When I was contacted by Irresistible Me, a hair extensions company based in New Yorks Fashion District, I was most definitely keen to try their range of 100% natural Remy clip-in hair extensions. I've dabbled with hair pieces and extensions over the years but never to much degree. As I've often told you I'm not one for bothering too much with my hair on an every day basis but if the clip in extensions were as easy to use as they appeared maybe I could be swayed.
I was sent one Silky Touch set* which includes the Signature Weft*, but first I had to choose the colour, length and weight of the extensions - a whole new process to me. I was advised that the basic rule was 'the longer the hair, the bigger the weight should be'.
The weight (100g, 140g, 200g) refers to the total weight of the hair. The thickness of the hair is relative to both the weight and length chosen. So a 14 inch, 200g piece will look thicker than a 24 inch, 200g piece.
I was directed to this video to help choose the colour of my hair extensions and its really handy when you see them side by side, especially in my case that I have dark brown hair that might appear darker than it is until you see it against other shades.
I finally decided on 14 inch, 140g extensions in Medium Brown as I was more interested in adding 'natural' thickness and length rather than a dramatic difference. Pretty packaging aside I like that customer satisfaction is important to Irresistible Me. You receive a pouch with your hair extensions inside which is divided into two. The smaller pouch contains a sample piece of your order so you can most importantly confirm that the collection match is indeed right for you. If not you send for a refund or exchange. I certainly know that if I was purchasing that would be the most important consideration.
My order contained a number of pieces, thickest piece with four clips then a selection of pieces with three, two and one clip to be added to your hair. My first attempt was rather rushed one evening when I came home from work and I found the process rather simple, especially as I was 'just playing'. The colour match was spot on.
I took the extensions over to my parents at the weekend as my sister in law was visiting and she's had more experience than I with them so I was interested to get her opinions - and to help put them in for a more thorough appraisal.
Again the process was simple and quick to do although the only issue I have at present is that my hair is due for a cut and being rather blunt in style I would benefit from visiting a hairdresser with the extension to cut to a more natural and blendable style.
My sister in law recommended some styles she preferred to use when wearing hair extensions, often using them to add weight and styling to the side. Another recommendation was some backcombing to allow more grip for the clips, especially for the lower pieces if your hair is fine or like mine thick but without a lot of it.
Have you tried hair extensions before?
*this post contains press samples