Anyway today I wanted to post about my new braided hair extensions! This type of method is very popular in Japan, but I never got around to getting it done until now.
I had gotten keratin bonded extensions in L.A a few years ago and that really damaged my hair (I don't know if it's all because of my bad care of them or not though haha XD) so I was a bit anxious to get hair extensions again.
Supposedly braided hair extensions don't damage your hair AS much as other methods (bonding, glue, seal, etc). Since they are just simply braided to your own natural hair I figured eh why not try it out! I miss having long, full hair ;w; and I trimmed my hair a few weeks ago and although I only cut 1-2.5 inches off I still feel like my hair is so short now ><
So I did a bit of research on places to go to in Tokyo via Hot Pepper Beauty which is a free magazine with coupons and stuff about anything related to beauty. I also googled about it and asked a few friends on recommendations. I ended up deciding on Arujyansu (http://www.arujyansu.com) because 1. I saw it in Hot Pepper 2. My friends recommended it + I saw a few bloggers post good things about it and 3. Some gyaru models I know go there as well xD
I actually forgot to call and make a reservation so I just walked in the salon and asked if I could do it that day and they said they could get me seated in an hour! :D
I wasn't sure how many pieces to get braided in and the girl who worked there explained to me what would be best to do. I originally thought on getting 50 pieces put in but I ended up getting 70 because 50 pieces looked too ratty at the bottom and not as full as I'd like.
Sooo here are the before and after pics!
Just fyi purikura alone is so awkward LOL
but I wanted to take pics of my new hair XD
Anyway that's all I have to say, if anyone wants any tips on how to care on braided hair extensions I'll be happy to post them! ^^
Thanks for reading! XOXO