After a summer of sunshine, sunbathing and one two many sangrias, my hair is ready for a holiday of it’s own to rest and recover! I’ve been gradually removing red henna from my locks with a full head of blonde foils every six weeks for which the majority of the warmth has been lifted and in the next few months I’ll be back to full blonde.
In the meantime my hair has been through the mill to lift out the colour and isn’t as long or strong as it used to be, making the ends wispy, fly-away and dry. Hallelujah for halo hair extensions for giving me absolute princess vibes in seconds!
Halo hair extensions work by having a weft of hair strung onto a fine clear wire which sits on top of the head, much like a hairband would, completely undetected to hang thick, glossy locks which add length and fullness without having to touch or attach to your existing hair – something that really appeals to me with the fragility of my bleached hair which isn’t in the best condition right now.
Halo Hair Extensions motto is: “Every girl deserves a halo!” and this mantra really resonates with me because I feel that for me, as a woman, hair is a crowning glory and no matter what you’re going through, if you look and feel good even the hardest of times seem more manageable. We all deserve to love the skin that we are in, to feel confident, sassy, sexy and in control of our own destiny – whether you do that by being as natural or glamourous as possible, whatever works for you, rock it!
Did I mention that I’m also absolutely awful at doing my own hair? My hair lives in a ponytail literally 365 days per year as I’m a professional bodybuilder, yoga instructor and fitness influencer so when I’m not slamming weights I’m sweating on a bike or hiking up a hillside which leaves my hair more than a little unloved.
Hence why I appreciate the ability to do my hair in seconds, as once you adjust the clear wire to the length that you want it to sit comfortably on your head you simply have to tie off the excess wire and it’s ready to go without budging. Hanging it like a hairband you then flick the top section of your hair over the suspended extensions and the transformation is complete – no pulling, snagging, tearing, hanging loose or becoming exposed, just instant beautiful hair to rock all day and night before you put it back into the box. If I can do it anybody can, but if you still want a little demo they have full instructions on their website as well as inside the box!
I chose the 18″ halo extensions in the shade light blonde #613 for which the wire and stitching have a lifetime guarentee. It’s recommended that you use a heat protector spray when styling and avoid excessive heat, styling and washing, being careful to brush the hair from bottom to top and use a sulphate free shampoo to keep them in tip top condition.
The extensions can be toned and coloured but shouldn’t be bleached – my own hair agrees! – and after washing patting them dry, instead of rubbing, will minimise frizz, breaking and matting with blow drying closing the cuticles for smoothness. You can also use a hair conditioning mask to restore moisture and shine to the hair and other than taking care of them just as you would your own hair, it really is as quick and easy as that. Gorgeous, natural looking, high quality 100% Indian Remy real human hair in an instant; what more could a girl wish for!