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Monday, February 22, 2021

Hair Extensions Update

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It has been about 5 months since I first got my hair extensions in and I thought I would update you all. Especially because I got them moved up two weeks ago. I feel like I have mastered the care for them and don't really notice them anymore. Yes, I notice how my hair is longer, but I don't really feel them day to day like I used to.

Here is my original post on when I first got them. And this is what my hair looked liked before and after.



So in the last 5 months I have learned how to wash my hair quickly and efficiently. First tip, make sure you are using good quality shampoo and conditioner. Salon quality, but you can get that at Sephora or Ulta. Just something up from your basic Pantene Pro V. You will use more shampoo and conditioner each time you wash your hair, but you don't have to wash it daily like I used to. 

I find that the best way is to put some shampoo or conditioner in my hand, and using my fingers, rub it on the crown of my head, then around my ears, then the bottom of my scalp where my hair ends. Then I grab some more product and put it in between my rows using my fingers gently, but getting the old dry shampoo out. Then I use a bit more for the length of my hair and use the same method of washing it out. Use your fingers to make sure you get all of the shampoo/conditioner out of your hair. If you don't, you can have an itchy scalp.

As for blow drying my hair, I let it towel or air dry for at least 15 minutes to an hour. Then I brush it starting at the ends and working my way up. Then I use Kerastase Heat Protecting Serum on the length of my hair and Kerastase Volumizing Mousse in my roots. Since I have two rows of extensions, I dry my hair in three sections, starting from the bottom. It takes me about 10 minutes to blow dry my hair. Then you can curl it, straighten it or leave it as is.

As for the evening, I use Kerastase Elixir Ultime Oil Serum to keep my hair and hair extensions moisturized. Since the extensions do not grow from your head, they need help to keep them healthy and moisturized. I use one pump every night.

And that is it. 

My hair stylist is very happy with how I am taking care of my hair. She said it is super healthy (both my real hair and my extensions) and has tons of new growth. And I haven't had a cut in 5 months on it. 

We took photos of my hair to show the growth and how the extensions look after 8 weeks of growth. Then we took more photos after my extensions were taken out to see how much it has grown. Then we took more photos to show the new color and extensions in place. Finally we took a photo of it after I was done.
Hair Extensions Grown Out
This is eight weeks of growth and they are still sewn in nicely and lay flat. Plus it was my full highlights appointment as you can see I have a lot of growth (my natural roots) in the back of my hair. I get full highlights every other appointment and I get partial highlights in between those appointments.

Check out how long my real hair is. Big change from the first photo.

Fresh Hair Extensions
Fresh color and extension "sewn" back in.

And done with details on my hair.

Is there anymore you want to know about my extensions?

28 comments :

  1. I’ve never had them but I’ve always wondered how they work. Your hair always looks incredible so you must have a really good person to do them for you and way to go taking good care of them!

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    1. She is amazing. She has been doing it for quite awhile and I totally trust her. And thank you so much!

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  2. Danielle, I love this before and after!! Your hair looks so full with the extensions!! Love it!!

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    1. I love it too. I don't know if I can ever go back to short hair and thinner hair.

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  3. And your natural hair is growing out a well!! It looks fantastic! xo, Biana BlovedBoston

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    1. Yes it is. I am amazed at how healthy my real hair is too!

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  4. It has always fascinated me how this works! Thanks for sharing!

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  5. They look so good! I love your color.

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  6. Beautiful! I have never seen how extensions work, so those pictures helped me see how they're sewn in. Thanks for linking up with Hello Monday! Tanya - The Other Side of the Road

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    1. You are very welcome. It is a process, but worth it in the end.

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  7. These look so beautiful!! I'd love to try extensions some day!

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