We Tried It: Platinum Seamless Hair Extensions, Best Hair Extensions
Why I did it: I simply really needed long, lush hair. And if celebs can cheat the system, why can’t I
Degree of problem: Considering I used to be on the Ryan Darius salon for lower 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 pro. 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 a huge chunk of my already-sparse strands. But Ryan pinky promised: no drama and many pretty hair. So I went for it.
Ryan strategically mapped out the place the five “wefts” of 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 began his magic by creating crisply parted horizontal sections with a comb, then making use of each piece like this:
They had been safe enough to use on my further-delicate tresses because 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. They usually really feel so good I can’t assist touching them throughout the process (though I do know I’m not imagined to!).
Courtesy Loni Venti
To complete, Ryan curled it synthetic curly hair for braiding with this scary-trying however genius double-barrel curling contraption only for fun. He advised me not to wash it for 48 hours and to come back in six to eight weeks for a re-do. I’m lucky sufficient to get the bestie/household low cost, however the whole shebang can cost anywhere from $200 to $2000 (depending in your salon and the way much hair you get).
The verdict: Um, look at my hair! It’s totally value it! They feel and look precisely like my hair, however higher. I continually get compliments and no one can even inform I’ve extensions. To fashion it, Ryan (pictured with me beneath) taught me to blow-dry with out a brush and then wrap it all (all that mermaid hair!) around a curling wand. It’s significantly really easy. I’m addicted and would suggest it to anybody dreaming of Gisele hair (but not keen to have a Gisele-size staff available).