…get a weave :)
Well here we are again. A whole load of fake hair has been once more been affixed to my head. This time though I think we got it just right.
I'll say upfront that this was a very impulsive decision. One minute I was having a blow dry and the next I was making an appointment and ordering hair.
As before I went for my favourite hair extension method - tape extensions. I love these because they lay flat, are virtually invisible and are therefore ideal for anyone with fine hair for those very reasons.
My main goal was length rather than volume. The last time I had this done the hairdresser was rather over zealous with the amount of extensions and I ended up with an uncontrollable mane.
I swopped hairdressers and got them done by Louise at Hairworks/Battuta. I would recommend her as she colour matched PERFECTLY and understood what I wanted.
It's only a few inches longer than my natural hair but I would like to think that this helps it look "natural". There has been no pain, I can continue to use my favourite Oribe products and I hair flip like no tomorrow.
a) I need to allocate a lot more time to getting ready - there. is. just. so. much. hair. compared to what I am normally used to and as a result I think I am actually going to become one of THOSE people that never wash their own hair but get it blown dry on a bi-weekly basis.
b) I am constantly playing and touching it which is probably deeply annoying for anyone around me.
c) I need to keep an eye on the colour. My natural hair has so much bleach underneath that semi-permanent dye and it is going to lift quickly so if I still want these to look believable I have to vigilant. As you can imagine, this is very serious business :)
d) They will have to be maintained. I am likely to need a replacement/break in about 2/3 months so there will be additional cost and time that I need to invest. In a way I don't mind this because at least then I can have a little review and see if I still want fake hair on me head.
You know I never used to consider myself adventurous with hair but in the last year I have been blonde, black, ombre, blonde, ombre, brown and now brown and fake-haired. When I write this down I am honestly surprised I still have hair left!
Have you tried tape extensions yet?