HAIR BY CHRISSY / HAND TIED HAIR EXTENSIONS Q&A
Wow! This post is SO overdue but I feel like I’ve had my extensions long enough now that I can confidently answer any and all questions! This is actually a HAIR VLOG by the way- I will be posting the VLOG over on IGTV as soon as I publish this post so that they coordinate! The VLOG is where I am kind of taking you all with me on a trip to Gilbert, AZ where Chrissy’s salon, Habit, is located – the VLOG is what you really need to watch because it shows DETAILS on DETAILS on DETAILS! I am talking – hair color, how she cuts it, before extensions, videos, etc. The video is a must-watch if you are wanting info on Hand Tied Hair Extensions!
Additionally, I am answering the post popularly asked questions over on that video so turn your volume on! In this blog post, I will just share commonly asked HAIR questions like what products I use, my routine, etc.
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#1. What shampoo & conditioner do I use with extensions?!
So I use a lot of the same products I’ve always used! I have 3-4 brands of shampoo and conditioner that I switch out and this is because my hair grows accustomed to products quickly so I’ve learned to rotate through products. Chrissy gave me THIS kit w/ shampoo, conditioner and a finishing serum – she absolutely swears by it. I really love their Finishing Serum – it makes your extensions last longer and look better/healthier. BUT, she also recommends THIS shampoo & conditioner – both of which I already have in my ‘rotation’! Lastly, I have been a loyal user of Alterna brand for several years now and my favorite line is THIS shampoo and conditioner. Also, my favorite hair mask – ever – is HERE and it is one I do not wash my hair without – ever!
#2. What products do I use to get volume?!
First of all, I swear by THIS teasing comb!! I just ordered my 3rd one haha! Also, if you are desperate for volume – you have to try THIS powder. It is good but be very light handed with it or it can be trouble! But for texture, Chrissy swears by THIS spray. I love that spray – it smells amazing but I use a few different brands! I love THIS one & THIS one, too!
#3. What curling iron do I use to curl my hair?!
I mainly use ONE curling iron and I buy a new base for it every year and a half or so because I use it SO much! I have been using THIS curling iron for 4 years now!! I use the 1” or the 1.25” – if my curls look tighter that means I used the 1”. If they look more loose/wave, I am using the 1.25”. When the girls at Chrissy’s curl my hair, they use THIS 1.5” barrel – I love the effortless look of this but I usually have to touch them up the next day so I prefer to use a smaller barrel so it lasts for several days! This curling is very good but mainly because the heat is intense so MAKE SURE YOU USE HEAT PROTECANT! Seriously, I use 2-3 heat protectants! One of my faves you can get on Amazon HERE.
#4. What is my hair routine!?
Make sure you watch the video to get a good idea of how often I go to Chrissy’s and other important details! But quickly I will explain that I do not wash my hair often! I was extremely oily my entire life until I did Accutane at 27 years old and since then I do not produce much oil! It is amazing! I went from washing my hair every other night to every 5-7 days. If I am working out more – I can’t make it last as long just because I don’t like it to feel dirty – even though I don’t get super sweaty when I work out, lol! But for the most part, I don’t have a regular workout schedule since we travel so much so I can go anywhere from 5-7 days. A lot of times, I wash my hair at night in the tub and then sleep with it wet in a bun on my head [w/these hair ties & this pillow case] so that when I wake up I just have to brush it and dry it a little bit! I always straighten it if I sleep on it wet because it can be a little crinkly if I let it dry too much! I’ve been using a scunchie to sleep in and a silk pillow case for 4 years now – even before extensions and I absolutely swear by this!
ALL OTHER QUESTIONS ARE ANSWERED IN THE IGTV VIDEO ON MY INSTAGRAM! ALL OUTFIT DETAILS ARE LINKED ON MY INSTAGRAM IN THE CAPTION WITH @LIKETKIT! 🙂
I do have naturally longer, thicker hair but the extensions give me 4” of length! I get 22” extensions. I always ask for balayage – the last two times I have wanted it warmer instead of cooler! You will see photos below from when it was warm and when it was cool! Ok – but really lots of the good detailed, info is in my IGTV video!
Yes, I do travel to AZ every 12-13 weeks but we enjoy the trip! John and I love it there and I have a friend there. We also really love Chrissy and the girls at her salon. They always go above and beyond to make sure my hair is exactly what I want. She is truly a magician when it comes to long hair [extensions], coloring hair, and braids! People always ask about my hair in public places and always think it is really because it blends so well and is all placed perfectly. I wear my hair probably 5 days a week just because I’m chasing Luke and I have no issues wearing it in a pony or bun! 🙂
12 thoughts on “My Hand Tied Hair Extension Experience + IGTV Q&A”
i have always loved your hair! because i can relate to the thickness and all with you!
Hi Emily. Do you find your hair gets damaged from wearing the extensions. The weight of the added hair looks Like it would damage your inderlying hair
Hi babe! It depends on the type of extensions and how you maintain it. It very advised that the stylist will tell you when to show up to ‘tighten’ the extensions. A lot of girls sometimes can’t afford the maintenance and end up just ruining their hair because they couldn’t maintain it. It gets pricey BUT it indeed is worth it.
My personal experience, I wouldn’t recommend hot fusion. Make sure to do beaded, rows, clip ins, etc. Do not do anything that requires heat/melt. It will damage your hair regardless if you maintain it. Worst decision of my life.
Hi! I absolutely LOVE YOUR HAIR! THANK YOU FOR ALL OF THE ADVICE. I have purchased many things through your blog over the years. I AM WONDERING IF YOU HAVE PURCHASED THE KENRA SPRAY THROUGH THE AMAZON LINK YOU POSTED? I GET NERVOUS WITH HAIR PRODUCTS ON AMAZON AS THEY HAVE MIXED REVIEWS ABOUT LEGITIMACY. THANK YOU!!
you have the most gorgeous hair! loving the braid. can you do a tutorial?
Hello Emily! I love Your hair! On the INSTAGRAM TV you did’t say Estimate for your hair. I know it depends on what do you ask for, but could you tell Us some kind of estimate that way I know what to expect. Maybe how much you paId for Your hair the last time? I would like to fly there, and get it extended. Thank You so much! I appreciate your help.
I love hair extensions, as much as my lash extensions. My hair is my LIFE. It’s one of my biggest most complimented features about me so I take very good care of my hair and take pride in it.
I currently have the beaded rows, best desision EVER.
I absolutely adore those Chanel earings…2 pIcs up with the C’s Any idea the name of that particular style?
Just wondering if you could tell us how much your extens cost for your length?
It is my dream to get my hair done by chrissy! your hair looks so amazing always!
Can you recommend a brand of extensions that you don’t need to go to the hair salon for? I have been searching but there so many options out there I would not know where to start. Any recommendations are greatly appreciated ❤️!!!!!
Hi I just started following you and saw on one of your post that there are clip in extensions that you mentioned i was hoping you could share the brand i would love to try those before getting hand tied ones