Thursday, 30 June 2011

My Thoughts:Virgin Brazilian Hair Extensions

(Brazilian,Malaysian, Mongolian, Indian, Peruvian etc.) Hair Extensions are more popular than ever. They are everywhere and everyone is wearing them. I must confess that after i tried Brazilian Hair, I can never go back to synthetic hair/regular beauty supply hair. The difference in quality is very clear and there is something about the luster of the hair that makes it look gorgeous in pictures.

The Pros of this kind of extensions are that it lasts long and blends well with relaxed African (American) hair. It is also very lightweight.The cons are that it is can be very pricey (often overpriced), Remember price and quality are not necessarily proportional. The more expensive the hair is doesn't necessarily mean it is better quality!! 

Everything is best in moderation.. But I know some friends in the UK who install 6 bundles of hair that is 600g (24oz) of hair...(how do they manage to fit all that hair on their head?!?!). Don't feel pressured to purchase that much hair. 3 bundles is good enough and creates natural fullness if you want to use more, feel free to. I personally wouldn't use more than 3-4 bundles.Another pet peeve is seeing women with extra long lengths e.g. past their belly button...  it looks unnatural in my opinion. But to each its own.
Care is important. If you do not take care of your hair extensions they will end up looking ratty and dry.Mine got better with every wash & condition!!

Specs of my Virgin Brazilian Wavy Hair:
  • I used 3 bundles : 14, 16 and 20 inches
  • Each bundles is 100g so I used 300g of hair
  • The hair came in Natural Brown Color 
  • No tangling or shedding ( I would get 1-3 strands per week so the shedding is pretty much non-existent) I sealed my wefts so that prevented shedding.
  • The waves came back after every wash or co-wash
  • The less product you use on the hair the more manageable it is, I use Argan Oil for daily maintenance
Few pictures of my Virgin Brazilian Weave install:

My Virgin Brazilian Wavy Invisible Part Install
(Picture was taken immediately after the hair was installed)

Same Day, After I Shampooed, Conditioned  and Air dried my Hair
(When washed the does hair returns to its original wavy state)
P.S: I still have this hair and intend to use it again.After I took out my weave, I shampooed, conditioned, let the hair air dry and It returned to its original state. When my boyfriend saw the hair air drying, he thought I bought a new batch of hair.. that is how good this hair is :)

So what is your opinion on Brazilian Hair?? How much hair do you think is too much hair? What lengths if any are no nos?
Also if you have any questions about the hair, feel free to ask :)

UPDATE: I have this hair on a 3/4 wig right now. This is my 3rd install of this hair and I  still love it. The best hair extensions I have purchased till date!!  Click Here to see pictures of my 3/4 wig and what the hair looks like currently.

Wednesday, 29 June 2011

Hair Trend: Ombre Hair

I wasn't so sure about this hair trend. I liked it on others but never thought I would want to try it myself. But after seeing Keke Palmer rock hers at the BET 2011 awards, I was convinced I had to try it out for myself. It is a trend that suits all skintones so it is definetely worth a try!!
I do not intend on going to a salon so I have been watching numerous youtube DIY videos. Here are some of my fave celebrity ombre hairstyles below. The exact look i wish to acheive is Camilla Alves' look in the last picture (J'adore!!!). I will be trying this on my Virgin Brazilian Hair extensions.
So what do you think of this hair trend ? Love it or Leave it?
Camilla Alves
Keke Palmer

Teyana Taylor
Lauren Conrad

Camilla Alves
Seethe results of my first attempt HERE

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