June 16, 2010

instead of sewing eyelets I made hair extensions


I accidentally cut my hair. Or rather, I knowing took the scissors to it myself and now regret it. I fixed it by whipping up some hair extensions.


I bought wavy brown human hair at a local beauty supply and dyed it with Clairol to match my hair. After it dried I ironed the track of sewn hair so it wouldn't have hard kinks from being folded in the original packaging.


I cut the hair into 8 inch sections and folded them in half so the track was doubled and the finished extensions would each be 4 inches wide. I stitched on wig clips. Once they were clipped into my hair I pulled them back into a luxurious loose pony tail.


Voila. Instant long hair. Not bad for just $40.

4 comments:

  1. I do that and use mine all the time to create volume or go for a longer or curly look. I might try doubling the lengths up though so I don't have to use so many rows. Thanks for the tip.

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  2. I wouldn't have known that wasn't your hair if you hadn't said but thanks for the tip! Had my hair cut off (earlobe length) yesterday and now look like a twelve year old boy with deep forehead wrinkles. Extensions might just be the saving grace!

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  3. Absolutely extraordinary - your invention is truly boundless! You new challenge, however, is to take recycling of materials into elegant things to new levels, though hopefully more rationally than displayed here: http://www.recyclerunway.com/pages/Photos.htm
    Hmm. Not quite convinced of the Toyota electrical wiring look.

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  4. The hair just looked to thin to me before it was doubled, Starry. This do was just four extensions clipped in. I don't know where I would have put them all if I had to clip in eight thinner ones.

    My hair is also earlobe length, at it's longest. I was looking like a grumpy 12 year old too Clare. Not any more.

    Ooh, a challenge. Give me time Jonathon. Hopefully I'll come up with something more realistically wearable than those displayed. But I'm inspired!

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