Did anyone else used to glue in their hair extensions? With that tar like glue which smelt like fish? That's my first memory of hair extensions - helping my sister glue hers in before she headed out, I must have been about 13 at the time! Anyway. I soon learnt that clip ins were the way to go for me, but the boffins at Halo Hair had another idea all together - no clips, no glue, no fuss - and so, 'the halo' was born...
So what is a 'halo' exactly? Well, it's five layers of hair weft stitched together to create one thick hair piece which can then be attached by a wire. Yup. A fine, little wire.
Attached to the weft is an adjustable loop of clear wire, which you knot to fit your head perfectly. No stinky glue, no clips digging in and pulling your hair, in fact - nothing damaging at all.
Just pop the halo on around the crown of your head, pull your own hair through and style it as usual. It feels surprisingly secure and so light weight you can easily forget you're wearing them! Halos come in both human hair and synthetic forms - human hair can be heat styled, dyed etc whereas the synthetic versions can not.
Here's my usual, shortish hair. When straightened it comes roughly 1" below the collarbones.
And here's my hair with a 16" halo. I think you can only tell it isn't my own hair because the colour is off (the extensions are jet black, my hair is naturally around 1b - natural black). Now, indoors, it aint that obvious, but in daylight and under the flash of a camera you can certainly tell.
You can email a picture to Halo to get an accurate match, I was matched to black but the difference between black and 1b is so subtle it's hard to tell in pictures!
The 16" Halo I'm wearing costs £89.99 - which is roughly the same as a full set of decent quality clip in extensions. That may seem steep if you're used to cheaper, lower quality sets (trust me, with extensions, you get what you pay for) plus Halo Hair pieces come with a lifetime guarantee - any breakages? No worries. Send them back for a fast repair any time.
Now, as a trained wig and hair piece maker, I'm super fussy with extensions - but Halo get the thumbs up! Thick enough for my CRAZY thick hair, quality hair itself, lightweight, super fast and easy to apply, affordable for quality hair with a lifetime guarantee - what more could you want?!
Product provided for review purposes. All opinions 100% mine and 100% honest - as always!