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Irresistible Me Review- Long Hair Over 40

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Hello Ladies

I know you are thinking wow, this is a different post for Jess! Today I am reviewing hair extensions sent to me by the company, Irresistible Me.

It has been a long time coming, as they contacted me on May 21st to ask if I would like to collaborate. The extensions were received on July 25th. More on this later.

On just a side note, the outfit I am wearing is not a floral 🙂 I thought I would go with an earthy palette today. I love my florals and throughout the summer I enjoy mixing it up ( styles), just as I have done today with these hair extensions.

You all know I am fond of my hair, and take good care of it, try to deep condition every couple of weeks, and work to maintain my red hair, without the greys. I am reviewing extensions and how one can wear them without a ton of work, especially if you have wanted to try longer hair I will say that being this time of the year, I will wear them going out, in air conditioning, or just a cooler day. I would most likely wear them more in the fall/winter, because let’s face it, if you are in 90+ degree heat, usually the hair is put up, in a ponytail, bun etc, or one is just in air conditioning.

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Before color_ a Golden Blonde ( 220g). The gold in the hair would be there for my stylist to color it to match my natural color of a golden ginger red. 10 pieces.

REVIEW

I found that there were both pros and cons with the Irresistable Me Hair Extensions

When I received the email about trying out either extensions or a flat-iron, I wanted to add volume and some more length as I have fine hair, lots of it, but fine, so I went with the extensions. I was contacted May 21st. I chose a red color ( LIGHT RED 133) as the website showed the weft to be close to my ginger colored hair. I went by the picture, ( which was a different photo of the color when I ordered it /different girl *showing more of a ginger red, than the red that is shown now)

When I received it, 2.5 weeks later, the red was very vibrant, more red with little gold or orange tones to it. I knew my stylist would have to color it, and it would be very difficult to do so, so I decided to exchange the product. I ordered a Golden Blonde, with my stylist’s guidance, as she said it would be easier to add in copper and orange tones to the existing gold to match my hair color.** How long until she ordered the gold set.

Upon opening the box, there are 2 compartments, one of a weft of hair with 3 clips as a test color that one can open that side of the package and still be able to return. This weft of hair’s clips were sewn perfectly in place having one believe that the quality was quite good and the clips were secure.

However, when my stylist took the full set out of the package, she discovered many of the clips were falling off, loose, and had thread coming undone. She had the extensions on a mannequin’s head, and they were pulling, as the clips were not usable and secure. She had to take them home and resew the clips on to the extensions.  If one were to just open the side of the package with the one weft, seeing the perfectly sewn clips, one would believe the set was made well, and not exchange only to find the set’s clips to be different I find this was misleading, especially since one could not return the extensions once the main package was open. There was also a red thread that hung from the hair extensions, that was not supposed to be there.

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The threading has come loose, demonstrating poor quality of the clips.

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My stylist had to  sew these clips back in.

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My amazing stylist who put all the work into coloring the extensions and showing me                            how to put them in. Mindy the Magnificent!

The original choice of red that I had chosen was  returned  within days, to the post office. The return was going to Fashion central, in New York City from North Carolina. After a week, I found out that the company had not received the package after 7-10 days,and even later, it never showed or was lost in the mail. This slowed down shipping the new color to me as well. The Marketing Rep, for Irresistable Me, decided to ship me the exchange, however, overall it took 2 months for me to get the correct extensions mailed to me.

Pros

However, the quality of the  hair itself was beautiful. Long, thick, Remy deluxe hair. It took the color very well.and looked great with the matching ginger tones I was looking for.  My stylist used several colors to match my ginger red hair. I found that the irresistible Me website could have, as I have noticed with many extensions sites, a need for additional red hair color choices. If one has a unique or not as common hair color, it is likely that a stylist will have to color the extensions. This is done often, however, with hair extensions.

The process is not difficult once one get’s the hang of one’s head shape and “drawing the line” as where to add the clips. For me, the largest weft, in the back, gave a full, lovely look, and I also liked the additional hair pieces on the side as I like to part my hair to the right. I love a Veronica Lake, curled look down one side,kind of vintage look. now the left had some more volume. The nice thing about extensions is that they can be a fun way to change up one’s look.

If you are looking for straight longer hair, then one can clip and go, it  is not terribly hard to maintain. . The entire set came in 10 pieces ( 200g) , but depending on the time of year, certainly the summer, I would just add  about 5  pieces for more fullness.  If you cut your hair short and arent fond of it, this is a way to add length as it grows it. Also, this  hair takes a curl really well. My own hair is poker straight, but I am used to curling it, the Remy hair really holds a curl! The hair is shiny and I was looking to add a bit more fullness to my fine hair.

If Irrieistible Me, could work on their Quality Control with the hair clips and an improved buying/delivery experience, they could have an excellent product! So with all of the pros and cons with these extensions, I still say Yes! to long hair after 40. It’s all about what you like! 

Here are the before ( without extensions)

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After ( with extensions) Styjled

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After my stylist colored my hair, and curled it. The entire set was used in this picture.

