Why I Started Wearing Hair Extensions


Why I Started Wearing Hair Extensions - I'm Fixin' To - @mbg0112

I recently posted 5 things you should know about me on Instastories, and one of my facts is that growing up, my hair was naturally curly.  As I got older, my hair texture changed, and it lost some of the natural curl that it had.  I started straightening my hair more, but quickly realized that I have fine hair that is pretty thin by the front of my face.  My hair stylist, Katy, is amazing and started chatting with me about hair extensions.  I decided to share with you why I started wearing hair extensions and what my next step is with this process.

Why I Started Wearing Hair Extensions - I'm Fixin' To - @mbg0112

I started experimenting with hair extensions by using a Halo, which just fits over my head.  Katy is seen here blowdrying the piece after she dyed it to match my hair color.  The Halo does not add a ton of length, but definitely volume and thickness.  I like that it was rather subtle, too.  However, it is difficult to style my hair with any half or full up style because of the attachment.  After deciding that I liked the added volume and thickness, Katy and I began talking about next steps.

Why I Started Wearing Hair Extensions - I'm Fixin' To - @mbg0112


Katy offers tape-in extensions, also from Halo, and she also offers sewn in extensions.  I debated about both the tape-in and the sewn-in extensions considering the pros and cons of each.  Despite my hair being fine, it does have some coarseness to it, and it frizzes relatively easy, so I had concerns about the texture difference and just how to style my hair.  Katy gave me options and I have been practicing curling my hair so that I feel more comfortable styling my hair daily.

Why I Started Wearing Hair Extensions - I'm Fixin' To - @mbg0112

This is my hair without the extensions.

That said, my next step is to get the Halo tape-in extensions this Friday.  I am getting three on each side by my face to help with thickness.  I will be sharing more on this in my February coffee talk, so be sure to stay tuned to see how it goes.

Why I Started Wearing Hair Extensions - I'm Fixin' To - @mbg0112

Why I Started Wearing Hair Extensions - I'm Fixin' To - @mbg0112

And if you are in the Triangle looking for a new hair stylist, give Katy a shout.  She has been an absolute dream to work with over the past couple of years.  And if you are considering extensions but afraid to take the jump, schedule a consultation with Katy, or check out Sorella Rye, her business to try extensions.

P.S. Check out this post for why I get my hair professionally colored.


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