We Tried It: Platinum Seamless Hair Extensions, Greatest Hair Extensions
Why I did it: I simply really needed lengthy, lush hair. And if celebs can cheat the system, why can’t I
Stage of difficulty: Considering I was at the Ryan Darius salon for less than an hour (and singing ’90s club jams the whole time) I’d say a 0. Any challenges had been handled by my proficient stylist Ryan Nickulas and my lovely Folks.com colleague who documented all of it like a professional. Thanks, Britt!
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When Ryan first steered that I give these extensions a whirl, I assumed he was crazy. A earlier and unsuccessful DIY try at clip-in extensions ripped out an enormous chunk of my already-sparse strands. However Ryan pinky promised: no drama and plenty of fairly hair. So I went for it.
Ryan strategically mapped out the place the 5 “wefts” of hairstyles for curly hair african american hair would be placed. He considered things like whether or not or not I tuck my hair behind my ears (I do) and if I wear sunglasses on my head (not so much). Then, he started his magic by creating crisply parted horizontal sections with a comb, then applying every piece like this:
They have been secure sufficient to make use of on my further-delicate tresses as a result of Platinum Seamless extensions are very mild, and attach to your own hair with a tiny gel adhesive — so flat and skinny that it’s undetectable beneath even the skinniest strands like mine. And they feel so good I can’t help touching them all through the process (although I know I’m not imagined to!).
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To complete, Ryan curled it with this scary-wanting however genius double-barrel curling contraption only for fun. He informed me not to wash it for 48 hours and to come back in six to eight weeks for a re-do. I’m lucky enough to get the bestie/household discount, however the whole shebang can price anywhere from $200 to $2000 (depending in your salon and how much hair you get).
The verdict: Um, have a look at my hair! It’s completely value it! They feel and appear precisely like my hair, but higher. I continually get compliments and nobody can even tell I’ve extensions. To type it, Ryan (pictured with me beneath) taught me to blow-dry with no brush and then wrap all of it (all that mermaid hair!) around a curling wand. It’s significantly really easy. I’m addicted and would advocate it to anybody dreaming of Gisele hair (however not prepared to have a Gisele-measurement workforce available).