Long thick hair, something I’ve always wanted but unfortunately was not blessed with. I have to go to extreme measures to get that kind of hair. I try to go for the natural look, like for example, I don’t color my hair at all, it’s totally natural, lol. Yeah, in my dreams 🙂 There is so much that goes into being blonde, and trust me, I’ve tried to go back to my natural color, and even colored my hair dark brown. It was not a pretty sight, in my opinion. I just felt so drab. I love being blonde, but do hate the maintenance that comes along with it. I like it really light, and of course, the lighter you go, the more your roots stand out, so I usually end up wearing hats every day the last couple of weeks before I get my hair done again (those headbands I mentioned before are great for covering up dark roots). So first you have the hideous roots, then of course you have to deal with the constant breakage and flyaways. So, as my hair gets lighter and lighter, it also gets thinner and thinner. It’s a lose lose in my opinion. I hate my natural color, but I hate the damage bleach brings to my hair. One of these days I’m just going to shave off my hair like Brittany Spears, and just wear wigs. I would be so excited if this became a trend. Think about it, you could have any hair color or style you want in minutes. It would be awesome! What do you say we all do this together, and start the trend ourselves 🙂
So, anyway, I’ve been in a constant search for ways I can stay blonde, but still have thick healthy hair. It’s been tough, but I’ve come up with a few solutions, and would like to share with you what I’ve learned over the years.
Extentions are always good 🙂 but can also be VERY expensive, so I figured out how to apply them myself. Here is a step by step guide to adding a few extra strands. Although, I wouldn’t exactly recommend doing this all over your head. A little bit of your own hair comes out along with each piece, as they tend to slide out after a couple of months.
I bought this little kit on this website, but have found that you can get everything cheaper on ebay. Search for Micro Ring Link Hair Extensions Pliers Needle Tools Set, then you’ll need to search for microlinks, then of course, the hair. And you DO want to use real human hair, and not synthetic hair. I’ve ordered from so many different vendors and have decided that the quality of hair you recieve is all luck. Sometimes you get a good batch, and sometimes you get a bad one. But really, you can find it so cheap on ebay, so it’s not that big of a deal if the hair only lasts a couple of months. If you’re lucky and get a good batch, the hair can last up to a year or longer.
Then hook it onto a little strand of hair, close the latch on the needle, then slide the bead over and onto the hair.
The hair is hooked in the needle, so the strand of hair should slide right out.
Then you put the shoelace tip into the bead (search for prebonded extensions on ebay when purchasing the hair).
Then just clamp the bead, and you’re done. You’ll of course need to have a hair dresser cut the extensions to blend them, or you can attempt to do it yourself 🙂
Another option are the clip ins. These are great, but very uncomfortable, so usually when I wear them, I can’t wait to get them out. Looks great though, and does NO damage to the hair.
Another option for extensions is getting a whole weft sewn into your hair. I think this is actually THE best way to go. I’ve had them before and loved them. Two of my friends do this kind, and do such a great job at a very affordable rate. Rachelle is one, and Ashlie is the other. You can find them both on facebook (just click on their names).
Only $14 on this website
I’m trying this new stuff right now called Ovation Hair. It’s supposed to make your hair grow longer and thicker. So, I’ll keep you posted on weather or not it’s worth your money 🙂 I just started it this week, so we’ll see. One thing I learned from their website, is that it’s good to wrap your head with a silky scarf at night. This helps protect your hair and keeps it shiny and hydrated.
I lost a lot of hair after giving birth (which is very common after delivery), and a friend of mine told me that taking silica in liquid form really helps stimulate hair growth. I’ve been taking this Bone Formula (it’s not liquid, but I think it’s been helping)
My hair dresser is the best! So, if you think you need a new hair stylist, then call her for sure. She does an amazing job with my hair. She can also make you a set of clip in extensions if you ever want them.
If you have any other tips, advice, or product reviews to add to this post, please leave me a comment. I’m always looking for more information and great new products to try 🙂