With great hair extensions comes great responsibility.
Unless you’ve spent a small fortune on getting transformed into a hair goddess you’ll never really understand their power.
Hair extensions are one of the best inventions out there, and their power to give you an overwhelming sense of happiness should not be underestimated. Despite the (slight) pain, the cost and the maintenance they are totally worth it, and as a hair extension addict you feel a bit, well…bald without them.
1. They are MAGICAL
People harp on about the transformative power of make up, but this is nothing compared to hair extensions. They take you from looking like a balding egg to looking like Beyonce. Yes please.
2. The excitement is real
The excitement begins when you book an appointment and promptly go about saving pictures of just how big and long you want your hair to look.
On the actual day of the appointment you resemble an oversized child about to tuck into a McDonald’s for the first time.
3. But so is the pain
Unfortunately this excitement is soon washed away once you plonk yourself down in the stylist’s chair.
You’re pretty sure that you’ve experienced light whiplash after a hair extension session because that’s how much your head is swivelled around.
4. They transform you
Once your fancy ‘do is done, and you sneak a look in the mirror, every time your jaw drops because OH MA GAWD you look beyond fancy right now.
You look as fancy as the Duchess of Cambridge after she’s had her hair done for a public appearance. And that is an extremely high level of fancy.
5. Superhero powers
It’s not until you bump into your mates, or upload a selfie with your new hair extensions in that you begin to understand how Samson must have felt like.
Sure his hair was a source of physical strength, but your hair is the source of double digit likes on Instagram, which is practically the same thing.
6. Maintenance struggles
Yep, now washing your hair is an actual excuse, because it takes at least three hours for the whole washing and drying process to be done.
7. Itchy scalp
If you had a quid for every time someone looked at you like you had nits when they saw you giving your head a frequent tap to make the itching stop, you would have enough money to pay for another set of hair extensions.
8. The smell
Despite frequent washing, inevitably you do hit a point where you’ve left them in for slightly longer than advised and it all smells a bit musky. Best get the Febreeze out bbz.
9. SO expensive
Some people are addicted to spending money on shopping, others on a daily cheeky Starbucks, but for you it’s all about your hair.
The amount you’ve spent on hair extensions is probably the same as a deposit for a studio apartment in Shoreditch, but you don’t care.
After all, the boost to your self-esteem is priceless.
10. You’ve tried them all
Clip ins, glued in extensions, weaves, micro clips etc. yep you’ve tried them all.
11. But always looking for something new
Despite trying the majority of hair extension methods out there, you’re always on the lookout for something new. And anytime you get wind of a new type out there, you’re all over it.
12. Blending issues
Your biggest fear is that you will become one of those awful people who cannot blend their hair extensions in, and this actually keeps you up at night with worry.
Your one aim when it comes to your hair is to avoid looking like a mushroom head because your hair extensions aren’t blended in properly.
13. Ah, the compliments
It feels like your birthday has come early every time someone asks you if all that hair is your own real hair *blushes*
14. They get everywhere
Your bed, your clothes, the bathroom drain and sometimes even the fridge. You begin to shed hair the way that snakes shed skin, and it manages to get itself everywhere.
15. You alarm people
When you’re wearing clip ins you like to meticulously line them up on your bed so you can make an informed decision on exactly the type of look you will be sporting that day.
However your friends don’t often anticipate seeing these and it has caused a few screams of shock over the years.
16. Taking them out is the WORST
You feel like you’ve lost a part of yourself when you have to go through the dreaded removal process.
Not even a family size bar of Dairy Milk can take the pain away. Sob.
17. Until you get them back in
Of course all your pain is forgotten the moment they are back in, and you’re back to strutting around and flicking your locks like the sassy hair goddess you are.