The lowdown on Living with Hair Extensions
So I've been living with my fabulous Cinderella extensions almost two months now, and I have to say: I'm STILL loving them! But it hasn't all been joy and light as there's a fair amount of difficulty in actual every-day coping with them, and I'm about to reveal the true facts about having extra long hair.
1.The First Night
They say you'll be uncomfortable. What they don't say is you'll have a sleepless night cursing that you ever had the bloody things put in as the pain will be that bad that you can only sleep balanced on three pillows, princess and the pea style. The second night, strangely enough is FINE. Typical.
2. Washing your hair
A five minute shower becomes a fond dream. Now you have combing, detangling,and drying. As someone who hates hairdryers, this is now a necessity as you can't let the bonds dry wet so prepared to get very acquainted with the dryer.
I'm not talking about hair falling out from the tip, I'm talking about the acres of strands that start following you around and attaching themselves to to your jumpers/coats/boyfriends.
4. The Bonds falling out
This will happen sometimes, and it's always devastating. In 2 months I've had about 8 come out (there were around 110 put in) and I always want to cry. It doesn't hurt, but when you see your REAL hair attached from the roots to the bond you get shiver of fear about possible bald spots etc.
5. Style issues
You can't use serum, anything with oil (makes the bonds slide) ... and your hair tools are working overtime. It never looks quite how it looked in the salon, and if you thought wavy extensions would give you perma-Gossip Girl locks, think again. Still, it's worth it, but time consuming- for future reference get straight ones- you can always curl them!
6. Catching it in toilets/doors/ fishtanks
All of the above have happened to me. It sucks and it's embarrassing, but does help you be more aware!
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