I have A LOT of hair but sometimes, I still find myself wishing I had more for specific hairstyles; so, I decided to give Irresistible Me Hair Extensions a try. My hair is long, so I didn't really get them for length (though they are definitely longer than my natural hair) and also, my hair is pretty thick but I thought '60s beehives + vintage waves would look even better if they could be fuller.
To help me decide about length + color, they sent over this video of all the available extension colors and a little chart about length. I chose 22" in Rosewood. They arrived in a cute box sealed in a little bag. The right side is a test strip so you can check the length and color you chose before unwinding all the extensions, which was nice. I tried the test piece and was surprised to find that the color I chose, Rosewood, was a little darker than my hair but blended nicely which saved me So. Much. Trouble. I was dreading having to buy a platinum pair and color them the perfect shade of red. I do, however, wish I'd gone a bit shorter as it's a bit overwhelming on my petite frame, but I can always give them a trim!
The extensions are really nice quality. I used to wear extensions a lot in college for color and these are so much nicer than the ones I used to wear. They feel thick and silky and have little sewn in clips on the top so they can be easily placed + removed. They're also real hair so, they can be heat styled. The next step was figuring out how to properly put them in, thank the lord, there was a video tutorial.
These are the photos of my hair blown out straight before I put in the extensions, it gets thinner towards the ends which is the primary reason I wanted extensions so, here we go!
I still recommend watching the video tutorial but the process was really easy. First, you take the extensions out of the package and separate them all. They come out looking pretty wonderful, so I didn't wash + dry them or anything, but I did spray a little dry shampoo on them. Then, I brushed them all out and lined them up by amount of clips on my bathroom counter. There are 2 (1) clip extensions, six (6) 2 clip extensions, (1) 3 clip extension and (1) 4 clip extension.
I pinned my hair up into one big section, started at the bottom and put the extensions in from biggest to smallest, letting a little bit of my own hair out between each section. Definitely pull out the video tutorial they provide for this part, it's super helpful knowing which extensions to put where! The bottom right photo is my hair after the extensions were put in and then, I snapped a mirror selfie, because I couldn't help myself. haha. Then, I styled them in my current go-to style, vintage waves (I did a tutorial for that style, here). They're pretty thick/heavy just like hair would be if it was this long, so I struggled a little with styling them, but it's definitely something I just need to get the hang of!
If you wanna give some Irresistible Me extensions a try, they offer 20% off your first purchase with promo code "GET20OFF". I'm excited to have these extensions to style and experiment with, y'all will be seeing them again in future blog posts!