Have you ever wondered how celebrities grow their hair so quickly? Or how models have such beautiful long hair?
There are many types of hair extensions – synthetic, human hair, clip in, permanent – and depending on why you want them, they each have advantages.
I’m not a fan of hair extensions and so far had never tried them. Kelly from KLG Hair Advice recently wrote about the risks associated with permanent hair extensions and the increasing incidence of female hair loss. There is evidence that prolonged use of permanent extensions can cause stress on the hair and result in breakage and hair loss. Hence why I was not keen to try them.
I have a friend who wears clip in extensions every day. You heard me, EVERY DAY. It’s a commitment but she has fine hair and loves the fullness of extensions. Her clip ins are human hair and she colours and treats them to match her hair. They look so real I didn’t even know she was wearing them for a long time.
I am lucky that I have thick hair and apart from my desire for long mermaid hair, I have no need for extensions. But when Schwarzkopf invited me to the launch of their new Magic Hair extensions I was curious.
Fine hair is one of the biggest concerns for most of my reader questions and these hair extensions are designed to add volume rather than length. They are available in six colours and each pack has three wefts of hair, enough for a full head of extensions.
I was sceptical about the look of synthetic extensions but I was pleasantly surprised with the Schwarzkopf Magic Hair. As you can see in the photos you’d have to look pretty closely to see it’s not my hair. I would feel a bit conscious wearing them in the day but I wore them out to dinner with my friends and they didn’t even realise I was wearing them! One said they thought my hair was longer but they couldn’t tell it wasn’t real.
I have mixed two packs in my hair – Light Blonde and Natural Blonde – but one packet would be enough. If you want Victoria’s secret hair go for two packs. It’s easy to attach them with the wig clips on each weft of hair. The Magic Hair extensions have a gentle curl at the end so they give a more natural finish. They can’t be heat styled so blowdry your hair with a soft flick at the ends before clipping in the extensions.
One thing I loved about having extensions was how great a ponytail looked and how easy it was to create a big round bun. I can’t wait to try some new updos with these extensions! Even a simple topknot would look fab with these extensions.
Magic Hair retails for $44.95 and is available from Woolworths, Coles, Priceline and selected pharmacies. At that price it’s a fab accessory for a night out and they can even be washed and reused again. Bargain.
If you’re serious about wearing extensions talk to your hairdresser about human hair extensions that can be coloured and styled to match your hair exactly. You can buy different length extensions online and have them matched to your hair.
Do you wear extensions? Have you tried clip in extensions before? Would you ever wear them?