14 September 2013

Longer, fuller hair with Addition Lengths


If you've been reading my blog for a while you will have seen the almost drastic changes I have made to my hair over the past few months. My hair, which used to be down to the middle of my back, has changed more than I ever thought possible over the past few months - I never thought I would chop all my hair off and opt for a bob, but I did! And a few weeks ago I decided having 10" cut off wasn't enough, I wanted my undercut back - so I cut it back in! I now have a bob, with one side hosting a rather stubbly undercut. Just how I like it. But there are some days when I think to myself, "Why did I get all of my hair cut off?!". Sometimes I miss the long, sleek hair I had for most of my life. But of course, there's an easy solution to that!

Extensions are the easiest way to change your look, without waiting months or even years for your hair to grow back. Although admittedly I'm not a fan of permanent hair extensions - the damage they can have on your hair is, in my opinion, just not worth it - clip in extensions are a fantastic alternative. You can get clip in extensions in either synthetic hair; hair which is not real and usually cannot cope with heated styling tools, or real human hair; which can be washed, styled and treated just as you would your own hair. Hair extensions can give you additional length, more volume or even an entirely new look - and the best bit is you can take them out before bed hassle free!

I've had extensions in the past myself, and I have a set of black extensions which I also dig out in the colder months, when I'm less fussy over getting hot and bothered! It gives those of you like me who decided to go for the chop (or the clippers!) a chance to have luxuriously long locks again, and a good set will last you years! You can check out Additional Lengths for a huge variety of hair extensions and hair accessories! 

Have you ever used hair extensions before? Let me know what your thoughts are on the quick fix to additional length! 


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11 comments

  1. To answer your question, most certainly yes! I used the Halo ones when I got married 11 months ago. My hair is quite long so I bought the 20" ones to give me thickness rather than extra length (going back to your blog entry on fine hair).

    Admittedly, I didn't shop around as getting my hair done for my wedding was a wedding gift off a friend who has a hair salon (is that the right word when you cater for ladies and gents hair?).

    She matched me up with a semi permanent dye and the extensions (which I bought as they really are quite pricey, but as I found out later, worth every penny).

    I found them surprisingly light to wear although I don't think it is something I would do daily as I would worry about how much they would pull on my very fine hair. I still have them and they are brilliant to style as I have curly hair naturally so I can curl and straighten to my heart's content when I want to wear them.

    I got some for my bridesmaids too and they are both going strong. Considering I had my 15 year old daughter and 14 year old niece they have been through the mill but look fantastic.

    Many years ago I had a full head of the bonded hair extensions. Never again for me. As my hair is curly, they twisted round all the time and I ended up with little bald patches all over my head where they literally pulled my own hair out with them. I was gutted as I had looked after them meticulously.

    The salon that put them in (I think they were Raccoon ones?) were fantastic though and reimbursed me and looked after my hair for 6 months after it all. Felt awful having the bonded ones in, but really couldn't fault the help I had afterwards.

    I shall now be scouring Additional Lengths for something I can use on a more daily basis. There are some lovely clip in buns that I could wear low and I love the look of them.

    Fi x

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    1. I would wear my own extensions much more often, but my hair is so smooth, soft and fine that I find extensions slip easily - so I only pop them in when I really, really want to wear them :) I hope you find something that's perfect for you! xo

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    2. I have done! I have bought one of the Jessica Simpson Style Maker Wraps to use as "thickener" for wearing a low bun (I am a bit long in the tooth to get away with the sock bun type up high on my head).

      I didn't know Sleek did Remy extensions, I am going to have a proper look into them, being the Sleek junkie that I am. As I can curl them, I might just wear them a bit whilst I give that hair care system you wrote about a test run to see if it helps. I don't want ridiculously thick hair, but it is so thin I am prepared to try for sure x

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    3. It sounds like you're well on your way to happier hair! :) xo

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  2. Im currently debating growing out my highlights so I can get some hair pieces and extensions to match my natural hair colour - I'm looking forward to seeing what brands are at the Clothes Show this year :)
    Lianne | TheBrunetteSays...

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    1. Oh I've never visited the Clothes Show, have fun! :) xo

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  3. I totally agree with you, clip in hair extensions are a much healthier choice than permanent ones. Much less damaging, plus its great that you can change your look as and when you want to :) I've never used them myself, but I have styled a good many people's hair using clip in extensions and the human hair ones are the best as you can curl and wave them with heat tools as much as you like. Racoon hair extensions are very good.x

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    1. We used to use Racoon hair at the salon, very good brand! :) xo

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  4. Also, a great tip for keeping clip in extensions in fine hair is to back comb the roots slightly... then the clips have a good bit of texture to grip onto ;)

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    1. Thanks for the tip! I do this, but my hair is very smooth and glossy so doesn't even hold a back comb - even with a good hair spray! xo

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