For the longest time I have been wanting to try out hair extensions. I’m the perfect candidate for it, with my thin/fine hair. You see all these beauty vloggers on YouTube reviewing hair extensions when their hair is either already super long, and perhaps also super thick. I reached out to a few companies a couple of years ago to review some extensions, but they didn’t get back to me – and so, I didn’t invest $100+ in buying my own because I wasn’t sure it was worth the money.
Irresistible Me hair extensions reached out to me, and asked me to pick out a set of clip-in extensions to review. I was so excited! I ended up with a middle of the range thickness (due to me not wanting a huge head of hair to try and blend in with my own), so I opted for 140 grams in the length and colourÂ 20″Â Royal Medium Brown, which is made from real Remy Hair – apparently the best hair you can get. Although not a perfect match (the hair extensions are a shade or two darker), but it blends in pretty well.
I filmed my entire process of first impressions, and wore them throughout the day. To be honest, I haven’t worn them much outside of the house since. I think it’s personally because I’m a little self concious of the length I asked for.
Going from close to shoulder length hair to wearing hair extensions past my ribs seems a little odd. Thinking back, I should have ordered something an inch or two past my regular hair, andÂ use the extensions to gain some fullness to the hair.
But c’mon, I wanted to see what I’d look like with crazy long hair again. I can’t seem to grow my hair out past the length it’s at now.
Half set of hair extensions in my hair
Full set of extensions in my hair â€” my hair is looking a little scraggly at the top. Hard to blend that in when you don’t have much hair.
The first day, they were really easy to curl and style. The second day I tried to put them in, I brushed the hair out from its curls and clipped them into my hair, but after 15 minutes or so, the hair looked really scraggly and it was likeÂ IÂ had to cart around an extra hair brush in my back pocket in order for it to maintain a nice look to it.Â It’s not like they needed to be washed, because I had only worn the extensions for maybe 3 hours the previous day, so I’m not sure it was due to the 140g vs 200g of hair, or what.
Hair extensions outside with flash photographyÂ
HairÂ extensionsÂ outside with no flash photography.
The texture of my natural hair is really soft, and each individual strand of hair is thin. With the hair extensions, it was more coarse hair, and the strands of hair were much thicker. In that regard it’s quite noticeable to me because it’s not as soft to the touch as my own hair.
If I had a regular hair dresser around me that I trusted, I’d bring them in with me to get a few inches cut off to suit me a bit better.
Overall, I would recommend them because you have the option to wear some, or all of the clips depending on the look you are going for. I just need to remember to place them more toward the nape of my neck, and not many clips anywhere above the ear. I just need to play around with the placement of my hair, and have my hair freshly washed/styled in order for them to not be noticeable in my hair when it separates.
- The clips were secure andÂ stayed in my hair without teasing the hair and damaging it
- Made my hairÂ look bombshell
- The hair looked natural in my hair (regardless of if I could tell it was ‘fake’)
- Hair extensions can be dyed and cut (I think you can only darken, not lighten the hair though)
- It wasn’t easy to hide in my fine hair, especially if I had any clips above my ear, towards the crown of my head (see me explain it more on the YouTube video I filmed)
- If I wore all the clips, it felt really heavy, some clips tugged on my hair making it uncomfortable
- It had a bit of a weird chemical/person smell, I couldn’t put my finger on it
What are your thoughts on hair extensions?
Do you wear extensions? Do you love/hate them? I need your thoughts and opinions! :)
Disclaimer: As stated above,Â IrresistibleÂ Me sent me the extensions for review.
Nanc, Under “Cons” HEAR should be EAR.
This from your grammar police momma :-)
Hahah Hi Nancy! I’m glad I came across your blog! Your a breath of fresh air- your video is great! The extensions look great too :) x
kayla recently posted..Oahu, Hawaii Travel Diary
I think they look fantastic! I’ve never been one for hair extensions, but these truly look great on you and if I wanted or needed extensions I would most likely choose these.
Thanks for the honest review – I’ve often wondered about hair extensions because my hair, too, doesn’t seem to want to grow past it’s current length. I think they looked great, but the maintenance is definitely something to consider.
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I’m about to spew coffee all over my laptop screen after reading the comment from your momma. OMG – I’m such a grammar police to my grown kids, too.
I think your hair looks beautiful with and without the extensions. I’ve never tried them. My hair is shoulder length and my daughters would think it strange if their 50- something-year-old mom stepped out in long hair extensions. :)
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Wow, from the look of it, I wouldn’t know you were even wearing hair extensions. I think it blends in well even though the hair is coarser than yours.
I haven’t ever tried hair extensions. I like the look of these on you and if you hadn’t told me you were wearing them, I would have never known.
Lisa recently posted..New Dining Option Opens at SeaWorld (with a twist!)
It’s hard to tell where your natural hair ends and the extensions begin. I think they blend really well but I understand how it would be shocking to go from shoulder length to much longer.
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I have always wondered about hair extensions! That was quite the jump in length on your hair that would be an adjustment.
Vera Sweeney recently posted..Will I Ever Be The Mom Who Can Do This?
You look great and your hair is full of volume and length. I don’t know about the smell, but the look is fantastic!
I have never tried hair extension, but have always been a little curious. I’ve always like the idea of quickly changing my hair without the hassle of going to a hair saloon. I can understand that it feels strange to all of the suddenly have a much longer hair, but you look great in them! + You can always give them a trim if you want them shorter.
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The extensions looks natural on you. It’s a good way to have a variety in your look without waiting for your hair to grow.
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I watched the whole video. It does match your hair and looks great!
I didn’t even know they had those clip ins.
I wonder how I’d do with those with such vastly different hair from yours.
You look great!
Colette S recently posted..90 Minutes In Heaven Review + #Giveaway – #HOPELIVES #FLYBY
WOW!! Those extensions look amazing on you!!! I love it!!
ricci recently posted..Road Trip Recap: NYC Day 1
Wow – I can’t even believe those are extensions! They look so realistic! My hair is so long (to my butt..Lol) but I have a few friends that I can definitely recommend extensions to.
i am OBSESSED with hair extensions!! LOVE LOVE!!
Sandy a la Mode
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I love how honest this review is! I think they look great but I understand what you mean about the drastic difference in length! Extensions in or out, I personally think your hair looks great either way!
It LOOKS pretty, but I hear you on the blending. You should try to give them a little trim!! :)
Carla (@charliesue) recently posted..Figs with Tahini & Honey Sauce and Sesame Crunch
Those hair extensions look like real hair and they suit you! I love longer hair on you!
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You should always wash extensions before dying them and to get rid of the yucky chemical smell before you wear them