Monday 4 August 2014

Review: Long Hair, Don't Care.

Are mirror selfies acceptable for a blog post? I hope so, as I was really lacking a photographer, the quick release plate for my tripod and a nice background to take photographs against today. Plus I cleaned my mirror especially.

Anyway. I go through phases with my hair a lot. Throughout my life I have experimented with different cuts, from the disastrous chin-length bob that had me sobbing for days, to waist-length locks that to be quite honest, I couldn't be bothered dragging a hairbrush through most of the time. I have never really been an extensions kind of girl; in all honesty the thought of wearing something that once belonged on somebody else's head for vanity purposes has never really sat well with me, but since I am going through one of those phases where my own hair isn't growing fast enough for my liking and I envy every single girl I see with huge, voluminous tresses, I thought I would give them a go.

These are the I&K Clip In Straight Hair Extensions from Hairtrade. The pack contains ten super soft clip in pieces of different sizes, allowing you to blend your extensions nicely with the thickness of your natural hair. They are made from 100% human hair, meaning that they can be cut, coloured and styled. As the layers in my hair are cut quite thick, I found that my extensions didn't blend very well when straight, but after curling them and teasing them in to my hair a little bit, I was left with hair fit for a Herbal Essences advert (and also a reminder of how much of a pain in the backside it is to style long hair).

Admittedly, upon trying out these hair extensions I have come to realise that they are just not for me, although I did have fun flicking my new long hair around for the above pictures. The hassle of clipping them in and trying to make them blend with my own hair is outweighed by my desire for an extra fifteen minutes in bed in the morning, and I just don't feel like myself with an extra wad of hair attached to my head. Plus I still feel quite uncomfortable with the fact that it was somebody else's hair, but each to their own. So, whilst I patiently wait for my own hair to grow out again, these will be put away and saved for very special occasions. However, if you are a regular user of hair extensions, I definitely recommend checking out Hairtrade, as they stock extensions in lots of colours, lengths and styles and they are of fabulous quality for the price!

Are you lusting over long locks?

Frances x

DISCLOSURE: PR sample. All opinions expressed are 100% honest and my own.


  1. I wore extensions on daily basics last year but I noticed it took a lot of time to take care of them, plus I had headache quite often so I give up with them tbh...
    Kamila xx

  2. Ooh, these extensions look so gorgeous on you! I've never really given much thought to extensions as I started growing my hair from the age of twelve and have had long hair ever since.. however I can promise you that if that wasn't the case, I'd have invested in dozens of sets of hair extensions by now! Long hair, DO care.. very, very much!! ;)
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  3. You look amazing with the hair extensions and did a wonderful job of applying.Hope to see more posts about how to apply them and care.

  4. They look so natural - I couldn't even tell you were wearing extensions!

  5. Your hair looks amazing so long! I love long hair but I've never felt all that comfortable using extensions - so I've always kept my hair pretty long (except for that ONE time I made the mistake of chopping it all off eeek!). Colour looks a pretty good match to your natural hair too!

    Sarah :)
    Saloca in Wonderland

  6. I'm the same! As much as I love long hair, clip-in extensions are just too much of a hassle, and I have quite thin har so I'm always paranoid the clips will show! x


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