Yes, I got extensions. Honestly, I wanted to have extensions for many years now. However, I always shied away from getting them. Recently, an opportunity popped up where I was asked to act as the model for Jung Friseur & Beauty. Hence, I was able to fulfil my dream of getting extensions.
Prior to that, though, my hairdresser and I had a long conversation about getting extensions after I saw the girls on Germany’s Next Topmodel receiving sewn-in extensions. Frank, my incredible hairdresser, explained to me that this type of extensions is only really suitable for very thick and primarily Afro-American hair. I, on the other hand, have super thin and very soft hair. We continued talking about clip-in and clue-in extensions which he also did not approve of since they either can look really unnatural or damage the hair at the point they are attached. He proposed to me that I should get tape-in extensions since they are very gentle to the hair and also look very natural. Frank is doing those tape-in extensions for a while now and I was immediately hooked by the way he explained them to me.
What Are Tape-In Extensions & How Are They Applied?
Tape-in extensions are literally taped to your hair. The hairdresser leaves some space to your head and tapes them onto a strand of hair. A counterpart is attached to the other side to hold the hairpiece in place. The extensions come in little rows of hair which makes blending them in very easy. Additionally, I want to add that you really cannot see the part where they are attached when the strands of hair are attached the right way. If you are interested in seeing, how they got attached to my hair, you can head over to my Instagram (@bycarinajung) to have a look at my Beauty Highlights. There I have documented my visit to Jung Friseur.
Besides, getting them attached took around two to three hours and involved a deep cleanse of my own hair, the attachment process as well as the cut. I was super lucky and the colour of the extensions matched my own hair colour perfectly. We chose two different colours to match my already highlighted hair. Hence, in my case, I did not need to colour my hair the same day and we did not need to adjust the colour of the extensions. However, during my next appointment, I will get a bunch of new highlights since I simply love how they make my hair look. Lastly, what is important to be aware of, is that the tape-in extensions need to be removed and moved up every six to eight weeks. Hence, needs to be slightly dedicated to going to the hairdresser. Luckily, you can use the same sets of hair for up to two years, if you treat them right. This is perfect, considering the investment and price-point.
Wear & Feel
The extensions blend perfectly into my hair. I am sure that no one else would be able to tell what parts of hair are not my own. I would say that for the first day, I could sometimes feel them being attached to my hair. However, a week later, I don’t feel them at all. It does not bother me to sleep on them, either. The only difference I noticed, is that it takes longer to blow dry my hair these days. Joking, that’s an obvious one.
Thanks to my natural hair structure, I would still say that my hair looks the best straightened or blow-dried with the help of a round brush. Hence, my hair, with the addition of the extensions, still requires styling to make it look the way I want it to look. However, the fullness of my hair makes a huge difference to how it wears itself. I didn’t even know how good thicker hair feels and how beautiful it can look. I think, for now, I have not planned to go back to just my hair. I am currently so grateful to have this option and to wear this extended prettiness. Isn’t it incredible, how we have the ability to change our appearance? Surely, we should not define ourselves just by our looks. However, I strongly believe that our appearance plays a huge role in life.
Where I Got My Extensions?
I got my extensions from the brand Great Lengths. My hairdresser Frank works at Jung Friseur (@jung.beauty) in Ludwigshafen am Rhein, Germany. Frank was the one who colour-matched my hair and ordered the extensions. My only job was to sit still while they got attached and styled. Feel free to contact them to get your own appointment, in case you where dreaming about extensions like I was or you simply just got hooked by the looks of mine.
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