PR Sample: A free product was sent to me in exchange for this review. All opinions are my own.
My hair had a hard time growing back in after chemo. The doctors warned me that it would come back a different color or a different texture; that for some reason, chemo made hair grow back differently. During the year of my treatment, my best friend and I would spend hours talking about “Christmas in October” when my hair would start growing back in and make wild guesses at what color it might be. When my hair fell out, it was long (hitting the small of my back) and it was a sandy-brown with lots of natural light blonde highlights from the sun. It was as thick as it comes and naturally straight. When my hair finally came back in, it came back in dark, dark brown, curly and it came in really…wonky. It’s thin in some places, it’s thick in other places and I’ve got some bald patches along my head. Wonky. But it’s hair on my head, a symbol of my health and my life and I’ll take it.
But I’m not going to lie, I miss my thick, long hair. I miss being able to throw it up in huge floppy bun on the top of my head, or a long braid down my back. I miss being able to style it in 10 minutes instead of having to take 30-40 minutes trying to hide my bald spots. I miss my pre-chemo hair. And although I am insanely grateful to have my hair back, there are still days when I mourn for my loss.
I was beyond stoked when Irresistible Me said they would be willing to team up with me and send me some of their hair extensions to try out and to regain some of my pre-chemo thickness back. I’ve had hair extensions once before (when I was a brunette) and loved the idea of them, but hadn’t been able to find the right length.
About the Irresistible Me Extensions:
I wanted my MERMAID hair back, so I decided to pull out all the stops and to order the 22″ 200g Silky Touch Hair Extensions in Rosewood, to match my red hair! I received 10 wefts of hair. A weft is essentially a clip in piece, and each piece is a different width. Because my hair is patchy, I normally only need 6-7 wefts, which is nice because I can use the other ones for braids.
I’ve been wearing these extensions for about two months now (off and on, because they are clip-ins) and I honestly love how versatile they are! My favorite part about these extensions is the double-weft 4 clip piece. This means that the weft is twice as thick, which makes it easier to blend into the back of my head. I was worried that it would be uncomfortable to wear because it’s twice as heavy, but if I place it in the middle of my head, I don’t feel a difference.
I did find that I needed to wash these extensions once to get them to hold a curl for longer than a day. Extensions should be able to hold a curl for over a week since they don’t get the oils from the scalp. There may have been a protective coating on the extensions that caused them to not hold the curl, so once I washed them, they were able to hold the curl much longer.
My favorite way to wear these extensions are to clip 3-4 wefts in and do a big thick braid over my shoulder! It’s so nice to be able to have that much hair and to be able to wear it in a way I haven’t been able to in years!
If you are interested in getting extensions, I listed out some commonly asked questions about them (and answers) below! I know I knew nothing about extensions at first and did a lot of research to take the mystery out of them!
How Much do Irresistible Me Hair Extensions Cost?
Depending on the length and weight of the extensions you choose, they can cost anywhere between $99.00 – $239.00. The longer and heavier the hair, the more they cost.
How many shades are available to choose from in the Irresistible Me Line?
There are 12 shades offered in the Silky Touch Hair Extensions line, ranging from black, to brown, to blonde and red!
How do I pick out the right kind of length and weight?
My best recommendation for picking out hair extensions is to honestly assess your own hair thickness and length. If you have really fine hair and buy the thickest hair extensions offered, your hair will be weighed down and will be harder to blend in. I would suggest picking the weight that is one step up from your hair thickness. So if you have SUPER fine hair, choose the 100 g set, if you have fine/somewhat thick hair, choose the140g set, and so on. You want to add thickness to your hair with it still looking natural.
As for length, I recommend taking a tape measure and seeing where each length hits your body! I know that might feel a little weird, but it will help! Since I’m pretty tall, I knew I could get away with the 22″ and have them look nice, but a small person with 22″ extensions would be sitting on them!
How often should I wash my hair extensions?
ONCE! Maybe twice, during the life of the extensions! Because the extensions are not attached to the scalp, they don’t get the natural oils from your skin and don’t need to be washed as much. Washing them too much will actually reduce the quality of the extensions.
You will want to wash them right after you receive them to remove any protective gloss that might be one them. That will make the extensions hold their style longer (like curls). Lay them out on a table to air dry overnight!
What products should I use with my hair extensions?
Since Irresistible Me extensions are made with real human hair, they WILL need a heat protectant when you use hot tools to style them to help keep them healthy and prevent damage.
I also suggest getting a leave-in conditioner made specifically for extensions to help them stay strong.
All in all, I’m happy with these extensions and love feeling like I have my pre-chemo thick hair back again! Thanks, Irresistible Me, for making my mermaid hair dreams come true!
Have you tried extensions before? What other questions do you have about them?