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Before and After Extension Photos
Nov 14th, 2004 at 10:49pm
 
This site is really cool. It's a hair salon that does extensions, and they've posted lots of photos of their happy customers.

What I was especially impressed with is how much better all the women look with longer hair.

http://pages.zdnet.com/hairart1/id2.html
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Re: Before and After Extension Photos
Reply #1 - Nov 16th, 2004 at 2:59pm
 
So, when doing hair extensions, is it actually put in strand by strand?  Shocked
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Reply #2 - Nov 16th, 2004 at 10:13pm
 
Sometimes they fasten in wefts, which is hair sewn onto a tape and cut into lengths to go around the scalp, and sometimes they put in what they call strands, which are actually small locks of hair held together with a dot of glue on the scalp end.
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Reply #3 - Nov 17th, 2004 at 11:35am
 
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This site is really cool. It's a hair salon that does extensions, and they've posted lots of photos of their happy customers.

What I was especially impressed with is how much better all the women look with longer hair.

http://pages.zdnet.com/hairart1/id2.html


I agree - they ALL look better with longer hair.

hmmm, why is it that they all PAID to get their longer hair, and we are criticized for HAVING long hair that we grew????
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Reply #4 - Nov 17th, 2004 at 12:27pm
 
Good point, BB.

I have to say though, after looking at all those before and after photos, it really got me envious and wishing that I could have instant results like that! (Without paying out of the nose, of course! I'd say it's quite dear to have it done.)

I went to the Hairlocs main website: http://www.hairlocs.com/index.html
and was highly impressed with the photos and methods there as well. I had a friend who had the glue in extension and it WRECKED her hair. It looked lovely while it lasted, but I don't think it would be worth it in the long run.

This Hairlocs method seems to be much gentler and long lasting. Check out the gallery: http://www.hairlocs.com/gallery.html
and scroll down till you get to the lassie thats 4 pictures down from the top right. It's like a Pantene Pro-V commercial!!!!

*sigh*

My hair grows so slow... Cry
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Reply #5 - Feb 22nd, 2005 at 4:01am
 
I agree, most of them look better with long hair.  I say most only because some got hair that was obviously unnatural and I prefer natural hair.  I'm so happy that my hair is now long enough that I dont "need" professionally done extensions (I still use the clip-ins when I want long hair, though!) because no matter what they say, extensions are NOT good for your hair!  With hairlocs they take a section of your hair and clip a piece of metal around it, so as your hair moves it will pull unevenly on the scalp, especially just after they are put in.  They say you can keep the hairlocs in for 6 months, but if you keep them in that long, the hair that has grown in will develop dreadlocks.  I used to have individual braided extensions and took them out EARLY (after 7 weeks) and was already getting dreads! Not to mention extension hair tangles worse than anything I've ever seen in my life.  Extensions = bad.  But they do look pretty...
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Reply #6 - Feb 22nd, 2005 at 12:03pm
 
I would definitely recommend against Hairlocs, based on what I've read on other sites. Not only do the locs pull out  as you shed (taking your own hair with them, by the roots) causing the hair they are clamping to to thin out, but the copper corrodes and permanently stains your hair with green damaged sections. Hairlocs encourages extensionists to never remove the whole head at a time, but to remove and replace them individually, which prevents a client from seeing how badly damaged their hair is. Many women have been shocked to see that their hair is less than half as thick and much shorter then when they started. And once somebody gets used to wearing extensions, short, badly damaged hair seems intolerable, so they keep going back.

Glue-in extensions are removed by the application of acetone, and the bonds are crushed. If it's done right, there's not too much damage, but it can be awful if it's not done right.

Any type of extension causes dreading, so extensions probably shouldn't be kept in the hair for more than a couple of months.

What seems to be popular now among DIY-ers and those who are concerned about the health of their hair are shrinkies, little clear plastic tubes that you put strands of hair into, and pinch-braids, where a lock of hair is looped around and braided in with a lock of your own hair.
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Reply #7 - Oct 9th, 2007 at 3:03pm
 
oh my these extension stories are frightening! its going to make me think twice about getting some hair glued into my head
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