Hair Extension Criticism

Ok, where do I start... I have not been criticized very much about this topic (to my face anyways) especially because it is becoming the norm in today's world. But I have noticed that a lot of people have a hard time accepting what they don't understand.

Here are a couple questions I have been asked that I would just like to clear up for all the people who are confused and weirded out about the whole hair extension concept.

1. Why do you wear those "things"?
Answer: I wear them because I feel more confident wearing them. It actually takes me less time to put my hair extensions in my hair than it would be to style my own natural hair.

2. Why don't you just wear your hair short? It's so cute!
Answer: Because my hair is so fine and short, it takes a lot of product, styling and back combing to get my hair to look like I want it to. Therefore, it takes more time to style it. Believe it or not, I don't like to spend much time on my hair in the morning so it is an easy alternative to wear extensions.

3.Why do you want to wear something fake? Doesn't it weird you out?
Answer: Nope it doesn't weird me out. I think of it as a beauty staple. Basically like mascara, eyeliner, lip gloss and foundation. These things all enhance our beauty and are not natural but they make us feel better about ourselves. I feel the same way with extensions! If something is going to make you feel more confident and it's not hurting anybody then go for it!

4.What do guys say when they find out that you wear extensions?
Answer: Ok, where do I start with this one? I have never really had a guy say anything to me about extensions. Most people don't even know I wear extensions and think that I just have long hair. My boyfriend just thinks of it as another girly thing I do and accepts it as a part of my life. Most guys don't understand it and they probably never will. In reality, do guys really understand anything about why we do the things we do? Anywho, back to my point. I don't care what guys or girls think about me wearing extensions. The only thing that matters is that I enjoy them and they make me happy :).

5. Why wear extensions, why don't you just grow out your natural hair?
Answer: I get this question a lot. Most of you who follow my YouTube Channel know that I have thin, fine hair and it is a total frustration to grow! It get's damaged really easily because of how fine it is. I am constantly trimming my hair so it grows out healthily without split ends and breakage. If I just let it go, I would eventually need to chop a lot of breakage off at once and it would be counter productive! I am currently taking extra care of my hair and it has shown to help and it is growing out which I am grateful for! This is something I think a lot of women don't understand because most women have medium to thick hair that grows easily! So when you think your hair is way too thick, just get some layers to thin it out and be grateful! For girls like me, it's really hard just thicken up my hair unless your have extensions!

So those are the most common questions I get asked. I am sorry if you have a problem with it or you think I am fake because of it. My feeling is that if I am fake for wearing hair extensions than every girl who wears makeup in this world is fake too. Makeup is just more accepted.

If you have any more questions, just let me know!
Kelly :)


  1. Wearing extensions is a grateful thing to have! Especially if you have fine hair! I have fine & thin hair too and i have DAMAGED ends!So now i am sticking to extensions! And you have helped me out a lot! I need to get new extensions, i have been using Foxy locks and they are good so far! i just need to low light them!(:

  2. Just wanted to point something out. Women have been wearing "fake" hair for more than a hundred years. There are the powdered wigs that were worn in the 18th century and the false fronts worn under bonnets around that same time. Rats were something that were commonly used. I remember reading in the Little House on the Prairie books where Laura Ingalls gave her mother some sort of wooden thing so that she (the mother) could collect and save the hair from her brush. Why would she do this? Because women rolled the excess hair into their buns to make the buns fuller. They used rats up until the 1940s or 50s. That's how women got their World War ll era victory rolls to look good. And they could honestly say it was all their own hair! It's just silly to criticize someone for using beauty enhancements. Using such enhancements is certainly not a new thing and it isn't as if you're trying to pass your extensions off as your own hair. Just ignore the brainless people who criticize you.