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    Posted: November 16 2008 at 5:57am
Hi there ---
 
I'm really needing some advise....Can others tell me what type of 'maintenance' they're on with their sew-in schedule?
 
My story:  I'm caucasian; every 4 weeks i go in to have my dark roots bleached up; my colorist does not feel comfortable bleaching my roots if the extensions are in, (honestly, i wish she would--it would save me time and money if she could bleach around them, but i do appreciate her caution, tho) -- so immediately preceeding the color she'll take them out/ undo my braids, then she immediately bleaches me.  (which truly is always so gross b/c that hair up in the braids i've noticed is sooooo greasy--  and unfortunately my color has become extremely uneven...perhaps it's buildup of oils??). 
But anyway... then the next day i go to my hair extension lady who sews them back in. 
 
Is this the kind of routine others do???
 
Problem:   I'm worried b/c the other night my extension lady ripped me a bit b/c in her opinion (and i do value her exptertise b/c she's been doing weaves a long time)  my hair pretty soon isnt going to be able to support the extensions b/c my scalp is so full of sores....  she thinks the sores are because of the bleach irritating my scalp.. (and this is true-- i've always gotten sores from the bleach) --  and the fact that i immediately go from having them removed, to getting my roots bleached, to the next day getting the extensions put back in.   She says my scalp needs to breathe for a few days before the extensions are put back in.
 
I get that point of view, but i hate being w/out them.. (if even for a few days-- i'm an ADICT now!!  sad but true  Embarrassed)  But, i am worried that i'll ultimately lose my hair.
 
I guess my question is this:   Does anyone have any advise?? 
 
I've been having a sew-in now for the past few years and i really believe it's a double edge sword:  great when theyre in / but the longer theyre in, my real stuff is getting thinner and thinner 
 
I appreciate any advise!!! 
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