It is that time of year where you itch for something new. While it may still be a bit chilly outside, it is not a winter chill and surely time to get ready for spring. I recently did a slight freshening up of my “mom” hair but I am starting to think if it was enough? With the weather warming up, I am fixing for an even bigger change. Shorter hair. Not too short of course because as moms, we know how important that quick and chic ponytail can be but short enough to see a difference. My husband, of course, prefers long and has brought up a valid point to convince me to not cut my hair. Once I go short, I will eventually want my long hair back, I alway do. I am sure I drive him crazy but, I have a solution…hair extensions. Back in September, I was in NYC for Fashion Week when I stopped by RPZL, NYC’s first extension bar. After a quick wash and blowout, I was color matched and given these gorgeous locks! Now if you are not in NYC, you can still get the perfect match by just contacting them so don’t fret. However, these are not your cheap clip ons from the beauty supply store, these are high quality and well worth the investment hair extensions and therefore must be treated and cared for as such. Here is how I care for my “locks”.
These extensions are made out of real hair so I’m very delicate. Honestly, I only pull them out only for special occasions so I will wash mine once a month. I keep it simple and let them soak for a bit while I sit back and enjoy a cup of tea, currently a white pomegranate with a teaspoon of organic, locally sourced honey. It helps me with seasonal allergies.
Sulfates in shampoos are cleansing agents that emulsify and tend to strip hair of essential oils making hair look and feel dry. I use Garnier Honey Treasures from the Whole Blends collection* to wash my extensions as it is sulfate free and gentle on hair. They still feel fresh and hydrated even without conditioner but…
Condition Them Anyway.
You do not need a deep conditioner but it does helps soften the hair so that I may gently comb out any knots and tangles left behind from regular use. The Garnier Whole Blends Honey Treasure conditioner helps restore my extensions (and my hair) from damage left behind from my curling iron, leaving behind fresh, moisturized hair that is soft to touch.
Lay Flat to Dry.
I don’t want to wring, scrunch, or tousle the wet extension with a towel. Instead, I lay it flat on a towel and blot with another. I will let the hair air dry on the towel over night.
I don’t want my extensions collecting dust when not in use or getting tangled up in anything so I store it. I’ve kept them in the same bag they came in but a soft, clean cosmetic bag works as well.
Now after clipping them in, I do see why I would miss my long hair and how natural they look and feel after a good wash. I feel glamorous, not to say I don’t during school drop off dragging 3 kids, a latte, and sporting the infamous top knot, but just a different kind of glam. Have you tried hair extensions?
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