I have been trying to grow my hair longer, but I find it difficult to keep my hair long since I am coluring it. Once past shoulder-length, the ends just get too dry and damaged. I had been contemplating removable hair extensions for a while now. I don’t want the more permanent type you sew or glue in because I would be too nervous about damaging my natural hair. It was perfect timing when Irresistible Me reached out to me and offered to let me try their Remy Clip-in Extensions for free.
The Irresistible Me extensions are made of 100% human Remy hair and can be styled, cut, coloured, curled, straightened and washed like your own hair. Being new to the world of extensions I wasn’t familiar with the term “Remy”. According to Irresistible Me:
“Remy Hair is considered to be the finest quality of human hair because it’s the hair collected from the donor’s head and preserved to ensure all the cuticles are healthy, living, and facing in the natural growing direction. This eliminates tangling problems commonly found in non-Remy or low quality hair. Preserving the hairs’ cuticles intact and aligning them the same way makes the hair extensions look completely natural. Remy hair is only lightly processed.”
I selected the Silky Touch extensions in 24 inches (the longest available length). My hair is very thick, so I went with the 200g extensions recommended for thicker hair. There are 11 shades to choose from. After watching this YouTube video, I selected the shade Silky Jet Black (#1). I was so excited when they arrived! The packaging is very cute and the extensions are safely inside a sealed, plastic waterproof bag.
What I thought was genius, is that there is a separate compartment that contains a single hair extension. You are instructed to “open this side first” so you can decide if the length and shade is what you wanted before you open the full set. If you’re not happy with your selection, you can return it if you haven’t broken the Quality & Hygiene seal on the other side of the packaging.
I was very happy with the shade Silky Jet Black, which was an excellent match for my hair colour. I was also immediately surprised by how soft and natural the extensions felt. They felt exactly like my own hair. My only other experience with hair extensions was with inexpensive synthetic hair (which I used for an Amy Winehouse Halloween look). It was absolutely awful! I can definitely see why paying more for real human hair is totally worth it.
You receive 10 hair extensions or “wefts”, which I’ve learned they are referred to: one 4-clip weft, two 3-clip wefts, five 2-clip wefts, and two 1-clip wefts. You can choose to add as few or as many wefts to your hair as you like.
I definitely needed to watch a few tutorials before attempting to put in the extensions. I found MissLeslee229’s HOW TO: APPLY HAIR EXTENSIONS!!! the most helpful. As a hair extension newbie, it took a little practice, but I got the hang of it fairly quickly. It was actually much easier and much quicker to put them in than I expected, and they are also easy to remove. I have very tangley hair and was initially worried that I’d have a difficult time removing the clips, but that wasn’t the case. As soon as you un-clip them they come right out.
So…here is the before and after…
My hair is not layered at all, so I found it helpful to pin some of my hair back in a half-up do in order to help my own hair blend in better with the extensions. I think layered cuts would work particularly well with extensions. Once you clip these in place, they are completely, securely attached to your own hair. I didn’t have to worry at all about them coming out. They are also fairly comfortable. I don’t know if I could wear these all day long, everyday, as they add extra weight to your hair, and after several hours I do start to look forward to removing them. I think they take a little getting used to. Like I said, I’m a hair extension newbie! However for going out and for events where you want to add some drama, some length or volume, I think these are perfect! I am looking forward to trying out some more styles and up-dos with these.
The Irresistible Me site ships to Canada (and to every country in the world). The Silky Touch 200g, 24 inch extensions are $219 USD. The longer the length and the thicker the weight, the higher the price. The shortest length (14 inches) and weight (100g) are only $79 USD. So the price depends on how much hair you want/need. They also offer free, international shipping over $150.
If you have any questions please feel free to leave me a comment!
Thanks for reading!
Nerdy Librarian Girl ❤
Disclaimer: This item was provide to me for free by Irresistible Me. This is not a paid review. All opinions are my own and 100% my honest opinion.