*CLIPHAIR DOUBLE WEFTED EXTENSIONS REVIEW

I’m a big fan of fakery. If I had my way – and unlimited funds – I’d pretty much get everything ‘done’, all at once, Heidi Montag style…

My glow-up has (so far) included lip fillers, fake tan, hair dye, false nails, and, of course, hair extensions. Whilst I’ve toyed for years with having professional extensions done, I looooove being able to rip out my clip-ins after a long day and scrag up my hair into a homeless-chic bun (gross), so I’m always looking for new hair extension brands to try. I recently toned my blonde ombre, which mean that my old honey-blonde extensions were a little off-colour – so when ClipHair offered to pop me over some new strands in the post, I was like OH YEAH BABY…

I’ve tried A LOT of hair extensions in my time; I’ve found that clip-ins are my preferred method of insertion (ooh-er), and that with the thickness of my hair, single wefts just won’t cut it – I need double, triple or even quad wefted pieces. The ideal length (seriously, this is turning into filth) is 18 inches for me, as my hair is blunt at the ends, so any longer and I start veering dangerously into blocky, step-hem territory; plus, finding the right colour for my hair – which has been legit ruined with years of dying, toning and bleaching – is the ultimate challenge. So would ClipHair meet all my expectations?

extensions: cliphair double wefted set, 18 inches, medium ash brown

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BRASSY TO ASHY: TONING YOUR HAIR AT HOME

Is dying your hair yourself ever a good idea? TBH, probably not.

I’ve had an ombre style for around a year now, and whilst I love having lighter hair in the summertime, I am noticing that it’s getting gradually warmer and brassier with every wash. Brassy hair is a big no-no in my eyes, so I was on a mission to sort it out ASAP – and, after a quick Google, it turned out that all I really needed was a toner to neutralise some of those coppery tones. I’m legit skint at the moment – moving house is sucking the life out of my bank account – so I’m not inclined to pay for a professional to do it.

After twenty minutes on YouTube watching hair dye tutorials, I decided I was basically a hairdresser (MMMMmmmmKay), so took a stab at toning my brassy hair myself – with mixed results…

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BEAUTY FADS I JUST DON’T UNDERSTAND

Remember when this was a beauty blog but I thought pencilling in your eyebrows wasn’t always necessary? LOL ME TOO.

I love makeup – honestly, I think I’d die without my heavy-duty foundation. I wear a full face of the stuff every day, with literally zero shame, and walk around looking like Ru Paul on the reg. But sometimes the wacky world of beauty manages to confuse me beyond belief – take a look at the beauty fads I just DON’T GET below…

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GET READY (BADLY) WITH ME

A few months ago, I wrote this post here, which detailed my God-awful beauty routine. Honestly – as much as I love slathering my face in makeup, I’m not great at it whatsoever, and often end up looking like a transvestite Mr Potato Head.

Because I’m dabbling in YouTube at the mo – it’s making me feel a bit sick every time I think about it, NGL – I thought I’d revisit the concept of a TERRIBLE MAKEUP TUTORIAL and show you guys what I get up to in the morning. Feel like making my day? Go give me a sub – I’ll love you forever…

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HOW TO DO A CURLY BLOW-DRY WITH CLIP-IN HAIR EXTENSIONS

Not going to lie: I’ve pretty much destroyed my hair over the years. My crimes have included bleaching it myself in my University bathroom; dying it bright red every other week using peroxide I bought off eBay; cutting my own fringe with blunt kitchen scissors; you get the picture.

Recently, though, I’ve been trying to give my hair some TLC. That means deep-conditioning, careful combing, and shying away from the intense heat of straighteners, opting for a curly blow-dry instead. (Aren’t I good?) However, as I wear clip-in hair extensions pretty much every day, it can be tricky to blend them in neatly if you’re not blow-drying those, too. Blocky, laddered extennys are so not the one. So, if you’re wondering how to do a curly blow-dry whilst wearing clip-in hair extensions, take a peek below for a seamless, LOOK HOW NATURAL head of hair. You’re welcome.

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extensions: beauty works 20″ in blondette

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