 

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With the extensions in

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Irresistable Me extensions in Golden Blonde ( 220g- 10 piece set) C/O ( gifted)

This review  represented  my opinion.

My outfit: F21 blouse, Loft pants, Express Clutch, Charming Charlie Leaf jewelry, Payless sandals.

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I personally love long hair , and remember the last time it was short. Kindergarten. I let mine air dry and then blow it dry for just a bit. For this look, a curling iron was used, but I often use hot rollers. The weight at 200 g was something I would get used to, but I could also use the larger piece in the back for added volume, and 2 pieces on each side for about 5 pieces total, as I already have long hair. I understand that they may not be for everyone, but to try something fun and new, extensions can be a way to go!

Have a  Great Weekend! And no matter whether you wear your hair long or short, be your FABULOUS self!
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36 Comments

  • Reply
    Lisa Maynard
    August 15, 2015 at 12:32 pm

    I love it!!! You look so gorgeous XO!! Congratulations you are THIS WEEKS MOST VIEWED BEAUTIFUL BLOGGER @ #LINKUPWITHLISA – http://www.beauty101bylisa.com/2015/08/linkupwithlisa-30-pemlum-top-with-skirt.html

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      jess jannenga
      August 15, 2015 at 12:39 pm

      Thank you Lisa! How nice! I do love them, but it is too hot right now, will wear them in the fall, winter xx

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    Claire
    August 15, 2015 at 2:31 am

    It looks beautiful!! Not sure if I could wear then as I think my hair feels heavy already.

    Lovely outfit too 🙂 Thnaks for sharing at Creative Mondays

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    Jess Jannenga
    August 11, 2015 at 8:25 pm

    testing

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    Shauna
    August 11, 2015 at 9:29 am

    Wow, your stylist did an amazing job of fixing the hair! Thank you for this honest review on the company. It’s refreshing to read a true and HONEST review..not just fluff to make a company happy 😉

    Shauna

    http://www.lipglossandlace.net

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      jessjannenga
      August 11, 2015 at 10:39 am

      Thank you Shauna that means alot to me, I feel one has be factual and not emotional with reviews and just tell the experience. When there are pros and cons I think it should be helpful to the reader to know this information. thanks again! xx

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    cassidl
    August 11, 2015 at 9:21 am

    you look fantastic, love the outfit and love love the hair. I am all about long hair and those are fabulous

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      Jess Jannenga
      August 11, 2015 at 10:31 am

      Thanks Linda, I have put a link up the non floral looks today 🙂 fond this top at f21, and agree, yea for long hair! thanks!!xx

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    Tania Franco
    August 11, 2015 at 1:11 am

    I have to say that the hair suits you so well, you look marvellous! I’ve been thinking about extensions, and like you my hair is already kind of long. Still thinking about it, but thankful for your review.

    Tania
    http://inspiremyfancy.blogspot.com/

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    Elle
    August 10, 2015 at 1:55 pm

    Great and honest review Jess! looks like a lot of work , but it sure came out gorgeous!! Wow!
    I didn’t think you hair could be improved upon!
    xx, Elle
    http://mydailycostume.com

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    Darcy
    August 10, 2015 at 1:10 pm

    Interesting! I have never tired extensions! They intimidate me haha!
    http://www.amemoryofus.com

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    Stephanie Robinson
    August 10, 2015 at 12:40 pm

    What gorgeous hair you have – before the extensions I mean 🙂 I have short hair and don’t think extensions will ever be for me! #creativemondays

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      Roy
      August 10, 2015 at 12:41 pm

      Thank you! They will be fun to wear in the colder months! xx

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    jeffriestyke
    August 7, 2015 at 8:18 pm

    First of all I love the colors in your outfit today! Perfection! I would love to try extensions, but it seems like so much work!! Yours look amazing and thanks for the great review! Susan

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      Roy
      August 7, 2015 at 8:24 pm

      Thanks Susan, I appreciate that you liked the review. Many times reviews seemed biased, and they should just be factual, which is what I presented, both pros and cons. I appreciate it, Yes I feel I am going to need to practice as my stylist put them in and showed me how, but it takes some learning. Mainly I would not use as many pieces, even in the fall/winter as it is heavy on my head, but they are fun to try and do really hold a curl well! Glad you like the look, I would use this color palette in the fall, adding a jacket and boots in stead. xx

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    Samantha
    August 7, 2015 at 2:07 pm

    Hi jess,
    Loving your outfit today…so cool!
    I have to admit to preferring the look of your own hair without the extensions.
    I think you look more natural and beautiful without.
    XXX
    Samantha
    Fankefabulous.com

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      Roy
      August 7, 2015 at 7:48 pm

      Thank you Samantha! I appreciate your thoughts on the extensions! Having Ehlers Danlos and sensitivity, I can wear them in the winter, but the whole set is kinda heavy, fun though. Thank you so much! xx

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        Samantha
        August 9, 2015 at 10:24 am

