If I’m being honest, my hair often gives me a tough time, and a bad hair day happens more often than I’d like. I haven’t been able to come up with the perfect go-to and easy hair or signature hair style. And that’s probably for a couple of reasons:
But this year, I’m determined to put in a bit more effort. So in my January recap post, I mentioned how it’s just a few weeks into the year and I’ve already switched up my hair in three different ways.
Truth is my preference any time any day, would be to have my natural hair out a 100% of the time – whether in its un-relaxed state or relaxed. I think it sort of highlights my face best.
Tee prefers this as well, and apparently on our first date he fell in love with my hair. He still says that’s the best hair he’s ever seen on me! It was dark, shiny & bouncy. What he probably didn’t know was that I’d just dashed out of the salon five minutes before the date. My hair struggles are also the reason hair was rather high on my priority list for my wedding and was quite an investment. But I wasn’t going to take chances, and even though the hair stylist abandoned me half way for other bride – but later returned to me, my hair didn’t turn out so bad. (See some wedding photos here).
I’ve digressed, but that’s why for the past year and a half I decided to try out going natural. But I still didn’t get a hang of it – maybe I was a little too impatient. Plus those still require nets and silk scarves and protective styling.
So again my day to day preference would be my own natural hair – healthy, a little longer, with a bit more bounce.
When Irresistible Me Hair Company contacted me and asked if I’d be interested in trying out their clip ins, I was tres excited as I wondered if it could be the solution to my concerns above. They’re a growing brand for Remy clip-in hair extensions based in New York!
In their words “we’re big fans of your blog, and would love you to try our product!”
I’d heard of clip ins but I had never actually seen them up close or used them. So I had to do a bit of research on the different kind of Irresistible hair available and I must say they have so much information to help make an informed choice – including videos showing different hair colours & lots of images with the various lengths and descriptions. It took me a while to get around to it as I was incredibly busy at work, but Madison who is in charge of marketing was so helpful & patient throughout the process. Thumbs up for great customer service!
So I got offered any hair of my choice from their Silky Collection and I went with 20 inches, 200g of colour 2 (chocolate brown) which had 10 pieces – 1 pc of 4 clips, 2 pcs of 3 clips, 5 pcs of 2 clips and 2 pcs of 1 clip. I think it was a good idea that these are split these way as it let you fit them in into the sides of your hair, and generally play around with the clips as you wish.
The package arrived within 2 weeks of placing the order, which I think was actually really fast as it was shipped from the US to the UK. I’m often wary about ordering stuff from the US, but this was a good experience!
I love love how there’s a sample package which allows you to see what’s in it and make a decision whether to keep or return it. This particular hair is from the silky line so I definitely expected really silky hair. And that came through. It was genuinely so smooth & silky and I loved it. Here’s a before and after photo.
This clip in ticked all the boxes for me. It let’s me have my own hair out, and be able to touch my scalp! It’s so light and doesn’t hurt. It’s super easy to install and there’s & no need for a salon. Plus you can take it off at the end of the day if you wish – without being slightly embarrassed at someone sighting your cornrows – as I was when my wig fell off recently. I had mine in for like four days straight without taking them off. And they were still perfect.
Plus unlike the slight difficulty of curling a weave yourself while it’s on your head, you can curl the clip ins before you install them. Finally (and in my experience) it avoids the hair debris that so quickly builds up on the sew in weaves.
So I know I’ll almost certainly re-purchase these! Although I’ll definitely go for a colour 1B rather than a colour 2, as this was slightly too brown. Might be my fault though as I often think my hair is more brown than black, but it’s apparently still quite black. I’ll also be buying in a much shorter length (most likely 14 inches) – just so it looks closer to my real hair length – plus I’ve already got this length now.
Just to flag that the clip ins come in a maximum of 200g, which i think is quite fine – and I didn’t use all of it for my hair. But if you want it much fuller you may have to buy more than one. Sadly, and for my true naturalistas, they do not offer kinky hair clip-ins, but Sade of In My Sunday Best has kinky hair and tried out one of their clip ins and they looked great on her!
Also, it’s a bit surprising that you have to sign up or log in with Facebook just to access their website. Not quite sure why that is!
But all in all, these may just be a pretty reasonable solution to my hair problems.
You should check out their website at irresistibleme.com
What do you think suits me better – with the clip ins or without? Have you tried clip ins before and what’s your go-to stress free signature hairstyle?
pS: That first photo above is me + Marjorie – my amazing hair dresser! She’s from the Caribbean and does my hair good all the time. I think Caribbean people are great with black hair. While studying at Cambridge, my friend from Grenada was my hair saviour as well!
