A few weeks ago I received an email from the people at Irresistible Me asking if I'd like to review a set of their human hair extensions. After checking that they're ethically sourced (they are! (I once saw a documentary about unethical hair harvesting... it's not great yo!)) I emailed back, and now I have a set of really cool looking hair extensions.
They sent me the silky touch in Medium Brown with a 24inch length and 200 grams of hair, which is a lot of hair. 24 inches is the maximum length (they have sizes between 14 and 24 inch) They also have 3 weights: 100, 150 and 200 grams. For shorter extensions they recommend going with a lighter weight, and for longer extensions they recommend going with a heavier weight.
Me being me, I decided to go with the most dramatic hair length change available, because if I'm going to stick something in my hair, it may as well bee as dramatic as possible.
If you've followed my blog for a while, you'll know that I like to wear a wig from time to time. I tend not to wear them as often as I'd like because my wigs are heavy, hot, slightly itchy and leave my scalp sore after wearing them all day. I had none of these problems with the Irresistible Me hair extensions. They were super comfy.
They were also really easy to put in (It took me about 10 mins, which is how long it takes me to do my hair normally in the morning).
I have a couple of things I wish I did differently before putting the extensions in (Which I'll do next time I wear them) I should have straightened my hair so that my hair blended better texturally with the extensions. I also should have put them in after putting my clothes on instead of before (trying to get long hair through a head hole is not much fun) Apart from that everything was smooth sailing!
As brilliant as they are, I did have a couple of teeny weeny gripes about the extensions. The first is that there were a few grey hairs in the extensions, which due to the colour stood out a bit (although, considering they're real hair, it doesn't surprise me). There were only like 3 or 4 spread throughout the wefts, so it's only a teeny tiny gripe.
The second has more to do with my current hair (and should be taken as a PSA if you ever happen to be in possession of these extensions). You need a lot of hair to be able to fully hide the seams of the weft. When I get round to having my hair cut short, I won't be able to wear them until it grows again. ( I knew that I'd need hair to be able to put them in/hide the seams, but I wouldn't want my hair much shorter than it is.)
(Just for reference, here's my current hair:)
The construction of the extensions is really solid, and the extension clips gripped my natural hair really well without pulling or hurting. The hair is also silky and smooth. It feels really healthy (and also very different to my synthetic hair pieces.) All in all, I really like the extensions, and will probably wear them pretty often (although, it's still weird to think I was wearing someone elses hair all day).
Feeling fabulous was by far the best thing about today. Usually we have a band rehearsal, but I was very late because of the trackwork/rail bus combination, and one of us couldn't make it. We thought if we couldn't practice we may as well go busking, so we loaded the gear in the car and drove to our usual spot only to have it rain. We ended up hanging posters, and then I went home, back on the rail bus.
My journey was also wasted as I get motion sick (especially on buses). So I spent a good few hours of my day curled up feeling sick not getting any work done.
On an unrelated note, I'm so glad I finally got good photos of this outfit. I wore it a few weeks ago when V shapes had some sydney gigs, but didn't get great photo's of it. I feel like it's got a sort of modern space fairy vibe going on. I overheard a man on the street exclaim "holy shit, is that Alice in wonderland" as well (How he got Alice out of this, I'll never know)
*Disclosure: I was kindly sent this product free of charge by Irrestible Me.I have reviewed this product as truthful as possible. All opinions are my own.