I don’t have thick wavy supermodel hair.
I have thin, straight, fine hair which I get dyed ombre red every four weeks, (I’m a natural blond).
When I was first contacted by Irresistible Me and offered some hair extensions I turned them down, I didn’t think I would be able to wear hair extensions on fine thin hair. When they contacted me again I decided to do a bit of research and read website testimonials from satisfied customers saying they also had thin, fine hair but were still able to use their extensions without issue. I decided to give them a try.
I spoke to my hair stylist about them and she suggested I have the extensions dyed the same colour as my hair. It wasn’t cheap, but I figured I’d be more likely to wear them if they matched my hair perfectly, so I ordered them in a honey blond, the closest shade to my natural colour and had them dyed.
The Irresistible Me extensions took the colour perfectly and were an exact match to my hair.
I tried to play with the extensions on my own without any help other than a couple of videos I’d seen online.
This was my first try…I used everything that was in the box.
I look like I Dream Of Jeannie or an extra from The Game of Thrones. Either way, not really a hair style I could see myself wearing other than for Halloween.
It should be noted that I’m not good at styling my own hair, I get frustrated easily, my arms get tired quickly, and I can never see what mess I’m creating behind my head, even with a mirror. Thus, why 95% of the time I don’t do anything with my hair. I don’t straight iron my hair. It is naturally straight. All I do it brush and blow dry it.
I knew that the extensions needed to be cut to blend in with my natural hair so I booked in for a cut and style and was shown by my stylist how to professionally use clip-in extensions. She also helped me by mapping the pieces to my head. In the end we didn’t use everything in the box. It was too overwhelming for my head.
So here is my hair without extensions…
And now with the extensions…
There were four extra pieces I didn’t use or have cut, so I can use them as pony tails, braids or wrap-arounds for a bun.
Tips how to wear hair extensions on thin fine hair
1. Get some professional help, cutting, dying and mapping onto your head so you know where each piece will fit.
2. Tease & hairspray the area where the clips will go, it helps secure them on fine hair.
3. Curl the hair once the extensions are in.
4. Tease and hairspray the top and back of your crown to ensure the clips aren’t visible.
5. When you remove the pieces, if you’ve had them cut, be sure to clip a note to each one so you know where it belongs on your head when you wear them again.
Did these hair extensions make me feel like a rock star?
Were they hot as hell?
It was like having a fat cat wrapped around the lower half of my head. I can see where they would make a brilliant accessory for the winter months. I won’t need a scarf…I’ll just wear my extensions.
Also my hair is fine and thin on top, hair extensions do not help with this. Other companies do make what I would consider to be a type of “female toupée” for that problem. I think I’d like one of those. It would be ideal between colourings when my roots start to show and make my hair fuller on the top, which is truly where I need it.
I thought having hair extensions would make it easier to do my hair, I was wrong!
They take work and time to put in properly. I imagine after practising more with them I will become more proficient at it however I couldn’t see wearing them daily due to the amount of effort required. I’m a 5 minute hair gal, not a 15-20 minute hair gal. I also found that they were heavy on my head and started to become uncomfortable after wearing them for most of the day. Just like wearing my hair up, my scalp appreciates it when I just let my hair fall down, relaxed. Keep in mind I have Fibromyalgia and therefore my nerve endings register more pain than other people.
I would like to thank Irresistible Me for offering me the opportunity to try out their hair extensions. They are a superior quality product and they provided loads of hair to work with. I enjoyed wearing them and I will have fun playing with them and changing up my look in the future.
Would you ever consider wearing extensions?
All opinions expressed are my own. I was provided with one box of free hair extensions in exchange for this review.