Thursday, 19 April 2012

Babyliss Synthetic Clip-in Hair Extensions

Babyliss Hair Extensions in Light Blonde (£30.65 via Boots)
If you're anything like me, you'll have been lusting after Rapunzel-esque tresses for what seems like forever. My hair grows quickly, but it's not in the best condition, and therefore it never really seems to reach past a certain length until it starts breaking off. I know, I know, I should have regular trims, blah blah blah, but I have a bit of an issue with people cutting my hair as it always looks too short afterwards (and I have had FAR too many short hair cut disasters). Therefore, it kind of goes without saying I'm always on the hunt for some hair extensions. > I reviewed the Salon Confidential extensions a while back, and although I still really like them, they're not heat-proof and therefore I'm stuck with having to keep them in the same style. I generally like to curl my hair and add volume, so when I went on the search for some extensions, I knew they had to be styleable. Me being me, I refuse to go anywhere near real hair extensions (both because I think it's unethical AND I have this big thing about another person's hair on my head - I mean - gross right?) therefore it was pretty tricky trying to track some heat-proof SYNTHETIC extensions down. I did, however, stumble across the Babyliss Styleable Hair Extensions on the Boots website, and after reading through a few reviews I decided to go for it. They arrived in the post and I was suitably impressed with what I got. For just over £30 you get one big three-layer extension and one smaller two-layer extension, as well as sectioning clips and a comb. The extensions feel really shiny and soft to the touch and the colour (light blonde) matched my blonde highlighted hair perfectly. They were really easy to put in and instantly added so much volume and length - I was impressed! When it came to styling, I used my straighteners to curl them, not exceeding the maximum 180 degree heat that these babies can take. I think I set my straighteners to about 120 degrees. I found the extensions a little difficult to curl, but with some perseverance I managed to create some loose, pretty curls, which stayed in the majority of the night. The hair extensions themselves stayed put really well, and I was really impressed with how much length and volume they gave my hair. These hair extensions cannot take heat. As much as it says they are 'styleable'... they just don't cut it. After two, perhaps even one, use, the previously sleek, soft and shiny extensions have turned into a mess of dried up, static Barbie-hair (I'm not talking pretty here girls, I'm talking plastic). They are really difficult to brush, and strands of hair fall out like crazy. What were previously difficult to curl are now near impossible, and to be perfectly honest they resembled rat's tails more than anything else. Don't get me wrong - they look brilliant the first few times you use them - but with each use they become less shiny, and more and more dry and static. I was so disappointed - I had such high hopes for these hair extensions and I feel really let down. I followed the instructions and didn't exceed the heat - yet they still failed me. Okay, so if you don't style them, I'm sure they stay perfectly soft and shiny - but considering the selling point of these is that they're synthetic AND styleable - kind of defeats the purpose of why I bought them. Yes, they are cheap as far as hair extensions go - but considering they lasted me 3 nights out tops, they turn pretty expensive per wear! Overall, I wouldn't recommend these extensions. They just can't do what they're supposed to. Sorry Babyliss, but you let me down this time!
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57 comments

  1. These look lovely and natural! Its a shame they cant take the heat :(

    Slightly off topic, but where is your dress from? Its so pretty!

    Carissa xx

    Vanilla Crush Blog

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    1. Thanks lovely, it's House of Dereon xx

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  2. They look so lovely in the picture, what a shame they didn't last long. I guess the search continues...

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  3. I actually was tempted by these but your review confirmed all that I feared. Being synthetic they will never cut it in the styling stakes. I got the Halo clip ins for £45 which I think for 15 quid more you are getting real hair at unbelievable quality, they might be worth a try? But I must say the pic' actually does these justice hun they do look good on you :-)

    Becky
    http://beckysmakeup.blogspot.com

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  4. Love them :) Your hair looks amazing lady!
    So good how cheap they are because they're not real hair, but how you can still style them. I just worry as I don't know how hot my styling tools get x

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  5. Your hair and dress are gorgeous!! :)
    xx

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  6. They look gorgeous...I was considering getting some of these, but I'll give them a miss!

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  7. They look really natural on, I used to wear them for going out and such but havn't done for a while now, my hair is pretty long anyways!

    joanne from jimmilou.com

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  8. These look so good on you, shame they didnt last, £30 for a couple of wears really isnt on!

    taupeandpearl.blogspot.com

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  9. gorgeous! I just found your blog, all your reviews are so helpful! I'm gonna give the Primark lashes a try :)

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  10. cute! cute!

    ps: love the blog so much, i cannot wait to read more! keep 'em comin'! :)

    love, rach.
    www.so--hi.blogspot.com

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  11. Nice blog you have!
    I follow you on bloglovin, follow me back? xx

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  12. Such a shame that these weren't the product they were billed to be, I'm disappointed just like you, as thought they would be better. Oh well, we we still have to keep dreaming for the long hair :D

    OutsidebeautyInsideHealth

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  14. Hey guys are you aware about indian hair? A friend just endorse me to this but I think it is better to consider second opinion from yo guys.

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  15. My life revolves around hair extensions!
    I have REALLY short hair after having it cut from rib length, and I have days where I completely regret having it cut, so they are a lifesaver when I'm having a bad hair day!
    Love your blog. :)

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    x

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  16. The Hair Extension looks natural and awesome. Also it suits her very well. BaByliss products are really great and are very much popular.

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  17. It's what you like i know. You must be really happy.

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  18. I bought some of these as temporary ones a few months ago. Completely agree, they are pretty darn rubbish! I wore them a hand full of times and they are like a ball of matted mess, you can't style or brush them. Waste of money!
    Foxylocks are only like £15 more and the quality difference is astonishing! I've done a review on mine if you are interested. xx

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  19. It's such a same the can't handle heat, you'd think for Babyliss who make heat styling tools they would make sure the extensions would cope with it! Your dress is amazing btw!

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  20. I found I&K hair extensions to be the best quality I’ve had so far. They’re 100% human hair so perfect for styling! They’re sold at Hairtrade

    I love your dress - you look fab!

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  21. these look gorrgeous on youuu!!! <3

    come check out my blog tooooo xoxo

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  22. Shame the extensions weren't the best but your dress and nails are gorgeous!!!

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  23. Nice!
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  24. They look lovely though, shame they cannot take heat! I had a really similar experience a couple of years ago when I bought some 'real hair ones' (cannot remember which make!) and because my hair is naturally curly, I asked the saleswoman so many times 'and I will be able to curl them right?' and surprise surpise... even after an hour of curling and an unhealthy covering of hair spray the curls would all fall out within 15 minutes so now they are useless! Sometimes I wish it was socially acceptable to wear wigs like Jessie J does... it would save so much time, and my hair grows as slow as anything! x

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  25. you look so beautiful, your hair looks amazing, thanks for sharing x


    x

    http://mademoisellecharlotteanne.blogspot.co.uk/

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  28. it's ashame you don't recommend them, especially as the end result looks so great!

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  30. They look amazing but it's rubbish they only lasted a few wears. =( I thought synthetic wasn't heat proof at all, they shouldn't market them if they aren't. Bad on your babyliss!
    xx

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  31. If you don't curl or straighten them, do they last for long?

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  32. Oooooooh I want these!
    Went hairspray awhile ago thinking I'd get match no problem and itd be graand, the 2 girls were just like no sorry can't match you BYE:)
    so rude!

    www.staceyfromtheblog.blogspot.com
    Xx

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  40. The Hair Extension looks natural and awesome.


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  51. Did you try washing them ? I'm considering buying these but if you can only style them a couple of times I don't know whether I will go for them

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