I've always wanted long, thick hair like a princess, but it has never been in the cards for me. I have very fine, curly hair that's on the thinner side. I've definitely learned to embrace what God has given me, and I adore the short cut my hairstylist and friend, Kim Cornwell gave me, but when I see these milkmaid braids and fishtail braids I start wishing I had Elsa's hair from Frozen.
I've always known hair extensions could be an option, but they've always seemed really expensive with a lot of upkeep. When IrresistableMe Hair Extensions asked if I was willing to give their extensions a whirl I thought, "What do I have to lose? Let's find out if these really do work."
I went on their website and chose the correct weight, length and color of my extensions. I had Kim help me decide since she knows my hair really well. The extensions are extremely good quality. It's all human hair sewn into clips so that you can easily put them on and take them off as you wish.
The next step was getting the extensions cut and getting some education on how to properly place them in my hair so that I don't look like I have a mullet. Jenny Strebe from The Confessions of a Hairstylist was kind enough to show me exactly what to do. If you are need of really great hair tutorials and you appreciate product reviews, go follow her on YouTube and on her blog.
So here are the steps according to Jenny:
#1 Divide your hair into sections starting with the bottom first.
#2 Back comb the section where you will attach the hair extension so that it gives something for the clips to grip.
#3 Repeat this process a couple more times as you get higher and higher in the hair line.
#4 Once the extensions have been placed. Style as you would like. However, if you have yet to have your extensions blended into your haircut follow the steps above and then have a professional hairstylist cut your extensions while you are wearing them. Jenny also recommends point cutting the ends so that they really blend in and don't have blunt edges.
#5 Go out and rock those locks!
Caring for your extensions: