Klik hier voor de Nederlandse versie. When it comes to hair and hair volume, my motto is: more is more! Unfortunately I have very thin and fine hair, and even the best styling products can only give my hair a little bit of vavavoom. To really get a lot of extra volume, I would need more and thicker hair, which I obviously I don’t have. Seriously, if a fairy godmother could come and wave her magic wand around and change a few things about my appearance, I’d definitely ask for thick voluminous hair. But since my fairy godmother seems to be occupied elsewhere – working hard on maintaining Prince Charming’s fabulous blonde mane I’m sure, that selfish bastard – I have been creating my own magic with clip-in extensions from 1001extensions.ch. Have a look!
I ordered a set of straight clip-in extensions in the color kastanienbraun, a reddish brown. I chose the longest ones (56 centimeters) to add even more length to my already long hair. Kastanienbraun doesn’t perfectly match my own hair color – my own hair is slightly darker – but it’s close enough.
One set of extensions contains seven separate pieces of hair: one wide piece with four clips, two slightly narrower ones with three clips, two with two clips and two with just one clip. Very handy, all those separate locks, because that way you can decide exactly where to add volume and you can even work in layers. The clip-in extensions consist of 100% human hair and they feel very soft and natural. This is faking at its best*! And yes, I am totally fine with a bit of fakery, as long as it looks natural. And that is definitely the case with these extensions from 1001extensions.
*Mwahahaha! *evil cackle*
Using (attaching? applying? putting in?) the extensions is easy as pie. I use a rat tail comb to section my hair in one straight horizontal line from side to side. I secure the top layer of my hair with a few hair clips and get it out of the way, and then I clip three of the seven extensions – the three widest ones with three and four clips – in my hair one by one from ear to ear. I then section my hair a second time, a little bit higher this time, and I clip in the four remaining pieces of hair. I let the top layer of my hair fall over the extensions, quickly check in the mirror to make sure that there are no bumps and that the clips are nicely hidden, and that’s it. It takes about five minutes, and BAM, volume like I have never had before! Trust me, no amount of mousse, hair spray or volumizing powder can give me this much (lasting) volume! And even if it could, then clip-in extensions would still be a better option, because they don’t damage my hair. No nasty chemicals, no heat, no product build-up,… just some extra human hair that I have to clip in and that’s it.
The extra weight of the hair does feel kind of strange, but it doesn’t hurt. I actually think I like it, that feeling of having a full head of hair. I’m not used to that. I don’t wear the extensions every day – my morning routine is long enough as it is, and especially during the work week every extra minute of sleep is more than welcome – but for parties and special occasions the extensions are perfect.
In case it wasn’t obvious: I am happy with my order. Thanks to my new clip-in extensions from 1001extensions .ch I finally have volume in my hair! The extensions look good, they don’t damage my hair, and the extra volume really gives me a confidence boost. Hip hip hairay!
Want a little extra volume or length as well? You can buy extensions in all lengths and colors at www.1001extensions.ch. My red brown 56 cm extensions cost 74.90 CHF per set.
Have you ever used clip-in extensions to add length and volume to your hair?