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« on: 09 Jan 12 / 05:02 PM »
Where can I buy reputable human hair extensions?

So a few people have been asking where to get extensions from, so I thought I'd create this so we can add websites we've seen and tried to create a bit of a one stop directory Smiley

Extensions
http://www.thegreathairsale.com/18-long-american-dream-quick-fix-clip-in-extensions---100-human-hair-27-p.asp
(great value, you have to replace them a bit more often though)

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/150574607694?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649#ht_1994wt_814

http://www.lovehairextensions.com/

http://www.pauls-hair-world.co.uk/


Clips
http://www.lushhairextensions.co.uk/Accessories/Hair_Extension_Clips


List yours too! Were they good or bad?

How do I attach the hair extentions?


This is a good YouTube tutorial!




How do I dye my new extensions to match my vibrant hair?


ok mega cringe but here you go!

This is my first vid so don't laugh!!




How do I maintain my extentions?


So after a month or two of not looking after my hair extensions very well at all, they were looking pretty thin.
In fact this is how thin they were looking (this is all my hair pushed forward, none at the back)



So, what I did was ordered a new set, dyed them up and took off the clips from both sets. I had ordered some new bigger clips to hold the weight of the hair, as the small generic ones can pull a lot more on your natural hair.
When all the clips were off, I pinned the two wefts together and zig zag stitched them on a machine. You could do this by hand if you want, just takes a little longer. If you do do it on the machine, let the wefts sit where they like. You'll end up with them sort of sat next to each other, rather than piled up. This is better as it means they won't stick out so much.
When that's done, all you need to do is hand stitch the new clips on, starting with one on the left, then one on the right, then one in the middle. Add more if you need them. If you start at the left and work your way across, chances are that they won't be even.

Sooo now you have double the amount of hair to play with!! Yaaaay looks loads better :)

Now my hair is like this:



Hair at the front....



And hair at the back!!

And pushed forward:



Ignore the fact I need to touch up the dye on the ends of my natural hair haha

Hope that helps someone just proves you don't need to pay they stupid prices for double weft pieces! I've seen them go for £50 a weft, and that's just standard hair! MADNESS!

How to store your hair

http://www.hairdyeforum.com/index.php?topic=7883.0

how to make your own extensions!!

I have a tutorial on this forum and also on my new blog!
http://dressordye.blogspot.co.uk/2012/09/diy-hair-extensions.html
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Re: Hair extension help!
« Reply #1 on: 29 Jul 12 / 06:07 PM »
Thought I would add this as I'm searching just now

The American Dream old stock go for a very cheap price on ebay. They are thin though - be warned! meeshybop's idea to sewing them together might help.

I've just bought 4 pkts from this seller crompton30 on ebay
It took about 4 pkts for a full head for the last time I purchased American dream old stock. At £3.99 per pack for human hair it wasnt bad.

I will add though, I used to buy these years ago in Sallys. I once bought a set of 613 and dyed with Crazy Colour purple - and there were strands that remained white blonde. I am assuming it wasn't 100% human hair as they claimed.... just a warning for dyers!
 

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Re: Hair extension help!
« Reply #2 on: 23 Aug 12 / 12:42 AM »
How do you rate the extensions on the ebay link?
 I need some new ones for a hair project.
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« Reply #3 on: 23 Aug 12 / 09:16 AM »
The ebay ones are the ones I use, they're really good, you get a lot of hair for the price. I double weft mine to make them thicker, these ones you need to sew your own clips on. I've bought from this seller about three times, and all the extensions have lasted for ages. I use shade number 60 :)

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If you scroll down on this page, there's a pic of me wearing the extensions I got from that ebay link, they look very natural
http://www.hairdyeforum.com/index.php?topic=6254.0
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Re: Hair extension help!
« Reply #4 on: 23 Aug 12 / 10:23 AM »
Thankyou :]
  They look great and I'm in need of long hair again.
 Is 613 or 60 the light blonde?
 Hopefully they dye up well :D

 
 

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« Reply #5 on: 23 Aug 12 / 10:51 AM »
The lightest blonde is 60, 613 is slightly darker x
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« Reply #6 on: 23 Aug 12 / 11:06 AM »
I bought them and was really disappointed :( they were half synthetic and so didn't dye up well. They are really thick though, but after I dyed them I had white strands all over and they didn't curl well at all, making me think again they were half synthetic.
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« Reply #7 on: 23 Aug 12 / 11:35 AM »
Oh really? The ones I got from them before were perfect and dyed super, I've got some new ones on the way so will have to see what they're like as I've not bought from them in 4months
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« Reply #8 on: 23 Aug 12 / 11:37 AM »
Eeek! Let me know how your new ones are.
 Are the ones in the top link thick enough for a full head if I buy 4 packs?
 I'm guessing each pack is one strip ?
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« Reply #9 on: 23 Aug 12 / 01:13 PM »
Yeah but they do shead easy....although I didnt reeeaaaallly look after them lol :S
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« Reply #10 on: 23 Aug 12 / 01:24 PM »
I will Order them soon then & hope for the best. Feeling a new hair adventure : ]

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« Reply #11 on: 23 Aug 12 / 01:39 PM »
They just came, really disappointed, there's a load of black hairs in the weft that haven't been dyed :(
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« Reply #12 on: 23 Aug 12 / 01:40 PM »
Get a refund and send them back?
 
