A few months ago, as I was preparing for a big photoshoot for Us The Duo, I decided to get hair extensions for the very first time. I am currently in the process of growing my hair out again (I've missed my long locks), so I figured until I get it to my desired length, extensions it is! I was pretty nervous/excited about the whole experience. Here are the pros and cons as I see them...




Besides length, extensions bring your hair so much more volume! I already have fairly thick hair, but I'm not mad at little more hair to play with.



One thing I missed most about having long hair was the endless style options. But now with the extensions, I've been having a blast being creative with looks.



I can proudly identify with that popular phrase now that the long hair is officially back. Long hair is way more fun especially when it comes to dancing like a crazy maniac. I don't care how ridiculous I look, I feel confident and can't quit whipping my hair back and forth. *Cue Willow Smith song*




Take it easy! Since my extensions are individually attached to small bundles of my hair, it's extremely important to handle with extra care. Which means I can't really brush from the root of the hair. I gently have to brush, working my way from the bottom to the top.



There are certain styles that I have to avoid if I don't want my extensions to show. Luckily, the plastic bonds are black and blend in pretty well with my hair.



To all my fellow scalp scratchers of the world, if you can't live without running your fingers seamlessly through your hair or getting scalp massages from bae, then extensions might not be for you. This is one of the toughest parts for me because there's no greater feeling than a nice scalp scratch after a long day. Like I mentioned, extensions are delicate and require extra TLC. So no tugging or heavy gentle boo! 

Well, it's time for the verdict! Is it a yay or nay from me? Drumroll please...





Well, it's a definite yay from C! If you've been thinking about trying hair extensions yourself, I highly recommend it. I've learned there are so many different extension installation styles and hair types which is very interesting. There are sew-ins, clip-ins, tape-ins, fusions, and plastic tip bonds. You can also choose between human hair and synthetic hair. It all depends on your preference and what is best for your hair type. It's best to consult with a hairdresser that has a lot of experience and knowledge on the subject. Another thing I need to mention is that extensions are NOT cheap. First you have to pay for the hair (I chose human hair which is better quality, but $50-$100 more than synthetic), then you pay for the process. Since my extensions were individually applied with the plastic clamp bonds, it takes up to 5 hours to complete. So it's a ton of work, takes loads of patience and is not nice on the wallet, but if you take good care of your hair it can last up to three months straight! In the end, to me it is all so worth it. So if you have the time (and cash) and want to add a bit more oomph to your hairstyle, hair extensions are the way to go! I know I'm obsessed.

What do you think about extensions? Do you want to try them sometime? Let me know your thoughts below and feel free to ask me any questions about it! I'm happy to help and I love hearing from you.

xo. C

Hair by Victor ValVerde | GIFs by Sean Martin