Hair Extensions – explained

Hair Extensions – explained

In my last beauty post I got EasiPro Hair Extensions and I am absolutely loving them!

Now I don’t know about you but I generally like the idea of getting things while rarely knowing exactly what they entail… So in an effort to help you all out I am going to explain what getting these type of extensions involves.

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So now you have your extensions… Now what?

Washing your hair becomes less terrifying the more you do it, but for your first time it’s important to remember a few things:

  • Don’t tangle the extensions, wash slowly in downward strokes.
  • Wash around the tape by gently sliding them in between your forefinger and middle finger
  • Don’t put conditioner or other products on the tape, just stick to the lower half of your hair and condition that part well.
  • Don’t brush your hair when it’s wet.
  • Dry the tape pieces first, and properly, then continue to dry the rest of the hair
  • Don’t brush your hair hard, or yank at it, I like to hold the taped sections if I feel like I’m really pulling on them.
  • Don’t leave your tape wet for extended periods of time.
  • Do enjoy your extensions! They are amazing!

Having said all of this they are tougher than you think, I just like to be gentle on them!

They cost R650 a box to take out and reapply closer to the head, this usually needs to happen after 2 months. Your hair will last about 6 months before you need to buy new boxes of hair. These will cost you a few thousand rand… It’s not cheap but if you can afford it, it’s an amazing transformation and well worth it!

When we were away on holiday last week I ended up with wet hair that I didn’t dry immediately, it was my first time with the extensions. The hair dried amazingly unlike my natural hair, and though I won’t be making a habit of it, it didn’t seem to do any damage to the tape. Below I’ve put photos of how I wet my hair and then how it dried naturally (with a hat over my natural not so perfect hair):

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If you have any questions, please feel free to leave a comment and we’ll get back to you.

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