A few weeks back I shared that I needed a break from my styling my hair. I was looking to save some time, and let my hair rest, so I decided to try clip-in extensions. My preference was for curly/kinky options because I follow a heat-free hair regimen. I explored several different brands, each with some pros and cons and finally settled on HerGivenHair.
While it was somewhat of a hard decision between my top choices, but I went with HerGivenHair because of the quality/handling I experienced with the sample the match to my natural texture, and their customer service. In fact, the customer service was a key standout, as I accidently ordered wefts instead of clip-ins the first go round, and received the replacement order within 7 days of contacting the company.
The two sets of clip-ins I ordered arrived in HerGivenHair’s signature branded, black box, each set individually packaged. A single set of clip-ins contains
- 1 5-clip weft
- 2 4-clip wefts
- 3 3-clip wefts
Their hair also comes with detailed care and washing instructions, including product suggestions and additional clips. I admit I didn’t quite follow the initial care steps and product recommendations because I was so excited, but gratefully, I didn’t experience any issues as a result. When I wash the hair again, I will be sure to follow directions this time.
To date, I’ve only worn them a couple of times and am still experimenting with styles and installation and maintenance, but I do like the flexibility and convenience (takes about 20 minutes to install and blend depending on the hair style) they offer.
I’m a relative newbie to wearing extensions that aren’t braids or Senegalese twists. As such, it would have been helpful to have the option to order everything I need to wear the clip-ins online, instead of having to also take a trip to my local beauty supply store to buy weft sealer.
I would have also liked to have a couple of smaller wefts—1 to 2 clips—to use at the top and front of my head. I have low density fine strands, and would have appreciated these options to facilitate easier blending.
From a maintenance perspective, kinky texture extensions require just as much maintenance as your own kinky hair. This hair tangles quite a bit at the ends (I recommend buying the tangle teaser as suggested in the care instructions). This hair would also stiffen up once dry and not fall as naturally, so you have to keep it moisturized at all times. If you’re looking for ease, kinky textured hair may not be for you.
Overall, I’m happy with my purchase, and look forward to the styles I will be able to create in the future. Have you tried HerGivenHair or other kinky textured extensions? Let me know in the comments below.