Recently, I decided that with a few photo shoots coming up, I’d finally take the plunge and get my first set of hair extensions. I did a lot of research as I have really fine hair so you can imagine how fussy I am.
I’ve always wanted long flowing locks which just doesn’t happen in real life when you have fine hair like mine. Having used clip in’s for years, I’ve always thought about having permanent extensions applied but been nervous.
I’ve heard so many horror stories about people having to shave their heads after having hair extensions applied. I did what any normal girl would do – I waited for and watched as a model friend of mine got hers in and taken out a couple of times so I could assess the damage. I was pleasantly surprised to see there was none!
This led me to get in contact with Anna in Hotlox Hair Extensions.
I sent Anna a quick message on Facebook (where would we be without social media) and three weeks later I was sitting in her studio on Dame St, getting ‘loxed’. I was really worried that once I had extensions applied that I would run into all sorts of problems like styling issues or looking fried. The great thing about Hotlox extensions are that they are 100% real hair, so feel just like your own hair and are so easy to style. Anna explained to me that once I looked after my extensions, I wouldn’t have any problems.
How do you look after Hotlox hair extensions?
Anna recommends only washing your extensions 2-3 times a week. For a girl that washes her hair everyday, I was wondering how on earth I would manage this. I started to section and wash the top section of my hair separately on a daily basis.
Apart from this daily section washing, when washing your hair, you can shampoo your whole head but only condition the ends. In the weeks coming up to your removal , you can use conditioner on the bonds which will loosen them and allow for an easy removal.
My extensions should last for 3 months, which is when I was recommended to get them taken out. I was advised that this is where most trouble starts with extensions and why they get a bad rep; Girls leave them in too long and don’t look after them.
And now for the BIG reveal; my before and after pics:
I know I’ll be back to Get Loxed!
Love Niamh x
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