Hair Extensions – Part Deux (The Reckoning)

19 Sep

The theory behind the Butterfly Effect is that something as small as a butterfly flapping it’s wings is enough to cause a ripple effect that could change major events in history.  Forget butterflies, I altered history big time flipping around my new long hair on Saturday afternoon!  Friday I’m a short hair gal.  Saturday I’m a long hair gal. It’s pretty weird I’m not going to lie.

The hair on my head is Russian I’m told, and the method used to apply was Extend Tubes. A tiny piece of my hair and the extension get threaded through a little silicone tube that looks like a bead. The bead then gets squished, thus holding the hair and extension together.  I felt like I cheated the universe. In 3 hours I had hair that would have taken me 3 years to grow.  Then my new hair got caught in my seat belt and I realized, like with superpowers, with long hair comes great responsibility.

The first night, NO SLEEP! Those little extensions hurt like a son of a bitch. It felt like a hundred tiny ponytails that you can’t take out. And since they were all over my head I had to sleep on my stomach…. face down.  Starfish float (face down).  I tried to put my head on the pillow but it felt like I was lying on one of those beaded seat covers taxi drivers use.

Woke up day two, and looked like an extra from FuBar. My short hair has separated from the long hair creating a super rocker dude effect. I panic, fluff it up, and curl the ends.  Go for breakfast that morning and a woman compliments me on my beautiful hair. Because I am me and always have to “tell it like it is,” I  enthusiastically reply, “Why thank you! It’s fake… and Russian!”

My partner at Society Finch, Nicole, has also gone for extensions. Like animals in the wild we are adapting to our LA environment.  We are merely fitting in with “the locals”.

It’s a choose your own adventure in the wild world of weaves, and Nicole has opted for clip ins. Nic’s hair is longer and more suited to clips ins.  With that bit of extra length, she can wear clip ins and not look like a cracked out drag queen. (P.S. there is a cracked out drag queen named Sharone who frequents our local library. Literacy is for everyone!)

The great thing about clip ins, is that Nic can remove her extensions when going back east, avoiding the statement, “LA has changed you.”  FYI she wants you to know LA HAS changed her. In her words “I no longer look sad and pale, and guess where I was this morning? The mutha fuckin’ beach y’all!”

Nicole can remove her clip ins, wash them, and put them away in a cute little pink bag…kinda like a diaphragm.  I on the other hand am permanently attached to my extensions that I have nick-named, “The Wendigo” (due to the massive amount of hair involved).
Despite our fake hair we’re still the same salt of earth, Steel Magnolias, tells it likes we see it kinda gals. Here are some photos to prove that we’re still just everyday people….with extensions!
We wash dishes.
We clean toilets.
We barbecue. (With caution.  Extensions are flammable.)
We do our own gardening. (She’s actually just holding dirt.  She doesn’t garden.)
We wait for the mail.
We pick up our friends dog poop.  (We’re so average.)
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11 Responses to “Hair Extensions – Part Deux (The Reckoning)”

  1. Iain Ross September 19, 2011 at 1:45 pm #

    Jennifer – you look fantastic!
    However, I seem to remember your “before” picture from a few weeks ago was more dramatic.
    Have you left the apartment yet? All those shots are from around your home. Please post the Venice Beach and Viper Room shots later today.
    Iain

    • society finch September 19, 2011 at 3:01 pm #

      Dear Iain,
      My lawyer has advised me not to post pics from Viper VIP Room and “beach antics” in Venice.
      xo

  2. Christy September 19, 2011 at 2:16 pm #

    Jennifer Robertson, I’m so glad I know you, if even just a little bit. Random memory of you: we were having sushi someplace on Broadway. The waiter walked by and you poked him in the butt with your chopsticks. Well, hey, we needed more drinks. Action must be taken.
    Okay, that is all. Loved this post!!

  3. Anita@dasaninteriors.com September 20, 2011 at 10:02 am #

    Ha ha…why yes LA has changed both of you!!! And was the pain worth it? I just want to know?

  4. Jennifer September 20, 2011 at 11:08 am #

    You Ladies look really fantastic! You make me want to cut my hair, find a generous and overly hairy Russian and free myself from my mono hair style slavery!! EXTENSIONS UNITE!!

    • Deb McGrath September 21, 2011 at 5:43 pm #

      you are rockin’ that hair baby. I love you both ways. One is less dangerous yes, but really, do we always have to play it safe? I am older than you so I cannot do the long hair easily. But I am going to do Barbie extensions. No one will know…but I will. Teeny and sassy.

      • society finch September 22, 2011 at 7:52 am #

        You are teeny AND sassy Deb! xoxoxo

  5. Una September 20, 2011 at 11:31 pm #

    You’re such an inspiration to all of us thin- or short-haired girls, please keep up the good work. I’m particularly impressed by the little fold-up case: ‘Have Hair, Will Travel!’ I await your next installment with bated breath.

  6. CallingCat February 9, 2012 at 2:39 am #

    love the hair how much did it cost?

    • society finch February 15, 2012 at 10:04 pm #

      500 dollars. That’s on the very inexpensive side. The hair cost $150 and having them put in is 500.

  7. CallingCat February 9, 2012 at 2:39 am #

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