January 12, 2016

Irresistible Me Human Hair Extensions*

Irresistible Me

Hello, ladies! Today, I'll be telling you about Irresistible Me hair extensions! 

I've been fascinated with hair extensions since I was about fifteen. My friend Emily bought a set of human hair extensions and started wearing them out, and that was the first time I ever really saw/experienced them. They looked so good on her and I really wanted a set of my own, but my mum didn't allow it; the thought of human hair extensions freaks her out, and I think she finds it a little 'immoral' (I say 'immoral' in inverted commas, as this isn't a topic I've researched in any way, and I don't want to focus on it in any real detail in this post). Over the years, I've experimented with a couple of one-weft, artificial, clip-in sets, and had varying degrees of success with them, but the urge to try human hair for myself has stuck with me. So, you can only imagine my delight when I was recently contacted by the lovely Blair of Irresistible Me, asking if I would like to try one of their sets. 



Let me start by apologising for the awful lighting in the above photo. It's winter here in the UK, there is a distinct lack of natural light, and that was honestly the best I could do at the time of shooting... forgive me!

My Choice and Price
I opted for their Silky Touch hair extensions in 'Ash Blonde.' They are 18" in length and 200g in weight and they retail for around $139/£94 (I'm relying on Google for my conversion rates here, please see my full disclaimer for further info). Please do note that this before (left) and after (right) picture is not a great representation of a) my real hair colour, or b) the colour of my extensions, but I can tell you that 'Ash Blonde' is a near perfect match for my hair. The picture above (of the set in the box) is a more accurate representation of the shade of these extensions. 

Claims/Description by Irresistible Me 
'Silky Touch is our best-selling line. These 100% Remy human hair extensions are fantastic quality for a friendly price and can be very easily washed, heat styled, cut and colored to blend in your hair perfectly. The thickness of the hair decreases slightly towards the ends just like normal hair does which will provide a completely natural look while wearing them.'

Colour Match
At first, I couldn't decide between 'Ash Blonde' and 'Golden Blonde.' I emailed Blair a few pictures of myself and asked for her advice, but she wasn't too sure either; I think either would have blended nicely, but I went for Ash as my roots are slightly darker. Irresistible Me have a great video on YouTube (click here) which shows all the different shades and compares the nearest shades.

Packaging
I was really impressed with the quick delivery (around Christmas time, too!) and the packaging of this set. The set came in a plastic wallet with two compartments, the first comprising of the bulk of the extensions and the second containing one strip, to be used for colour matching purposes. Each compartment has its own slide-along zipper, and you are free to return the extensions if you've tried the colour matching strip and it's not a great match, so long as you haven't opened the second compartment. I think this is a great idea, as online images can often be deceiving!

Composition
A 200g set like the one featured in this post, contains:

1x four-clip piece weft (7.5")
2x three-clip pieces (6")
5x two-clip piece (4")
3x one-clip piece (1.2")

Look and Feel
This set looks and feels exactly like my own hair, but perhaps a little more damaged. This is probably due to the fact it is (obviously) artificially threaded into wefts and is treated. My own hair is colour-free and I do not apply heat to it, because it is naturally straight. It is therefore in such good condition that I noticed the difference between my own hair and the extensions immediately, but I doubt anyone else would bat an eyelid. 

Some of the pieces are a little fuller than others. A couple look a bit like some of the hair has fallen out already, which is a little disappointing, but not unexpected for the more than reasonable price of these extensions.

To be quite honest with you, I had to put a lot of effort into styling these just right, as my hair is so blunt! I used straighteners to flick out the ends of the extensions; my hair is layered and fairly choppy and I wanted the set to blend more effortlessly with my own hair. I also placed the one-clip pieces (around my face) a little higher, so that my hair looks more layered and natural. The extensions thin out at the ends, just like natural hair, but I've used a bit of clever brushwork and hairspray on my set to make them look a little thicker and choppier like my real hair. 

The Verdict
I definitely rate these. In comparison to other 100% Remy hair extension sets on the market, this set is an absolute bargain! The hair looks and feels great, is very natural looking and the range has a great selection of shades to choose from. I would definitely recommend these to hair extension lovers, but personally, I will not be continuing to wear them, because I am too slow and imperfect at fitting them, and am paranoid that the clips are visible when I'm wearing them. Please note that I consider myself a clip-in novice, and I do have a distinct lack of patience when it comes to things like this, ha! I think bonded hair extensions/weaves will be the way forward for me, if I opt for extensions in the future. 

Are you a hair extension lover? Or, are you lazy/inexperienced like me, and prefer the extra fifteen minutes in bed? Let me know!

*The featured product(s) were kindly sent to me for my consideration. For further and full disclosure, please click here

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  1. I have these extensions too and have been enjoying it! The ones you got blends in perfectly with your natural hair

    Candice | Beauty Candy Loves

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    1. Ah really?! That's good! They are a pretty good colour match!

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  2. I love hair extensions .. my natural hair is super straight so I find it hard to blend them after I've first had a haircut but they make life so much easier and give so much more volume!


    https://www.bloglovin.com/blogs/life-without-a-fun-sponge-lwfs-12298541

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    1. Same! It is a challenge to make my hair blend with extensions, since it's so blunt at the ends! Love the volume these give my hair though!

