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30-12-2005
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Well I am actually not doing at all the bangs, it's impossible. I am doing in all my head and I went yersterday and the told me I need 50 extensions more or less of 16 cm longs that will be it. They will last 6 months or more and they use keratine to glue it. To keep them in well conditions I need a normal shampoo and some special one and alot of veg and fruits for the proteins and everything.
I have shoulder lenght hair and 50 extensions it will be alright,that's what he says.
Should I do it? Cause I don't want to waste my money it is not worth it.Help!

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So mademoiselle you got 3 bundles each with 16 extension? Then I suppose I am getting the same cause he said 50 (yours 3x16= 48, nearly there) and it will be alright.
Can you tell me from your experience if they fall apart a lot? Is difficult to keep them in well conditions? Does it look natural?

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So mademoiselle you got 3 bundles each with 16 extension? Then I suppose I am getting the same cause he said 50 (yours 3x16= 48, nearly there) and it will be alright.
Can you tell me from your experience if they fall apart a lot? Is difficult to keep them in well conditions? Does it look natural?
When I was only adding about 2-3 inches of hair the bare minimum I needed was 1.5 bundles (75 extentions) to make the step not obvious. Unless you just want to add fullness, or your just adding length in a certain area, I'd get a little more extentions.

But, maybe the extentions are thicker at the place you get them done? your stylist knows better than I do :p

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odette- nono i got 3 bundles and they are 16 inches long
they dont fall apart but of course hair do fall out, when you wash your hair or comb them-its normal and it looks REALLY natural myfriend couldnt tell i had extensions. its not difficult to keep them in well conditions but you cannt wash your hair everday because it will dry out the extensions. our own hair produces natural oil becaue it is attaced to the scalp, but then the extensions are attached to OUR hair so it doesnt produce natural oil. i know you have to brush your hair with this spoecial brush 2 times/day and its best to have the leave in treatments stuff afteryou wash your hair so its not dry nor brittle

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Im sorry to break it down to you ladies like this but glue in extensions are very damaging to your own hair. My friend is a hair specialist for extensions and if you knew what mess she has to repare after the glue ins you would never ever wanna get them done! They are good if you want them for a few months, but definitely not when you want to have them for years.



At this moment, the best optionhere in Europe are so called Bond Plus 2 extensions (or eurolocs). Especially if you wanna have extensions for years. To explain the system: your own hair and extension hair is put into a small plastic piece (bond) and the is heated so that it holds well together. The human hair extension has a small metal piece which holds with the plastic piece (after being heated by a special gadget). This method is very similar to the micro rings method which is a strand by strand method but doesnt cause any damage.



I have this method myself and I can only recommend it. However, I dont know if this method is done in the US... Over here all celebs have it because you can keep reusing the hair for years - there is no glue (or keratin adhesive as they now call it). It is very easy to take out and this method is also very easy and fast to apply.



I have got added 40 strand in 18 inch just to make my hair a bit thicker and it took only 1 hour. You can color, perm, straighten, curl the hair... Just like your own hair. My friend got added for example only 20 strands as highlights because she has fine hair and processing would damage it.



You have to go about every 2 months to the salon to get them moved back closer to your scalp (they should be about half inch from your scalp, not directly close to it).



Im not an expert, just sharing some experience

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^ that sounds intresting, but I think it would be hard to find a place in the US that does it. I've had extentions for about a year not though and have noticed very little damage.

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Hmm they do that plastic thing in Japan too. But that was around half a year ago when my friend had hers done...I believe that they are incredibly fast at improving hair extension methods in Japan because it seems like they "upgrade" their methods all the time. I think the first ones were the braid in ones, which are very easy and you can do it at home. Then there was the glue in ones but those are very bad for the hair and it takes forever! Then they had those little tiny tiny plastic blocks that trap the real hair and fake hair together as one. It can be done in bunches instead of single strands so it's faster. They probably have some new methods now but I'll have to ask her =)

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i make my clip-in
i buy the toupee clips from hairpiece.com 50cents each (thats the cheapest i could find), and by the hai from the hair shop near my house or on the internet.

i just sew the weft to the clips, and clip them in to my own hair, one day, i can have full volumouse short hair, and the next day long, and the next day curly.... yadayadayada

haircandy.com is a good research site

clip ins rock, that what jessica simpson uses

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If you ancy highlights/lowlights you can have hair bonded in that will enhance your colour without the damage that dye does to your real hair.
So they aren't damaging?

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So they aren't damaging?
That is questionable. I think the glued-in ones are, especially if you have very fine hair. But Ive heard that if the glued-in ones are removed properly and carefully the damage should be minimal if any. The problem is that nowadays anyone who pays a traning fee can be an extensionist. So you have to be VERY careful to find someone with good reputation who wont mess your own hair up.

But if you decide for the shrinkies or dinkies method there should be no damage.

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^ what are shrinkies and dinkies?
right now i have extensions on, theyre "bonded" by keratin protein to my own real hair.lol i wonder if its another word for glue in. this is my 2nd time. the first time wheni had it taken out it was fine. sincei have thick hair, i suppose extensions arent suitable for thin hair?

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^ what are shrinkies and dinkies?
Shrinkies and dinkies are the most popular extension methods here in Europe. Shrinkies are little plastic rings. A persons own hair is put through them with extension hair and a this ring heated with a heat clamp. The plastic ring shrinks and holds a persons hair together with extension hair. After 2 months it is re-heated so that it can be put forward closer to the scalp (because of the growth of a persons hair). The good thing is that no glue is used and the hair can be re-used for years. Dinkies are based on the same method but they are smaller. But these methods are rarely used in the US (from what Ive heard).

Then there are Microrings which dont use any heat, no glue but they tend to shed if not fitted correctly.

Here are some pictures of the methods:
http://www.drlocks.net/shrinkiesprebond/index.htm
http://microrings.mysite.wanadoo-members.co.uk/ (click on photo instructions at the very bottom of the page)

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oh woah, thanks morena

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reputable website?
Can anyone recommend a reputable website that sells hair extensions -- hand tied wefts in particular? I would really appreciate it.

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Can anyone recommend a reputable website that sells hair extensions -- hand tied wefts in particular? I would really appreciate it.
Hi mammab! Yes, I can. There is one good company in englad that sells via e-bay http://stores.ebay.com/CONNECT-HAIR they also have a hair extension forum, check it out http://www.connecthair.com/

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