I've been wanting clip-in hair extensions for a LONG time, probably almost a year. It's been on our radar to blog about for some time as well but real life somehow always got in the way. I didn't feel right buying hair when I had to pay for adult things like new tires, moving expenses and Sir's heart worm medicine. Finally Christmas came and I decided to save a little Christmas money and buy my extensions.
My hair dresser recommended I try Winsome Mane. After doing quite a bit of research, I had definitely decided I wanted quality hair versus something cheaper from Sally's. I definitely got what I wanted with this hair! Because we like it so much for the entire month of March you can get twenty percent off your order of Winsome Mane hair with code RESOURCEGIRLS.
I think another reason I was initially hesitant to get my clip-ins was because I had no idea what color or what size pack to order. Resource Girls to the rescue. A couple things you need to know before you purchase and few tips for after!
We love Winsome Mane because the hair is 100% real remy human hair. What is remy hair? It's ok we didn't know either. Remy hair is the finest quality of human hair because the cuticles remain intact and not stripped. Preserving the cuticles and aligning them all in the same direction makes the extensions look natural. No synthetic materials or animal products are used to make the hair, it's cruelty-free and vegan-friendly!
I ordered dark chocolate brown #2, the beauty of this hair is that it has natural shine and color like real hair, it's not a flat matte or dull color. You can see from the photos it blends perfectly and this is with no hair dye! It's easier to darken the hair than make it light so if you're unsure on color go lighter.
he beauty of Winsome Mane is they include a tester piece with every pack of hair, if you are not completely satisfied you can return it no questions asked. One tip that really helped me was to go outside and take a picture of your hair in natural light, this is the color you will need to match to.
There are three different sets of hair you can choose from, obviously the larger the pack the more it costs. If you naturally have fine hair you wouldn't want to buy the 220g set, this would just look strange and not match. You have to remember that you have to have enough natural hair to attach the clip-ins to. Follow this guide:
- 120g set - If you have finer hair
- 160g set - If you have medium to thick hair (this is what I got)
- 220g set - If you have thicker hair
You may or may not need to have your hair stylist trim your extensions. Since my hair is naturally pretty short right now I took mine with me for my routine trim and Libby clipped them in and had them trimmed up in no time. However, if your hair is a little longer to start no need to have them trimmed.
If you do take them with you for a hair cut your hair stylists can help you with tips on placement. If not follow the steps below.
- Start two inches above nape of neck, tease hair (this is so the clip has something to grab on to) and attach a three weft (a weft just means clip) piece.
When putting in each piece you'll want to tease - pop in weft - lift it up - clip shut
- Go one inch up, attach three weft piece.
- Another inch up, attach four weft piece.
- Another inch up, attach last four weft piece. You'll want the four weft piece (the largest one) to be at the widest part of your head so that's another way to think of it.
This hair is high quality and should last forever. The most important things to remember are to use a wet brush and don't over wash.
Don't know what a wet brush is, it's ok I didn't either. They're sold at Target, but then again everything important usually is. Click here to see an example and learn more. You don't need to wash every wear. Depending on the amount of hair product you use in the extensions you should be able to wear about ten times before washing. You can use a little leave in conditioner after you wash and before you blow dry add a little oil to the ends. Let extensions air dry for awhile and then smooth out with a round brush and a quick blow dry.
After each wear, brush out gently with your wet brush and again if you have time before putting them in.
If you don't have your extensions trimmed you can easily store them in the bag they came in. However, since I did have mine trimmed my hair stylists recommended that I put each piece of hair in an individual bag. This makes sense because since they're trimmed I will always want to put them in, in the exact same order. I just took Ziplock bags and wrote "Back 1, Back 2, etc." so I could keep them all straight. Then separated right side from left side.
Clip-ins can be a super fun and easy way to change up your look or even for a special occasion. Don't forget you have the entire month of March to get twenty percent off your entire order on the
Winsome Mane website with code RESOURCEGIRLS.