Extensions, A Girl’s Best Friend (Once you can actually put them in.)

For any readers who follow my posts, you’ve recognized a Theme…I was not born a girly girl. I didn’t use to wear makeup, a kind friend taught me to straighten my hair in college, so I’m learning all these fun “girly” things much later in life. I now ADORE makeup, and got over the fear of messing up. I love trying new techniques, I love trying new looks.

On this same trend I recently discovered my love of extensions. This is coming from a girl who literally did not know how to curl her own hair 2 weeks ago. NOT.EVEN.KIDDING.

I bought extensions on the recommendation of my hairdresser. She sent me a link to an Amazon site and I got them right of Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00AMA7SIA/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o05_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1.

They took a while to come in because they came from China. I ordered 2 sets in the Medium Brown (My natural color,) and my wonderful hairdresser dyed them to match my current auburn color.

Here is a look at the extensions after they were dyed and when my hairdresser professionally put in the extensions for a wedding I was a bridesmaid in.

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I had SO Much fake hair in, but it looked awesome. I obviously thought, “there’s no way I’ll be able to do this on my own,” but I watched my hairdresser, asked lots of questions during the process and watched countless youtube videos on “putting on clip in extensions.” THANK GOD FOR YOUTUBE.

After I realized how much I liked the look of extensions in my hair, I realized my next problem…I didn’t know how to curl my own hair.

Shocker, this issue was solved with youtube. I watched tons of videos, but this one, for me, was the most helpful: http://www.breezydaysblog.com/2014/03/clip-in-extensions-curls-hair-tutorial.html. I didn’t need the bangs part, but skipped ahead to her curling her hair, then putting in extensions.

I finally decided enough was enough, I was going to get this darn curling thing down. I used a 1 1/4 inch curling iron, and just used it like a wand curling iron. I sprayed my hair with hairspray and wrapped each section, away from my face, around the curling iron. It worked like a charm.

Once my entire head was curled, I separated it again, clipped it up and clipped in my extensions at different intervals. Nape of the neck, crown of the head, sides of the head. This youtube video was great for placement of the extensions: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eWwTNDkVbO0.

I did this for a wedding we went to this past weekend, and used far less of the extensions. It looked super natural, and took little time. I curled my hair (which I didn’t have to wash that morning,) then stuck the extensions in. Looked like I took way longer to do my hair then I did 🙂

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I’m officially in love with extensions, and the idea that I could use my 2nd day hair to do this. (My hair is super thick so washing and drying every day is NOT happening.)

We are headed to Vegas in a few days and my fake hair is coming right along with me! Can’t wait to amp up a look with a lil fake hair.

If you have any questions just let me know.

Here’s to conquering TWO hair adventures; learning to curl my hair AND applying extensions!

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