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Omowumi OguntuaseFebruary 8, 2017 at 08:46
I always check up hair clip-ins on websites but never got around to getting them because I don’t think it will survive with all the hustle and bustle I go through everyday and where would I even make it? This looks nice though but shipping fee go kill person.
Kachee || KacheeTee.comFebruary 8, 2017 at 08:51
It actually clips in very strongly. Slept with it for 5 days and it disnt come off. Plus you can fit it yourself. I’ve worn it myself a couple of times – and it looked good. Shipping to Nigeria, I agree may be a pain
Toluwalade Toyin-KehindeFebruary 8, 2017 at 12:40
These clip-ins look gorgeous on you!!! I actually always go for a color 1 before even a 1B because my hair is jet black!! I’ve never tried clip-ins and i’m not so sure of them because i’ll rather catch extra 5mins of sleep than wakeup early to fix them in (because i like fresh air on my head lol and hate sleeping with extra hair on my head) but…. maybe sometime later when i’m a working class babe haha and i’m not sleep-deprived!toyinwithfashion.com
Kachee || KacheeTee.comFebruary 8, 2017 at 12:44
You’re so right! You need those extra 5 mins to put them on! I promised myself I’ll wear them this week, but when I wake up late, I just don’t bother and head on with my natural hair. Lol! Thank you Hun!😘
Live In IbadanFebruary 8, 2017 at 13:54
Wow. You look amazeballs! You should prolly continue using their product. Do they have a branch in Nigeria?www.liveinibadan.blogspot.com
Kachee || KacheeTee.comFebruary 11, 2017 at 18:59
I don’t think they have a branch in Nigeria oh. I’ll definitely get more clips. Thank you!
PreciousFebruary 8, 2017 at 22:36
I’ve never tried clip-ins but I love the volume this adds to your hair. I only heard about kinky clip-ins from this post. Will go check those out.I agree with being able to touch your scalp as a plus.Your hair is lovely!
Kachee || KacheeTee.comFebruary 11, 2017 at 18:58
Thanks Sis!! As in, touching your scalp is bliss. Lol!
momentzwithveeFebruary 9, 2017 at 12:17
Can you fit this is when you braid your hair like you do before you wear a wig, i will love to try this, i hate making my hair kai, it sets my scalp on fire, I am on natural hair, but i get tired of combing my hair everyday, i loves wigs buts sometimes it gives me the ache. Shipping to nigeria wont be funny considering the current exchange rate and restrictions on internatrional transactions or cards.
Kachee || KacheeTee.comFebruary 11, 2017 at 18:57
I hate making my hair too! Lol. You can’t fit it when you have braids, and only when you have your hair out. for natural hair, they’re are some kinky clip ins that might help!
ideeFebruary 9, 2017 at 12:54
the clip ins suit you better. i love clip ins, they are very versatile and they give me access to my hair unlike weaves.Seven Steps To Longer Relaxed Hair
Kachee || KacheeTee.comFebruary 11, 2017 at 18:56
Thanks Idee! They’re actually very versatile, and access to the hair is the best part of all.
Oyindamola AbbattyFebruary 9, 2017 at 13:36
This looks really nice, Kachi. Wish we had something like this in Nigeria.
Kachee || KacheeTee.comFebruary 11, 2017 at 18:55
Thanks Oyin! I actually think there are some in Nigeria oh. I’ve seen people use them. Prob best to ask around.
NengiFebruary 9, 2017 at 15:27
Did we have the same stylist at our wedding?? I had the same experience with mine. Not only did he show up way earlier than he should have, we have to throw in an extra 5k just so he could come back and touch up right before the wedding!
Kachee || KacheeTee.comFebruary 10, 2017 at 18:09
Lool! There’s always one story or the another with these peeps!
Praise AbuFebruary 10, 2017 at 08:52
You look so beautiful.I’m with you on this hair struggle, my scalp hurts easily and most times I just want my hair to breathe but people always have an opinion about my life. To avoid too much talk I’ve to braid it or do something nice.This clip in is the solution to your hair struggles and it looks really good on you.My Style Look Book Series
Kachee || KacheeTee.comFebruary 11, 2017 at 18:55
Awww, thanks Praise! Lol @ people having an opinion. I know what you mean. Sometimes you just want to do nothing to it. But oh well…
NedouxFebruary 27, 2017 at 10:45
Hi Kachee,I like the idea of clip-ins because it screams “convenience!”Still, I’m a little curious, did you feel continuous pressure on your scalp, at the points where the clips were attached to your hair?Btw, you look great both ways. 🙂