Extensions 101

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Gosh, I am beyond excited to share with you all my knowledge and love for extensions. This post is primarily going to focus on leave in “moveable” extensions and my favorite  brand is KLIX.  I know that “clip in ” extensions are super popular these days but I am NOT a fan. I personally don’t want to have to take them out and put them in each day. If I’m being honest, I don’t have the patience to try to place them correctly each day.  I’ve learned that if you purchase the right extensions (that are safe on your hair ) and they are placed correctly you won’t deal with all the common extensions complaints.

411 on Klix– I am a huge fan of klix because the application is so easy and safe. It takes about an hour to place them and 30-45 mins to move them up every 8 weeks ( I can go a little longer than most, my actual hair doesn’t grow fast).  Unlike glue in and individual beads there is no heat, no glue, no tape, and no removal chemicals leaving behind no breakage. I just had a new 22 inch set put in last week and I took photos of the process so you can see what the extensions look like and how easy the application is.   Disclaimer: My natural hair is so dark at the moment, But I used a duo color which has a highlight and lowlight color this helps blend everything perfectly! I am actually getting it colored  and lightened up today * see photo 4* and still again everything blends so nice!IMG_9395.JPGIMG_9400.JPGThe weft (undetectable and skin like) is attached to your hair with silicone lined micro-links that protect your hair and the skin like weft blends for a seamless application. With proper placement I am still able to pull my hair back in a ponytail or put in a braid, pretty much wear it any way (expect NO top knot). I have curled hair most days, I don’t wear my hair straight and I personally think (no matter what extensions you have) when you curl your hair it always blends better.IMG_9398.JPGI’ve been wearing extensions since I was 20 years old. I started out using individual bead extensions, it was crazy expensive, took tons of time and it was just so much hair. Over the last 10 years I have learned so many little tricks and found my favorite products that work great on extensions.With the right tools you should be able to brush your hair properly, still give your hair a great scrub/scratch and not create any matting. I’ll post my favorite products below and if you have any questions ask me in the comment section. Here are a few questions I get asked all the time.

  1. Do the beads hurt your head? The day I get them placed I would say my head is sore, just a little bit sore when I lay my head on my pillow. But other than that No… I don’t even notice they are in.
  2. Can you really brush you hair? Yes, I can! Obviously when you brush it is different but I can totally give my hair a good brushing. I have a favorite brush that is posted below.
  3.  Do you ever have any that slip out? NO.. Seriously with my Klix extensions I have never had an issue. Now… when I had the individuals beads extensions I did have them fall out, again that is why I love Klix 🙁

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My Favorite Products

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1.Great Lengths Paddle Brush by ACCA KAPPA

2. Pureology hydrate

3. 909 Hair Care Set (from Scottsdale Hair Shop.. It’s AMAZING and a must have

*If you are interest in Klix extensions and are located in Southern California call Tiana  858-344-6909

*If you like my color and are located in Scottsdale, AZ call Kelli 480-688-7130

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