My hair just grew 18″ all by itself. Said no one ever. You better believe I paid a pretty penny for all these hairs! So many Dollhairs for these hairs. I got Keratin hair extensions, is what I am blabbering about. I have a blended ombre on my hair that I have spent months toning into as white a blonde as possible, which was perfect when it came down to getting these extensions, since it was super easy to color match. Also, since my ombre is blended with my natural color, I saved a ton on the price of the actual extensions because I was able to mix brown with the blonde.
Here’s what’s up:
Bleach blonde extensions have to be treated differently. Meaning they are going to be more expensive than any other color. Bleaching takes out the pigment in hair and as my blonde people know, this can take a toll on hair and often leave it feeling brittle. Now, that happens to hair that is still attached to the scalp and has natural oils helping to keep it healthy and shiny. Imagine what happens to hair that is no longer attached to the scalp and isn’t getting those nutrients. Straw city, ya’ll! Because of this, the hair requires more care to keep it looking like healthy hair. Which means the hair people are going to charge exponentially more.
From the consultation to the application it took about a week. I went in for the consultation, since I wasn’t 100% on getting extensions. I was between getting a digital perm and extensions, obviously extensions won. Dawn my (new) stylist went over everything with me, showed me the swatches of hair and explaining the cost/ process. I then gave her my information so she could purchase the extensions, which by themselves ended up being about $250. They arrived the following Monday and I was able to go in on Wednesday of the same week. The application took about 2 hours! I was expecting at least 3! There were two bundles of blonde and one bundle of brunet and they had these weird tabs at the end, which is the Keratin glue.
The application process is basically grabbing a thin strand of hair, wrapping the Keratin glue end around said strand, and melting the glue to the hair using what I would describe as a miniature hooked straightening iron. Totally painless! She applied them most of the way up my scalp, but not around the crown, so it’s super easy to hide the bonds.
I honestly do not feel them! They don’t feel heavier and I have mistaken them for my actual hair multiple times. The only thing that is kind of annoying is that I can’t put my hair in a tight topknot or pony because the bonds will show.
Mermaid hair worth $All of the Dollhairs
Shout out to Dawn at Hot Choppers Salon in Thousand Oaks!