I’ve been known among my friends and around here for a while for my long, mermaid-like locks, but since having a baby my hair has been totally out of whack. I’ve managed to make it work, but in the past couple of months the ends seem so sad and dry, and—possibly due to hair breakage—my hair is ultimately shorter than it used to be (much to my dismay). While I LOVE the idea of a long bob, and possibly will go that route eventually, I’m not quite ready to part with the idea of ultra long hair. Thus, I took a page from Amber Fillerup Clark’s book and decided to take the plunge on clip-in hair extensions to play around with. Because, how fun is that?!
If you follow me on Instagram or Snapchat, this isn’t surprising news to you, but I thought I’d take a minute to share a few details you may be wondering about…
For my first-ever set of clip-in extensions, I decided to try out Luxy Hair. I’ve been following them on Instagram, Facebook and YouTube for a while, and they seemed high quality for a reasonable price.
I ended up choosing the dirty blonde shade, which looked the closest to my highlighted hair color. I briefly considered the ombre blonde, but was worried that the dark part of it would be too dark and not blend well with my natural base color. Ultimately the dirty blonde color blends perfectly with my hair the way it’s currently colored.
Length & Weight
I got the 20 inch, 220g set, and it is SO MUCH HAIR. I’ve only been wearing half of it (two three-clip wefts, one four-clip weft and two one-clip wefts), and figure as the wefts I wear get towards the end of their life I at least will have some other hair to work with. If you’re on the fence about which weight to get, I feel like the 160g is more than sufficient unless you have super thick hair or short hair that would be harder to blend.
I don’t plan on wearing these extensions every day, but I love the ability to change it up if I want! I have just been wearing them with my hair down or half up since I got them, but am starting to dabble in braids, which I think is really the biggest advantage of extensions.
I definitely can feel the extensions when they’re in, but not in a bad way. It’s sort of like how your head feels when you have bobby pins in for a hairstyle. Since my hair is sort of fine, I have to be strategic about where I place the wefts so you can’t see the clips, but now that I’ve been doing it for a few days I feel confident in my process. It’s important to try different positions for the wefts to see what works best for you, and also for the specific hairstyle you’re doing.
On a separate but similar note, let’s chat healthy hair tips in the comments, shall we? I realize I’ve gotten too confident in my long locks and am sort of paying the price for over-styling it (and probably eating less nutritiously!) for the past couple of years. Let’s discuss…
P.S. If you decide to try these for yourself, you can get $5 off with the code NATALIE5 ;)