I have been dying for my hair to get to a certain length so I can start wearing hair extensions again. It makes such a change to have a different hair style for different occasions rather than having the ever so boring style all of the time. My hair grows fast, so it hasn’t been too much of an issue for me to grow it out over the last few months, but it is still at that stage where I am really limited with what I can do with it. It’s also been every colour under the sun over the last 8 months and I am still no closer to being satisfied with a ‘safe’ hair colour. At the moment my natural colour is blended with some ashy blonde highlights using the balayage technique to keep it looking as natural but as bright as possible. I have noticed that my roots are now showing some greys so it’s quite cool to be able to keep these as discreet as possible. That being said, matching my hair to block colour hair extensions has been somewhat of a trauma, but I have finally managed to achieve a perfect blend with some patience and a lot of purple shampoo and Milk + Blush.
The Milk + Blush hair extension range is not only large in the options of hair available but in the shade range. Using the finest Remy human hair, I’ve chosen the Full Head Classic Set. As tempting as it was to get the triple and quadruple wefts, my hair wouldn’t have been able to hold them without being visible. Although it looks like I have thick hair, I really don’t and I create the illusion by blow drying in sections and adding plenty of volumising products. Out of the entire pack which is made up of 10 pieces of hair in various sizes, I need just four or 5 pieces maximum before the wefts start looking visible in my hair.
Before I come to the fit and wear of the extensions, I must draw attention to the colour. Having multi-tonal hair creates problems as hair generally comes in block colours. I did at first try the ombré wefts however as my hair isn’t ombré, but balayage, the were not only noticeably different in style but the colour was way out. I sent them back with ease as I hadn’t opened the packet and they were happy to send me a different pair, using one of my images for the hair technician to match me to the shade that suited me best. I personally felt that the shade Oh My Gwen Stefani would have been the best shade for me so I could add the ashy tones in order to match them closer to my hair. The hair technician chose Paparazzi, one of the best selling shades, which unfortunately, as you can see are very warm toned and not at all in keeping with my cool toned hair.
Never one to see a problem but a solution, I realised that working with what I had would be better to create a more custom blend. Again, it’s difficult when multi tonal, and being cool toned. At the current moment, my hair is a very blonde silvery ash shade, that does warm up slightly but takes just one silver/purple shampoo to pull the brassiness from the colour. Using my hair care routine on the extensions, I made a purple shampoo bath using two dollops of purple shampoo and quite a lot of lukewarm water. Dunking the extensions in the purple water for around 30 seconds before rinsing under a warm water tap brought a lot of the brassiness from the wefts. I have washed the larger pieces twice, and the warmer blonde pieces that you can see in the image aren’t as warm in real life but will need to be done again. The only area where the purple shampoo didn’t affect was the seamless weft, however it’s surprisingly unnoticeable when I’m wearing the hair. I left the extensions to air dry before using a cool hair dryer and paddle brush to straighten.
As the extensions are made from real hair, they are very malleable and mimic your own hair. I’ve been able to curl these, straighten them, blow dry them and use product such as heat defence and hairspray on them. They are also incredibly comfortable to wear. The first time that I put them in, I forgot to take a single piece out. I slept in it, tied my hair up for work the next day and brushed it and couldn’t feel it in my head. Unheard of for me!
The fact that they look so natural in my hair, and as my hair isn’t overloaded with extra hair makes for a great experience. I don’t feel that my head is being pulled back with the weight nor do I feel that they are drawing attention for the wrong reasons. I am wearing the 12-14 inch pieces which sit just an inch or two longer than my natural hair length, except the lowest piece with gives the extra length at the back.
When putting in my extensions, I watched the Milk + Blush YouTube channel for some top tips, which have really helped with the wear and comfort as well as making the hair look natural. I do think that once my hair has grown just that little bit longer that it will be time for extra long hair that I won’t have to shape or blend in. I think I can just about get away without having to razor shape these extensions in with my hair whilst straight and it’s practically unnoticeable whilst m hair is curled.
Overall, I am incredibly impressed with the Milk + Blush hair. I will say that trusting your instinct when it comes to shades is definitely a huge factor, but you can work with them to custom blend them to your hair colour. For wearability and fitting, they are a breeze. The clips grip hair easily and don’t slip, and cannot feel them in your head at all. I loved messing with them when wearing them as it was such a novelty to have this pretty longer hair that I hadn’t had for such a long time.
From past purchases of extensions where I have spent small fortunes on hair, the Milk + Blush set are just £80 which I think is an absolute steal for this great set. What can I say except that I’m a Milk + Blush girl now!This post may contain PR samples that have been sent to me for consideration for review however all my opinions will be my own. The links in the post my be affiliate links which will earn a small amount of commission should you shop my recommendations.