Thursday, March 1, 2012

Rihanna's $23K Tangled Hair Extensions Emergency In London

What a tangled web we weave, especially when it comes to instant long locks.

Rihanna is not the first celebrity to wear hair extensions, and she certainly won't be the last. Many famous women resort to costly human hair extensions. And although, the look means an incredible head of hair in any color length and texture you dream of, having fake tresses also equals a lot of TLC maintenance.

And here's how the sexy singer from Barbados got in some very expensive trouble.

According to what we've uncovered, Rihanna did the 3 S's yesterday:
Swimming. Steam. Sauna.

The Sun newspaper claims a source said this:
"When she got out, her hair was tangled and matted. She slapped a load of conditioner on but it didn't get through the mass."

Rihanna supposedly panicked, because she was scheduled for a TV appearance the next day, and since she felt uncomfortable going to a salon pro very far away from home, she flew in her own L.A. stylist Ursula Stephen immediately to London.

$23-thousand dollars later, and Rihanna is said to have had an emergency haircut. You can see the black cap she wore to cover the hair disaster.

Unforunately, Rihanna only had the blonde hair for about a month (bottom photos). She had tweeted to her fans that she had her locks bleached blonde for an Elle magazine photo shoot, and that she has a weave.

We have never had hair extensions, but we have learned that these instant hair volumizers can be quite delicate. So, here are a few important tips from to maintaining those new, long locks:

How do I wash them?
Wash the hair in one direction. From top to bottom. Avoid washing hair upside down in the sink. Use shampoos and conditioners that are for dry hair and add the most moisture. Wash hair right after swimming. When brushing your hair, start from the bottom and work your way up while holding the top part to keep it from shedding or stretching.

Can I swim and go in the ocean?
You may go in swimming pools and hot tubs. Wash hair right after swimming. Avoid getting hair in salt water as the salt can take all the moisture out of the hair and it can tangle. Never braid your hair and go in salt water. It is best to wear it down. Use a leave-in detangler and glossifier after swimming.

Rihanna has had just about every hair color on the planet and hairstyle, too. She's very chameleon-like in how she approaches beauty. She's always unafraid to mix it up and try something new, so we look forward to the superstar's next trendsetting do.