Our daily hair regimen usually suffers come summer, as natural waves and ultra-frizz ˜dos take hold. But when we want to add a touch of oomph to our locks (without the added prep work) Sultra’s Natural Feather Hair Accents Clip Extensions, $25 is a tress blessing.
What it is:
A do-it-yourself clip-in hair accessory comprised of four multi-hued feathers. The tint of each feather is subtle, and adapts to any hairstyle and colour. It will brighten up any ˜do, by injecting a dash of summer flair into your locks. With four colour combos to choose from, you can’t go wrong.
We tested out the “sun kissed” combination (é la Selena Gomez) for a soft and playful look! The clips also come in fun popsicle bright colours for summer“Pink Passion and Boho Breeze“with a stream of pink and turquoise interwoven throughout the extension.
How it works:
The feather accent is an easy clip in, clip out hair accessory. Similar to any standard hair clip, simply open the snap of the extension and secure it into your locks. Make sure to lift a thin layer of hair before inserting, to camouflage the snap clip. This will help the accessory blend in with your tresses too.
The clip is temporary and reusable, so don’t be afraid to experiment throughout different sections of your hair! It will also adjust to any hairstyle, and can withstand heat-styling tools. Coming from a girl who straightens her hair more often than not, this was a deal-breaker for me (see images below.) Post-straightening, the accessory conformed to my locks, and blended in nicely with my highlights.
An extremely straight-forward and easy-to-use product, especially when faced with sudden hair boredom. I love that each feather incorporates in a different hue to adapt to every girl’s hair colour. At the same time, the tints aren’t over-the-top (even the vibrant-tinted clips aren’t too bold!) The only problem: it was challenging to snap the clip securely into my locks at first. However, once I managed, the clip didn’t budge. Removing the extension wasn’t a problem either!
Is it worth the hype:
I’ll be honest: I was apprehensive about giving this product a try at first. Nothing against feathers, I just never would have thought to insert them into my tresses. Luckily, I will pleasantly surprised. I felt like this product added to my look, without becoming a distraction.
This is a definite must-try hair trend for spring/summer 2011, and is already out of stock on the Sultra website. It’s available on sephora.com, but has yet to cross the border into Canada, so stay tuned fellow beauties!