HairExtensionLove’s Hidden Halo Extensions: A Review of Miracle Wire Hair

Recently, I reviewed my Lord & Cliff hidden halo extensions in a post. I think miracle wire hair extensions, also known as halo, hidden halo, and hidden crown, are my favorite type of extensions. I’m a former user of clip-in’s, and I have to say–I can already tell I’m never going back!

I just got a new set from HairExtensionLove on Etsy, after looking into their options in detail. I really wanted a set that was thicker and double drawn, so that the ends of my extensions would be nice and thick. I talked with the shop’s customer service, and she suggested this set of halo extensions that she sells. The set is double drawn from amazing quality Remy hair. I also purchased the priority service so my extensions would be made quickly; I wanted to wear them to an event, and I wanted to have time to get them trimmed first.

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Why did I choose to look for a small, handmade shop in my search for another set of extensions? Don’t get me wrong, I really liked Lord & Cliff’s extensions. They came layered, and they fit in well with my layered hair. But what I love about small, handmade shops is that there are so many options for customization. Since their products are made-to-order, you know exactly what you’re getting and you can ask for changes.

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Lord & Cliff’s Hidden Halo Extensions: A Review and Discussion of Miracle Wire Hair

What would you say if I told you that a set of hair extensions could be:

  • easy to put on in 15 minutes or less
  • easy to store
  • itch-free
  • not painful
  • nearly impossible to tell from your own hair
  • comfortable
  • non-damaging to your natural hair

A week ago, I would have said that sounded like an infomercial pitch. And when I read up on miracle wire extensions, at first, it all jived with what I know about infomercials. Hair extensions that take 15 minutes or less to install and worked by placing a thin, undetectable wire around your head? All that can be yours for the low, low price of several installments of $19.99! Call now!

Except it’s not an infomercial. It’s all true. The more research I did on hidden halo style extensions, the more I found that supported how great they were. And I purchased my first set, in 18″ layered by Lord & Cliff.

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Wigs: Pros and Cons and a Discussion of “Natural Beauty”

I wore wigs pretty much every day for 2 years. I started in May of 2012 and stopped in September of 2014. Now, I wear extensions sometimes, but a vast majority of my hair is naturally mine. In that time frame, I learned a lot about wigs, extensions, and society’s definitions of acceptable beauty.

It all started with why I chose to wear wigs. This was the most common topic/question in conversations revolving around my wigs, more likely with people who know me somewhat than with strangers. When I started wearing them, I wasn’t suffering from any type of hair loss. The only thing I was “suffering” from was a bad haircut decision – I had gotten a pixie cut that I now wanted to grow out. Research told me I couldn’t do much–clip-in extensions would never work, and the kind they attach at the salon are often up to $700 or more. Wigs were my solution.

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(Two photos of me: on the left, I’m wearing a 50% human hair and 50% synthetic wig; on the right, I’m wearing my natural hair with human hair extensions)

It was during these two years that I learned all about the pros and cons of wigs, what questions people would ask, and the way people would either be impressed or judgmental.

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