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Notice anything different? Oh, say... maybe the fact that I grew a few inches of hair overnight? It's UnbWEAVEable. Get it? Weave.
I got extensions back in 2010 and wore them for quite a while. I had a love/hate relationship with them. I love the versatility and hated the upkeep (including the cost). You see, these are the real deal Holyfield kind of extensions. That good weave. It is real hair, bonded, bit by bit to my hair by keratin (so it won't cause any damage). I get bored really easily and love to switch things up, so when I had the opportunity to get them done again (aka- got the hook up), I decided to go for it.
I could have gone a more temporary route, but I can't stand bad weave (or "Boo-Boo Weave" as my stylist calls it). Clips that leave big bumps in your head... color that doesn't exactly match... big gaps between pieces. No one wants to be "that girl".
These kind of extensions come with their own set of annoyances, but at least they look natural. I can wash them, straighten them, and curl them. You may be able to see a bond here and there as they grow out, but that's not that big of a deal for me. I mean... it's not like I am trying to pass it off as my own.
If you're going to go this route, make sure you find an AHHMAZING stylist to do it for you. They have to match the color exactly, and work in different hues if you have dimension in your hair. Be prepared though... to get it done right a good stylist will charge you an arm and a leg. The hair is expensive and so is the labor. The upkeep is also pretty serious (to keep them in good shape). If you want to know more, I'd be happy to give you the quick and dirty on it all.
And... as I expected, someone has already talked shit. A woman who works on the same floor as me noticed them and said... " Oh... I heard extensions are expensive. Must be niiiiiice to be able to spend that much money on your hair." You know what woman?? You can take your snide ass comments and shove them up your rear. Hater. I wanted to say... "I don't have any kids that are going hungry because I am spending money on my hair. My bills are paid. I work 65 hours a week. I have like 3 jobs. It's my head, my business. Crotchety ol' bag. Instead I just smiled, and said... "Yup."
Anyway... enough about weave.
The Manfriend and I spent the weekend away in the VA/DC area for a wedding. It was great to get away and catch up with good friends. Here are the pics I had on my phone from our trip.