I grew up watching the Hannah Montana TV show, and I always loved Miley's long, brown hair. Although I have grown my own hair long, I still like extensions to add more fullness, length, and beauty. I was asked by Irresistible Me to review the company's product and select what I would like to try. I selected the Royal Remy Clip-In Extensions in 200 G weight and 24 inch length.
Here are some reasons that I give the product 5 stars:
- Silky, thick human hair, which is easy to style and clean
- Well woven wefts with easy to handle clips
- Holds color very well when dying
- Fast delivery & nice packaging
TO CUT OR NOT TO CUT, THAT IS THE QUESTION
I have used extensions before that came in a maximum of 18 inches so it was refreshing to have the option for longer--24 inches is so great for me! If your hair is shorter, you should consider having a hair stylist cut the extensions (while they are in your hair) and/or layer your hair and the extensions. You just always want the extensions to blend and not have a definite cut off of where your own hair ends. Irresistible Me offers different length options for purchase, but if you decide to cut your extensions, I do recommend that you have a salon hair specialist cut the hair so that you don't make a costly mistake.
Irresistible Me has a very good array of colors to choose from. In reviewing the colors offered by the company, I determined that my hair is between the Royal Medium Brown and the Royal Light Brown. Since I knew that I'd be dying the extensions to match my hair color, I ordered the Royal Ash Blonde, because it is critical to order lighter than your own color if you are going to dye the extensions. Hair extensions take on darker dye, but due to special processing, most extensions will not easily lighten. Also, some beauty supply clerks might recommend a 10 developer to help the color grab. I find that 20 works best, allowing some lighter colors to stay for a more natural look, adding depth. Also, you might get advice to go warm or go cool, etc., but it is my opinion that you match your hair color perfectly. Take the beauty supply store's hair dye sample card and compare it to your own hair outside to see if the colors match in natural lighting. Lastly, a beauty supply clerk might tell you to use semi-permanent dye. I find that permanent dye works best, coloring for 25 minutes instead of 30--but check the color and see if you need to go the full 30. Of course, I'd never want you to go wrong, so it is important to try dying a small area of the hair extension to see how the color dye you selected works. If you've never colored hair, the ideal process is to have a salon hair color specialist match the extensions to your hair color, especially if you have low lights or highlights. A professional stylist will know how to mix the starting color of the extensions with a color dye to match your hair color. Irresistible Me also has a custom color matching option available, but I did not use it and can't give that particular service a rating.
SHAMPOO YOUR DO
If you are lucky enough to have the original product from Irresistible Me match your hair color, you will still need to eventually wash the hair extensions. Remember that you will want to use a quality shampoo. Sulfates in high quantities, which are often found in less expensive shampoos, can strip both color and natural oils while silicone dries out hair; thus, I highly recommend using an organic, all natural shampoo. I used Acure shampoo and conditioner with argan oil, which is supposed to heal and hydrate the hair. Acure can be purchased at many health food stores. So, of course, after dying the extensions, I gently washed and rinsed them (twice), then conditioned them, and rinsed them again in cool water until the water was clear. After a thorough air dry (or blow dry on cool setting if you are in a hurry) and a careful straightening, I was ready to show my new locks.
I definitely recommend these hair extensions :) Xoxo, Shelly
No Warranty of Products or Procedures
On the Arizona Girl blog, I share my personal experiences and opinions regarding products and procedures. Beauty products provide a unique experience for each person and no warranty or guarantee is implied. When in doubt, please seek the advice and services of a certified, professional hair care stylist at a licensed beauty salon.