I don’t normally talk about my haircare routine or what extensions I use as I didn’t really feel there was an interest for that sort of information but ever since I joined the ‘Mermaid Army’ I’ve been getting more and more questions about my hair extensions, the hair dye brand I use AND how I keep my extensions look healthy. As I already covered what hair dye and products I use last month, I thought that I should talk about my extensions.

A few weeks ago I was lucky enough to be sent the Afrodite Thandie Kinky Straight Lace Front Unit in 24 inch – £164.99 via Afrodite – and I am in love with the texture, softness and versatility of this hair as it is a lot easier to manage than my usual textured curls.

The “Thandie” has a Kinky straight afro hair texture – which is quite unique and difficult texture to find – in 100% human hair and is available with a three inch French lace front. With this Lace wig you can use tape or glue to secure it and make the closure sit flat on your head but I have simply sewn on an elastic band as I have had a bad skin reaction to lace glues in the past so opted out of doing that.

If you are a complete novice to hair extensions and how to take care of hair extensions, I think you are really going to love Afrodite as a brand as each Lace purchase from the the Afrodite range comes with a lace care “Do’s and Don’t” guide that talks you through washing, conditioning, storing and maintaining the extensions on a regular basis.

I don’t normally talk about my haircare routine or what extensions I use as I didn’t really feel there was an interest for that sort of information but ever since I joined the ‘Mermaid Army’ I’ve been getting more and more questions about my hair extensions, the hair dye brand I use AND how I keep my extensions look healthy. As I already covered what hair dye and products I use last month, I thought that I should talk about my extensions.

A few weeks ago I was lucky enough to be sent the Afrodite Thandie Kinky Straight Lace Front Unit in 24 inch – £164.99 via Afrodite – and I am in love with the texture, softness and versatility of this hair as it is a lot easier to manage than my usual textured curls.

The “Thandie” has a Kinky straight afro hair texture – which is quite unique and difficult texture to find – in 100% human hair and is available with a three inch French lace front. With this Lace wig you can use tape or glue to secure it and make the closure sit flat on your head but I have simply sewn on an elastic band as I have had a bad skin reaction to lace glues in the past so opted out of doing that.

If you are a complete novice to hair extensions and how to take care of hair extensions, I think you are really going to love Afrodite as a brand as each Lace purchase from the the Afrodite range comes with a lace care “Do’s and Don’t” guide that talks you through washing, conditioning, storing and maintaining the extensions on a regular basis.

Since getting my extensions, I have studied the Afrodite guide – and picked up quite a few tricks – although I did break the Afrodite rule for curly and textured hair extensions that said you shouldn’t attempt to dye your wig or change its fundamental structure but you know what they say . . .

rules were meant to be broken

and are more like guidelines anyway as the Afrodite virgin wigs can be dyed freely because they are pure and in their original state

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Despite the radical change in its structure, my Afrodite extensions still feel very soft and fluffy to the touch and does not tangle.

At £164.99 for a 24″ unit, I think the “Thandie” wig is a bargain and I know that I will repurchase this unit again in the near future . . . mostly because I’m going back to full-time work at the end of the month, and I doubt teal-blue hair is acceptable

Products Used
Afrodite Lace Wig in Thandie
Crazy Colors Hair Dye in Capri
Aussie Dual Personality Serum

As a “best practice” approach, you are not advised not to dye the Afrodite Lace front as they have already been dyed and processed and I wouldn’t really recommend dying/bleaching it further as the results would be unreliable & Afrodite will not be held responsible if you want to be like me and bleach your extensions within an inch of its life but so you can take this part of my review with a pinch of salt.

Prior to bleaching and dying my unit, I didn’t really experience any shedding but after the event I like to call the ‘teal massacre’ my unit started to shed quite a bit, a few strands on the closure broke and the ends of my hair started to split BUT I have been using the Afrodite 100% Argan Oil – £15.95 for 100ml – on my extensions every two-three days and that has done MIRACLES

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What do you think of this Afrodite Lace Unit? Is it something that you could see yourself wearing?

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3 Comments

  • Posted 21st May 2015 9:30 pm
    by Andrew James (Beauty and The Boy)

    Your hair looks amazing! you really do look like a mermaid! xx

    http://www.beautyandtheboy.com

  • Posted 22nd May 2015 12:46 am
    by Dan' HERMAN ( music and fashion designer )

    Wow ! Original, I love very much ! ♥

  • Posted 22nd May 2015 11:32 am
    by Steph (Nerd About Town)

    I love this colour on you! I think I need to check out this website as I’ve been looking for a unit myself!

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