About two months ago, I decided to start growing my hair into a cute chin-length bob with blunt cut bangs. However, since hair typically only grows a 1/2 inch per month, I know my hair will not be long enough by next September. So, I've been looking into other options...
Permanent Hair Extensions
Weaved Hair Extensions
Another permanent type of extension that is significantly less money. With this option, the hair is styled into little braids and the extensions are then sewn into the braids. Downfall with this type is that it can pull the scalp quite significantly and I've heard that the braids can also loosen easily. But this option is more than half the price of the extensions above.
This might be my favorite option EXCEPT for the fact that I need to grow my hair (without texturizing or even trimming it) for a good five months before I'd be able to use them. Plus, I have no idea how they work or if I'd spend the money and find out my hair is too thick to even wear them. I must say though, I love the price of the clip-ins a lot more than the permanent extension option. I mean, you can get an amazing full set for just under $200.
Natural Hair Growth
Sigh, as much as I love my short funky hair, I really do miss styles like this. Or, even being able to wear a ponytail....Ha, I know right? I miss the ponytail the most. The cool thing about natural hair growth is when it finally gets to the length you want, it's probably one of the most rewarding things ever. Since I am extremely impatient, I will definitely be boosting my intake of Vitamin E, A, B and downing tons more eggs (as all are natural products that promote healthy hair and stimulate hair growth.) Either way, maybe growing my hair naturally and using clip-in extensions on occasion may be the way to go.
So, if anyone has any tips or tricks about hair growth, have had hair extensions OR use clip-in extensions currently, I would LOVE to hear your thoughts.