How I Wore Hair Extensions For an Entire Month Without Even My Husband Knowing!
I have always had long hair so I never really entertained the idea of getting extensions. I was talking with a friend a few months ago who used extensions to add volume to her hair and it got me thinking a bit. My hair has never been super thick and some added volume sounded amazing. I had a lot of questions though as I had never seriously considered extensions before. I am no hairdresser and I can hardly put my hair in a messy bun so the thought of putting in extensions sounded super intimidating to me. I also really wanted to look natural. I was worried about finding a color that matched my hair and if the extensions would be noticeable. I had heard stories about clips showing through hair, extensions falling out or just looking really fake. Also, being someone who has never even used fake eyelashes I knew trying extensions would be a big jump for me. I at that point I never seriously thought about investing in extensions but at the same time, somewhere in the back of my mind, every time I would see someone with super thick long hair I would think about it.
When My Fantasy Hair reached out to me to sponsor this post I was super excited but honestly a bit nervous. I did some research on them and all I found were rave reviews. I made the decision to just go for it and give it a try. I knew I wanted a natural look so I actually ordered the extensions in the same length as my own hair (They were maybe an inch longer). I actually found it quite easy to choose the color and when I got them it matched PERFECTLY. I watched a quick YouTube video on how to put my extensions in and found that it was so much easier than I had expected. The clips were completely smooth against my head and not visible at all. They stayed in place perfectly even when I brushed my hair. I was amazed at the quality of the extensions and once I had them all in place I just stared at the mirror amazed.
They looked so natural! I couldn’t even tell I had extensions in and I knew to be looking for them! My hair looked absolutely amazing. I immediately fell in love and started to mentally kick myself for not getting extensions years ago. I knew it would still take me a little bit to feel confident in wearing my extensions so I made the decision not to tell anyone, including my husband. I really wanted to see if anyone would notice or say anything. The first time my husband saw me wearing them he told me I looked really pretty that day but he couldn’t put his finger on why. I continued to get compliments from friends saying I looked really nice but no one asked specifically about my hair. I wore my extensions almost every day for an entire month and, although I got a lot of compliments, not a single person asked if I changed my hair (I should also just say that I have the kind of friends who would definitely comment if they noticed me wearing extensions. I assure you this was not a case of people just being polite).
The day my husband found out I had been wearing extensions was the day I was preparing for this photo shoot. I had my extensions clipped on their hanger and was in the bathroom curling them when my husband walked upstairs. He looked completely shocked and confused when he asked me what I was doing (I don’t think he even knew extensions were a thing lol.) I told him I had been wearing them almost daily for a whole month and he didn’t even believe me. I told him he had complimented me almost every time I wore them but he could never figure out why I looked a bit different. I think he is still in disbelief lol.
I am feeling really comfortable wearing my extensions these days and I actually want to invest in more. I would love a pair to add a little extra length or even possibly get a pair with ombre tips so I can play around with my hair styles a bit. The set I received from My Fantasy Hair was the 20 Piece Super Deluxe Collection in the color chocolate. It’s made from 100% “remy” and “double-drawn” human human hair so it’s one of the highest quality extensions you can purchase. You can wash it and style it just like you would with your own hair. If you are feeling a bit nervous like I was about trying out extensions, I could not encourage you more to just give them a try. It took me about 2 minutes to get over any negative pre-conceptions I had about wearing extensions once I saw how amazing they looked and what a difference it made. My only regret is not finding these a decade ago!
*Special thanks to Gina Johnson Photography for these beautiful photos!