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Lessons - How I Order My Hair

Thursday, September 03, 2009 2:16 PM  |  by Babe with a Mane

Probably a lot of you look at the pictures that people post in the gallery and wonder what kind of hair everyone is wearing. I thought I would make it easy on anyone who wants to know just exactly how I order my hair. So, here are all the dirty (well...not dirty...Wink) details.

I order:

Asian soft silky straight remy hair

Double knots

All knots Bleached

Length: I order 14" Long - My length ends up (in most places) after I cut and layer it to be about 12"

Color Number 3 (Primary hair color)

Highlights: color #24 and another sample color that my hair tech, Lisa, picked out - Luv ya' Lisa! Yes

Spacing/Size of highlights: 1/8" round spaced 1/2" apart (I'm increasing the size to 1/2" round on my next order)

Density: The first 1" of my bangs/fringe is 80% with a Hi def hairline which means that it gradually increases until it gets to 80%. The rest of my hair is 120%.

Base: HD03 Modified with no poly.

Size: based on the template that I made and sent in to Hair Direct

That's it in a nutshell folks! Leave a comment if you have any questions!


About Babe with a Mane

My natural hair has not been seen for over 20 years. It has hidden under wigs and weaves, under toppik, colored sprays, couvre and dermatch. My growing hair is a significant burden. It takes too much time to try to fix it up to be presentable, too much money to try to fix, too much energy to worry about and conceal. Every day, I used to wish for great hair. Every day I was ashamed of my thin hair. Every day, I woke up feeling confident, feminine and sexy inside. Then, I looked in the mirror at my natural hair and those positive thoughts were robbed from me. My natural hair forced me to feel unattractive, timid and insecure. I know who I am inside and I wanted to project that image to everyone else. To do that, my hair had to change. Women who are bald or have very thin hair, are not considered "socially acceptable" in the general public's eye. I wanted to be considered socially acceptable, my natural hair wouldn't let me. My dream hair allows me to lead a normal life. I wake up to my guy nuzzling my neck while my soft hair is brushed aside. I jump in the shower to wash my hair. I look in the mirror to see a confident and sexy woman, looking back at me. I don't waste hours trying to disguise myself to fit in. I blow dry and curl my hair and start my day with a spring in my step. I don't catch others staring at my thin hair while trying to have a conversation with me. The same confident, self assurance that I feel inside is now projected on the outside. There are no further internal battles between true persona and an incongruous outward appearance. I am finally, after a lifetime of dreaming, able to project an image that reflects the confident, sexy, intelligent, feminine woman I truly am.


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