If you've always had Disney princess hair envy, clip-in hair extensions are a very simple and easy way to get fuller and longer locks. I got the chance to try the ones from Irresistible Me - a very well-known company that specialises in human hair extensions and lace wigs.
As I already have long hair, I was mainly interested in trying out their clip-in hair extensions for volume and thickness rather than lenght - although I did order the 21-inch/200g Silky Touch Clip-In Extensions in Royal Ginger (#33).
They come in various colours, lenghts and weights. Mine was not an exact match, but I think it created a pretty ombrè effect as they blended nicely with my natural hair colour.
The Silky Touch line
Irresistible Me describes it as "our best-selling line made with 100% human Remy hair. These hair extensions are fantastic quality for a friendly price and can be very easily styled, cut, colored and curled to blend in your hair perfectly. The thickness of the hair decreases very slightly towards the ends just like normal hair does which will provide a completely natural look while wearing them. The Silky Touch extensions are perfect for anybody who loves adding a bit of volume and/or length to their hair occasionally or for special events and offer the best quality/price ratio on the market. If you’re just starting with hair extensions and you want something great, the Silky Touch clip-ins extensions are the way to go."
Packaging & Quality of Extensions
I was really impressed by the packaging. They came in a simple black box, neatly packaged in a zip-lock bag with a separate sample piece of hair which they recommend to try before opening the main bag, to make sure the extensions match your hair colour and you're happy with them.
Overall, you get 1 piece of 4 clips, 1 piece of 3 clips, 5 pieces of 2 clips and 2 pieces of 1 clip. They are extremely easy to put in, and they are indeed very soft and silky-smooth to the touch. The clips are very easy to open and close, but feel very secure and lay completely flat onto your scalp, perfectly concealed once you put them on.
The thickness does decrease towards the ends, as stated on the website, but I also found that the colour fades - which does not look very natural if you don't have coloured hair. I actually ended up trimming the hair and getting rid of a good 5 cm, as I didn't like the look of it.
Overall, I think these are nice quality extensions and very user-friendly. They stay put so well and they are so comfortable that you can go about your daily activities and forget about them.
I treated mine as my natural hair, in terms of styling and washing, and after 1 year of usage I can definitely say that they've held up pretty well. I can notice the smaller pieces have thinned out a bit and the seams around the clips have started to look worn out. A part from that, I think they are in good condition and I'll be able to get some more uses out of them.
If you're on the market for clip-in extensions, I would totally check out Irresistible Me and see which style and colour is best for your needs!