Remember when I got hair extensions? You can read all about it here… Anyway, today is all about updating you on how that is going for me. Because I am on prenatal supplements, my hair grown like crazy so I had to re-position them after just two months, normally, you will need this after three to four months of wearing them depending on how well you take care for them. The thing that is really dangerous – well, as dangerous as hair extensions can be – is the fact that the more your hair grows the more prone the roots are to get tangled. That is why, if you have fine wavy hair like mine, you should have you stylist check them out monthly (trust me, I have seen some tangled roots and they are not a lovely picture). However, if you manage to squeeze in a monthly salon visit, which let’s be honest, for us in our 30s is not so hard as we do have to colour our hair regularly, there is absolutely no danger of that happening.
After two months of wearing my hair extensions
Let me tell you a bit about the last two months with my lovely hair extensions. First of all, despite the fact that you might think it is peculiar to wash and style you hair, it is actually not. True, you do have to be a bit more gentle when wash your roots, but aside from that, the whole styling process is way more comfortable and easy to do because you have to deal with mainly healthy hair and it tends to influence the way your damaged hair styles because it is heavier and thicker. For example, I could not leave the house with my hair naturally air dried, but with those extensions on, after an hour of naturally leaving it to air dry it styled itself and looked like one of the best summer waves I’ve ever had (see it here). Throughout these two months, I’ve shed three or four extensions, but fear not, it was seamless and I did not have to have an emergency appointment to get it fixed, on the contrary, I actually waited a week or two before going at the salon, as it was 100% seamless. I suspect those tresses fell of because I religiously have my Olaplex home treatment and moisturising treatments tend to loosen the microring, but that was where the inconveniences stopped. I’d have to say that after two months of wearing these beauties I am hooked!
After the re-positioning
Back to today’s post subject… Last Friday I went to the salon to get them re-positioned, as they did grow quite a lot – as you can see from the photos – and I was at the point where the microrings kept popping out from underneath my hair, so keeping them a secret became somewhat of a mission impossible. My very talented friend, Maria (find her at her salon, Maria’s Hair Studio, here), carefully repositioned all 90 of them in about 1 hour. Even though my hair looks a bit shorter, scissors were not involved and the shorter do I am sporting is due to the fact that my extensions were moved up the whole 2,5 cm that my natural hair has grown. So, no scissors involved and I looked like a new person! As you can see from the photos, my rings were changed for a darker shade of brown because I tend to colour my hair a bit darker during the autumn months. My natural hair had absolutely no damage done to it thanks to the silicone lining of the microrings, so be very careful when you choose the type of rings used as the ones without the silicone lining tend to be way harsher on your natural tresses – true they are smaller, but it simply is not worth it!
Overall, my experience with hair extensions has been wonderful so far, but I intend to keep you updated on the matter!
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Thanks for sharing your experience with your microring hair extensions. I have yet to suggest these types of hair extensions to my clients, as I normally opt for taope in or sew in hair extensions. So its was certainly a good read to see how well this type of hair extension performs. I will be noting this down, and perhaps adding this type of hair extension to my catalogue of offerings. I might have missed, it, but did you state the producer of your microring hair extensions?
All the best!
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Hi KinkyCurlyWeaves!! The thing about these type of hair extensions is that they are quite comfortable and easy to wear, but I have seen some nasty cases where they have been a total catastrophe either because of the wearer (you do have to care for them and have someone check them regularly) or because of the poor quality of the microring (no silicone) and lack of knowledge on the technicians’ part. I was lucky enough to not experience either. I did not state the producer of the hair extensions as it is a local one and, to be honest, I totally forgot, bun I will sure mention it in the next hair update!
Thanks for getting back to me! The silicone certainly provides a good protection for the hair extensions at the beginning. I also agree that you need to care for the hair, no matter what type of hair extension it is. And yes, im sure the experiece can vary dramatically from one user to another.
Once again thanks for replying, Im loving your blog 🙂