My entire life, I have had short hair. No matter how hard I tried, I couldn’t grow my hair much further past my shoulders. Once it got to that point, I’d get split ends, my hair would be dry and break off, and it would refuse to grow.
That was back in the days when my hair actually GREW at all. I’m about to let you in on a super-shocking really terrible secret.
I haven’t cut my hair in 8 years.
No, my hair was not super-short 8 years ago, and it’s taken nearly a decade to grow out.
My hair has been roughly the same length for 8 years.
As a vegetarian with fruit, veggie and nut allergies, I always assumed it was due to diet. So I started taking biotin supplements, eating more protein, adding olive oil to things, etc. Nothing.
I’ve come to accept the sad truth that my hair does not grow. It is short, it is fine, it is dry, it breaks easily and it’s super thin and desperately lacks volume. Some salon hair products help me a lot toward looking more like a normal person, but they still don’t come anywhere near toward getting me my DREAM hair.
It’s time to bring out the big guns.
I’ve always wanted hair extensions, but good extensions (real human hair) are just SO expensive. The best ones usually need to be sewn in your hair, resulting in hundreds of dollars of salon fees to have a professional do this for you. There are clip-in ones, but they usually look so fake and obvious.
Then I found out about Irresistible Me. Not only are these clip-in extensions super affordable, they are real human hair and they look like it.
You can customize your order to make the extensions look as realistic as possible for your hair type. There is”Signature Weft, with just one clip-in hair piece;”Silky Touch, a full head set with tapered ends;”Royal Remy, a full head set with the same thickness from top to bottom; and”Volume Vixen, a full head set with ridiculous volume.
I opted for the Silky Touch extensions (with tapered ends) at 200 grams of thickness and a 20-inch length. You can choose from 14, 16, 18, 20, 22 and 24-inch lengths so your extensions fit in with your hair.
Next, you choose the color. The hair comes in a variety of shades, from the lightest, Silky Platinum Blonde (what I ordered) to Silky Light Brown and Silky Jet Black and everything in between. If you’re unsure of which shade to choose, Irresistible Me offers a handy video to help:
If the thought of clipping in lots of different pieces is overwhelming to you, they also offer just ponytail pieces.
I’ve been so happy with my extensions. I am still figuring out how best to clip them in and style them, but so far so good. My favorite thing to do is clip them in and curl them with my natural hair, wrapping the extensions around my actual hair, for the most realistic look. Stepping out of the house in these va-va-voom curls, I feel like an entirely different person. I no longer feel sad with my short, thin, lackluster hair. I have so much more confidence when I go out now, and I can’t wait to take pictures!
I’m playing around with some fun ways to style my hair (yeah, when you have length and volume you can actually do HAIRSTYLES, crazy huh). I’ll put together a round-up post on what I figure out in a few weeks!
Disclosure: I received this product complimentary for review purposes. All opinions are my own.