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HOLY SHIT. My hair is matted at the roots, almost all over my head. I'm going to have to shave it off, arent I?

(51 Posts)
NirvanaSmellsLikeTeenMother Wed 28-Nov-12 15:55:15

I had micro loop extensions put in about 2 1/2 months ago for a treat to.myself as I was feeling shit and ugly. They cost bloody loads but i had just come into some money so thought, hey why not?

I wanted them out after a month because they were itchy and horrible, bit i persevered with them because of the cost, and they were supposed to last 3-4 months.

My grandma has just taken them all out with pliers, it took 3 hours!

My hair is now matted and stuck together at the root almost all over my head, the only place that's okay is the top as they weren't in there.

What the hell do I do? It looks bloody awful and I don't think i can go out in public untill its sorted.

It resembles a thatched roof or a birds nest, maybe a bit of both. It's still itchy and still gross. I think its too knotty for even a hairdresser to sort it out tbh.

Any ideas? Pleeeeeeesse someone help me!

anothercuppaplease Wed 28-Nov-12 15:58:41

OK have a go with some olive oil, rub it in really well, see if you could comb your hair a little. It will take a couple of washes to take the olive oil out of your hair. Otherwise, you could try coconut butter, which you can get at the chemist, and do the same, massage it in really well first and then try to comb out, wash a couple of time to get rid of the oil. Good luck, it sounds horrible.

trudat Wed 28-Nov-12 16:02:41

Go back to the person who put them in???
I assume that's not an option though.

I'm not an expert AT ALL so at your own risk (though sounds a lost cause anyway) but...

Lots of conditioner?? On dry hair and tease it out a bit at a time. Might take hours but probably won't do any more harm.

So sorry for you. Hope it comes good x

twooter Wed 28-Nov-12 16:05:29

I'd try to tease it out with a brush when it's smothered in conditioner.

( not a hairdresser, but have dds who all get really mattedd hair)

NirvanaSmellsLikeTeenMother Wed 28-Nov-12 16:13:14

Thanks everyone! Just sent my mum to the shop for a big bottle of conditioner, a comb, olive oil and some wine for the pain and to drown my sorrows wink

I've text the woman about it and tried to ring her a couple of times but no reply yet, she probably won't do anything about it anyway. Im pissed off though because I did everything she told me to with them and it was supposed to be a treat for myself and she's pocketed my money and left me looking like a fucking caveman! angry

Should have just stuck with my wonderful clip-ins, which looked better anyway!

hellymelly Wed 28-Nov-12 16:13:35

The only time I had very matted hair was after a long drive in an open top car, but from that and my experience of dealing with flatmate's very back combed hair I would suggest lots and lots of cheap conditioner, work it right into the hair, and then start combing tiny sections at a time. Having someone else do it for you would be best as they can see properly. This worked with very matted doll's hair too, so should work on yours.

Kalypso Wed 28-Nov-12 16:16:22

Poor you sad Sorry if this is a given, but when you start trying to tease it out with tons of conditioner, begin combing it down from almost at the ends of your hair and then work your way up millimetre by millimetre. Don't move up until the hair below is knot-free. That way you won't be 'pushing' down the tangles from the top and making the hair more knotted than ever. Again, sorry if this is obvious, but I have long hair and learned this woefully late! It has really helped lessen hair breakage.

uggmum Wed 28-Nov-12 16:16:36

My dd's hair tangles and gets matted really easily. I use an oil on it and tease it out really carefully. At present I'm using extra-ordinary oil by l'oreal elvive. It costs about £10 a bottle. Use plenty, cover the roots and massage in. After a while you will be able to tease it out (hopefully). You will need a lot a patience.

Hope it works out.

QueenCadbury Wed 28-Nov-12 16:20:49

A tangle teaser brush will help take the pain away. My dd won't let Meuse anything else on her hair.

Rindercella Wed 28-Nov-12 16:23:42

I was just going to suggest a tangle teaser. Call your mum up and see if she can get one (Boots sell them).

bulletwithbutterflywings Wed 28-Nov-12 16:27:04

When you are brushing out tangles make sure you start at the bottom, tease out the ends, then the mid-lengths then the roots last, or you will end up with and even worse tangle. Like everyone else said lots of conditioner! Hope you get it sorted!

bulletwithbutterflywings Wed 28-Nov-12 16:28:00

Oh, crossed posts!

blondiedollface Wed 28-Nov-12 16:32:06

Yup conditioner and oil!! We de-dreaded DH's VVVV matted 2yo dreads this way ends to roots - it took all day but we got there then the bastard cut it all off a week later

badgeroncaffeine Wed 28-Nov-12 16:38:42

I would shave it all off, go for the Sinead O'Connor look.

NirvanaSmellsLikeTeenMother Wed 28-Nov-12 16:42:45

Thankyou everyone, I love that I can rely on mumsnet to help me with absolutely anything!
I have a tangle teaser brush somewhere, will dig it out.

The mission starts at 6.30pm after I've put DD to bed, wish me luck!


MrsCampbellBlack Wed 28-Nov-12 17:07:27

Fabric conditioner at a real push if the normal conditioner isn't working.

What a nightmare!

valiumredhead Wed 28-Nov-12 17:22:07

What about a Tangle Tamer brush?

NirvanaSmellsLikeTeenMother Wed 28-Nov-12 18:26:11

Got a tangle brush thing, a wide tooth comb (recomended by my hairdresser auntie), hair serum, loads of conditioner and a pair of scissors just in case. My mum forgot the olive oil but I'm gonna get some tomorrow if this doesn't work.

Thankyou for all the advice everyone thanks

trudat Thu 29-Nov-12 12:56:48

How did it go? Are you bald??

werewolvesdidit Thu 29-Nov-12 14:54:13

good luck

MoomieAndFreddie Thu 29-Nov-12 18:38:37

Oh god

this happened to me YEARS ago when I had really dodgy hair extensions put in

as others have said, loads of conditioner, LOADS. and just really gently try and comb it through, starting from the very ends.

i would be really pissed off with the person who did this if i were you!

TeamEdward Thu 29-Nov-12 18:45:41

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

trudat Fri 30-Nov-12 13:22:53

Come on nirvana, don't leave us hangin' grin

hellocatty Fri 30-Nov-12 13:35:38

Could you go to another hairdresser and get a keratin hair treatment that seems to be a really intensive conditioner that might soften it down.

2blessed2bstressed Fri 30-Nov-12 13:38:12

How's it looking Nirvana?

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