When it comes to beauty, we all have our little tricks to make us feel good. That may be wearing make-up, styling your hair and adopting an identifying style to achieve this.
Many of us want the dream of long locks, but just don’t have thick enough hair, making hair extensions the ideal solution. Hair extensions can be put in in a few ways, there are tape, weave and clip-in options. Personally we find clip-ins to be the easiest to use day to day. It’s less of a commitment to have extensions you can remove at any time and you can go back to your natural hair any time you fancy.
A brand which promises affordable hair extensions of good quality is Lullabellz, who has steadily built a reputation for giving girls Rapunzel locks at reasonable prices, so we decided to see for ourselves whether the product lived up to the hype.
The styling of this packaging is girly and ‘glam’. Overtly pink and attractive, products arrive secured in a hairnet as well as in a plastic cover to stay secured while posted out. The aesthetic is strongly branded, matching to the company website which builds a range of lifestyle imagery to support it’s product.
We liaised via email to get a colour match online. Sending photos to the customer service team, we were offered a choice they thought would most closely match our real hair.
Arriving the colour match was extremely close, showing impressive dedication to the customer satisfaction. The team will ask for more than one photo to ensure your hair colour can be matched based on different lighting. The care taken to ensure the customer is happy was a good start to the overall experience from the brand and left smaller margin for error and unnecessary returns that could occur if we were left to guess our own shade. This provides a best case scenario that allows you to shop from home without needed to trawl the shops to find your perfect match.
Lullabellz hair is synthetic which is reflected in the price. You can tell by the feel that the product is synthetic from the touch but it is still surprisingly soft and with proper care you can get your use from it. The website states you can expect an average of 3-4 months from them when worn once in a while, which means if you want 24/7 princess hair you may have to invest in the real deal. It also advises avoiding use of heat as the synthetic fibres wont wear well when overtly styled with heat over time.
The price is not to be argued with with options under £20. Products come with the clips sewn in, which anyone who has spent hours doing their own DIY style will know is worth the value alone. A range of lengths are available, our version was the 22 inch, which went to about waist length. The hair is thick and the texture in the colour gave dimension, as the images show the colour had a warm reddish shine to it from afar, but when up close golden highlights can be seen, which is what made it a better match to our tester’s natural locks.
What do clip-in extensions feel like?
If you aren’t used to wearing extensions at all, it may be a little weird to get used to having them in your hair at first, but you soon get used to it. Particularly with longer or thicker extensions, it is common to feel the weight of them on your hair. Extensions should never hurt, so if yours are irritating your scalp in any way or causing pain then it is wise to remove them immediately.
As Lullabellz hair is synthetic, it isn’t recommended to wash them, as they may wear badly after a wash. Usually real hair extensions can be washed, but any kind of extensions have a life span and won’t endure your routine for very long. Your real hair receives growth, repair and vitamins to keep it healthy, something which hair extensions cannot replicate the last of.
The best way to put them in is the brush your hair and segment it like a hairdresser would. Part the top two thirds of your hair and tie this up on top of your head. Take the clips and find a patch of hair they grab to and stay, if you have fine hair you may find the extensions slipping out a bit if you don’t secure the clips properly. Once the fist row is properly clipped in, let your hair above down from the bobble and part again, setting two shorter strips of extensions on the middle row, which will be the widest part of your head and offer the most room. For some people, two rows is enough to get your desired look but you can go on to add three or four rows. We would recommend having less rows for thinner hair as not only will the weight of the extensions bother you, but you will most likely be able to see the tracks on the top strip through your hair.
If done correctly, hair extensions are no bother and shouldn’t feel too different. It is possible to wear them for hours, during the day or for a night out but clip-ins should be taken out for bed so they don’t get ruined whilst you lie on them asleep.
If you are looking for luscious locks for a night out once in a while Lullabellz is definitely a good shout. There are a reasonable range of colours available, the only downside is, as with most extensions, you are left feeling lacklustre with your own hair after and will want to wear them all the time.