Hairlocs Hair Extensions

I first tried Hairlocs Hair Extensions in the beginning of January 2010, and I’ve been happy with the quality of the extensions overall. I went to the salon once in the past 5 months to move the extensions back up near the roots of my hair, but other than that these extensions have held up and retained the funky colors I wanted (which usually wash out in 1 to 2 weeks if I colored my actual hair).

You can also apply heat to these extensions — on the left I used my CHI 1″ Flat Iron to make my hair extra straight, and on the right I curled my hair using my Enzo Milano Curling Iron (see my review):

You can swim/sauna, exercise, color/perm/relax your hair, wear your hair up in various styles, and use all hot tools without damaging these extensions! :)

If you plan to try Hairloc extensions, here are the Do’s and Don’ts to make your extensions last as long as possible:

Do’s

  • Secure the hair with one hand while brushing.
  • Always brush the ends first.
  • Brush the scalp to keep the extensions clean at the roots.
  • Brush the hair before washing or having any chemical service.
  • Condition from the ponytail down.
  • Use spray conditioners only on the ends to keep them silky.

Don’ts

  • Go to bed with wet hair.
  • Brush/comb when hair is wet.
  • Condition the scalp with heavy conditioners.
  • Brush upside down.
  • Wash upside down (avoid using a circular motion to lather hair).
  • Attempt to maintain your extensions yourself.

Here’s a closeup of the extension (which I’m holding upright) and how it holds onto my hair:

I took this picture last week — the day before I went to the salon to get them removed, since I wanted a new look for my graduation this Friday.

When I first got the extensions in, the strands that the extensions were connected to felt tight, like bobby pins tugging a bit on my hair. It took about 2 to 3 days for the tightness to wear off, and ever since then the extensions felt like they were part of my hair. I just had to get used to the placement of the beads, so that I remembered to avoid them as I brushed my hair.

In terms of cost, I paid $10 per extension, and I got 7 extensions in the “peek-a-boo” area (near the back of my ears) on each side plus 2 close to the top front of my hair. These can get pricey when you add a lot of them to your hair, but these are especially great for blue/red/purple/pink/etc. colors because they last a really long time with just a little fading over the course of the 5 months I’ve had them on. An added bonus is that you don’t have to spend hours at the salon to get colors in your hair — each extension took about 30 seconds to attach using a bead (no heat or glue required).

I highly recommend Hairloc extensions for those of you who want to add some color (or volume) to your hair without damaging it.

May 26th, 2010 in Reviews | Share
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