I see you. Rolling your eyes, wondering what hath possessed me to don something that is so out of character. Truth is, I was curious and the opportunity came along to find out what all the fuss was about. I love a good experiment. Here is mine with the Irresistible Me hair extensions.
|PRICE||US$249* (look out for discounts, offers and sales)
Free international shipping for orders >$150
180g (9 pieces) – 1 pc of 4 clips (7.5″), 1 pc of 3 clips (6″), 2 pcs of 2 clips (4″), 2 pcs of 1 clip (1.2″)
|TEXTURE/FINISH||100% Human Indian Remy hair, straight|
|PACKAGING||Sealed plastic and foil bag encased in cardboard box|
|RANGE||Range of 12 colours and shades
Available in a range of weights and lengths (14″-24″
I tried this in the 14″ #2 Royal Chocolate Brown. Mine had 9 pieces.
*This product was kindly supplied for consideration. I did not receive any compensation for this review. The opinions expressed in this post are mine and honest.
Ok, so there is something very unsettling about holding another human’s hair in your hands. You know, the kind that isn’t attached to a head. Anyway, once I got over that weirdness, I managed to get these in and give them a go.
The package is divided into two compartments. One contains the full set of extensions. The other contains a small ‘fringe’ like piece that you should open first to make sure you have the right colour match. This is a great idea because although I am a proficient online shopper, mistakes can happen. In which case, you can simply return for an exchange provided you haven’t broken the seals of the larger compartment.
The extensions are in varying pieces of width and length (see above table for details) which means you can attach them depending on where you want length and volume. Having said that, these extensions are more length than bouffant (which is great in my case as I am not looking for extra body.
Attaching these was daunting at first until I realised how easy it actually is. The snap closures simply slide onto your hair and snap into place. Bam, done! Take care to attach them as close as possible to the scalp. I found it handy to twist a tiny section of my hair just under the clip to give it something to hold onto before snapping it into place.
I started with the 3-clip close to the base of the head, followed by the 4-clip close to the centre and then spread the 5 2-clip ones across the crown. To help blend the hair in, the 1-clip pieces were best close to the temples on either side. I then brushed all the hair together and it was completely unnoticeable that I had extensions in. I really did have a hard time telling where my hair ended and the extensions began, even though mine is rather blunt at the ends.
You can use a curling iron or straighteners to further help blend the hair in (I didn’t bother as I thought it looked just fine).
I found nine pieces were plenty and gave me a really full head of hair. The colour was very very close to mine so the hair blended in seamlessly. The clips held it all in place really well and I quickly forgot I had them in there. The hair was soft and felt just like my own.
Wearing my hair down was the best way to use the extensions. I found wearing my hair up tended to expose the clips and then it becomes a little obvious you are wearing extensions. There are some girls who have managed to keep them hidden while rocking a ballerina bun, I am not so talented. Besides, my hair does not like to be worn up or it gives me quite the headache.
Maintenance-wise, I did absolutely nothing because I avoided putting any product in there in the first place. Of course, if you use hairspray or other styling products, you should wash the hair and dry it like normal. But I would avoid using any oils or creams.
Removal is super easy, you simply unclip and take the extensions off. I brush them and secure the lot of them with a hair tie until the next use. I did not wear them to be and would not recommend anyone do this either as the clips might be uncomfortable and putting them in is so easy any way.
Because I am loathe to do anything with my hair, I do not care particularly for extensions in general. BUT, I must say I was very impressed with the quality of the Irresistible Me extensions and how super easy they were to use. For someone who, until a few months ago, couldn’t tell hair extensions apart from a bar of soap, I feel rather confident in my new-found ability to wear them effortlessly.
If you’re going to take the plunge, I definitely recommend the Irresistible Me hair extensions.
What do you think of hair extensions? Would you try these clip-in ones from Irresistible Me?