in wig making this was a chosen type of hair for wig making. It’s super easy to style and maintain, as well as being straightened to achieve a silky straight texture, and will always revert back to its Wavy state once wet. My hairdresser has even coloured it to blonde over it in the past with no damage made, it can be used time and time again!
If sew in weaves is not for you, you can also attach clips, micro loop rings and glue for other extension types. Hair extensions will still allow your natural hair to grow. With tape hair extensions, there is no damage to your real hair, so it’s a good alternative to do while waiting for your natural hair to recover from a bad haircut, split ends, a bad dye job or whatever other problem arises.
Hair extensions can come across as unimportant for many women, however hair extensions really make a difference in my life, making me feel more confident about myself and makes me feel good when attending jobs, events or going out for a nice meal with the girls. I will continue to wear my extensions proud. Just like make-up , hair extensions can instantly give you a boost of confidence needed to face the day ahead.
Finally before I went for new hair extensions I applied my SOS organic oil treatment by Old Wives Tails (Only £13.99) which is a completely chemical free and 100% natural hair treatment making it very gentle and kind on my hair and scalp. By treating my hair prior to hair extensions it ensures the oil treatment strengthens, thickens and nourishes my natural hair making my hair the perfect natural remedy for dry, damaged, broken and brittle tresses. Made with certified organic ingredients only, paraben free, sulcate free, gluten free, vegan & vegetarian friendly with no animal testing.
Do you wear hair extensions? If not would you ever consider hair extensions?