Curious about hair extensions? Until last year, I never realized how many people have them. You can get tape ins, halos, beaded, or clip ins. There are a lot of options out there and it can be overwhelming deciding what is right for you. I only have experience with two kinds, but I wanted to let you in on my thoughts on them both!
Last year at this time I had Glam Seamless tape in extensions from House of Cabelo in Pleasanton (they are so great there!) and I had them in my hair for about 5 months. I loved how they looked and loved having my hair so long and full. I don't own a blow dryer, so that made tape ins hard because I never would fully dry them after a shower, meaning the tape would get loose quicker. I also felt like the tape was fairly noticeable in certain hairstyles, which was a bit annoying. The quality of the hair was great though and it blended into my hair flawlessly. With tape in extensions, you have to go in when you get outgrowth because they have to re-tape the pieces closer to your head again. Since the pieces get taken out every time for new tabs, they then don't get placed in the exact same spot on your head. This means that the extensions will get trimmed every visit to make your hair even, making them slightly shorter every time. Cost breakdown: Ranges from $600-$1,200 for the hair //Retab $150 per time, which is every 6-8 weeks //
I recently bought Halo Couture Extensions from my friend JD at Status Salon in Pleasanton. I've been eyeing a halo for quite a while now, but you can only get one from a salon that sells them. Now that I have had a halo for about a week, I decided I'd share my thoughts. At first glance, I loved it because I knew I wouldn't have to wash and dry it with my regular hair. Having tape in extensions requires a lot of time in the shower and dry time for your whole head after. With the halo, you wash your hair normally in the shower and then just wash your halo in the sink as needed. Since most people probably won't wear their halo everyday, it requires less washes. A halo seems to be a cheaper investment as well, because you don't have to go back to the salon to get your extensions re-tabbed. Also, the tabs for the tape ins are only good for a certain number of times and then you have to buy new extensions. Since the halo is just on a string, there is a no use limit for it. The only downside for some people is that you have to put the halo in every morning, where as tape in's are already in your hair. Since I don't wear mine everyday, I love having the option to wear extensions or not! Another issue I see is if you have really curly hair, pulling your hair through the string would be tricky and probably would make it tangled.Cost breakdown: Range is $300-$600 depending on length and color // Mine for example would be around $500 //
All in all, I think both extensions are great!! What you decide to get really depends on what you're wanting extensions for, your budget, and the maintenance you want to do. My hair just doesn't seem to want to grow this long and thick anymore, so that's why I want extensions. It's also a good way to keep your hair healthier. When you have more hair, it feels like you have to do your hair less because the messy look works! I find myself using my wand on my hair less while I have extensions in (yay less heat), which is great for the long term! Have anymore questions? Email me or contact me on Instagram!
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