So its been a really long time since I made a blog post but I'm going to revamp my page and start making more blog post.
My post for today will be about some hair that I ordered online. After my last experience with beauty supply hair I decided to order my hair online hoping that I would get better quality hair but I was sadly mistaken.
A friend of mine orders her hair from the website aliexpress.com and overall she had good results so I decided to give it a try. So I watched different you tube videos as well with people who have ordered their hair online and then I did my research on the website itself researching different vendors and looking at the feedback from people that had ordered hair from them. I was looking at so many stores that I was starting to give up hope, but I finally found a vendor that I liked and I ordered the hair. After the bad experience I had with the virgin Indian curly hair I decided to with another texture the Malaysian curly virgin hair. According to the vendor you are supposed to be able to dye this hair another color, and straighten the hair and have it return to its curly texture. I ordered the hair on a Sunday and received the hair on Friday; the order came from China so that was fairly quick. When the hair arrived it was very soft and pretty, didn't have any kind of bad odor (this sometimes happens when you order the hair), an there wasn't any linty fibers or a lot of grey hair strands mixed in. I wasn't really concerned with the grey strand as I was planning to bleach and dye the hair an auburn red color. I washed and colored the hair went and had it installed, and initially I was really pleased with how the color turned out and the quality of the hair (see picture below). I dyed my own hair as well because I left some hair out on the top and sides to make it look more natural.
In the beginning the hair was very pretty and I loved the curliness, but as time passed the hair began to tangle really bad. I thought that it had some thing to do with how the hair was installed as the beautician who installed it quadrupled the tracks when sewing it in because I told her that I wanted it full. I was so upset because it was a nightmare to take out. So I took it out and had it re-installed; this time I had a different beautician do my hair and had them cut the tracks hoping that it would minimize the tangling but that wasn't the case and I now began to have a huge issue with shedding and the hair became very frizzy and puffy but I still tried to work with it (see picture below, excuse my face I was bored at work and ready to go home lol)
The beauty you see in the picture was short lived and the curls didn't bounce back the way they did in the beginning. The hair became very frizzy and hard no matter how much I kept it moisturized and conditioned. Since the curls were not as defined as when I originally got the hair I decided to blow the hair out and flat iron to straighten it. I didn't realize how hard it would be to blow it out...I will leave that to the professionals next time. I was pleased with the final result and decided that I would just wear the hair straight until I found some new hair to order (see picture below...excuse the shine on my face it was really hot in my apartment when I took on this huge task).
My love of this hair in its straightened form was short lived once again because I soon learned that this hair in its straightened state does not hold a curl AT ALL!! I permed the hair to completely take out the curl hoping that would help and it didn't. Even when I used the flexirods to curl it, when I took the rollers out I had beautiful curls but in a matter of minutes the curls dropped and the hair was a straight mess.
Overall, I ended up not being 100% happy with the hair but happy I was at least able to use it two times which is a step up from beauty supply store hair. Despite what they say this hair is very high maintenance and is not at versatile as advertised. I am in the process of ordering me some new hair for my cruise in October but this time I am doing more THOROUGH research to ensure I get a better quality of hair and I'm going with a different vendor and texture - Brazilian Curly. Blog post on the results of my search coming soon.