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Would You Wear Hair Extensions?

by Michele Zipp on March 12, 2009 at 4:30 PM
Jessica Simpson hair extensions

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Jessica Simpson hair extensions

Photo from HairDo














Quite a few years ago, when I was single, I was out with some girl friends dancing in this little club and some guy started dancing with us. I don't like dancing with strangers. I was nice though and when the song finished I smiled and left the dancefloor. He followed, chatted me up a bit about I don't remember what, but then asked me if I was wearing hair extensions. Cue the record skip!

I wasn't, but for some reason it made me offended. Besides, who asks that? Here's the best part...when I told him no he didn't believe me and pulled on my hair. Crazy, right? 

Cut to some years later, I was working for a beauty website, and what arrives in the mail? Jessica Simpson's HairDo clip-in hair extensions. They were long, wavy, and blondish brown. Since I have dark hair, my co-worker Brianne, who had light brown short hair, tried them on. The extensions looked adorable and were so easy to clip in.

Must. Have. Now. So I went to Ricky's NYC and bought some that matched my hair. My locks were already long, but what I loved about these is that it made my hair fuller. I wore the extensions to a wedding and it helped me create a cool half-up/half-down hair do. For me, it's not for the everyday -- this clip-in is all one piece and can be heavy or too much on those with thick hair. Then I discovered POP: Put On Pieces that come in strands, so you can clip in where you need or want a little extra volume. I love these and wear them for once in a while for a little extra something!

Some CafeMoms in the All About Hair And Makeup Group think that clip-in extensions are better for your hair (and your wallet). tpflint419 said she found clip-ins for as low as $1.99 for a pack of three at her local beauty supply store.

Have you ever tried hair extensions? Do you prefer the clip-in kind?

Filed Under: beauty, hair, jessica simpson


  • mjbeyor


    March 12, 2009 at 4:39 PM

    i have used clip in and sew in extensions i prefer clip in !! sew in kind is too hard to manage and too expensive!!! but if u want them to look real you cant get that cheep fake hair in little strands it will cost about 70$ and u will get a back of diff size clip ins at sallys beauty supply ;0)

  • Welsh...


    March 12, 2009 at 5:07 PM

    A friend of mine had put a teal streak extension in (glued in) was cool, just haven't had the chance to get it back in.

  • jewls45


    March 12, 2009 at 5:12 PM

    I  probably would if someone wanted to pay for them.  I would not spend the money myself to put them in.


  • ThaMCE


    March 12, 2009 at 5:13 PM
    No thanks. I've had guys ask me if my hair was fake too (AND stick their hands in to see if my hair was real), I don't need them, they're not for me.
  • ziann...


    March 12, 2009 at 5:24 PM

    I did the weave and wig thing back in my teenage years, just not for me anymore.  If it works for you, all power to you.

  • mema66


    March 12, 2009 at 5:24 PM

    I wear hair extensions all the time. I find them helpful when you want to change your style and don't want to cut or wait for you hair to grow out,  they can cost you alot of money but i find it to be a way to pamper myself from time to time. all mom's need a little pampering sometimes.

  • monal...


    March 12, 2009 at 5:30 PM

    I love wearing extensions! One day I can look like Halle Berry with the short and sassy due and the next day I can look like Beyonce with the long and straight strands.

  • emslala


    March 12, 2009 at 6:13 PM

    I would love to try hair extensions, especially ones that are pink, blue, purple, etc. But I don't have the balls. I'm too shy to try anything that different, fashion/beauty-wise.

  • qtmomof2


    March 12, 2009 at 6:18 PM

    I would wear them. I don't think I'd get the clip on kind. I lost a lot of hair after gastric bypass. It's so thin and blah. I could really use some length and volume!!!

  • Colli...


    March 12, 2009 at 6:41 PM

    I've had the ones you glue in your head. I loved them! They do cost alot of money. I'd wanna get them again. Maybe for my wedding or something.

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