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Taken last night fresh after shower. With spanking new dryer. Super chun. Hair still full and long.

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There’s this place in Hangzhou, it’s crazy. Human hair everywhere.

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Multitude of shades and lengths.

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All kinds of hair quality. Some thin, some coarse. But most of them better than my original hair anyway.

 

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So we closed the deal at RMB1.80 per strand (less than RM1), i chose waist length and a shade closest to my original color, and she did the clip on thing.

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Just use a lot of small thingies like these

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Thread the extension together with your real hair

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And clip it on.

 

Quite simple lo! Before i experienced first hand how it is done, i couldn’t understand how turf do you attach fake hair real hair real fake hair fake real hair extensions to your own hair.

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I did one layer, about 300 strands, and the whole process took only 40 minutes. Oli: erm actually maybe 1h20m but you weren’t the one waiting.

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Total is RMB540 (RM270)

 

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DONE!

It didn’t look very natural back then because i had slightly wavy hair and theirs were super straight. But overall it felt good! Not heavy at all. Though the clips could be a little pokey.

 

Then we got back to Shanghai. And there’s this place in Qi Pu lu. It is even crazier. The entire ground floor full of hair extension shops.

It’s quite nightmarish come to think of it. Every shop looks the same, and they will all try to get you walk in their shop and claim they have the best hair, it is almost impossible to decide which shop you should go in.

In the end we stopped at this shop, because there’s this SUPER LONG pony tail that looks like those in ancient warrior film starring Jet Li. Of course Oli insisted on seeing what it would look like on him, which was all the excuse I needed to get into the shop! There was a super nice gay hairdresser guy in there, but even if it had been Sweeney Todd, we’d passed the point of no return…

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It’s the Hair Spray place.

And the hair even cheaper!!!! It’s like longer but RMB1.50 per strand only.

So i did some again, at the bottom layer. To add some super long hair. And this time they use the weaved-in one. It’s supposed to be more long lasting than clip-on one. So i discovered i kena conned in Hang Zhou la because weaving is very time consuming so for convenience sake the lady insisted clip-on was better.

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This lady is super pro with weaving!!!

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The gay guy kept snapping pictures of me because he said i look like this China (actually Taiwanese but Taiwanese are all Chinese in China) pop artist. I dowan to say who later you say i perasan, anyway he said he want to paste my picture there and write “Some famous Chinese singer also do extension here” (of course some atrocious English).

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DONE!!!

Nice or not?!?! In total i spent about RM300+ for everything (Hangzhou + Shanghai). And you will be surprised. Well it’s China but! Until today, it is still perfect and not a single strand came off (touch wood). It’s been a month!!

Remember, if you get it done it will hurt like a bitch the first day until you cannot sleep, but then you will get used to it after just 2 or 3 days. And whoever says hair extension is hard to maintain, obviously haven’t done it in China!!! I just wash, style and blow dry as usual.

The strange thing is it feels better than my own hair! So now my hair is half-Cheese, half-HotTibetanvirginfrombeautifulvillage (at least, that’s what the hairdresser assured me), though i try not to think about which girl’s body part i have on me now.

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