Things they don’t tell you about getting extensions, Part I:
Short and sweet, your scalp is going to itch. ALL THE TIME.
And if you are curly-haired like me, expect to have a million little baby-hairs that will accidentally get pulled into the bead by your stylist, and will cause you major headaches and pain for about a week.
Sleeping is also horribly uncomfortable for the better portion of a week. You will not be able to get comfortable. My best advice – take a heavy dose of melatonin, or pop a Tylenol before bed.
It’s now very difficult to clean your hair. Maybe it’s just because I have a relatively small scalp, but 4 packs of hair was borderline way-too-much on me. I have beads on just about every couple centimeters of my head. Trying to get in and work my fingers between those is a not an easy task!
Do I still love my extensions? You betcha’. But a word of advice – try to find as much information about what living with them will be like beforehand – it’s much easier to deal with them if you are well prepared, unlike myself.