MILK + BLUSH HAIR EXTENSIONS


As all of you guys know, I've been rockin' the natural curls since May and I completely banned straightening my hair (aside from special occasions). As much as I love my curls, sometimes you just want that long-straight-blowing-in-the-wind mermaid look, you know?

I was lucky enough to receive some extensions for a company called Milk + Blush.  This company isn't new to the hair extension scene at all, they were formally known as "Dirty Looks" and had been around for years, but recently have recently revamped and rebranded themselves as what they are now known as, Milk + Blush.

 When I tell you this is the best company I have ever seen when it's come to packaging, costumer service and just the overall vibe - i'm not over exaggerating. Katie, the lovely woman who was helping me through the process, was so sweet and friendly. (Hi Katie, if you're reading this!) Costumer service I feel like is something people dread because more times than not, it's not very pleasant. So, to interact with her and get that service I received was a breath of fresh air for me. 


The extensions I went for were the Full Head Hair Extensions in the shade "Good Vibes" and the length 20-22 inches (180g). The specific set I got retail for £99 or $150.32 on the UK site. I found they were a bit more expensive on the US version of the site listed at the price of $189.99. I don't know if the shipping cost would equal out the prices, but it's just something I noticed and thought it was worth mentioning.

When you receive them they are sent to you in this silver/metallic type envelope and inside you'll find all of these goodies: 


There's tons of feathers, tiny little pom poms, little hearts, cards with their information, even a lollipop and of course, your extensions. I'm telling you it's literally the cutest thing ever! You can just see how much work and thought is put into what they are doing and I think that's something important to note. 



Inside the box you'll find your extensions sealed in a clear pack. It's a two section bag; the first and biggest one holds your actual extensions and the smaller pouch holds a sample piece. They have great service when it comes to help shade match, but even through pictures, the coloring could be off so basically what this sample piece is for is to ensure you've ordered the right color. It's important that you only open the sample piece first. Hold the sample up to your hair, go out into the sunlight and make sure it's a match. If it is, you're good to go and you can move on to unwrapping the actual set. Now, if it's not the right color and you can place the sample back into the netting, seal it back up and send it back in to get your perfect color. But if you've broken the seal to the bigger pouch, unfortunately you won't be able to return them. So, double check, triple check, make sure you're completely sure it's good for you because that'd really suck if you got stuck with something that didn't suit you. Along with the sample piece being for color matching, it'll also give you an idea of the thickness the extensions have, the durability of the clips and the over all sewing/structure of them. 



With all the gushing over the cuteness of the packaging, let's get down to what we are all here for - what's my verdict on the extensions? 


The one thing I loved about them was the thickness of them, I was a bit iffy of them when I first saw them on the site because for a length so long 180G didn't seem like it would be enough, but I was pleasantly surprised. Not only was it enough, but the hair was thickness of the hair was the same all the way from the top to bottom and that's something that's really hard to find with companies. With that being said though, the fact that they are thick from top to bottom, it does scream "hey, look at me i'm wearing extensions!!!", not that I mind if people know that I'm wearing them, but I know some do. You could totally get away with it if you curled them, but if you wanted a more natural look, I'd definitely add some layers or make the ends a bit more choppy just so its not a straight, blunt line. 


The set is made up of 10 wefts; two 3 clips, 5 two clips, 2 one clips and one quad weft. I'm obsessed with the quad weft, I'm so glad it was included in the set because it really does make all the difference. You'd think with all those tracks your head would feel bumpy, especially so because of the quad weft, but it honestly isn't. It's weird because they're thick, but they feel so compact on your hair - if that makes any sense at all? 

As of now, all the pros for the Milk + Blush extensions are: amazing customer service, very thought out and cute packaging, thickness from top to bottom, the extensions lay flat on your head, they curl and hold it very well, easy to comb out and the quad weft.

As always, with pros come some cons. There aren't too many, but you know I always keep it real with you guys, so, these are a few things I've noticed while using them the past few weeks. The first being they have a tendency to slip off my hair, I don't think it's the clips themselves because they feel very sturdy, it may just come down to the texture of my hair. It gets silky when straightened and I can imagine that causing some slipperiness, thus making it hard for the clips to get a firm grasp. Extension wearers always give the tip of teasing your hair at the root to give it something to hold onto, I'm personally not a fan of teasing my hair at all, but that's really the only solution I have if I want them to stay in place. 

The second things is the shedding. I find when I brush them out they do tend to let off some hair - it's no more than your natural hair would, but unfortunately extensions obviously don't have the option to grow themselves back out. It's not something I'm too worried about at this point in time because as I've mentioned before, they are pretty thick. But if they do continue to shed as they do now, overtime there is the chance of them becoming sparse. 

The last con I have with these extensions is the fact that you can only dye them darker. I tweeted out that I had been wanting ombre hair for sometime now and since I had the extensions, maybe I could experiment without damaging my own hair. I was then told by their twitter team that the extensions could only be dyed 2 shades darker or you could apply a toner. I was definitely bummed about that the most because I wanted to use the extensions as a way to experiment with my hair and if I had known I wouldn't be able to lighten the extensions, I would've gotten a lighter set and went the route of dying the part where my natural hair ended a darker color. Obviously with any type of dying/bleaching there will come damage and they might've just told me that with the intention of saving me from ruining my extensions, but I don't know.  They're suppose to be human hair so it really shouldn't be an issue, I've bleached extensions before, but that's just what I was told. I'm pretty spooked now to be honest, I definitely won't be lightening them anytime soon because I don't want to risk them breaking off or something. 

Aside from those 3 cons, though, I do really enjoy the extensions and the company in itself. You can check out their Instagram and see the way everyone has style their own pair. If you're currently on the hunt for a new set, I'd definitely say check them out. Just make sure to keep the hair color situation in mind when choosing the ones you want! 

Lots of love,
Kristina 

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