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Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Halo Hair | The Halo | First Impressions & Information

Halo Hair Extensions in 'Mixed Blonde 18/22' * - www.halohairextensions.com

One of the things I'm really passionate about as a lover of all things beauty, is hair products and styling. Ask anybody who knows me and they will tell you the same thing - I'm obsessed.  I like to take good care of my hair and I like it to look good. I'm sure most of you, like me, will have dabbled in hair extensions in the past, and found them to be absolutely amazing for adding volume and/or length to your hair. I've only ever tried clip-ins, and although I like the fact they're so versatile, the only thing I didn't like was the faff of applying them. So, when I was given the chance to try 'The Halo' concept from the lovely team at Halo Hair Extensions, I was superlyduperly excited to say the least. The thought of hair extensions without clips or glue, or hours of painstaking application intrigued me, and I thought I would give you a little run down of my first impressions and experience so far. 

Colour Matching & Service:
Firstly, I just want to say that the service I have received from Halo Hair has been amazing. From past experience, I'm aware that my hair isn't the easiest colour to match. I'm sure you've all seen my hair colour in previous outfit posts, but it's quite light on top, with a mix of different blondes through the mid-lengths, and a dark mousey brown on the bottom. I sent Halo an email with 3 different photographs of the different tones in my hair, and had a reply within a few hours from John, who suggested 2 colours for me to have a look at. He was really helpful, and assisted me in choosing a shade to best match my rather awkward blonde hair.

My package arrived the next day and I was so impressed with the delivery and way in which the whole parcel was presented. Inside, you get a little envelope containing the instructions for application depending whether you have opted for the clip-ins or 'The Halo', and a little bottle of shampoo and conditioner - which is such a lovely little extra. I did notice that the colour was a little too light for my hair - although I think my barnet is impossible to match exactly anyway due to the mix of shades running through it (in the past i've ended up having to opt for a shade slightly darker or lighter and tinting it to blend in perfectly). I exchanged a few more emails with John regarding the colour, and after removing the hair from it's packaging I've come to realise it actually does blend in fairly well. If anything, it's a little bit too warm for my ashy blonde. I've been reassured that dying the extensions is perfectly fine, so I'm going to attempt to tone the colour of them down slightly next week. Overall - I was just so chuffed with the service. The team at Halo are honestly so helpful. Being the little pest I am, I sent a couple of further emails regarding the colour, but each time I had a reply within a few hours and each time I had my questions answered.

The Hair:
The hair is 100% human remy hair - which means that the weft has all of the hair cuticles intact and running the same way, which prevent any tangles or matting. The longevity of the hair is improved and the appearance is smoother and more natural looking. You get a choice of length (16", 20") depending on how long your natural hair is - I opted for the 20" -  because my hair is fairly long to start with.

The Halo:
So what exactly is 'The Halo?' i hear you ask. Well, it's a weft of hair - similar to what you would get with clip-ins but slightly thicker, attached on a thin piece of transparent wire that you place around your head and adjust accordingly (you can see the adjustment wires in the photographs above). If my description completely baffles you, then Halo have an array of videos on their website that you can view here. I must admit, I found adjusting the Halo a little tough at first - it takes a bit of wiggling to get the wire moving but I managed to get it to fit in the end. Once on your head, the wire is completely invisible - which is the main thing I was unsure of.

I know you all want to see pictures of the Halo in action. Fear not my pretties, my next post will include photos of the hair styled after I've dyed them to match my own hair completely as at the moment I don't think I could show them to their best potential! I also need to curl them to match my usual hairstyle.. But I do hope you've found this post helpful in some way. Please do keep your eyes peeled for my next post - where I shall be giving you a more in-depth review of The Halo after I've dyed them and styled them, and how I'm getting on with application/wear.

In the meantime, if you fancy a nosey at Halo Hair, then head over to their website
The Halo retails for £89.99 (16") and £99.99 for the 20".

Have you tried Halo Hair? Do you have any questions for me to answer in my next post? 
 