        I, ignorantly, had not thought of your EDS affecting your ability to wear extensions. But extra tugging on the scalp must be painful….luckily your own hair is so beautiful you don’t need them (in my opinion).
        Loving your tassel shoes BTW!
        Flats can be fabulous too.
        XXX
        Samantha

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          jess
          August 9, 2015 at 10:27 am

          Thank you Samantha, no, no problem. My stylist said too i dont have to wear all 10 pieces as it is too much, but adding maybe 4-5, but yes, it will just be for fun in the winter/fall. I appreciate it, I am happy with my own hair too, you are sweet to say so. I can finally wear a 1-1.5 inch kitten heel but wear a fair amount of flats too. You are not ignorant to not think of EDS, most people dont know i have issues. xx

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    Grace Liang
    August 7, 2015 at 11:41 am

    Sorry to hear the quality is not that great! But the final looking is amazing! I am so in love with it and I hope to see more later on your blog! 🙂

    Take care and keep in touch!
    Please stop by every Wednesday for Color and Grace Fashion link up! 🙂

    Grace
    http://colorandgrace.com 

    • Reply
      Roy
      August 7, 2015 at 11:43 am

      Thank you Grace! Yes, will be experimenting with putting them in. My stylist helped me here. They are too heavy and hot for these 90 degree temps, but for winter and fall they will work. 🙂 xx

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    asallows
    August 7, 2015 at 11:36 am

    Oh wow, your hair looks SO THICK with the extensions!

    https://forsevenseasons.wordpress.com

    • Reply
      Roy
      August 7, 2015 at 11:38 am

      Believe me! Thick and heavy! I had to take em out after a bit, and they are too hot now, but in the winter .. fun!

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    happinessatmidlife
    August 7, 2015 at 11:24 am

    I just got some similar clip in hair extensions from my girlfriend who happens to be my hair stylist. They are so fun but way too hot to wear. What a bummer about the poor quality on the clips but it’s an easy fix. Have fun playing with your new hair!

    Alice
    http://www.happinessatmidlife.com

    Would love for you to stop by & join TBT Fashion link up.

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      Roy
      August 7, 2015 at 11:37 am

      Thank you Alice, how neat you got some from your stylist! Fun yes, hot absolutely! Will wait until fall winter to wear them, in the meantime just gettting the hang of puttin them in :-0

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    robjodiefilogomo
    August 7, 2015 at 9:53 am

    You do have gorgeous hair like the others have said (one day I will get over my hair envy) with or without the extensions! Great outfit today…I like that it’s a little different than your usual!! jodie
    http://www.jtouchofstyle.com

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      Jess Jannenga
      August 7, 2015 at 10:11 am

      Thank you Jodie! Glad you like the look. I have added other outfits that arent florals as of late, hope you got to check them out.Shirtdress, the eyelette skirt with blue top and jewelry, this look. I appreciate the comment 🙂 xx

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    suzannecarillo
    August 7, 2015 at 9:23 am

    I think you have great hair without the extensions…but afterwards you look like a Disney Princess.

    It’s funny because we are both doing reviews for them. (I did mine yesterday) I also got mine dyed and cut to suit me and helped with a stylist. I didn’t have any quality issues like you had and in fact they came so quickly…they were there within 2 days of placing the order. Too bad you didn’t have the same service.

    Due to my Fibromyalgia I did find them to be uncomfortable after a while. I like them, and will use them for special occasions, but I can’t see using them all the time.

    bisous
    Suzanne

    • Reply
      Jess Jannenga
      August 7, 2015 at 9:35 am

      Thanks Suzanne, will check out your review too. I agree with my Ehlers-danlos, all that hair was quite heavy! I also will try it in the winter months, too hot for summer. You had luck with the company and PR, it was not the experience i had. Thanks for the compiment. I like how your colorist did you hair too, I have fine hair as well , normally, just a fiar amount of it.

      Thanks for sharing!
      Would love to have you at Turning Heads Tuesday, if you can
      xx jess

  • Reply
    Patti
    August 7, 2015 at 8:56 am

    Gorgeous hair – yours is already perfection, imho, and the extra long waves look stunning. Thanks for the review! xox

    • Reply
      Jess Jannenga
      August 7, 2015 at 9:36 am

      Thank you Patti! I would try these in the winter or fall, too hot for now, glad you liked the look! xx

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    versatilestylebytracey
    August 7, 2015 at 8:33 am

    Looks lovely, but my attention is on that outfit. Love the neutrals and those pants are awesome!

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      Jess Jannenga
      August 7, 2015 at 9:38 am

      Thank you Tracey! I have a few of the pants in different colors, will wear them more. I appreciate it, the top I found at F21, they have some nice clothes 🙂

  • Reply
    Dawn Lucy
    August 7, 2015 at 7:33 am

    Wow it looks gorgeous, Jess! Of course you have an amazing head of hair to work with!

    OXOX
    Dawn Lucy
    http://fashionshouldbefun.blogspot.com

    • Reply
      Jess Jannenga
      August 7, 2015 at 9:38 am

      Thanks Dawn, I do wish I had the experience with the company that Susan had, but I appreciate the comment, Will experiment in the cooler months. xx

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