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    Posted: July 20 2007 at 9:12am
Well I did my second full shampoo today. I just decided fridays would be the day. This Russian hair is completely the same as when it was installed. Shiny, silky, tangle free. The wefts are holding up fine also and still seem snug. I have noticed a little more shedding of my natural hair up top but Im guessing that just has to do with only shampooing once a week so it builds up a little more. No shedding out of the wefts and no loose long hairs.

With coated hair I have worn in the past, I would have been noticing decreased shine and more tangling even by the second shampoo. Thats it! I am only using Russian!
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This is going way back to Tangles question about the condition of the hair once a sew in is removed. I dont know yet because this is my first time wearing wefts. I have 3 in now. I am hoping it will be fine when I go for a re-positioning but I am also going at about a month to be on the safe side. Some can go longer. It feels like the weight is very evenly distributed on my scalp. No one area is pulling more and they lay flat. Thats a good sign I think. I only do a full shampoo of everything once a week and I think that helps also. I make sure to always get the tracks very dry. I have heard about weave horror stories with mildew actually developing in the braid. I guess this is possible because its a dark, warm area and if you dont keep it dry, there might be problems. So far so good though and nothing like that has happened. My scalp even seems cleaner than when I wore strand by strand because then I was always afraid to really shampoo because of losing bonds. I will post how it goes when they take it out and how much hair loss I have.
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HI Krisma,

I have only had my fusion in for 4 weeks and I have to take it out. Have worn sewn ins more on than off and I must admit they are easier and much less expensive to have done.

Jeep Girl, I am having the same problem here in southern missouri, I can't find anyone who doesn't use glue with their sew ins. I had the same stylist for over 8 years in Washington State and she never used glue.

My favorite conditoner is ISO Hydration with the teal green cap, love the stuff. And of course Biosilk therapy, which is unbeatable, maybe?

 

 

 



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LOL, thanks Carol. It does look really nice. I need to get some photos of it but I have to get someone over here to take the back. The braids at night are a good idea anyway i think because its just more comfortable to sleep on anyway and it keeps it all tangle free. I just braid em and then mist water and spray a little bit of hairspray on them, sleep on it like that and walla! Nice ripples in the morning. No styling needed. Its fantastic. And no heat. I just make sure to only get the braids damp and not the tracks. You really want to be careful with a weave and sleeping on wet tracks. A big no no once you get yours in. Doing that repeatedly can cause mildew up in there. Eww.
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Originally posted by krimsa krimsa wrote:

Bone straight, virgin 19-20 inch dark brown. Its straight as hell. I braid it in like 8 braids at night and take it out in the morning and its all ripply
and gypsy looking. I am having a ball with this hair lol
 
 
 Krimsa, It must look so beautiful!!  I love doing the braids at night thing to my hair too because I love the crimp look to it.   Your's must look so pretty!  Im so glad you're happy with it too.Smile
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Tessa I agree with the Russian hair I feel like i dont need all of these protective products because its so healthy but its probably best to use them to extend the life. Even though its nice hair it probably does have limits.
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To respond to the Kerestase masqueinstense conditioner - I use it once a week after I have used the Pureology shamppoo and conditioner in the purple bottle and my hair is very soft and looks great.  I srpay Bumble & Beumple Prep on to help with combing the wet hair, but don't really need to, I figure the more protection on the hair the better.  I haven't yet decided if the Kerestase is worth the $
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Good move Bunny. I have seen photos of your extensions and I think a sew in will work good on you as we have kind of similar hair. Malibu is an exper and also MissHoney and Diva are all good to ask about it. I am curious now about this "braiding hair" that was not used on my install I dont think. You might want to get more info on that as well. I have three tracks and she did a very routine placement in her words which is the two levels going around kind of back behind ear area and then the top level is longer and extends further up past my temple. Kind of hard to decribe but that top one being longer is really a good effect to bring the hair up closer around the face and avoid the mullet look if your natural hair is shorer.
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Ok so I was going to schedule a consult for a sew-in at a nice salon, but then I found out that I have a friend who can corn row pretty well (and her boyfriends other daughter can do them REALLY well apperently soon as shes back in town) so she  is going to make my track and I'm going to sew-in it myself. I feel confident that I can do the sewing part, but what sort of things should I make sure she does with the braid?