29 comments:

  1. WOW, I would love for you to do a proper review of these after wearing them for a few days! I wear hair extensions all day, every day, and the idea of not having to clip them in makes me feel all excited inside! x

    www.poptartsandsexx.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Haha me too! Im so intrigued to see if they actually stay in properly! I will be doing a hairstyling post once ive dyed them to match :) so keep your eyes peeled lovely :) xx

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  2. Ooh these sound so intriguing!! Definitely post pictures of yourself wearing them and how this wire invention works haha, it sounds very quick and easy which is always a brucey bonus as clipping in hair is such a faff!! Great post as usual my lovely :) xxx.

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    1. Thanks beaut! I will do :) Just need to dye them first - they look a bit different to my hair at the moment so didnt include a photo just yet.. :) I'm hopefully dying them at some stage this week - i'll probably post a photo on twitter at some stage too! Im really intrigued by the concept xx

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  3. oohh are these the ones you're going to dye? my extensions dyed really good so dont worry about that. I like the 'halo' concept, seems like much less hassle. cant wait for the next post to see what they're like :) I also have to curl mine or they dont look right!xxx

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    1. they are :) My hair colour seems very similar to yours - i read you struggled finding a match with Foxy Locks too..
      Yess i hate it when theyre too straight - i always have my hair wavy so as soon as theyre styled i'll be posting again :) x

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  4. I wear extensions all the time & these seem pretty interesting. Can't wait to see more! xx

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    1. thanks lovely - ill be posting again soon once they match properly :) x

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  5. I can't wait to see these when you've got them all sorted, I'm really intrigued!

    Lea x

    http://shebeginstosee.blogspot.com

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    1. Me too :D i will posting again soon once ive dyed them to match :) xx

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  6. definitely do a post on how they look!they sound great from what you've said.ever since I cut my hair in to a bob I've been wanting it back long ha but it just won't grow!x

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    1. I will do beaut :) Ill probably post a few phtos on twitter soon too :) xx

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  7. cant wait to see them in your hair babes, bet it will make your hair look even more gorgeous. lovely first post on these i need to do mine my fave halo babe :) xx

    www.misssunshinesparkle.blogspot.com

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    1. i cant wait to see what you think of the clip-ins hun :)! I want to try them next - have a feeling i'll get on better with them. Ill post a few photos in my next post on how they look :) they just look a bit strange at the moment because they dont blend completely xx

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  8. This is so unique can't wait to see how it works. Such a strange idea but sounds ideal really xx
    loveontopxo.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. My thoughts exactly :) I can't wait to wear them properly once they match :) xx

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  9. I have been interested in getting a halo for a long time, cant wait to see your next post to see how they work with your hair

    :)

    http://buttons-blog.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Me too! Ive been eyeing them up for ages - im a big fan of clip ins so will have to see how i get on :) ill be posting again soon lovely :) xxx

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  10. So excited to see how they look in! I'm in desperate need of a new set of extensions!

    labellavida2.blogspot.co.uk
    xxx

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  11. I used to have these extensions on a wire and i hated them. The wire either got too loose or too tight and i evened up with painful headaches. Plus the wire dug into my head and left a lovely line for all to see.
    I hope you have a better experience than i did. :)

    xo

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  12. I'm getting some Halo extensions soon... I can't wait

    I have a giveaway on my blog if you'd like to enter... http://ohhsoglam.blogspot.com/2012/10/vote-for-dirty-works-plus-giveaway.html

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  13. I can't wait to see what they're like on! I'd love something like this to thicken my hair up a litte, might have to wait for Christmas though!

    Robyn Mayday
    xx

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  14. New follower :)
    Check out my blog!
    http://getalipstickforme.blogspot.com.es/

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  15. I'm so excited to see these in action Beth! I'd love to know how long your hair needs to be to put extensions in and how to keep them looking natural? xxx

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  16. Wow these look so good! I bet it feels weird not having clips in! I can't wait to see how you style them :) Your hair always looks gorge ! xoxo

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  17. This post has made me want extensions even more, but I can't get them to match my hair and dying them is a nightmare, waaaaaah!xx

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  18. Very beautiful hair extensions. I want to buy these extensions. Can you tell me about the price??

    clip in hair extensions

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  20. We sell Halo Hair Extensions and we love the brand, for fantastic prices on the Halo and the halo hair range visit www.beautyproductsuk.co.uk or come and see us, we offer colour matching and video tutorials on our site to help. this is a great article and as a company are proud to be associated with it. xx

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