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  3. Laura they look amazing! I know the feeling of having to faff on with them though. I used to wear them a few years a go and it took ages trying to cover the clips. One gust of wind and they'd be on show haha. yours look amazing though, I wouldn't guess you had extensions in

    www.sophieslittlesecrets.co.uk

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    1. Thanks, Sophie! Yeah exactly, that's why I'm so reluctant to wear extensions, because I'm so paranoid about anyone seeing the clips/having a hair malfunction, ha!

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  4. too bad you wont wear them, they do look lovely on you! I love irresistible me, their quality is fab!
    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

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    1. I may do for occasions, just not on a frequent basis! Thank you, Pam!

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  5. These blend so perfectly in your hair. They look great!


    xo, Liz
    http://lipstickandconfetti.com

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  6. I have absolutely no experience with hair extensions as I've never tried them, but I've always wanted to give them a go! These ones look amazing and you've done a really good job with them.

    I'm impressed!

    The Makeup Directory

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    1. You should definitely give them a go, at least once! There are so many options available, these days. There are microloops, weaves, nano rings, clip ins, invisible bands, 3/4 wigs, human and synthetic hair, and I definitely think your experiences will vary depending on the brand you go with! I love them for volume, more than length. Thanks so much, Sally! :)

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  7. These extensions are super gorgeous, but I did have issues with them :(((

    Angie | Chocolate & Lipstick | Beauty, Fashion & Lifestyle Blog

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    1. I did read your review, and share a couple of your concerns about them, but overall I am impressed!

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  8. I've never really thought about hair extensions before tbh..very thorough review though! They look fab! X

    The start of my Invisalign braces journey over on hailandharmony.blogspot.ie  // BLOGLOVIN

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    1. I think about them at least four times a year haha! I want long, princess hair! Thank you, lovely!

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  9. They look so amazing and natural on you! xx

    www.adaliascloset.blogspot.co.uk

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  10. These blend absolutely perfectly with your own hair! xx

    Beautylymin

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  11. A really lovely review and I think these hair extensions really suit you very nicely. I have heard of this brand before and looked at a few tutorials and very impressed by what I see.

    Gorgeous post and the hair looks so lovely on you!

    Laura www.shehearts.net xx

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  12. I've never tried extensions before either, so would consider myself a novice too! Sounds like these would be good for a night out rather than daily wear, and they look like a good match for your natural hair colour. x Rebecca - itscohen.co.uk

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  13. Love this brand!

    http://www.alovelystyle.com/?p=99

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  14. Wow these look amazing - so natural, and they look like they're great quality too xx

    Gemma ♥ | Miss Makeup Magpie

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  16. I worte you a comment prior this one. Basing on the pictures I said that these hair extensions look amazing! I love how ash blonde look on you, Laura! But after reading the whole review I'm a little dissapointed! But you are right, for the price are okay. So glad I came across your blog! xx

    Ale | www.alemint.net

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    1. Thank you! I definitely thought I'd have more trouble finding hair extensions; my hair is quite a unique shade, naturally. Some days it just looks dirty blonde, but others it almost looks grey! I'd probably give these hair extensions 8/10; they're fantastic for the price xx

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  17. Loved your review!! These look so natural on you and match nicely with your hair to give more colour definition! I really like them and definitely agree they're totally worth it! xx

    Jenny | Krystel Couture

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    1. Thank you! Definitely agree that they give more definition!xx

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  18. I used to love hair extensions back in the day.. when I thought it was good idea to rock the graduated bob haha. Those ones look great though. You blended them in well! xx

    www.lpagebeauty.com

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  19. I've never tried any sort of hair extensions, but these look so lovely on you! Thanks for the super thorough review!
    xo Kiki
    http://colormekiki.com/

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  20. Love how the hair extensions look in your hair! So natural looking can't quite believe and the colour fits your hair perfectly.. btw i love your hair colour and how glossy your hair looks xx

    www.veronicabizzarri.blogspot.co.uk

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  21. Such a nice post, I love hair extensions and would like to try these based on your review soon. Lovely post. They look great on your hair.
    Love, Sia | www.wintersnuggle.com

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    1. I'd definitely recommend them; they're a great way of experimenting with extensions without breaking the bank! Thanks!

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  22. I have never used hair extensions, I always had worries about how natural they would look and also how easy the application would be. These blend in so well with your natural hair and it is almost impossible to say you're wearing extensions. They look good! xx

    www.elabellaworld.com

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    1. Hair extensions can look very natural, if applied with patience and styled correctly! They're great for occasions! Thanks xx

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  23. Awesome post. x

    www.themakeupaficionado.com

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  24. The extensions look great! I've never tried extensions x

    Heather | Of Beauty & Nothingness x

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    1. Thank you! Really? They're great for occasions!xx

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  25. The hair extensions look so natural on you, as if you just had some added layers. Love it! :) x

    Renata | Speaking Beauty UK

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  26. Hey! I was wondering how blonde these really are. I cannot seem to decide between light brown and ash blonde. Do you consider yourself a light brunette or blonde? I have slightly darker hair underneath and lighter on top.

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