I want to start with one or two tracks - what shape/placement will get the most coverage? Im still a DIY at heart so I will fill in other spots with tiffany twist (which I love btw!)

other than adding some extra braid hair and a little bit of grease for easier braiding, are there any other tips?
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Its pretty but I only did 3 wefts. The lady installing it said that wont look thick enough and you need more hair. I said just put it in because I dont want tons of hair and just want it kind of thin and sleek looking and I can always add a 4th weft later. It is really nice and not overly fluffy and I like that it is so close to my natural hair. Its basically always what I have wanted from extensions. Just took me years to find darn it! Im really indebted to all you ladies with the Russian. It just works so well with finer textured hair.

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It sounds gorgeous Krimsa!!

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Bone straight, virgin 19-20 inch dark brown. Its straight as hell. I braid it in like 8 braids at night and take it out in the morning and its all ripply and gypsy looking. I am having a ball with this hair lol
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Originally posted by krimsa krimsa wrote:

They usually look way better than they feel and thats the important thing! 


LOLLOLLOL

Krimsa, did you get straight or wavy hair?




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Cool sourgirl, hopefully you adjust to them. They usually look way better than they feel and thats the important thing!

I did the first full shampoo on this weave and the hair is just fantastic. Absolutely no change in the feel and I just blow dried my natural hair on top and made sure to dry the tracks. I let most of the length air dry and its just like silk with no styling! I am so pleased with this! I used a cheapo shampoo something cashmere touch, I would need to go look at the bottle but I think its Loreal and in a pink container. I know I should not be using the cheap stuff but no problems at all. I used a speck of better quality conditioner just on the ends.

The wefts softened up quite a bit just from one shampoo so Im no longer concerned about that. They just needed to be soaked and I will know for the next time. Overall weaves are the bomb!
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I am not sure the type or texture of everyone elses hair, but I considered wefts and was told my hair is very thin and would most likely break. I went for the micro links, I like the look but they are kind of uncomfortable. I just got them in on tuesday so I am going to give it a little time.
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Tangles, I have a question for you. Have you tried or heard anything on Kerastas?

Also, I've been meaning to tell you that I bought the Gump leave in spray conditioner from that ebay link you posted. I can't tell if it does anything but it's gotten rave reviews. The gump conditioner has loads of protein so I don't know if I should mess with that, ya know?

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Hey Tangles, my hair is in good shape but it's like that super kinky crimped texture, so who knows if that's bad?? I wouldn't think it's good but I've inspected the hair that shed (from the braid) and there aren't any broken spots. I pull the hair until it snaps and it's reaction is the same as the hair that hasn't been braided.

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ok, may i chime in here with a question-
for the braid wearers,
when your braid is taken out, what is the condition of your hair, is it thinner, is there breakage with the braids and sewing going on, OR is your
just as it was before you started.
thanks
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Tessa, four rows!! How are they positioned? It sounds like it's gorgeous! Is you hair straight or wavy?

How do you like the Kerastas? Is it the green line?

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I just had my russian hair wefts re-positioned Tuesday - four rows and shw applied them a tad more snug this time than they very first time I had them installed because she wanted to be sure that I could handle it and that my hair and scalp would be fine and it was a little uncomfortable, but almost felt good like a good sports deep tissue massage!  I love the wefts and couldn't handle bonds and you do get totally used to them!  I like many others am washing on the fourth day and really deep conditioning with Kerestase intense conditioner and then try my bangs, dry the wefts at the braid and airdry for a fun tossled look and am thrilled with them!!
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