 So glad I didn't buy any. I hope you get some better ones soon!
 

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« Reply #13 on: 23 Aug 12 / 02:55 PM »
No way !! Send them back deffo, I'd dyed mine before I could tell and they probably wouldn't have done anything.
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« Reply #14 on: 23 Aug 12 / 02:59 PM »
Luckily I've not even removed them from the plastic, there's SO many dark undyed hairs that I didn't need to get them out to see. What a shame as they were great when I was buying from them for my wedding, they must have changed for the worst :( In fact, I bought a pack just after the wedding for my red hair, and that had a fair few black hairs too. Pooh.

Will send them back and get my £30 refunded asap! Now I don't know what extensions to buy, need some fast for a photoshoot :/

Which ones do you use meeshy?
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« Reply #15 on: 23 Aug 12 / 04:43 PM »
The ones I'm currently using are from my local extension shop, but usually I use e ones from here http://www.thegreathairsale.com/18-long-american-dream-quick-fix-clip-in-extensions---100-human-hair-27-p.asp

Deffo worth checking this part of love extensions as they reduce their wefts in old packaging woo http://www.lovehairextensions.com/uk/special-offers
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« Reply #16 on: 23 Aug 12 / 05:18 PM »
I realise I've just made you repeat everything from the original post! *face palm moment*

I will check them both out, thanks :) So sad that those ones from ebay have turned out like that, I was really impressed with them before, what a shame
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« Reply #17 on: 23 Aug 12 / 06:14 PM »
It's ok!! Also depending on where you live see if your city or a local one has a market with a stall that sells them. I heard the lady I get mine from in town sources hers from Leeds market :)
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« Reply #18 on: 24 Aug 12 / 10:20 AM »
I took the ebay ones out of the plastic packet last night, and although it seemed there were loads of black hairs, there were only about 10 running through the front part, so I just pulled them out. And as I remembered I'll be backcombing these for a photoshoot I figured they'll be damaged anyway so took my chance on dying the extensions.

I did one piece with carnation pink, and it came out perfect, but the other bits that I did in lavender & bubblegum blue were patchy... So I'm thinking maybe it's not mixed with synth hair, but maybe it's super damaged and only looked ok because it was covered in silicone before i washed and dyed them...Cause the darker shade dye took fine, but more pastel colours wouldn't stick

Either way, they don't dye well. A major difference from when I was buying from them in the winter & spring!

They'll serve their purpose for backcombing bits anyway, but yes, I wouldn't buy these again!
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« Reply #19 on: 29 Aug 12 / 02:17 PM »
Ooh thanks for these links! I'm currently looking for some extensions myself after having my hair cut short for a few years lol! Those videos are so helpful too! :D

I was browsing ebay before I saw this & found some called "lush hair extensions" that seemed quite cheap, has anyone used them? They had a colour matching service too that I emailed, but they seem a bit odd because they told me three different colours & I'm sure my hair is none of those lol XD
 

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« Reply #20 on: 20 Sep 12 / 10:33 PM »
I have ordered synthetic extensions from doctored locks and they blend really nicely. They have a body wave, and if you take very good care of them they don't get raggedy as most synthetics do. People often think the extensions are my real hair. Cheaper alternative. :3 I do have a few sets of human hair though. I usually get them from ebay, but they do run a little thin so check how many grams you are getting in a pack. Usually you'll need two.
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« Reply #21 on: 23 Sep 12 / 11:16 AM »
Ahh cool, I'm tempted to get some synthetic ones to mix in with my real ones. You can get really high quality ones now which is fab!
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« Reply #22 on: 23 Sep 12 / 03:08 PM »
Does anyone know the weight of each weft in the first link? I mailed them but they didn't reply :[
 

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« Reply #23 on: 09 Oct 12 / 06:12 PM »
Hiya, can anyone tell me which clips are good? (The link at the top from Meeshybop goes to an eBay sale that had ended) I've made my own double weft extensions but the clips are rubbish and they slip (even if I back comb the roots first) even though they have a gel grippy bit on them. Thanks : )
 

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« Reply #24 on: 09 Oct 12 / 06:58 PM »
Ahh poo I shall update it! The silicone backed ones are the best, but they are probably the ones you already have. Have you tried spraying hairspray into the backcombed bits? I use backcomb in a bottle which is good. I've also seen tutorials where people twist the bit of hair that the extension is going to clip to, maybe try that?
Ooh and can I ask, did you use micro loop extensions? What were they like? I'm tempted but don't know if they're worth it.
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