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hair extensions anyone had them?

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been saving up to get some extensions put in as my hair is quite fine so wanting them for a fuller look but somebody today has told me they ruin your hair and can leave baldy patches,so i was just won… Read More
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6y, 10m agoPosted 6 years, 10 months ago
been saving up to get some extensions put in as my hair is quite fine so wanting them for a fuller look but somebody today has told me they ruin your hair and can leave baldy patches,so i was just wondering what peoples experiences have been with them please?
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6y, 10m agoPosted 6 years, 10 months ago
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#1
If you mean the ones that you glue in, yes they ruin your hair. A friend is the UK style director for Toni and Guy and says the number of people she sees with awful hair because they've had extensions is unbelievable - especially those who've just gone to the local salon that do it for £100! Anything that puts extra weight onto your hair follicles will damage it. If you go to a high end salon who do it properly and are trained in that sort of thing, it won't be as bad, but it will still result in you having to have extensions all the time as they'll pull a lot of your hair out!
Just go natural. There is nothing more gross (and quite funny!) as seeing those girls with lumpy bits in their hair and natural hair to their shoulders and then fake, dead straight, shiny hair at the bottom!!!
#2
Hi, i payed over £200 last year to have them done and THEY ARE HARD WORK !!!!!!!, believe me, they take a lot of looking after , ill pm you some tips if you go ahead (_;)
#3
put your old Avy back
#4
My OH's 19 year old cousin has bald patches already from using extensions.
#5
they are so bad for your hair and soon grow out and need redoing get some of the clip in ones they are good and very quick and easy
#6
DAMNOME
put your old Avy back

somebody stole it :(
#7
edjaned
DAMNOME
put your old Avy back
somebody stole it :(

they even have my crimbo hat on too
#8
thanks for that
i will give them a miss then.just wanted a change since loosing the weight,and my hair has gone thin/falling out after the baby but the last thing i want is bald patches
anyone got any tips to thicken your hair or make it grow quicker?
thanks :)
#9
edjaned
thanks for that
i will give them a miss then.just wanted a change since loosing the weight,and my hair has gone thin/falling out after the baby but the last thing i want is bald patches
anyone got any tips to thicken your hair or make it grow quicker?
thanks :)


Hia!!

as dmissy says get clip ones? my daughter got some and when she wears them you wouldnt know theyre false. She dies her hair and the pieces with the same dye and it was brilliant. Just be sure to get eal hair lol
#10
edjaned
thanks for that
i will give them a miss then.just wanted a change since loosing the weight,and my hair has gone thin/falling out after the baby but the last thing i want is bald patches
anyone got any tips to thicken your hair or make it grow quicker?
thanks :)


I have really fine hair and recently found that Korres Achillea conditioner thickened it and gave it a lovely volumous bounce, people have been commenting on how nice my hair looks.
I got it when there was a special offer at Washbag.com so worth having a look.
#11
thanks for advice will look into the clip on ones the thing is it will be hard to match my natural colour
and will give that conditioner a go straightners dont help as they make your hair flat but ive got to use them cant stand my hair wavy
#12
micro ring extensions are far by the best. Ive had other types and hated them. Micro rings are gentle and more natural looking.
#13
Been following the thread and I have lost a lot of hair through anabolic steroid usage. I have the start of male pattern baldness and the scalp shows through so much now that people have stared and commented whilst I was in NEXT!! I'm only 41 and devastated. Thanks for the advice about the conditioner. I'm going to give it a go too :)
#14
pcnutta
micro ring extensions are far by the best. Ive had other types and hated them. Micro rings are gentle and more natural looking.
yeah they were the ones i was going to get,the price was £159 for a full head and she said something along the lines of going back 2 weeks later to have them pushed up the hair again.
she then said they would stay in until i decided not to have them anymore aslong as i looked after them and kept going back every 4-6 weeks to have them maitained
#15
They grow down with your hair, you dont really need them pushed up every 2 weeks hun. More like every 6 weeks when you have a trim, unless your growing your hair in which case you wouldnt need too. Very good price by the way, its £250 for full head here of 100 strands.
Very easy to do mind... just takes a while.
#16
fern i have lost 75% of my hair before (stress related) i too had bald patches and my hair when tied up it looked like i had about 10 hairs in my bobble,its really got me down and the more i worried about it the more it fell out,
its never really regained its fulness after that,it just stays fine but i have a real complex about it i would love it to look fuller but i dont want to risk loosing the hair i have got
#17
yeah they have a special offer on
so how noticable are the ring things?
yeah im growing it so was hoping the extensions could make it longer for me
have u noticed any hair damage?
how long would u say they stay in for? (sorry for all the questions)
#18
fern37
Been following the thread and I have lost a lot of hair through anabolic steroid usage. I have the start of male pattern baldness and the scalp shows through so much now that people have stared and commented whilst I was in NEXT!! I'm only 41 and devastated. Thanks for the advice about the conditioner. I'm going to give it a go too :)


If it is really bothering you maybe you could book an appointment with your GP and see if they can help.

