I have always wanted to try to get my hair longer than it was for soooo long. I have just always put it off because the cost of human hair extensions can be very pricey. Then I came across these Hairdo 23" clip-In Wavy Extensions
from HairUWear.com. So when I got the chance to try one of these out I was so excited to see if they looked real, fake, easy to apply etc. It came with simple instructions on the back (pictured below) of the box, and also more detailed ones inside the box.
Easy instructions on how to apply on the back of the box
The directions above show pretty much exactly how it's done. I put up a little less than half my hair up. Then I took what was left on the bottom and pinned it up flat against my head using bobby pins. After doing that, all I had to do was open the snaps in the extension and starting at the top middle of my hair where I separated it, and begin clipping them around my hairline. So simple I couldn't believe it. I didn't have to fuss and fight to get it on either. I took down the top part of my hair and took a picture (below) before curling it to show you the length difference because you can see where MY hair ends.
This is with them on and the top half of my hair straight so you can see the few inches I gained from these!!
After I took that picture I just carefully took parts of my straight hair and curled the bottom half of it to match and blend in with the extensions. This whole process took me about 15 minutes (20 mins the first few times) to make sure I got it right. When I normally curl my whole head it takes me a good half our to 40 minutes to separate each section, hold the curling iron there, hair spray etc. So this was a great time saver!!
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How to care for them:
- Since these are synthetic hair and it's wavy they say NOT to brush them.
- Spray with a light mist of Hair U Wear Leave-in Conditioner that is specially formulated to keep your extensions looking fresh and healthy.
- Remove any tangles using your fingers, pick comb or large toothed comb and gently scrunch to re-set the baked in curl.
- A water soluble hair spray may be used for a light hold
- Do NOT use heat on these
Overall, I really liked these. It's one easy piece as opposed to 10 different clip ins. It looked natural and gave instant style to my hair. It did take a while to get used to wearing at first but after I got used to them and couldn't really feel it on my head anymore. It was a tad itchy at first, I won't lie. If you're like me and like to play with your hair, try to stay away from the wavy ones because if you run your fingers through it the curls will frizz on you. I am really hoping to try the straight ones out since my hair is naturally straight and would be able to wear those more often!
Easy to use, Natural looking, Instant Style
A lightweight moisture treatment for curly hair inspired by skincare science. It creates a "moisture foundation" by infusing individual strands with conditioners vital to healthy hair and great looking curls! Prickly Pear Cactus Extract draws moisture from the air and seals it in for superior conditioning. Antioxidants Green Tea and Vitamin B5 protect hair and promote shine. And Arnica Extract, a
healing agent, promotes long-lasting hydration and helps seal the cuticle layer to prevent frizz & encourage healthier hair and scalp.
I have heard of Ouidad
quite a few times and have been tempted to try it out with my hair and my sisters. I say this because we have two different types of hair. My hair has a wave to it and her hair is naturally curly. When I recieved a sample I tried some that night and then when my sister showered I had her try it as well. What you do is
: place a dollop in the palm of your hands and rub your hands together. Gently run your hands throughout your hair, spreading the conditioner, and leave the product in your hair. Both of us loved how when we rubbed our hands together how easily it dispersed on our hands and how light it was. It was applied easily and then we styled out hair as usual.
This product didn't make my hair any more curly or wavy by any means but I could tell how much more my hair absorbed this product and kept my hair from feeling brittle and dry by the end of the day. My sisters hair also had a more healthy curl look to her hair when she used this along with curling shampoo & conditioner. She loved how her hair wasn't a "frizzy curly mess" and was actually tamed down and felt soft. There was no weighing down of our hair either which is great for people with thinner hair.
: One thing we both agreed on was the scent was not our favorite. We tend to like sweet smelling or fragranced things. This had more of a natural clean smell to it, which is okay but we just prefere something yummy smelling :)
8.5 Oz. $22
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What do I think?
I have tried dozens and dozens of hair products because I loveee to try new things but not all succeed and I end up going back to the original products I am used to. I style my hair a lot with heat (hair dryer, straightener, curling wand) and ened protection on my hair while using these tools so I don't end up with hay for hair. Also, when using these tools my hair gets dull so when I had the chance to try ENJOY's Thermal Spray and Shine Spray, I was excited to see how it worked.
ENJOY Thermal Spray is kind of a unique product to me. Not only did it offer great protection from high heats but the feel of it after was as it was styled and didn't need to add more hairspray after I finished using my curling wand. This practically eliminates a whole step and I don't need to weigh down my curls with more product when finished curling! I love it!
The ENJOY Shine Spray was the real winner in this awesome duo! I have tried lots of brands that offer shine sprays but none really WOW me. I used this after flat ironing and was so impressed with the gloss my hair had that I ran upstairs and said "Look how shiny my hair is!!" Haha. The smell of this stuff is nice and not overbearing. The only suggestion I have is be careful if you have very thin or fine hair as it can weigh it down a little.
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