dirty looks quad weft extensions revisited

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Disclaimer: This isn’t a sponsored post in any way – I’m just in love with these extensions!

One of the posts that gets the most attention on mybudgetbeauty is my review of the Dirty Looks Quad Weft Extensions, which I wrote about six months ago. My shade is Espresso Brown and they match my hair to a T. I loved these extensions and since then have absolutely worn them to death, but I thought I’d check in with everyone and update you on their progress down the line…

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length

I originally bought the 18” extensions, and whilst they were a perfect length to start with, I wish I’d bought the slightly longer 22” wefts. Due to all the heat I blast these with, the ends have got really dry and split pretty drastically. Every few weeks I find myself hacking at them with scissors to avoid that matted look, which makes them shorter and shorter. As I always curl them and never wear them straight, that decreases the length too, so soon (hair growth permitting) my real hair will almost be as long as the wefts.

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thickness

Brushing, styling, curling and backcombing has meant a lot of the thickness has been lost from these wefts. However, because they’re quad wefts, it’s not massively noticeable, but I am having to wear extra pieces with them rather than just the two by themselves.

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quality

Reading this, it would seem like I’ve destroyed these extensions. However: whilst they’re nowhere near as beautiful and silky smooth as they were when I got them, they’re still in pretty good condition. Given I wear them every day to work, and then absolutely destroy them most weekends in a backcombing/hairspray frenzy, they’ve held up really well.

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styling

I’ve had a couple of emails asking me how I style my Dirty Looks Quad Weft Extensions, especially with blunt cut hair. Here’s my guide:

will one quad weft be enough?

No. Get two. If your hair is super blunt and super short, get three or a full-head set. I just managed to get away with two at the beginning, but after loss of thickness have to either pad them out with extra wefts or wear my hair half-up.

where should I position my quad wefts?

I section my hair ear to ear and clip one weft midway up my head. With the second weft, I go much higher to the crown, so the wefts are layered.

how do I style my quad wefts with my real hair?

Now, some may disagree with me, but I rarely think hair extensions look good when they’re straight. I can almost always see where the real hair ends and the extension begins, and people usually end up with that rat-tail look. I always curl my extensions, or at least keep them wavy, and then curl the hair around my face to avoid the straight-to-curly divide.

do I need extra clip-ins with a quad weft?

Usually not at the beginning, but I’ve started adding in cheaper, thinner pieces from another hair extension set I have just to boost thickness. However, my hair is pretty thick, so if yours is thinner, you could probably get away with just the Dirty Looks Quad Wefts.

should I backcomb?

I know loads of people hate to backcomb (I am so not one of these people) but unfortunately, you need to do a little bit for your extensions to stay in and blend well. I backcomb the top hair to stop the extensions showing, and along the hairline where I clip the extensions in.

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I hope this has inspired you to go and get some extensions of your own. I’ll probably repurchase some quad wefts soon, and I think I’ll go for the 22” for extra length.

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6 thoughts on “dirty looks quad weft extensions revisited

  1. To help keep extensions from getting too dry at the ends, apply some argan oil or Moroccan oil once a week to the extensions, concentrating on the ends. Extensions don’t get the natural oils from your scalp like your natural hair does, so a weekly nourishment treatment is essential to keep your extensions looking soft and fresh. I do this with all my extensions and it really helps prolong their life.

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