Friday, April 13, 2012



In my March Beauty Haul, I shared the extensions I purchased and what I planned to do with them. I dyed them red, then had a few tracks sewn in the back for a peek-a-boo effect.

To get my "hot like fire" look, I used this box kit by Creme of Nature:
Permanent hair dye in Intensive Red
I then layed the extensions down on a large piece of tin foil, and applied the dye as instructed:

After I completed the dye process, I hung the extensions up to dry overnight:

This Indian Jerry Curl hair curls when wet, just as promised!

I also went ahead and dyed a section of my bangs in the same Intensive Red shade: 

The result left much to be desired considering that my natural color is so dark. I would therefore have to do this a few times in order to really lift my natural color.

I actually dyed both the F1B/30 and the 27 extensions. I held the end result up to my face so I could see how they looked against my complexion:

Intensive Red results on F1B/30
Intensive Red results on 27
Although I really liked that deep burgundy look on the F1B/30, I messed up and got 12" extensions instead of 14"! The hair was therefore too short and would not have stood out when installed to the underside of my head. So, I went with the bright red shade. Go big, or go home!

Since I know nothing about weaving (and for those of you who have been following me for a while, you know I can't stand to have anything attached to my head for long periods of time), I had a friend sew in a few tracks in the back. She made two braids near the occipital bone, where I normally apply my clip-ins:

Placement for the first two tracks.
She then made a braid a little higher, like above my ears for the third track:

Placement for the third track.
And this is what it looked like right after she finished installing it:

Hair washed and blow dried.
I then flat ironed my hair section by section:

And this was the end result!
Straight hair with curls.
Waves via a twist out.

After rocking the straight and wavy look for about a week, I washed the hair and wore it curly:

Unfortunately, the hair only looked good when wet. Once dry, it looked a hot mess! I think it's because it couldn't stand the curl activator gel I had to use in order to get my curls to act right. So, I took this mess out after just two weeks. Womp, womp. I still had fun with the look though. I'll probably make clip-ins out of the leftover hair and just clip in some pieces when I feel the need for change.

That's it for this experiment. Until next time...;-)


Teshia.Gonzo said...

Wow that looks great! I wish I knew how to do my own sew ins lol. Transitioning is a real pain in the butt.

Ms. Harmony said...

You did a good job! I loved the look. Hope all is well with you and the family!!

Shelly said...

The red tracks look really great with your hair. Now you have me over here going Hmmmm....

DPrincess28 said...

@Teshia: Thanks! You'll get through the rough patch, I promise, LOL!

@Mrs. Harmony: Thanks so much girl. And yes, things are great, thank God ;-).

@Shelly: Thanks!!!