Wednesday, 10 October 2012

Foxy Locks Hair Extensions



                                              Before                                                                     After

For ages I'd been wanting to try the Foxy Locks hair extensions as I'd seen so many great reviews on them on lovely beauty blogs. Foxy Locks is owned by the gorgeous Imogen and her hair always looks amazing. My current extensions were getting so old as I wear them every time I go a night out so I decided it was time to buy some new ones. My hairs quite long already but I like to use extensions to add thickness as it's quite thin. I went on the foxy locks website to look at the colours and was really unsure which one would match my hair. My hair is naturally dark brown and I've been getting it highlighted for years so all the colours on the website looked too much of a block colour for me. I emailed a picture of my hair to the hair match service and they emailed back saying my best match was #20 Caramel Blonde, so I went for it and ordered them.

The Foxy Locks extensions come in three styles; Regular (120g), Deluxe (160g) and Superior (215g). I asked a few bloggers who already had them what they suggested I should get and since my hair isn't very thick I just went for the 120g ones which cost me £56.00. I though this was a very reasonable price and it's around what I'd usually pay for hair extensions.
The 120g extensions are 20 inches long have 10 pieces:

  • Two x 8" wide with 4 clips
  • Two x 6" wide with 3 clips
  • Two x 4" wide with 2 clips
  • Four x 2" wide with 1 clip

The extensions arrived in 3 working days in lovely pink packaging (sorry I threw it out before I could take a picture). When I opened them and saw the colour I knew straight away they'd be too blonde for my hair. However, they did feel gorgeous and the quality was really good, much thicker than any hair extensions I'd tried before. So about the colour...as foxy locks don't do extensions that have blonde and brown colours through them my mum suggested that I put a few low lights through my Caramel Blonde ones. The blonde in the extensions did match the blonde in my hair so if I added some light brown low lights, I was sure they would match. You can go on the Foxy Locks website here and see how the extensions looked before I dyed them.

I went into my local Superdrug and bought a cheap £2.99 light brown dye and a pin tail comb, I already had some tin foil and a mixing bowl and brush in my house so I was ready to put some low lights in my extensions with the help of my Mum! I decided to do a few low lights every so often through the extensions as you can see in the pictures above. I used the pin tail comb to pick up some strands of the hair to dye, applied the dye with the brush and wrapped it in tin foil for 30 minutes. After 30 minutes I washed the extensions with shampoo and conditioner in my sink, dried them and voila! they matched my hair perfectly.

I took a before and after picture above and as you can see they don't make my hair much longer but they do add thickness to it - perfect for a night out. You can also see the brown low lights I put through and how it looks more natural that just a block colour.

Have you ever had problems finding extensions to match your hair colour or have you tried Foxy Locks Extensions?

Melissa
xxx

20 comments:

  1. These look fab, you did really well with the lowlights and they don't look like extensions when you've got them in. I'm tempted!

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  2. They look amazing! I'm so tempted £56 seems really reasonable! Do they feel healthy still now you've died them? xx

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    1. yeah they feel just as soft as they did before I dyed them, they're really good quality :) xxx

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  3. your hair is lovely, i really like the multi tonal effect! beauty :) xx

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  4. The extensions look lovely in your hair x

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  5. You've done a great job with colouring them, they look really even. They make a big difference to you hair. I bought some a few months ago but haven't ever worn them as I have really long hair and once i've clipped all the extensions in I feel like the the ends look a bit straggly. Did you cut yours to how you wanted them or did they go straight in and look like that?? x

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    1. no I didnt cut them, they came like that. they're really thick at the bottom still xx

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  6. They look lovely :) Cant believe I've only just found your blog! Newest follower :)

    www.lindsayfrances.blogspot.com

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  7. I really want the deluxe ones, i plan to dye my hair pastel lilac (if possible) but would need to cut my hair just below shoulder length. i was going to get the ash blonde ones so i could dye them lilac to match, so dying them is easy?
    then once i get rid of the lilac i can dye them black..

    http://skatetheunicorn.blogspot.co.uk/

    x

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    1. yeah they were really easy to dye!xx

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  8. You did an amazing job highlighting them - they match your hair perfectly! Love them x

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  9. Thanks for the review, I've been thinking about buying the foxy lock extensions, they look so natural! x

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  10. I got myself some foxy locks last month mine weren't the right colour either so I bleached the bottom of my hair a bit and now they're perfect. They are lovely quality extensions I just wish they had a shop so you could put them up against your hair before you buy. Yours look lovely and match perfect now xxx
    loveontopxo.blogspot.co.uk

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  11. hello;)

    i don't like foxy locks because of my bad experiance with them but I got Luxy Hair Extensions in Mocha Brown. I have naturally light brown hair but darker hair suits me soo much bette. and when the hair arrived they obviously didn't match so i had to dye my own hair but its worth it;)

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