Oh hey hey hey ladies-
How was your fourth? Kinda weird it was on a Tuesday, but it was nice having a mellow pool day & I am more than happy not to be dealing with that typical post 4th hangover!
Today I want to talk about something new you may have noticed about me… MY HAIR. I am not one to lie or hide anything I do, but I always think it is SO weird when girls are all *hush hush* about their fake hair.
Clearly my hair didn’t double in length & thickness over night.
This is actually my second go at hair extensions, & I was SUPER hesitant to try again. The first time I got them I was very very happy with the length- but they were heavy & I couldn’t put my hair up at all. I got them in the warmer months, it was hot as hell, the weight was driving me crazy, & not being able to put it up in a ponytail was a no go. They lasted a few months, but eventually they had to go.
*** side note: this was NOT the fault of the stylist that did them, she was great & the hair she used was great, but just not the right hair for me! ***
FFW to about two months ago. I put out a hair SOS on the gram & got a response from a local salon owner, Marchelle.
Her salon is Bluxom, it’s all vegan, so so cute, & located in North Park (if you live in San Diego, you gotta go!! she is the jam!). What I liked about Marchelle off the bat is that she’s not trying to get you in/out of the salon quickly. She really really cares & spends her time teaching her clients how to simplify their hair routine so they can keep their hair looking perfect/feeling healthy between appointments.
PLUS- she has the best vibes/best energy/ & I am so grateful I met her cause now were friends IRL & I’m kinda obsessed with her.
When I started seeing her initially we discussed hair goals, & my no.1 was LENGTH. Always with the length. After a bit of convincing, we decided to give extensions another go. Marchelle walked me through the entire process beforehand & explained to me the hair extensions she uses, EasiHair Pro, are totally different from anything else out there.
I am gonna pass the mic to Marchelle to dispel some COMMON hair extension myths & share all of her best kept extension secrets, but lemme just say- I am SO in love w/ my extensions. The are lightweight, I wear my hair in a pony all the time, & the length is everything I’ve ever dreamed of!
(p.s. this shoot was done right after they were put in & was such a PANTENE moment for me)
Myth: tape in extensions are heavy.
Truth: Not all tape is created equal. Unlike many brands Easihair Pro tape is the only patented tape for the way it is cross stitched and the weight of each panel is balanced to be delicate on your hair. Leaving it feeling as if it has grown out of your own head and rarely feeling like “added” weight.
Bottom line, they should never feel “too heavy” or like “too much hair”.
Myth:I can’t sweat, swim or be adventurous with extensions.
Truth: While any professional would advise you that swimming and intense activity is “at your own risk” with extensions. This method is made for the modern woman who is going from spin class, to the beach, to the blow out bar, air drying and repeat.
I suggest clients wear their hair in a low pony for the beach and detangle + dry only the roots/tape for an air dry look.
Myth: extensions are expensive, and you have to get new hair every time.
Truth: While some methods only offer the all or nothing package, yet with Easihair Pro tape in you can add volume for as little at $150 or wear your hair like Erica’s for $950. Keep in mind you get to REUSE this hair up to three times! Your maintenance would look like $400 to move them up the next two visits.
While yes, it’s not free, knowing you can have your dream hair for under a grand is hot.
Myth: I can’t wear my hair up
Truth: Not even a thing. Granted it may take some time getting used to the placement and your stylist may need to adjust things based on how high or low you like to wear your hair. You should absolutely be able to wear your hair up, down, braided, half up all around.
Also, you gotta rock it, If someone see’s your tape and ask if your hair is real the answer is yes it’s real, and you paid for it so it’s yours <3
Myth: They take SO long to put in
Truth: Generally you are here for two hours for a cut + color minimum. Adding extensions would take an extra 15-45 minutes depending on how your look. It integrates well into the standard clients appointments. Unlike some methods that can take up to 4 hours!
Myth: I tried tape in and it left residue and pulled out some hair.
Truth: It is natural to shed over 100 individual hair’s in a day! When wearing tape in extensions, or any method for that matter, some of that hair shed will get stuck in the extension only to be revealed during removal. With Easihair Pro we will educate you on what is normal and what isn’t.
When the proper products and amount of product is used to remove and re tape your extensions you should have ZERO residue. Sorry to say, but if you have residue they are doing it wrong.
[ PHOTOS BY TYLER STEWART ]