Over the past few weeks I’ve been contemplating whether or not to grow out my hair. Longtime readers of this blog will know that I underwent a major hair change, chopping off my long locks for the first time in over 7 years last March. And while I liked the sassy, short ‘do, there’s not very much I can do with it to change it up when my fancy strikes.
Now, my hair is in that ugly, middle stage where it doesn’t know what to do with itself and I need to decide if I’m going to ride it out and grow it long, or give my mane that trim it so desperately needs.
During my dilemma, I was excited to be given the opportunity to try Hairdo Clip-In Extensions from Jessica Simpson and her hair guru, Ken Paves. I thought this would a fun way for me to see myself with long hair again so I could truly decide if I wanted my flowing locks again.
Here I am with my regular hair as it looks like today. It’s about shoulder length with longer sections around the front of my face.
I’d never used any kind of extensions before so I was scared I wouldn’t be able to put them in properly. Thankfully, it was only one full piece and the instructions that came with it were easy to follow.
First, I parted my hair into two sections. I clipped the hair at my crown up since that was going to cover up where the extension would start.
Then, for the remaining hair below, I twisted and pinned my hair in sections – four total. The extension piece will cover up the entire bottom part of my hair.
Now that my hair was prepped, it was time to put on the extension using the built-in clips that are all around the piece, starting with the top middle and working all the way around until my 25″ Layered Straight Hairdo Clip-In in Ebony was securely in place.
Going from short to long only took me about 10 minutes and it was kinda crazy to see my hair afterwards since my hair has never been that long before, ever (it was nearly waist-length).
I think I’d definitely go for these clip-in extensions again in another color. You can’t tell in the photos but the extension was pretty dark, almost black. My hair has been dyed and has some red tones in it so it didn’t quite match. While the style itself looked natural, you could definitely tell it wasn’t my hair from the coloring.
So whaddaya think of the new ‘do? Now that I see what the long version looks like, I think I’ll keep it how it is right now, shoulder length or slightly longer. It’s much more classy and I won’t look quite so young!
If you’re looking to try out Hairdo Clip-In Extensions ($95 – $110 US for long extensions), find it at a salon near you here, or shop online at retailers like Macy’s or Amazon.
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