Hand-Tied Extensions, & Why I Got Them

Talking extensions today, and diving deep into why I got them and the reality of what it is like to have extensions.  Long post here, but worth it if you have ever thought about extensions.

First of all, I have got to give up for my stylist of 24 years, Jennifer of Rebel Hand Tied Extensions. ❤ She has been on this hair journey with me for decades, and I owe her for this head of hair that I now have.

When I was in high school I had tons of hair.  Long, thick, wavy.  I wore it BIG too, with lots of hairspray.  Fast forward to my 20’s, and things started to change.  I had my two babies, but my health had started to deteriorate. I was having terrible issues with my back and spent most of my 20’s walking with a cane.  I went to countless doctors, endless tests, painful treatments, meds out the wazoo, and nothing helped.  Oddly enough, it wasn’t until my 6 year old son was diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease that a rheumatologist ordered genetic testing because she finally figured out what it was.  I was diagnosed with Ankylosing Spondylitis, a severe form of arthritis of the lower spine.  I was able to begin effective treatments that have given me my life back, but the damage to my hair was done.  The meds I had been prescribed were known to cause hair loss.  My hair continued to get thinner.  I know it sounds vain, but I was heartbroken and just hated how I looked.

Here comes Jennifer to my rescue.  The extensions I have now are called hand tied, & they come in long wefts of human hair.  They are sewn to 8-10 beads per row that are attached to my hair.  I only have 2 1/2 rows of hair added. So the actual contact with my hair is minimal, which means less damage. It truly looks natural.  I am IN LOVE with them! Reality though, sleeping on them feels weird, it takes me much longer to get ready, & they ain’t cheap.  But I love them & feel 1000 times better about how I look. 😊 I am THRILLED with them!

If you want to know more, email me.  Jennifer is the ONLY stylist in Omaha, Nebraska offering these amazing extensions!  And be sure to follow Rebel Hand Tied Extensions!


I am Tracy. I’m a mom of two who loves a good denim jacket, chips and queso, and dinner dates with my hubby. I believe fashion should be fun, versatile, and always express who you really are. Thanks for being here!


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