Updated: Oct 18, 2021
I’m sure there’s a point in every woman’s life when she looks in the mirror and doesn’t like what she sees. Well I was no different. I have always had thin hair growing up and it was such a struggle to grow it out. I know the constant dying, straightening, blow drying did not help. It came to the point where I had to cut it all off and I was horrified. That’s when I decided to step into the world of hair extensions – but my horror story doesn’t end there…
I had always used clip in extensions here and there but they were such a hassle and I wanted something permanent. I asked around where to get hair extensions done and had a hard time finding someone who worked with my hair type. Then an lady I knew said she would do it for me for a cheap price and I thought I could trust her because her mother owned a salon. Huge mistake. I should’ve never chosen someone just because they offered a cheap price. It cost me so much more than if I would have invested in someone who was actually certified to do extensions and actually cared about the integrity of my hair. To continue on, not only did she not install them properly, nor give me any hair care/maintenance advice, she moved to a different state – leaving me helpless and uneducated with the new extensions.
It wasn’t until 3 months later, lot’s of pieces ripped out, and a huge mat on the back of my head that I finally went and seen a specialist to have the extensions removed. Let’s just say my hair was left much worse than what I started with – which wasn’t much… After letting my hair take a break, doing hours of research, educating myself, and talking with a professional I decided to give extensions one more chance – mainly because I was desperate to feel confident about my hair again.
Now, with the correct installation, maintenance and care my natural hair is better than it has ever been and has grown significantly – and I have had extensions in the whole time. I only use methods that work for my hair and lifestyle so there is no strain on the hair itself. And because the extensions are styled naturally I never have to use hot styling tools on my real hair. I can also change up my hair color by adding in different color extension pieces so that I don’t have to bleach or damage my actual hair. I only wash my hair once a week (this is different for everyone) which has helped my hair grow because I am not constantly stripping the natural oils that my hair produces. Because of all this, I have saved so much time everyday getting ready, which is a big deal as a mother and business owner. So it is safe to say that hair extensions have actually saved my real hair, my time, and my confidence!
This is why I decided to become a hair extension specialist. I wanted to make sure women in Houston were being taken care of by a professional when it comes to their hair. But my biggest reason was that I wanted to give women the confidence I felt. I wanted to give them the freedom of waking up with great hair and seizing the day without spending hours in front of the mirror. Let me give you this experience – I want you to feel the confidence, have the time, and the hair health you deserve!