So off to the local beauty supply and I purchased, peroxide, developer and and Texures and Tones Golden Brown in case the hair colour wasn't quite what I wanted. Sometimes if the hair has been colored treated and not virgin, you can get a weird green toned blonde.
I didn't have this problem though. I had Peruvian Natural Wave in a 22 inch length, in the highest grade available. Peruvian hair has a more coarse texture so blending with our straightened locs is even easier that with other silkier textures.
The Peruvians come from sturdy stock so this hair holds up to curling and maintains a wave pattern even through heavy brushing.
I decided to go with the popular ombre effect dark at my roots and lighter at the tips. I am am not much for crazy colour so no purple roots and pink tips here. I just wanted subtle brown colour to come in beachy waves down my hair.
The hair held up well but didn't get fair treat mention as it was on my head while I was on the HcG diet. So just to be extra careful I didn't use any product on it . So it was bleached and colored and razored and received no moisturizers for weeks. When I was desperate I sprayed a brush with oil sheen, gave it a good brush and was done.
Had a party to attend and was able to use minimal product on the hair
Used a paddle brush to and oil to tame the hair for this shoot.
All in all this hair lived up to expectations. I was able style, colour, razor with moderate shedding . The wefts are flexible enough that the fold over method was easy to achieve. There was some tangling at my nape but having seen how I treated this hair I am surprised it didn't unstitch itselfef from my head. I have always said if I have to treat the hair on my head better than a small child and I have to touch it and groom it and kiss it and talk to it just for it to look good, that means it is not the high quality hair extension I should have on my head. Marie from Magnific also checked in with me, during the process ensuring I had enough info about care and handling of the hair, which was great.
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