I&K Clip-in Hair Extensions from HairTrade.com ♥

I have been lucky enough to try out some clip-in human hair extensions from Hairtrade.com. Hairtrade.com provide a wide range of hair extension products and over 40 beauty, hair care and hair electrical brands. They have low prices, high quality products, prompt delivery and great customer service.
I chose the 18″ I&K straight clip-ins in shade 18/22 which is an ash blonde colour with lighter blonde highlights. I thought this was best suited to my hair as my hair isn’t bright blonde and it does have some (old) highlights running through it. Hairtrade.com sell this set for £59.99.

I&K Hair Extensions

I&K  Hair Extensions

 

The set came with x2 6″ pieces, x2 8″, and x6 individual small pieces, all with clips attached, and then 2 spare pieces that came without clips. The I&K hair extensions are made from 100% high quality human hair.
The extensions feel so soft, and after giving them a brush to remove the stray hairs (quite a few came out), the majority of the hair is then strong. I was a bit worried that they highlights were very prominant in the extensions, but once they are in place, the highlights merge to give a much more natural look. 

I followed the helpful instruction video from the Hairtrade.com website, which showed you to first section your hair low down, and clip on one of the 6″ pieces.
Then you section your hair a little higher up, and then clip in the other 6″, and then repeat the process above these for the two 8″ pieces. You then clip the individual strips onto the sides of your head to cover all over.
Here are some before and after shots of my hair once I’d put the extensions in:
As you can see, the extensions are very long, and not very well blended into my hair as my hair is feathered at the front. Therefore I gave the ends a trim to look more natural, and also tried to feather the extensions around the front of my hair so that it blended better. This worked well, the only negative is that I will have to check which pieces go where next time I put them in, as they are different lengths.
I then decided to experiment by curling my hair with my Remington wand, to see if my hair would blend better. I love the results! I think it looks amazing! This is exactly the type of hair I’ve always wanted, and I couldn’t be happier with this look. It looks much more natural than when it’s straight, and it isn’t too long, but still a fair few inches longer than my natural hair. What do you think?

Which look do you prefer? Curly or straight I&K Hair Extensions?
Do you think I could pull these off for daytime/a night out?

27 Comments

  1. April 22, 2012 / 11:16 am

    curly looks so much more well blended and pretty 🙂 x

  2. April 22, 2012 / 11:44 am

    I love the curly look! It looks a lot more suited aswell, the colour blends in:)xoxo

  3. April 22, 2012 / 12:30 pm

    Curly hair looks better, I have some clip-in extensions too, and I have found that it's harder to tell which is my real hair when I use curling tongs 🙂

  4. April 22, 2012 / 1:23 pm

    The curly look looks more natural

  5. April 22, 2012 / 1:44 pm

    The curls look amazing, so natural!! xo

  6. April 22, 2012 / 1:47 pm

    Curly hair looks beautiful on you!

  7. April 22, 2012 / 2:05 pm

    You look stunning in both, but curls look so nice!

  8. April 22, 2012 / 4:04 pm

    They look really natural when you have them curly, it looks amazing!

    I have some clip in extensions and have never used them because they just don't blend in well when I wear my hair straight. You have made me really curious to try out the curling wand, might have to go out and buy one 🙂
    I remember you writing about it, but which model do you have?

    • April 29, 2012 / 8:30 pm

      I have the Remington wand 🙂 xx

  9. April 22, 2012 / 8:45 pm

    They look lovely curled, think they blend better as well. I'm so tempted to get extensions my hair is taking FOREVER to grow!
    x

  10. April 23, 2012 / 12:25 am

    I'm gonna have to agree with about everyone else, looks great curly! Thanks for sharing!
    Have a Suneday!
    Carly

  11. April 23, 2012 / 6:57 am

    I think the curls look nicer for the day time as they look lovely and natural but the straight look gorgeous for the night time! Thanks for sharing 😀 Love your blog and I have just followed! 🙂
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  12. April 23, 2012 / 6:06 pm

    The curls look amazing. Love this look, and crazing longer hair now!!

  13. April 23, 2012 / 6:27 pm

    Wow, they're SO much better curled. Your hair looks amazing!

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  14. April 29, 2012 / 8:30 pm

    Thanks for all the comments girls, curls is the winner! xx

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    The blog is absolutely fantastic! Lot of great information which can be helpful in some or the other way. Keep updating the blog,looking forward for more contents…Great job, keep it up..

  16. July 27, 2012 / 7:59 am

    The curls are absolutely gorgeous – I am so jealous, got to go in hospital for spine surgery so have had mine hacked off to about an inch so it doesn't get like rats tails in bed!!

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  18. April 13, 2013 / 3:56 pm

    I think it looks great curled…did it take long to do? x

  19. July 12, 2013 / 6:57 am

    After hair extensions your hair style looking very gorgeous.The volume of your hair is better than the before.Thanks for this post.

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