Haircare / Styling

Hair Extention Options

I have made my piece with my shorter hair. However, there are some days that I’m really not feeling the cut. On those days I would love to have the option of hair extensions. It might only be once a week or so but I miss the variety that same with having longer tresses.

My clip-ins take too long to put in on a daily basis now because I have to focus so much on hiding the short hair underneath. I also only own one pack, which was perfect when my hair was long and I just wanted to add some thickness but now one pack won’t cut it (pardon the pun).

I’m not sure what direction to head in so I added some information in on the types of extensions I’m considering. Opinions and advice are very welcome!

 

One-Piece Hair Extension

 

I googled ‘one-piece hair extentions’ and came across the ones above, there from Superstrands.com.

And the Jessica Simpson version…

 

 

Jessica Simpson Pony Tail

The pony tails cost less than €30 if you buy online (again, I just googled places that sold her range). They’re not made of human hair so styling isn’t an option but it looks fun for occasional use.

 

Clip-Ins: As I mentioned before, I have Pink Label hair extensions which have one major flaw for short haired girls – there are 3 wide wefts (that don’t reach the full way around my head) and one small for the nape of the neck (sell below). This means you have to be very creative about layering them to hide short hair. It takes far too much time. If I buy more clip ins I will opt for a pack that contains 8 wefts, a few of which are narrow. In retrospect I would also only buy single row extensions as my hair is fine. Thick hair extensions may look amazing in the pack but they don’t suite fine, thin hair – you’ll see the top.

Halo / Flip-Ins: Ok so this is a bit of an eighties phenomenon but it has been revived. I couldn’t find any images of the halo / flip-in I’m afraid but a salon sent me their before and after picture (below). They are basically one hair piece on a wire, the wire sits on the front of your head like a halo. The good thing about these is that they’re easy to pop in, they also go ear to ear which is good for those of us with short hair. I’m just a bit dubious about the wire sliding off my head as you move around. I’d love to hear your experiences.

 

So what do you think?

 

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  • BluePotion

    I have the one piece and I love it. However, right now I have to put clip ins over it (above) since my hair is too short to cover it right now.

  • kess burden

    hey girl, i was intrieged to read about those halo / flip in hair extentions so i googled them and im with you on not trusting them they dont seem so secure, a year ago i made the horrible mistake of cuting my hair short and to make it worse i did it myself ( it was a monstosity) , so now i spend every day with my extentions in i dont go anywhere without them but im looking for some really good quality ones as the last 2 pairs i bought (even though they were extrememly expensive) after a few months both pairs ended up getting damaged and started getting shorter and shorter so now im on the hunt for some really thick good quality extentions for blonde hair, any suggestions ? :)
    kess x

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  • Kate

    I remember watching a review of one piece clip-ins by lollipop26 and she said for fine hair they weren’t the best for blending in with your own hair. Also, when I was in Selfridges I had a look at the Jessica Simpson hair extensions and they felt so dry and brittle – wasn’t impressed!
    I love headkandy hair extensions, they come with four large wefts, four smaller wefts for the side and then a couple of the tiny one clip wefts. The hair quality is amazing and the amount of different shades you can choose from is fantastic compared to other brands I’ve seen.
    Good luck on your extensions hunt :)

  • Jenny

    I love the halo! Much better quality than the clip-in set I used to use! It only adds volume to the back obviously but I haven’t add any issues with it sliding off or failing off!

  • Lieenie

    Go to Dundrum and try a few out they are really nice there. Then you’ll have an idea how different ones suit your hair before you buy them/ order online. It’s hard to colour match from a computer screen.Or Just buy a wig in a completely different colour for a big change that you don’t have to commit to. have fun : )

  • Karen

    If you go on the hairspray website they have a video of the halo being put on. I think if I was going for a one piece i would go with the superstrands one, i can’t imagine anything with Jessica Simpson’s name on it looking very natural!

  • Jen

    I don’t know about the halo ones I would be really afraid of it coming of especially with the wind that we are having! I got my hair cut years ago and I got clip in extensions. Back then I thought they were great but looking at pics now they were terrible. a couple of strands of hair. Terrible. the one piece looks good. I think they had something like it in Hairspray.

  • Krissy

    Hey Amy,

    I have the flip-in extensions and I couldnt recommend them more! I got mine over a year ago and had the same worries about it slipping off my head or the wire being too tight but havent ever had trouble with either. I used to wear clip ins before I got this and its a million times better, no risk of disguising clips, it just blends in so much better with your own hair and the best part for me is how much hair is on these extensions compared to clip-ins, they are really big and thick!!

    You should try them, especially with short hair i think they could be great!!

  • rebecca

    lol typo alert its made my peace not piece x

  • mariga

    I’ve had the one piece ones before, very quck, secure and comfortable but you have to make sure you get an exact colour match!

  • Emma

    Try hairspray in dundrum, they can giv u great advice! x

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