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Dedicated September 2016

Hair Extensions

Melissa, on April 7, 2016 at 8:56 AM Posted in Wedding Attire 0 20
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So I'm getting hair extensions put in for my wedding because my hair is insanely thin and the hair dresser wouldn't have much to work with. So since I've never had hair extensions I wanted to test them out. I got the tape in kind and had them in for a month so I could have them for my engagement shoot and for my hair trial. They looked great and I LOVED them. I could wash my hair, brush it, style it, etc.

The problem is, I just had them taken out and I am shocked by how much hair I lost! I already had very little hair as it is, and now I feel like I've lost like half of it! Now I'm freaking out because there's no way my hair will grow back between now and my wedding (Sept) and when I go through this process again of putting the extensions in and taking them out (except now I'm going in with half the amount of hair) I'm going to be left with literally no hair, which will probably take forever to grow back! Idk what to do. Help!! I don't want to be a bald newlywed!

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  • Beutivant
    Master May 2016
    Beutivant ·
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    Maybe try a different type of extension this time?

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  • PaleoPrincess
    Expert July 2016
    PaleoPrincess ·
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    Clip-ins are less damaging

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  • BrowntoBain
    Super October 2018
    BrowntoBain ·
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    Try clip-ins. I have these are they are so much better and easier. You can put them in and take them out whenever you want

    @cathy it's actually pretty simple. You have to buy the hair and the clips, cut it the length you want and sew the clips on. I've done it.

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  • Erin
    Expert May 2016
    Erin ·
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    I'm using clips ins! They don't do any damage to my natural hair at all and they add some length and additional thickness to my hair. Try a different kind of extension.


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  • amytherese
    Super July 2016
    amytherese ·
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    Definitely do clip ins. My hair stylist told me to stay away from any other kind of extensions because they are so damaging. I'm surprised your stylist let you do them with such thin hair. Take lots of biotin and use clip ins for the wedding.

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  • Rebecca
    VIP June 2016
    Rebecca ·
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    Clip ins! But also, take some biotin to help strengthen your hair. This may sound odd but taking prenatal vitamins (even if you're not pregnant) are wonderful for your hair, skin, and nails

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  • Beutivant
    Master May 2016
    Beutivant ·
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    Erin---your hair looks amazing in that picture!

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  • RiddellMeThis
    VIP June 2016
    RiddellMeThis ·
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    I know this sounds weird but you probably didn't lose as much hair as you think. We sell tape in extensions at my salon and everyone had them when we first got them so we could model them for clients. I have crazy super thick hair so I was kind of against it. But when I took mine out after a month I felt bald! In reality, I didn't lose hair, just went back to my regular amount, but after a full month of doubly thick hair the perception was that I lost it. Make sense? YMMV but that's what most people think anyway. I second the clip ins though if you're nervous. But everyone that does tape ins at my shop kind of gets addicted to it, for the exact reason you stated. You feel absolutely bald when they're not there anymore.

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  • km90
    Super June 2016
    km90 ·
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    If you're concerned, I would definitely try clip ins instead. The specific brand of tape ins can make a difference too. I love the Easi-Hair ones. They were really gentle on my hair and held up extremely well.

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  • studentloansforlife
    Super September 2017
    studentloansforlife ·
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    I recommend clip ins. I just bought some Bellami 20" extensions for my engagement photos and they were great!

    My hairdresser told me that tape ins make you think you loose more hair than you do because the normal hair shedding that occurs can't really go anywhere.

    If the previous extensions created like "bald spots" there is also a type of extension called halo couture that doesn't even attach to any hair.

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  • Swin.
    Master June 2016
    Swin. ·
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    Also, have you heard of the halo? It is really good for thin hair! My friend has really really light thin hair and she uses it and it took me like, a year figure it out (and only because she mentioned it)

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  • Melissa
    Dedicated September 2016
    Melissa ·
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    So I still have the hair from the tape in ones. It's re-usable, so I was planning on putting them back in for my wedding. But I wonder if I can take that hair and have it turned into clip ins! Can any hair dresser do that? Since I spent $200 + on the hair I'd hate to just not use it again and have to spend more money on buying brand new clip ins.

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  • Melissa
    Dedicated September 2016
    Melissa ·
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    And Erin, your hair looks awesome! You can't tell at all that they're extensions Smiley smile

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  • Melissa
    Dedicated September 2016
    Melissa ·
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    Pam- that's what my hair stylist explained to me too! Which makes sense. But I think since my hair is so thin as it is, the tiniest little tug can pull a strand out, so I think when she took the extensions out it definitely took a bit more than just the dead strands that would have naturally fallen out. I certainly don't look bald, thankfully! But I can just feel like there's nothing to my hair...compared to how it was before the extensions.

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  • Jana
    Super April 2016
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    @melissa I would recommend getting the ends cut every 4-5 weeks, using a really good shampoo and then use a hair mask every other week and massage the heck out of your scalp. I have the bead in extensions for my wedding this month and I did the same as you and I had them put in January 2015 to try them out and for our engagement pics last April. I had them taken out August 2015 and the combination of no longer having this super thick hair beaded in on top of the TON of hair I lost made me cry and panic!! I was so scared, but in two to three months my hair was completely back to normal and very healthy.

    This is the last time I'm using them though because although they look AMAZING it takes forever to blow dry. lol! I am looking at getting the Halo.

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  • Analisa Hastings
    August 2020
    Analisa Hastings ·
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    As a wedding hair stylist I definitely recommend the clip-ins as well. Sew-ins, glue-ins, and tape ons are very hard to hide especially on thin hair. With clip-ins, they can be placed as needed/where needed to add the thickness and length and you can get exactly the style you're looking for. Please let me know if you're still looking for a hair and makeup artist for your wedding. I'd love to show you what we can do with and without the extensions Smiley smile

    If you're looking to buy new extensions, I recommend Mari Ari, http://www.mariarihair.com/ - they're the best and have so many choices, you'll be sure to find what you need.

    Good luck!

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  • Jana
    Super April 2016
    Jana ·
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    Here's a photo of my hair with extensions.


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  • B
    VIP April 2016
    bridetobe ·
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    Use clip ins! I'm using Bellami hair. This is before and after.


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  • Melissa
    Dedicated September 2016
    Melissa ·
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    @Jana that's great advice! Thank you! I'll be sure to do that Smiley smile

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  • BecomingBailey
    VIP August 2016
    BecomingBailey ·
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    I used to have the skin weft style put in. They were amazing. Yes I lost what seemed like a lot of hair when they came out but it really wasnt. You lose a lot of hair every day but with glue in your hair, some of it isn't going to make it's way out. Plus, when you're used to the thickness and length for a few weeks or months then take them out, it's going to seem likes your hair is even thinner but it might just be because you haven't been used to it for a little while.

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