I knew clip in was going to work best for me as I don't want the commitment (or expense) of up keeping any of the other methods for extensions. However! If you do decide to do clip ins like me, make sure you don't skimp on the initial investment. Get good quality clip ins that will last you and be easier to take care of (it's a one time cost!!!!). I decided to go with the Remi clip ins from Rapunzel Rapunzel for a couple reasons.
- Real (human!) hair. Which means I can curl it, wash it, even color it! It's REAL hair.
- Remi clip in are built root to tip. Which means they pay attention to the natural directions of the hair strand..... which means LESS TANGLE!!!! The hair lays nice and smooth.
- They are available in a LOT of colors and varying shades so it's easy to find a match to your color.
So here is what comes in the box (shown in the color I ordered, #22 Light Blonde)
To further blend it's important to style them into your hair. Unless you wear your hair stick straight, I suggest putting the extensions in BEFORE you do your styling. Styling them into your natural hair blends them. For me I have found that large barrel curls work the best for blending. Because of my thick hair straight doesn't look natural, and a more beachy wave (which I do a lot with my natural hair) has a bit of the same effect as straight. But I think the big curls look great and sort of Kardashian (I love their hair!!!).
So here is the before (excuse the poor photos......and the pajamas..... and no makeup LOL)
I should also mention that the Rapunzel Rapunzel extensions only come in 18 inches. For me that's 3-4 inches longer than my natural hair, but enough to make a difference!
It's that last bit of length that I just can't seem to get naturally.
I was using a 1.5 inch barrel.
The clips lay nice and flat against my head so it hides well. I don't need to pull my hair half up to hide them like some clips make you. I am having so much fun playing with them! You can even clip them in and pull your hair up if you need added thickness for an updo.
Because of the root to tip build Rapunzel Rapunzel uses, the clips are easy to take out and don't get all tangled up. I've worn them a few times now and each time they come out easily and tangle free! I was impressed that I didn't get a head ache wearing them either, they fit very comfortably!