I have worn clip in extensions since I was around 16 so I have seen the good the bad and the UGGGLY.
My first set of extensions were synthetic and cost me €8. I think you can gather that they were the ugly!! I think with clip ins spending the money is definitely worth it! I loved the way my hair looked feeled and styled with extensions.
There and many different types of hair extensions from woven to micro bead and clip ins....the list goes on. Well recently I decided to take the plunge and go for something more permanent and treat myself to Prebonded Keratin extensions.
Through all of my research I found that these were the least damaging to your hair (provided you take care of them). They are bonded to your hair using the same protein as is already in your hair.
I searched around and found Envy Hair salon in Waterford. I messaged them on their facebook page and they were able to answer all of my questions so thoroughly the next day I went in for a colour patch test and a consultation about the extensions. This is were the excitement began!!
I decided to go for a 3/4 head of extensions which is around 5 packs or 150 bonds. Envy Hair carry Hotloxs extensions which are 100% remy vietnamise hair. Each bond weighs around 1 gram and is 22 inches in length with a keratin bond at the top that is attached to your hair with heat.
I don't believe this is hotloxs hair in the picture but it is the only image I could find online. All of the hair is unmixed (i.e. Mixed with synthetic strands to bulk them up). All the hair is aligned in the same direction so that the root is at the root and the end is at the end giving a silky and smooth finish.
I went from a balayage that I loved when I got it done first but had gone brassy to a gorgeous warm brown. My hair stylist was Jessica, from start to finish she really helped me make decissions because I am the most indecisive person in all history. Jessica put in some highlights through my own hair. She used two tones of brown in my extensions one of which was custom dyed for me to give me a more multi tonal colour.
The whole process too about 4 hours from start to finish. The bulk of the time was spent on colouring my hair the extensions themselves only took about an hour. Jessica used the full 5 packs on me I may have fine hair but I have a MASSIVE HEAD ha after that she cut and styled them. I didn't get much off the length I wanted to keep it flowing. I thought I would be able to feel them in my hair but I couldn't at all. The first nights sleep I was very aware of them but now I don't feel them at all.
I absolutely love my new look. I have them about a week now I have washed and styled them myself and I must say that they are so easy to look after using the care tips I was given which I will cover in another post.
Easy to say I am now hooked the whole treatment cut/colour/extensions and styling cost me €400 but it is definitely worth it. Thanks so much Jess :)
I would highly recommend hotlox and envy hair to every one the service was top notch. It is definitely worth going to a reputable hairdressers to get these done because when they are wrong....oh boy they are wrong but mine are amazing I feel like Beyoncé wait a minute....I am beyonce right?? :)
Envy Hair: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Envy-Hair/126686400744339?ref=ts&fref=ts
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