I saw that Korres also do a product for male hair loss: http://www.washbag.com/perfume/fragrance/korres-magnesium-and-aminoacids-anti-hair-loss-toning-lotion-75ml/10206818.html , I know Korres are good quality natural products which usually live up to their claims, there is a good review here http://www.mankind.co.uk/Korres-Magnesium-and-Aminoacids-Anti-hair-Loss-Lotion-75ml-PRODKOHR15/ so it might be a good try for a natural treatment, you don't have much to lose by giving it a go and it might help.
#19
If they are done in lots of small rings then they are really good. The more hair they put in the ring the clumpy they are, the more its noticable so lots of littler ones are best. If your growing your hair they can be refitted at about 3 months,using the same hair, just new rings.
Bascially your own hair is put through a ring along with the hair extension, then using what looks like pliers, squeezed together which clasps the hair together.
They are far better than weaving, glued etc
Have a look on google hun, you can see exactly what they do.
Google micro ring hair extensions
#20
edjaned
fern i have lost 75% of my hair before (stress related) i too had bald patches and my hair when tied up it looked like i had about 10 hairs in my bobble,its really got me down and the more i worried about it the more it fell out,
its never really regained its fulness after that,it just stays fine but i have a real complex about it i would love it to look fuller but i dont want to risk loosing the hair i have got


Sounds like it might be worth staying away from having the extensions then, plus then you can treat yourself to some extra-special products and things having saved the money you were going to spend.
The Korres conditioner was not what I expected, I usually end up with soft but flat hair maybe the odd wave if I leave it to dry rather than use a hair dryer, but it just did something to give a thickening effect, it was kind of like having a mousse in my hair without having put it in if that makes sense. The hair felt different, I guess maybe lightly coated in something, but not claggy or unpleasant, just thicker and still lovely and soft. The smell was nice, not strong and it's something like 97% natural ingredients. I just used one of the many near empty bottles of shampoos which are cluttering up my bathroom with it.
#21
will do thanks
when people say they are hard work what do they mean whats so hard about it?
#22
my weaved ones were heavy, gave me a dragging feeling all the time, couldnt sleep, felt like my scalp was itchy and being pulled! Washing hair was nightmare...cant give it a good brush.. would never have those again.. not worth the money or effort...hard work tolerating and looking after them.
I must admit im also a big fan of clip in extensions... infact i got loads of coloured ones which i put in to match the clothes im wearing! LOL
#23
edjaned
fern i have lost 75% of my hair before (stress related) i too had bald patches and my hair when tied up it looked like i had about 10 hairs in my bobble,its really got me down and the more i worried about it the more it fell out,
its never really regained its fulness after that,it just stays fine but i have a real complex about it i would love it to look fuller but i dont want to risk loosing the hair i have got


I hate it cos i lose so much when i wash it that I have cut back on washing it daily and use a wide tooth comb when it is wet.

I have had a referral to Dermatology and there is nothing they can do. I have a rare medical condition and the anabolic steroids I was put on, are male hormone based which i took for 20years on and off!! Won't take them now but the damage is done. Asked them if it was worth trying Regaine and other treatments that claim to help with hair loss and they said that they didn't work. I haven't got any spare money to go buying expensive treatments but am going to give the Korres stuff a go.

I've stopped going into the NEXT changing rooms cos they highlight just how bad it is! On top of that, I'm gone very grey!!! Arrgghhh
#24
I wear dreamgirls clip in hair extensions that are 100% real hair so I can straighten or curl them etc there around £70 for a full head set. They also come in so many colours, even ones with highlights so you will definately be able to match your hair colour.
#25
i am a red head but its light red,the extensions in red i have seen all seem to be more vibrant colours
isnt it hard to clip them in etc? i just know mine would look a state if i tried to do it myself
#26
No way, there is 3 or four rows of clips at the back & two at the sides, they will show you first time how to put them in or some places have the diagram of where the clips go for you, it's very easy, and there light on your head. I was red once and got some mine are a pale washed out red not vibrant at all. Nicer being clip in too as you can wash them separately and don't have to maintain them like glue in's or weaves. You could even dye then yourself x
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