1. They fall out constantly. Not just a strand here and there, but rather, large chunks at a time will be found all over the house. (Whenever Ryan finds them, he makes a sad face and says, “mommy yuck!”).
2. If a blow dryer or flat iron gets too close and melts the bonds, you end up with weird looking chunks of glue in your hair that are impossible to get out.
3. They require maintenance every six to eight weeks (which can get really expensive if you want to keep the extensions in for very long). If you don’t get them filled on time, there will be gaps in your hair in certain places.
For example, here is what my hair looked like before a fill (top three pictures- bleh!) and after a fill (bottom three pictures):
|brush for hair extensions|
That being said, I am still very happy that I was able to get extensions. It made the whole “hair growing out process” a lot more bearable because I didn’t have to wear a short hairstyle that I hated. In a couple months, I plan on removing all of the extensions and chopping off my regular hair into a bob. I am hoping that most of my hair will at least have grown out to below my chin by then. I know that it will be a lot easier to take care of, and it will be a fresh look to signify a fresh start!