Five Reasons Why I Love Hair ExtensionsTuesday, April 05, 2016
I've had a bit of a love-hate relationship with extensions over the years. As much as I've always loved how they looked and the versatility the gave me with my hair, it got to a stage where I found I was relying on them to feel 'normal' (like a true addict- ha). Luckily after growing out my hair I did break that cycle and now that I'm not wearing them all the time, when I do have them in I can appreciate the added benefits they have. Here are five reasons I love hair extensions!
1. They Make Your Hair Look Longer and Thicker
The first and most obvious one; hair extensions make your hair look longer and thicker. This is great if like me your hair grows at a snails pace, or is naturally very fine and lacking in volume. Before extensions were readily available you basically had no choice but to make the most of your natural hair or wait for it to grow, whereas these days it's so easy to be able to accentuate and boost what you have or try out a different look altogether. Depending on what you're doing you can change up your look in a matter of minutes simply by clipping a few wefts of hair in.
2. They Can Help to Disguise a Bad Haircut/ Hair Disaster
I've had more hair disasters than I should probably admit over the years, the worst was when I was eighteen and decided it would be a good idea to bleach my hair from black to blonde in the space of about three days. My hair never really got back to a decent standard until I was well into my twenties, but the first few months especially were a bad time because my hair looked atrocious. Thankfully I was able to hide the car crash of a hairdo pretty well with extensions, when they were applied and my hair was straightened it looked deceivingly healthy. I dread to think what I would have done without them, I'm far too self conscious so would never have just embraced it and probably would have become a recluse until it was sorted out! If you've had a dodgy haircut or a bleaching disaster has left you with a lopsided 'do, popping in a few hair extensions will at least disguise the problem until you've had the chance to sort it or grow it back out.
3. Gives You The Ability to try Different Hairstyles
I grew up missing out on all the cute hairstyles people were wearing at the time, attempting things like a plaited bun with my fine and lightweight hair just looked ridiculous at the best of times. Now when I see voluminous plaits, messy buns and thick and full ponytail styles I know that I can still give them a go thanks to my trusty extensions. A whole world of hairstyles that I'd never have been able to try previously opened up!
4. Adds Instant Glamour For Special Occasions
This is one of my favourite things about hair extensions. If I'm going somewhere special and want to look nice, I know that adding in some long extensions will instantly make me feel more dressy and glamorous. If I'm having a day where I feel a bit ugly and disgusting then I know I can clip in my extensions and look a million times better, and when I'm going out it's nice to have that added bit of confidence that I get from long hair.
5. They're Easily Accessible and Affordable
Go to a high end salon and you're looking at at least a few hundred pounds being spent. However you can buy a decent set of extensions for way less than this, and looked after well last a really long time (mine tend to last me for the best part of a year- which is a lot longer than a cut and colour would last!)
Do you wear hair extensions?