Things you never thought you'd put up with for long hair extensions!
At least the T-Bar Method can Eliminate some of them! Great article by Hair Extension Magazine
THERE they are 1. They take some getting used to. Whether you get clip-ins, tape-ins, glue-ins, keratin bond, pre-bonded, sew-in, or a weave, the subtle feeling of having something in your hair is as annoying/similar to being subtly strangled by a turtleneck sweater.
2. Synthetic hair extensions are affordable, but can look cheap when they don’t blend into your hair. Synthetic hair doesn’t contain moisture like real hair does, so it won’t shine naturally — instead, it has a super-shiny, unnatural sheen to it.They also don’t blend in as seamlessly, can get tangled easily, and can’t be styled and re-styled. But if synthetic strands are all you can swing or if you just want to wear them for one night and don’t want to break the bank buying fake hair, make sure you get a color that matches your real hair undetectably.
3. Human hair extensions are $$$$$. Since they’re made of real human hair and you can do everything you can do with your own hair — like wash, dry, curl, and repeat — wefts (or portions) of fake hair are going to be a pretty penny. Think $250 and up. That said, if you’re going to invest in extensions you’re going to constantly wear, human hair is the way to go.
4. They require a lot of time and effort. You’ll be in the salon chair for at least an hour and a half for your stylist to put in a full set of extensions.
5. You have to get a haircut to blend the extensions flawlessly. Even if they’re clip-ins, if you don’t get a special haircut that blends your hair with the extensions, you’re going to look like you’re wearing fake hair, which is not the goal.
6. You always have to do your hair. There is no such thing as a wash-and-go style when you have extensions. You’re either curling your hair or straightening it to blend it all together.
7. You have to be super-careful when blowing out your own hair or having someone else do it. Because you can’t put the same tension on it that you would on natural hair.
8. You have to be even more gentle when you brush your hair. Brushing your hair like you just don’t care without extensions can cause breakage. But brushing your strands with wreckless abandonwith extensions will not only cause breakage, it could possibly rip your hair right out. OUCH!
9. You also now have to change the way you brush your hair. With extensions, the Marcia Brady way of brushing your hair (from roots to ends) to distribute the oils from your scalp onto your strands for healthier locks is no longer the “right way.” The right way is now working your way up to the extension from the ends (like you would if you have tons of tangles) to ensure you don’t accidentally get your brush stuck in your new weave and pull your real or fake hair out.
10. And because you’re not brushing the oils from your roots to your tips, you now have to manually add hair oil onto your ends. That way they don’t become dry and brittle, since they won’t be getting any natural oil love.
11. A shower cap and dry shampoo are you new BFF. Obviously you need to keep showering regularly, but you want to try and stretch the time in between your shampoos as long as you can to keep the , which is where the shower cap/dry shampoo combo come into play.
12. Your head and neck tend to get hot. Your scalp isn’t used to the amount of hair you just added onto your existing strands, so you can find your head overheating, thanks to your new ‘do.
13. They weigh on your natural hair. Not like a ton of bricks by any means, but you can definitely sense that there is something attached to your hair.
14. They make your scalp itchy. The strip of tape-in extension or glue-in piece attached to your hair can rub against your scalp, itching it. And then when you go to scratch the itchy spot, you have to be careful you don’t accidentally tug on the bundle of hair included in the extension with your fingers, or else it will pull and hurt.
15. High ponytails/top knots are a thing of the past. Your extensions are placed in a way so they lie flat, so putting your hair up in a ponytail could result in this: