I’m not one of those women blessed with naturally think, voluminous hair. Instead my hair is rather thin, something challenging when trying to hold a style or volume. A task I typically leave to the professionals (love you Luke xx). That is, until I discovered one of my favorite beauty hacks… hair extensions.
Now, I’ve always known of hair extensions as a way to lengthen your hair. But using them to add volume and fullness is something I only just started doing in the last several years. I use extensions to add fullness and body to my natural hair. Which is especially important with the hot and humid weather in Dubai.
Additionally, my extensions are instrumental in creating my signature #carolinecut. They give me fullness in my ends (buh-bye breakage, see you later split ends ✌). This makes possible my blunt and sleek bob. Not only that, but when you have full hair you actually look younger and more youthful! Ok, forgive me for a moment while I get a bit scientific. But did you know that almost 50% of woman over the age of 40 experience some type of hair thinning? I didn’t believe this, (especially now that I’m 40). But all is ok because extensions are an easy, affordable way to combat this (take that Mother Nature).
Now there are a variety of hair extensions available; clip-in, sew-in, fusion & prebonded, real and synthetic, and the list goes on. I personally use tape in extensions that I wear every day. And because they’re made from real human hair, I’m able to wash, dry and style them just like I do with my own hair. My that tape in extensions are also hassle free and so easy to maintain. I only go back to the salon once every 6-8 weeks to have them repositioned. And because they’re made from high quality human, use them over and over again!