Hi Friday, darlings!
I hope you all had the best week! Today’s post is something that I’ve been super excited to share for quite some time. You might remember me talking about getting hair extensions last month and now that I’ve had them for a while, I thought it was the perfect time to share my first impressions and experience with the Hairdreams Hair Extensions.
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Let me just pre-face by saying that hair extensions were completely foreign to me before this. I have worn clip in ones in the past, although it would only be a few hours at a time. Initially, I was unsure about how I felt about getting hair extensions. I was worried about the potential damage it would do to my hair and I was afraid that it would look “too fake.” At the same time, I was intrigued. I have very long, fine hair and the thickness of it is always something that I’ve been self conscious about so the thought of having thicker hair and endless hairstyle possibilities was exciting to me. After doing extensive research and consulting with my hairdresser, I decided to go for it because YOLO haha!
I was given the option to do a consultation beforehand since I still had so many questions but with the drive being three hours each way, I just decided that it would make more sense to just do it right then. As soon as I scheduled my appointment, I was prepped with all the info I needed in order to make the process as seamless as possible.
As promised, we talked about potential damage and how the extensions were applied. I was surprised to find that there is usually little to no damage upon removal due to the special solution they use. After she customized the extensions to fit in with the varying shades of blonde in my natural hair, we began the process. The extensions are actually bonded to the hair and applied with the Hairdreams Laserbeamer Nano. The bonded part of the extensions is thin and flat making it look as natural and seamless as possible. The whole process took about 45 minutes but it went super quick because my stylist was so much fun to talk to. The extensions were about the same length as my hair so they were put in for purely volume and not for length. She finished off the application with a quick hair trim. I was also given a special shampoo, condition, detangler, hair serum and brush afterwards and she instructed me on the importance of aftercare to ensure that I get the most use out of them (they typically last around four months, but can last up to six!). We took before and after photos (see below) and I could not believe the difference! I finally had the hair of my dreams!
I definitely felt a difference. They were slightly heavier and I felt a light pressure on my scalp. It was also a bit uncomfortable when I would lay down on my back. She did tell me that there would be some discomfort initially and that it may feel strange for a week or so. She was right! After a week, the heaviness and discomfort subsided. I’ve had them for about a month now and I don’t feel anything at all!
Another thing she told me to expect was a difference in texture between the hair extensions and my hair. My real hair is very fine and stick straight. I hardly ever have to blow dry it and I definitely never use a straightener. The first thing I noticed was that the extension hair had a slight wave to it after I washed and dried it (which she explained would happen since it’a real hair). It’s not crazy or anything, but it’s totally different than what I’m used to. At first I wasn’t sure about it, but now I actually kind of love it because it looks more “beachy” without any effort 😉 After all, there’s nothing wrong with mermaid hair lol! Also, previously, I was washing my hair everyday because it would get oily so fast. I’ve noticed that it doesn’t get as greasy with the extensions so I’ve been washing it every other day. It might help that I keep my hair braided at night though 😉
The thing I was most excited about was being able to create more hairstyles AND have my hair actually hold a curl. At first I was creating a lot of braids, low pony tails and half up do’s but now that the extensions have grown out a bit with my hair, I’m able to do a top knot and high pony. I am obsessed with how my hair looks now when I style it! As for the curls, my mind is seriously blown. Before, my hair didn’t hold a curl and it would always fall flat. I will say that when I curl my hair for the blog with the T3 curling iron, it holds so much better! But now with the hair extensions, it holds even better than that! I did an experiment and the curls held for THREE DAYS. This was after sleeping on them AND brushing them out a million times. My hair was still curled and it looked good. I have even been using a bigger barrel that I couldn’t use before because my hair would never hold! To give you an idea of how well they hold, these photos were taken after a longggg day of photo shoots in over 110 degree heat. My hair had been curled 13 hours before, was napped on and even brushed out several times!
Initially, I was afraid my hair would look “too thick,” but not one person has noticed. All I’ve been getting is compliments on how great it looks! Before I was super self-conscious about my hair, but now I am obsessed with it! I’m having so much and I seriously cannot imagine not having them! If you are considering extensions, I highly recommend Hairdreams. The process was so easy and I absolutely LOVEEE the results!
Anddd I hope you guys love them as much as I do because in a couple weeks I’ll be doing a huge Hairdreams giveaway to give one of you the hair of your dreams! Be on the look out 😀
What do you think?
Would you ever get Hairdreams hair extensions?
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