Once upon a time, I was 7 years old and had hair down to my bum… then I started grade 2 and I don’t know if it was my choice or my mom’s, but we chopped it all of. Then a few years pasted (like 10) and the newest look was a bob, and being the trendy person I was I went for it. Since that day I promised I would never cut my hair short again and have been trying to grow it out since then (it’s been 8 years). I have to say that my hair dresser and I have tried really hard to get my hair to where I want it. I do like my hair, and it is long, however, it is thin (thanks MOM!), and kinda just bleh. I curl it most days, either with my wand or curling iron. But it is just not what I want (obviously not Cass, you want mermaid hair).
Oh one other thing… I’m cheap, so fancy extensions are not really in my budget right now… but one thing I have been wanting to try are… wait for it… Secret Extensions.
The commercial for this is so lame and they look like they aren’t going to work, but I watched some reviews online and it didn’t seem to be the worst thing to spend 40 dollars on. The website claims to “give you thick, natural-looking volume and length in seconds!” Most reviews said the same thing, easy to put on, blended pretty well, not the best quality but not horribly noticeable. I have long hair so they blend well, and people say that if you have short hair they work well but I can’t say anything on that.
The other thing they mentioned in a few reviews was that they didn’t curl well, and I have a few things to say about that. If you take out your curling iron and expect to twist it thought and have beautiful curls you wont…. But if you do it like they tell you to do it ( curl with large barrel iron, clip curl and let cool) then it works. It’s not the most beautiful curl but it will blend with your hair enough to give you a curly look. I am still in the process of figuring out if there is a way to create beachy waves with the extensions and I will keep you posted on that.(** I found a way that works really well, tutorial to come soon)
Overall, I think they are kind worth it. I got mine at Walmart for 40$, the colour match is pretty perfect for my hair colour and they are SUPER easy to put in. They are obviously not as good as the 300$ real hair ones but if you are looking for something cheap to give you a long hair look I would recommend them.