Are you committment shy? Do you love instant gratification? Are you also a bit adventurous? Then this review is for you. Let’s enter the wonderful world of hair extensions together, shall we?
Pictured above is the 18″ long Simply Straight Pony ($49, but can often be found on sale) from Hairdo by HairUWear. The pony extension actually wraps around your own hair, whether you naturally have a wimpy pony tail or a full one. It adds length and fullness, and the wrap-around top looks pretty and keeps the extension looking natural.
The hair is textured Tru2life Heat Friendly Synthetic hair, which means you can style this using heat tools like curling irons or flat irons. It can actually withstand heat up to 350 degrees farenheit.
The long, curly looking strip of hair wraps around the top of the extension, which is connected to your own hair with a comb clip. It feels like real hair, and it looks like real hair – it has highlights and lowlights, and blends in beautifully. There are 11 colors to choose from, so it’s pretty much guaranteed you can find one that matches your hair color.
1. Put your own hair in a ponytail first – it works for a high, low, or in-between pony, although I prefered a high pony tail on me. Use snag-free elastics to keep from damaging your hair, and spray just a small amount of hairspray around it to help make sure the elastic doesn’t slip.
2. Place the comb clip underneath the elastic on top of your ponytail.
3. Wrap the long separate section of hair around the top of the pony tail and secure it with a hair pin. The hair piece surrounds your natural pony tail and makes it look super lush and long.
You can trim the pony tail yourself if you want, or take it to your stylist to have it cut to whatever length you choose.
It looks so real – it’s not over-the-top costumey, it looks like it’s really and truly your hair. Plus, it stays in place and looks better than the hair pieces that have those claw clips.
If you’ve always wanted long hair but haven’t been able to get there on your own, this is a terrific option that is easy to apply and looks completely natural. If you have long hair but just want ‘more’ of it, this is terrific.
Hair extensions are really wonderful these days – these aren’t your grandma’s wigs. They are a really fun way to play with different looks and add extra drama to your hairstyle. There are plenty of helpful videos out there to demonstrate how to apply the extension. Check them out in person by finding local shops via the HairUWear website, or shop online at sites such as folica.com or voguewigs.com.
Stay tuned, because you will be able to enter a giveaway for one of these gorgeous pony tails here at Beauty Info Zone in a few days. Hooray for committment-free instant gratification!! – Lisa