For a long time, I never thought of myself as a hair extensions kind of girl. They seemed unnatural, a little over the top and high maintenance. I associated extensions with Hollywood celebrities and Disney princesses, not regular people. Recently extensions have become much more accessible and mainstream. It’s one of those things that may seem foreign until you try it. You can see the difference on other people, but you won’t truly know the difference until you apply them on yourself.
Since then, I saw the difference on my friend Abida, who had long-term Kera-link hair extensions applied. See the whole process and results here. Her transformation was so dramatic and effective that the thought of trying extensions was planted in my head and has loomed ever since. Enter Irresistible Me Silky Touch hair extensions. Can I just say damn? The difference is incredible.
I’m going to start off by saying that I could not stop playing with my hair. I felt like Brooke Shields from The Blue Lagoon. The hair had taken over and I was a whole new person. Now let’s address my initial concerns: unnatural, over the top and high maintenance.
Definitely Not Unnatural
I used the Silky Touch hair extensions set in Chocolate Brown with 20” extensions weighing 200g. It came with 10 pieces of 100% natural Remy human hair. I found that the hair color blended PERFECTLY with my hair color and highlights. I’m not sure if this is the case with everyone, but when I wore them, I couldn’t tell the difference between my hair and the extensions. The thickness of the hair decreases slightly toward the ends, as does my own hair, which creates a more natural look.
Yes, It’s Over the Top and I Like It That Way
Most people have much less volume, regardless of how long their hair is. When I was younger, I was always told how nice it was that I had such thick hair. But as I got older, especially with coloring and straightening, my hair has thinned out quite a bit. The Irresistible Me hair extensions are a wonderful way to add volume, especially for those nights out when you want a dramatic look. I’m not going to be cooking in the kitchen with these on (with my luck, a fire hazard), or go hiking on a windy day, but I will occasionally wear them to a wedding or holiday party. I love the feeling of looking extra special, or over the top if you will, because when you look good, you feel good.
Not Gonna Lie, It Is High Maintenance
My normal hair is currently about sixteen inches long. Just blow drying it qualifies as high maintenance. I’ve developed a good routine to minimize my hair care and upkeep. Considering this is the first time I have tried hair extensions, they definitely slowed down my routine. After trying it once, I realize the best way to minimize my time and effort is to blow dry my own hair, clip in the extensions and then curl all of the hair together. Initially I curled my own hair and the extensions separately and then applied the extensions. Let’s just say that was a bit messy and the curls were not uniform between my hair and the extensions. I would probably only make the extra effort for a big event, rather than for daily wear.
Watch this video to see how simple the application process is:
- Quality: The hair quality is brilliant and blends naturally with my own hair.
- Be Patient: It will probably take you a few tries before you get the hang of where to apply the clips so that they are hidden under your normal hair.
- Be Selective: You don’t have to use all the wefts. I started out using all the wefts — rookie mistake. I realized it was too difficult hiding so many clips under my normal hair. Everyone is different so you may use more or less.
- Lack of Directions: The package did not come with any directions for use or care. It would save me a lot of time if it did and directed us to the exact videos and information on their site to help with application and care.
If you are interested in trying the Irresistible Me Silky Touch hair extensions, they are 30% off today starting at $55 for 14″ and up on Cyber Monday only. After that they will return to $79 and up, which is still pretty affordable for the amount and quality of hair you receive. You also have the opportunity to send back the hair for a different color if the sample does not match your own hair. So like I said, in this case trying is believing. So why not give it a try?
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Disclosure: I was given these hair extensions by Irresistible Me to review. All opinions are my own.