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My hair is getting the chop & Hair Extentions – the aftermath

I’m finally biting the bullet and getting my hair cut tomorrow. I got such a huge response from my post on bedhead bobs Most of you thought I should go for it whilst a few of you, my sister included, pleaded with me not to.

Well, the choice has been taken away – the only way is snip!

This weekend I had my semi-permanent hair extensions removed. I loved them, they were great but it has been a month since I was supposed to have them removed or replaced. I had decided to give my hair a little rest for a few months and have them removed…but I dilly-dallied (‘delayed’ for those of you who speak proper English).

They were perfect for 4 months but in the last month I have caused a bit of a mess.

The result of this one month delay in removal? Well, matting, tangles, roots and worst of all some keratin bond melting – all self inflicted I might add. The latter was caused by my mashing a few bonds with the hair straighteners whilst in a hurry. Silly, silly girl! The mess I caused made removal, which is usually straight forward, more of a challenge.

Anyway now that they’re  finally out I have to say my hair is in pretty good condition. Since having the extension in I use heat rarely so my hair is a lot less fried. My hair had also grown a lot but I had my mum cut my hair with the extensions in a few weeks ago so I can’t really show the growth.

Condition aside, here’s the downside. I forgot how thin my hair was! The stylist who put in my extentions at Contours of Mind said that I would feel like crying when I saw what my hair is really like after months of luscious lock. She was right.

The last inches of my hair is so thin that it looks ridiculous! A hair cut is necessary at this stage to ensure future hair health.

My mother dearest will be cutting it this afternoon so I will be back with an ‘after’ shot this evening. For now I leave you with the dismal before shot.

Look at the thinness!

Fingers crossed for me!

Celebrity Style/Makeup, Haircare / Styling

The Bed-Head Bob – What are your thoughts?

I mentioned on Twitter last week that  I was pondering over a new hair style. I received quite mixed responses. Many of you that had gone for the chop regretted it later.

The bed-head bob always appeals to me. It still leaves you with length at the front and the sexy out of bed angle is a far cry from the 90’s ‘wife of a politician’ bob.   I have never been brave enough!

I came across some photos of celebs donning the infamous bed-head bob and I find myself considering the chop…

Scarlett Johansson

 

Victoria Beckham

 

 

Kiera Knightly

 

January Jones

 

I’m just gona’ come right out and say it – I was January Jones’ hair and I want it now!

I know people say that when you have long hair you can do so much with it but the reality for me is that I just don’t. My hair is either straight or wavy, that’s my repertoire (if you could even call it that!). I lack the skills to attempt anything different. My hair is currently just ‘long hair’. It doesn’t have a style as such and it sometimes hinders being stylish.

As I’m constantly reminded by my hairdresser parents –  ‘Life is too short and hair grows!’  I take that to mean – just do it already. If it’s that simple then why am I starting to perspire?!

What do you think?


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