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Sunday, 21 July 2013

ClipHair Extensions | The 'DIY' Set

ClipHair Extensions | DIY Clip-In Set - 24" in 'Light Golden Blonde | £54.99* | Link

One thing I spend a great amount of time on is my hair.  Whether it be simply throwing it up into a messy bun or curling it for a night out, I never feel content unless my hair is done in some way.  I have relatively thick hair although just recently it's thinned out quite considerably due to health reasons - so keeping my hair looking thick and healthy has been a bit of a kerfuffle to say the least (there's only so many volume shampoos a girl can use!) Clip-in extensions are never far from my grasp - they come in handy for nights out or 'bad hair days' when you just need a little bit of a boost. And let me tell you -  I have been needing one heck of a boost of late! My hair is quite long now as I've been growing it for a number of years, so extensions are something I reach for if I want volume as opposed to length.

When ClipHair offered me the chance of sampling one of their hair extension sets, I knew straight away I wanted to try one their 'DIY' sets.  I've had my fair share of extensions in the past, and one thing that always niggles me is ready sewn sets of hair. Don't get me wrong, it saves a great deal of time and effort and spares you the fiddly little job of sewing the clips on yourself, but I like my extensions to fit a certain way and I like to choose the length of the pieces I wear - not everybody's head circumference is the same! I also opted for the 24 inch length - which is the longest length I've ever gone for with a set of extensions - but I also wanted to cut them myself so that they appeared slightly thicker.  I like my extensions to match the length of my own hair, so I figured if I went a little longer, then I could cut an inch or two off so it matched my own hair perfectly. A few stitches and a couple of snips later and voila - hair extensions that matched my needs exactly.

The colour I decided to go for was 'Light Golden Blonde' - which I have to say is a pretty good match.  I've said it before on my blog but my hair colour is a right pain to match - it's light but has darker blonde bits running throughout it, without any bleach throughout the longer lengths, so I always choose a shade that looks light enough to blend with the top, but natural enough to blend with the bottom.  This shade does just that - and blends seamlessly into my hair.  One of the best things about ClipHair is the range of colours they stock - honestly, i was blown away by the array of shades and colour mixes they offer and it has to be one of, if not the best colour choice I have seen from a hair extension company so far.  They also offer a choice of length ranging from 10 to 26 inches, as well as a choice of singular or double wefted sets - meaning that there really is something there for everybody. 

The quality of the hair is also really good.  They feel really smooth and silky to the touch and also style really effectively.  I always curl my extensions as I rarely wear my hair straight, so a set of extensions that hold a hairstyle is important for me.  What I really love about their website is that they offer FREE worldwide delivery - which is excellent (don't we all hate dreaded delivery charges!) I've been really pleased with the DIY set (link) - it's perfect for those of you who want to experiment with their extensions a little more, or find readily sewn-sets a bit off a faff at times. It's made applying hair extensions that little bit quicker for me. I'll definitely order off ClipHair again - their website has really impressed me and the range of colour, length and weft choices is really extensive.  But don't just take my word for it! You can have a browse on the ClipHair website here.

Have you tried ClipHair extensions? Is a 'DIY' set something you'd like to try?


  1. Look gorgeous honey :) I love my clip hair extensions!! Xx.

    1. thanks beaut! They're amazing aren't they :) I love the colour range :) xx

  2. Id love to try extensions, i have long hair but i would love it to be longer/have a more volume they're just a little out of my budget range at the moment. They look amazing on your and blend together so well it looks like your natural hair in the photo!

    Natalie xx

    1. Thanks Natalie! :) Theyre a lovely little treat - they have 10% off at the minute i think! I also have a giveaway coming so keep your eyes peeled for that !:) xx

  3. I need to get myself hair extensions. I don't really need to add length, just thickness. These look lovely and will definitely check them out :)

    Great review and you look beautiful!
    Bamboozle Beauty xx

  4. Aww they look lovely chicken, so pretty on you. And I know what you mean about cutting to fit your head, much better!

  5. Beth you are so beautiful! I wish I could wear clip in extensions but my hair is an in between shade at the moment!

    Beth @

  6. I wear clip ins everyday and these looks good. I wear Headkandy/Dirty Looks and I like them so maybe next time I buy new ones I'll try these!

    Belle x
    Mascara & Maltesers

  7. You look so wonderful and these look really, really natural!! I love it <3

  8. I love your hair! you look gorgeous.


  9. this set sounds great & they look awesome x

  10. they look lovely! are the extensions quite thick? as that is the only thing i struggle with, i find sets are never very thick!xx

  11. these look pretty good! currently on the look out for some good hair extensions! thank u for sharing lovely!


  12. Wow.. they look so realistic, and blend in beautifully with your hair. You're so gorgeous Beth!!! xxx

    Gemma | ♥ Miss Makeup Magpie

  13. You look absolutely beautiful! I've never worn hair extensions, but my hair is very fine, so it's always on my mind :D This really makes me want to try 10 times more :D
    Sorry for your health issues, I hope you'll get better soon - it's also a bummer to lose hair - I've experienced that too, but it's nothing compared to you, considering how great yours look!

  14. They look really good. Looking lovely :) xx

    Essie | The Li'l Sparrow

  15. Looking fabulous! I always cut my own hair extensions too, but I'm rubbish at sewing so I just super glue the clips on - usually lasts longer than thread too - bonus!

    Blood, Sweat & Lipstick


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