Hi babes! Excited to bring back my best girl + hair stylist, Marissa, to have a quick hair extensions chat! A few months back we shared my hair journey, our favorite products and best styling tools – you can check that post out HERE. Recently, I’ve had tons of compliments + questions about my rather long locks so, I am spilling the all the goodness with you girls today! In case you thought I took some miracle hair pills before my wedding which caused me to grow mermaid hair overnight, unfortunately I didn’t. Marissa was my miracle and gave me a full head of Laced Hair Extensions and I couldn’t be more obsessed with them! Keep scrolling for my hair deets…
Q: What type of extensions do you have?
Marissa: After dabbing around..we found that tape-ins work best for Danielle’s hair. Not only her hair type but also to customize her overall look.
Tape-ins are by far the best type of extensions I’ve ever worn! I had weft extensions years ago and I definitely prefer the tape-ins. I find tape-ins are super low maintenance – most of the time I forget I even have them in.
Q: What length extensions do you have?
Marissa: We decided 22-inches were best for the look Danielle was going for. They flowy/mermaid hair was made for her!
Q: I know you wear clip-in extensions a lot, what made you want to get more permanent hair?
Marissa: Clip-ins are so great for braids and other occasional wear but Danielle needed something custom for her special day. With Danielle’s color + the three different colors/blends of tape-ins, we were able to bring her painted/ombre blends all the way to the ends.
I loveeee me some clip-ins extensions, I think they are such a perfect option if you want to add some extra volume/length to your hair a couple times a week. I ultimately got tape-ins for my wedding. I wanted extra long mermaid hair that I didn’t have to worry about clipping in the right spot on my head so everything looked even on my wedding day. More so, I wanted to have long hair and not have to do anything with it while on my honeymoon. I would put my hair in a braid at night, take it out in the morning and was done!
Q: Are your extensions damaging to your hair?
Marissa: As long as you give the proper care to your hair and the extensions, they will not be damaging. Hello, WET BRUSH!
I find that I apply way less heat to my hair with these extensions versus having no extensions. My curls last longer, I able to simply braid my hair then take it out and be out the door with pretty hair and when my hair is dirty (which is a lot) I just throw it up in a high pony and get a major Ariana Grande look which I’m so not mad at.
Q: How do you curl your extensions?
Marissa: As long as you have good quality, real human hair, you can CURL AWAY like you do your hair!
Same way I would curl my regular hair or clip-in hair! I blew my favorite curling iron in the world my first day in Bali (almost cried lol) so I’ve been curling my hair with just a regular wand. But, after having this curling iron a wand is kind of miserable. This curling iron takes less than 7 minutes where a wand will take me probably 15ish minutes and the curls don’t last even half as long! If Marissa never introduce it to this curling iron I would be a sad human (I sound dramatic about a curling iron but even Peter is like, “Why don’t you get that other curling iron again, it’s way better and faster!” LOL)
Q: Do you still use the same products?
Yes, I’ve been using the same products but Marissa’s hair has been looking better than ever so I just ordered me some Monat and I can’t wait to try it!
Btw, how stinking cute is this pink ruffle top? The material is so soft which make the off the shoulder cut super comfy. It’s $40 and has a longer fit so you can wear it a bunch of different ways too!
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Thanks for reading lovelies! If you’re in the Las Vegas area text Marissa at 702.340.6240 for bookings! Follow her cuteness on Instagram @hairbymarissashafer too! As always, feel free to reach out to me if you have any other questions xox