Actually I have a lot of things to say, and a lot of pictures to share. You might not be interested in trying hair extensions for yourself, but take a quick scroll through the post to see some really dramatic "after" photos (like the one below!)
What is remy hair anyway? Being totally new to hair extensions, I had to do a little research to understand what this means. Remy hair extensions are made from real hair and are considered "premium", at least partly because they're bundled with all the hair strands' roots together on one end and the tips on the other (apparently lower quality extensions can have the directions of the hair strands mixed up). The result is that all the hair strands have cuticles going in the same direction (downward), so the extensions are more durable. This wikipedia article notes that a lot of remy hair is acid-treated to remove much of the hair cuticle anyway though, but I'm not sure if that's the case with these extensions.
How to use:1. Give your hair a quick brush, and finger-comb or gently brush the extensions as well.
|Above: closed / below: open|
5. Continue adding pieces until you are happy with the volume of hair.
Before/afterI was already blown away by the difference in my hair with just a single one-clip and two-clip on either sides of my head, but the difference is huge with all seven pieces in!
|Sad, flat hair :( / awesome voluminous hair :D|
Final thoughts/tipsI'm so happy that my first foray into hair extensions was a success. My hair texture is very slippery, so hair clips and hair ties often slide out. I was worried the same would happen to the extensions, but they stayed in place all day, despite the very easy application method! I hardly felt them (unless I had my head on a headrest, etc) and at times I forgot I was wearing them.
If you're thinking about ordering a set of your own, my advice is to measure from your crown to determine the length to order. Although 18" isn't overly long on me, I was actually aiming for about the same length as my hair. My mistake was measuring from where I parted my hair rather than where I was going to actually place the extensions, which was 2-3" below the part, so 16" would have been perfect. Since length factors into the price, no need to pay for extra length you don't need!
The Royal Remy line starts at $129 for 14" at 100g, but the Silky Touch (budget-friendly line) is $79 for the same length and weight; it just doesn't have the same "special treatment" the Royal Remy receives. If you want mega-dramatic volume and length, the Volume Vixen line is 20" at 260g ($339) o__o. On the opposite spectrum, for just a little bit of extra volume, the Signature Weft is 60g (a single four-clip piece) and starts at 14" for $49. You can also use the coupon code GET20OFF for 20% off your first order!
I would recommend Irresistible Me's clip-on extensions to almost anyone that is looking to have fun with their look and easily add volume. Admittedly I'm new to hair extensions, but to me, they feel high-quality and durable--apparently you can even cut, colour, or curl them. With 12 different colours to choose from, I think most people would be able to find a very convincing match for themselves. My only reservation is for people who have very thin hair. You need to have enough hair to be able to conceal the clip and band underneath. One person I know in particular has very fine hair and not a lot of it, either. Her scalp sometimes peeks out between her locks, so I don't think these extensions would be suitable for her (she also has beautiful natural curls, so I'm hardly crying for her.)
What do you think, do they look natural? Would you try clip-on hair extensions? I should sneakily wear some in the next couple posts just to see if anybody notices!
Available at Irresistible Me: $49-339 USD