Is it possible to become addicted to your hair extensions? How do you know and is it harmful? Jasmin and I have an honest conversation about self-love and hair extensions. We also share tips on how to break the addiction.
How do you know you're addicted?
As Jasmin says: when you eat, sleep, and drink in your clip-ins. When you're chilling on the couch with nowhere to go but you still feel compelled to wear them.
For me, it's when I don't recognize the person in the mirror without the clips. It's an identity clash. When my self-love is determined by the clips in my hair, I know it's time for a change.
At Kurly Klips we value self-love above all else. You can love yourself and enjoy your hair extensions, but they shouldn't be your crutch. You are valuable with and without them, and it's important that you know that.
How do you get your addiction in check?
Tip 1 - Put Them Away
When extension addiction creeps into my psyche, I put my KKs away for a designated period. I might go cold turkey for 30 days. Sometimes I vow to wear them only on the weekend. The key here is to get used to seeing yourself with just your natural hair again.
Tip 2 - Find a Go-To Style You Like
After you stop wearing your hair extensions, it can feel weird not to have them in. How do you deal with the initial mirror shock? My number 1 tip is to rely on updos. Messy buns are my personal favorite, but feel free to look stunning in Goddess braids as well ;) Updos aren't as shocking to the eye as seeing your natural hair down. So take it easy on yourself with a style that feels good to you. And remember, you can make anything work.
You're couture baby.
Yours in beauty,