I had to do this post because a lot of people ask me questions about them and wonder whether they should fork out for some as they can be quite expensive!
I had been in two minds for a long time after hearing stories that they ruin your hair and bla bla bla.... They haven't my hair but I can see how they could cause your natural hair to Matt!!!
I have had mine in now for 5 months exactly, I absolutely love them. They cost me 300 pounds but they vary depending on the length, thickness and the salon you visit. My hair is really thick so I needed a lot of hair and it's around 20 inches of super soft quality human hair.
When I got them put in it took about 2.5 hours and then she blended them with my natural hair which took about 15-20 minutes. She used pre bonded hair and melted it with a heated "tool". It didn't hurt and I was sooo happy with the end result I couldn't stop touching it!
After 4 months I have to admit they did at quite tangly at the roots because my hair grows so quickly, so I went out and got
A tangle teezer which got rid of all my knots without damaging my natural hair because I would hold it at the root whilst brushing!
I have visited the salon since for a root touch up and will probably be looking to book to have my hair extensions replaced because I can't imagine not having then now!
I use sulphate free shampoo; macadamia natural oil shampoo and conditioner or tigi a factor. You can also get less expensive brands if you shop around (holland Nd Barrett do some nice ones) as for heat styling this is fine, they take a long time to dry so I usually let them air dry about 70% before I attack them with the hair dryer!
Or straightening and curling when your extensions grow out don't start at the root because you could end up melting the bond (I learnt that the hard way)
So my experience with extensions had been mostly positive but like I said it does vary, if you think the price sounds too good to be true it probably is!
Ill post a picture below of my hair hope this helps, please leave a comment if you have any questions :)