Last winter I had a whole lot of length cut off my hair, and for a while I loved the sassy little cut. After a couple of trims, I found myself really frustrated with the length of my hair. I never styled it & pretty much just threw it up in a ponytail every day. For me, disliking my hairstyle made me feel off.
So, the last time that I went in to get my hair trimmed, my hairstylist had just gotten his certification for hand-tied hair extensions. Joseph knew I wanted my hair to be long again, and he convinced me to try out hand-tied hair extensions. The biggest part of the decision for me was the amount of damage to my natural hair. Some types of extensions can really damage your hair, and who really wants to deal with that? Not me! Hand-tied extensions are the least-damaging type of permanent hair extensions available. Ok, I’m in.
The biggest part of the decision for me was the amount of damage to my natural hair. Some types of extensions can really damage your hair, and who really wants to deal with that? Not me! Hand-tied hair extensions are the least-damaging type of permanent hair extensions available. Ok, I’m in.
My hair was pretty short, so the extensions have been an adjustment for me (but he warned me that I’d have to get used to them after having shorter hair for about 8 months.) Now that I’ve gotten the hang of styling them myself, I absolutely love them! I’m a little bit paranoid about them because I want to keep them in as long as possible. (I’m sure Joseph is tired of getting texts from me about which moisture mask to use and “is this oil ok?” or “did I damage them?” He’s either really sick of me or just laughs every time he sees a message from me.)
I’ve had my extensions in for seven weeks now, and I absolutely love them! It’s been SO much fun to learn new ways to style my hair since getting the extensions.
So, here’s what you guys wanted to know about hand-tied hair extensions:
What kind of hair extensions did you get? The technique that my hairdresser uses at Salon DM3 is hand-tied hair extensions and is the least-damaging type that you can get!
How long does it take? The initial installation took about 5 1/2 hours (including coloring my natural hair). So, don’t expect a quick appointment for your installation. I brought along my laptop and worked while Joseph was installing my extensions!
How long do they last? These last between 6 and 8 months, depending on how well you take care of them. I do a weekly moisturizing mask on my extensions and use a little hair oil in them almost every day to keep them from getting too dry. I’ll have to go in every 7-10 weeks to have them moved up as my hair grows out. (I haven’t done this yet, but will in the next couple of weeks!)
How much do they cost? The cost is customized to each person, so I can’t really tell you how much your hair extensions will cost. It is dependent on how many wefts of hair you have put in, the length, whether or not you have to color it, and a few other factors. So, you would just need to go in for a consultation and the salon will give you a customized price.
Are they worth it? If you are unhappy with the way that your hair looks, the length, etc., then yes. Absolutely. When I didn’t like my hair cut, I didn’t want to style it, I didn’t want to get dressed up & go out, and I certainly didn’t want to take any photos for this blog. I absolutely feel better because I love my hair and enjoy being able to style it and have fun with it!