Brooke + Hair Extensions= <3

I slightly touched on the emotions I’m feeling right now last night on Facebook. Now that the NEW Facebook is up and running, I’m able to see pictures from the “good old days”. I’m not talking about the many Shenanigans I would find myself caught up in with Alysa, the numerous trips to Vegas, or the photos on the boats…I’m talking about the pictures of me with LONG LUXURIOUS HAIR!

You might be asking, “Well why did you cut it then?”

I didn’t. Since 2001 I have been in a long term and sometimes long distance relationship with hair extensions. It started in Bakersfield, Ca. Shannon was the first person to introduce Great Lengths into my life. I was instantly addicted. You can wash them, dry them, treat them like your own. Then I moved to Knoxville, TN. WHATEVER WAS I GOING TO DO???? I took them out…for about a month…then immediately found a woman in Maryville that did Great Lengths Hair Extensions. *Sighhhhh…whole again.

When I moved to Charleston, I thought it was over. We had a good run Hair Extensions a few years together, it was time to move on. I tried…but I couldn’t. On a trip to visit pals in Knoxville I ended up going back to the lady in Tennessee. Finally I found a salon in Charleston that did Great Lengths. I was there for about a year and then I met her…the one that made me break up with Great Lengths and try something better…HAIR LOCS! From the minute Holly at Paloosh Salon introduced me to what would end up being my SOUL MATE, I loved them.

For over 2 years I’ve carried on a relationship with Holly and Hair Locs. When I found out I was onto my next adventure in Washington D.C. I knew I couldn’t ask Holly and Hair Locs to go with me. She’s got a salon, kids, a wonderful husband…and I just couldn’t fathom the idea of anyone else being as great as she is with the Hair Locs. I decided to end my relationship with the Locs.

The past 2 months have been fine. I haven’t cried or eaten any bon bons over my loss of extensions. I was enjoying MY hair. I tried new things with it, it took less time to blow dry, and I could buy one of those head scratchers. Then last night it happened, I was looking at old pics of me and Hair Locs. We had such an amazing relationship. They made me feel pretty…feel whole. Why did I let them go??????? It’s like an ex bf. I was fine without them as long as I didn’t see them BUT in true ex fashion one day they just popped back into my life and I CANT stop reminiscing about the moments we shared.

If I put them back in, I run the risk of going through another devastating break up when I have to take them out. Or I can use it as an excuse to make a trip to Charleston every few months to get them done. My hair was starting to get long…ish, so why not just let it grow? But it can grow while the extensions are in and when I get them out I wont need them anymore (HA I’ll always need them). I’m not sure where to go from here. Right now I’ll just sit here…Loc-less and Lost.

*I know someone will email asking for Paloosh’s number so here it is if you want to go to the best, 843-766-0037. Give them my love.

With Hair Locs *Tearing up as I type*

  • Bubba

    Wait a minute!!!!! from the Mad Dater to

    So who is your sole mate-(pun intended….) by the way, You do not need Extensions!!!!! What is your best feature? THAT is what you should be focused on. You DO, know your best characteristic…?
    It is SO obvious…..

  • Yes,
    you do not need hair extensions.