I’ve moaned many times on this here blog about my rubbish hair. It’s fine, limp and refuses to grow. It lacks body and bounce. Generally, it’s a bit shit. I blame my mum. But despite trying every thickening, lengthening treatment on the market and spending hundreds of pounds on hair cuts and colours, I’ve never gone down the hair extensions route… until now.
You see, hair extensions have all kinds of horrible connotations. They’re ratty, tatty and the clips show. They’re a completely different colour to your real hair. They’re unethical. They’re sold on market stalls. All these things are true in some cases, but there are a few amazing brands working hard to change perceptions of hair extensions, and Bobby Glam is one of them.
After playing around with some cheap extensions (as seen here), I wanted to try them properly so contacted Bobby Glam for a chat. After sending them a photo of my hair in natural light, their stylist colour matched me and I was sent a set of triple weft extensions in ‘Iced Coffee’.
‘Triple weft’ refers to the thickness of each extension – most extensions come in single wefts, which means you need to add more pieces to build thickness. Bobby Glam extensions come in double, triple or quad wefts so you can achieve the same big, bouncy look but with fewer clips. This is ‘Remy’ hair which has been ethically sourced.
As soon as I opened the box, I knew these weren’t the extensions I’d been imagining. The branding and packaging is very sleek and modern, and everything looks stylish. There’s also a very handy ‘test’ weft that’s separate from the rest – you can use this to check the colour is a perfect match without opening the main package meaning you can return your extensions if they’re not quite right. Clever!
Clipping in the extensions is ridiculously easy. There are six wefts in total – some wide pieces for the back of your head and some narrower for each side. There are plenty of online tutorials to show you how to clip in extensions, but I just whacked them in and they blended seamlessly into my own hair. It took me 5 minutes, and here’s the result…
BOOM! Now, I’m not usually one for singing my own praises, but… come on! I am SO pleased with my mermaid hair. After 5 years with short hair, it’s amazing to have such length… but after 27 years with fine, flat hair, it’s the bounce that I’m most excited about.
The difference is too extreme for me to wear these every day, but for special occasions they’re just perfect. They don’t feel heavy or uncomfortable and they look completely natural – in fact, I did a reaction test when answering the door to the postman, and he didn’t bat an eyelid. Success! If you want a va-va-voom look for the party season, I’d recommend them in a shot. You might spend all night stroking your own head, but it’s a small price to pay for hair that would make L’Oreal envious.
Have you ever worn hair extensions? What do you think of them?