My committed readers know that I am a bit of a convenience whore. I am always on the search for tools that will make my life more efficient. I love my apple slicer, my Solo One Step Gel Nail Polish, and my CrockPot!! When Irresistible Me contacted me about reviewing their product, I was like.... um, yes please!
Irresistible Me is a company that specializes in high quality durable Human Hair Clip-In Hair Extensions. Want instant length for a wedding or hot date? Want fuller more voluminous hair for your 20 year high school reunion? This product may be just the answer to your prayers. In this blog, I will demonstrate how to install the particular product I choose as well as address all the frequently asked questions that come about when choosing clip-in extensions.
Benefits of Clip-in Extensions vs Semi - Perminant
Before we dive into the deep details, I want to tell you why I was so stoked for the opportunity to work with clip-in extensions. For the past 6 months or so I been growing my natural hair out. During the grow process I have been getting "Sew-In" extension installed in my hair every 4 to 6 weeks. I invested in Quality Hair extension, so I could reuse the hair time and again, but it was indeed an investment.
Irresistable Me : Why I choose the Royal Remy Hair
After being approached to do the review, I took some time to really understand which product offering would work best with my hair. I wanted to make sure I was reviewing a product that I would honestly use. So I really shopped around on their website, which was very informative and has great photos and descriptions of all the products. End the end, I went with the Royal Remy 200 g package. My natural hair is very think and kind of coarse. I needed the heavier weight to balance the clip-ins throughout my head. I only got the base 14 inches. Unless your natural hair is down past the full length of your neck it is hard to blend out longer lengths. Besides I don't care for super long extensions. You know me, "Enhance your Natural Beauty".
Let's just make sure we understand what the term "Remy" means. Remy Hair, in the beauty world, is considered to be of the finest quality of human hair. Basically, Remy is the process by which the hair is handled during cutting, treatment, and weaving on to a weft. Hair that is "Remy" has the hair cuticles kept intact and not stripped. By preserving the hairs’ cuticles and aligning them the same direction creates extensions that appear more natural and are less likely to tangle.
The Irresistible Me Royal Remy hair is consistently thick from the top of the weft/track to the ends, this critical for blending into thick hair and for filling out thinner hair.
As demonstrated with on my sister & bestie below in the step by step photos, the Irresisable Me clip-ins will blend well with African-American natural hair that has been heat straightened, as well as with hair from those of a Caucasian decent.
The Arrival of the Irresistible Me Clip-ins & Packaging
The hair took about 2 to 3 days to arrive and came via FEDEX. I had to sign for the package. I totally understand why companies require that packages require signature, but I can say I hate it when I miss the delivery and have to drive to pick it up. I mean really, the deliveries usually occur when I am at work... I guess I could have had my extension sent to the office, that would have been a SUPER fun distraction. However, in this case the FedEx driver was an angel and double backed at the end of his route for me. That is one awesome perk of living in a small town!
The extensions came in a super cute and durable box, which can easily be used for storing the Clip-in extensions in my bathroom drawer or vanity. Once I had the package in hand of coarse I opened it immediately. There were very clear instructions to open the "Tester" side first. This allows you to feel the hair quality, verify the color, and investigate the length of hair and even test the strength of the clips before fully commit to the purchase. I will say the clips were surprisingly comfortable. They have soft tips so you don't feel the actual clip on your scalp, you only feel the pressure of the clip-in hanging from your head. The clips are very tightly secured to the hair. Also, the tester clips double as extras just in case anything were to happen over time, you have a few back ups. I found this "tester" to be a super helpful packaging feature.
Note: once you have opened the larger portion of hair, it is yours to keep. Hair is a hygiene product, so once you open it, the company cannot take it back. It is like a toothbrush...who would take back or purchase a previously opened toothbrush?
What Comes in the Royal Remy 200 g package
So what comes in the Box?
In the 200 gram Royal Remy Set, I got
10 (ten) 14 inch clip in extensions including
1 pc of 4 clips (7.5")
2 pcs of 3 clips (6")
5 pcs of 2 clips (4")
2 pcs of 1 clip (1.2")
(sorry I took this photo after starting the installation so some pieces aren't pictured)
How to Install Irresistible Me Clip-In Hair Extensions Step by Step
More Done Photos
For this demonstration, I personally installed the extensions for my sister, because I wanted to take photos. However, I did send them home with her for 1 week. She took them out and installed them on her own. She timed herself and the process from start to finish took about 10 to 15 minutes. WOW!! The extensions curled well and didn't tangle, She stored them in a hair net in the Irresistible Me box they came in.
Change up the Style
My sister's natural hair isn't quite long enough to pull up into a cute bun for the days she just "can't". She wanted to see if we could style the Clip-ins in a different style than just down. What we found is, when we removed the 4 Clip Piece ( the really thick one) and 1 of back 3 clip pieces, we can easily pull the hair into a back bun. Check it out.
Tips to Make Sure your Clip-in Stay Put All Day
Although the Irresistible Me Clip-in Hair Extensions are very stable once installed, you do have to be careful not be rough with them. Simply because, excessive pulling will hurt and possibly damage your natural hair. Also, avoid constantly "Petting" your hair. The clips are more effective at the thickest part of your hair, which is close to the scalp. The constant motion of running your fingers through your hair will only make your clip-ins slide down the shaft of the hair making their grip less effective.
Different Hair Textures, Same Irresistible Me Extensions
For my Final Trick: I wanted to see how well the hair extensions would blend in with hair that was't so thick. My Bestie, has lived a quite a bit longer than my baby sister and her hair has been processed and colored for some time, but is absolutely gorgeous. And yes, she rocks a BOB cut. She hasn't had hair to her shoulders since the early 90s. I used the same installation processed for her hair. Check out the results.
Honestly, her hair would have done better with a lighter weight of extensions. Her hair is naturally thinner, so it was hard to blend the thicker clip-ins. However, they still looked great! I am pretty sure her hubby is buying her some extensions for Christmas.
Are Irresistible Me Clip - In Hair Extensions worth the Money?
In my opinion, the Irresistible Me clip -in hair extensions are a wonderful time saver. The quality of the hair is great, the clips are nice and strong, but don't pinch and you get a lot of full length thickness for a great price. You can reuse them over and over and because they are easily detachable, maintenance is a breeze. I wouldn't recommend spending this much for a 1 time wear, there are pretty good synthetic products for one-time event. I think investing in Irresistible Me Clip-in Hair Extensions is a great idea, but only if you are going to wear them frequently.