I’m in love. With hair extensions that is. The good folks at Irresistible Me recently offered me the opportunity to try one of their products for review here on The Patranila Project. I was given the choice of hair extensions or an 8-piece curling wand. I initially thought I’d try the curling wand because I’ve got plenty of my own hair but then I realized this was an amazing opportunity to do something new. I’ve never worn extensions or weaves or wigs before so this would be my big chance. Hair extensions here I come!
Irresistible Me Remy Hair Extensions
Being a natural curly girl with long hair, I thought the last thing I’d want to do is add more hair to my life but boy was I ever wrong. These things are amazing! Scratch that, life changing! I know that’s a big claim for a hair product but I mean! Truth is, we all dabble, indulge or obsess about beauty products because they have the very real power to transform us. Either in the eyes of the world or, more importantly, in our own eyes. So I stand by my ‘life-changing’ claim and at the very least, I’ll dub these extensions game-changing.
How to Choose Your Irresistible Me Extensions
The clip-ins are 100% human hair and are available in Silky Touch or Royal Remy. The Silky Touch is less expensive and considered a starter set while the Royal Remy is the premium offering with hair that’s culled from a single donor and maintains its thickness from ‘root’ to ends. The extensions come in six lengths ranging from 14-24 inches in 2-inch increments, and in 12 shades ranging from Jet Black to Rosewood. I chose the 22-inch Royal Remy in Medium Brown which weighs in at 200 grams.
The Irresistible Me site offers great high definition videos and photos to help you choose the perfect color and I naturally watched and re-watched to be sure I picked properly. My own hair is treated with a color cocktail known only to my Aveda colorist and I wondered if I could get a good enough match with the extensions. Mission accomplished! They blend so well, my long-time friends look at me and can’t tell that I’m wearing extensions. My hair is about 18 inches at its longest point so the 22-inch extensions add lots of volume and just the right amount of length. Uncurled, they fall to my lower back. Super sexy.
What You Get With Irresistible Me Extensions
Each full 200-gram set contains 10 pieces:
- 1 piece of 4 clips
- 2 pieces of 3 clips
- 5 pieces of 2 clips
- 2 pieces of 1 clip
The hair comes packaged and sealed in a heavy-duty plastic envelope with two compartments. The smaller compartment contains a sample weft that you should use to test for color match and length before opening the main section. Once you’ve opened the main section, you won’t be able to return or exchange the hair. Also included are extra clips should you need to replace a broken one. For more details on total weight and piece distribution, check the Irresistible Me Extensions fact sheet.
Care and Handling
I recommend keeping the box and the package to store the hair when not in use although that probably won’t be often. I wear mine all the time! As for cleaning, there are two schools of thought when it comes to washing hair extensions. Some folks wash them right out of the box and others never wash them at all. I fall somewhere in the middle. I didn’t wash them before wear and was completely happy with the results. The amount of styling and/or product you use will be a major factor in determining a wash schedule for your extensions and one thing I’d recommend you always do is apply a heat protector. It is human hair and is therefore susceptible to heat damage.
Also, when washing the extensions, avoid submerging the wefts at the roots. Getting the bonds wet will weaken the hold and lead to unnecessary shedding.
The Irresistible Me extensions have been very low maintenance overall and I only make sure to carry a brush with me throughout the day to combat the tangling that happens during normal wear. Just remember to brush gently from the bottom and work your way up.
I absolutely love these extensions. The quality of the hair is excellent, they’re easy to install and style and they can take your look from ‘oh you look nice’ to ‘damn you look good’ in just a few minutes. Since wearing them regularly, I’ve noticed far more heads swiveling in my direction than normal and I’m not mad about that at all. There was one creepy guy on the subway but, you know, there’s always one. They give my tresses a sexy swing factor while still looking and feeling completely natural. Now I know why girls are always getting weaves. Morale boosting!
It did take a little while for me to get accustomed to the extra hair weight but since I have, it’s been all gravy. The clips are very comfortable and when placed properly, I can even sleep in them. Neatly wrapped and tied with a silky scarf of course. Do yourself a favor and buy some today. You’ll be so glad you did!
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