Monday, 30 April 2012

How To Make Bad Hair Good

Whilst I'm always banging on about self acceptance, one part of me I truly dislike and wish I could change is my hair.
 I have my father to thank for it. Fine, brown stringy stuff that often threatens to ruin my painstakingly applied make up and carefully chosen outfit.
How do I remedy this? With the use of cunning hairpieces and clip in fringes and ponytails.
I think for a lot of people the idea of adding extra bits of hair seems a bit odd. No one wants to look "wiggy" or god forbid be out and about and have part of their hairstyle fall out but nowadays clip in hair is so well made and so easy to add that its child's play and as I will show you enables you to have as many hairstyles as you have outfits.
The rather marvellous Wonderland Wigs who are always my first port of call in  a hair crisis have very kindly given me some of their beautiful hair pieces so I can share with you how easy peasy it is to have a flowing mane. Even if what you were born with is frankly below par.

Adding length and thickness with clip in hair extensions
My hair grows quite long but as you can see here its not particularly thick.
An natural-OK but a bit on the fine side

A clip in hair extension is the fastest way to add some extra length and volume to your hair. You simply clip them in underneath your own hair (just past the crown)

No its not a beard its a clip in hair extension

And you instantly have longer thicker tresses. They come in a range of colours and are very easy to match up to your own colour. Once clipped in they feel very secure and are a great way to add volume.

Longer, fuller hair in an instant

Great for a night out or if your hair is having a particularly rubbish day.

The 3/4 Wig
3/4 Wigs are a great way to create really "big hair especially on a night out even if your own hair refuses to go into any style except "fine brown mist" because you still have your own fringe on show they don't feel heavy or have that slightly artificial  look that full wigs can have.

Here I am with my own quite fine hair

ta-dah-I'm suddenly a full haired vixen

All Ive done is fix it to the crown of my head with the combs which sit inside the wig. Its also fixed at the nape of the neck as well so feels very secure.

Loving my big hair

Ponytail Perfection
The ponytail I manage with my own hair you could comfortably fit through a wedding ring its so thin and unimpressive.
You are not going to get a particularly impressive pony tail form this

No problem by simply clipping a fake ponytail over my anaemic affair I have more tail than a Grand National winner.
Simply tie your hair into a small bun on the top of your head and clip the ponytail in. This is one of my fave ways to avoid  a bad hair day.
Put a bridle on me and feed me  a sugar lump
Clip in fringes
Clip in fringes are one of my favourite fake hair accessories. I love the look of a strong blunt fringe but sadly my hair just isn't thick enough.I also like to keep a long fringe so I can do victory rolls and quiffs.
Now if I fancy a cute little fringe  I simply pin my real fringe to one side and clip in a fake one.
This is a side sweep fringe but I also have a blunt cut one too

A clip on fringe is such a quick way to make a dramatic difference to your look.  
Suddenly I'm coming over all Bettie Page
Great with lashings of black eyeliner and lots of red lipstick

And finally
If like me you just adore the "more is more" look, do as I do and use a clip in fringe and 3/4 hair piece and turn the hair glamour up to ten.
I call this "The Wanda" after the character in Cry baby
Big hair, big lips, big boobs

So if mother nature has been less than kind when it comes to the hair department or you just fancy trying out some new looks, try out some of Wonderlands great hair enhancers. Life's too short to put up with a less than glamorous hair do.
Loving my new vintage vixen hair do

The Details:
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Wonderland Wigs Giveaway
To help you on your way to hair perfection Wonderland Wigs are very kindly giving away either a clip in fringe or ponytail (your choice) to one lucky reader.
To enter:
  • Join this blog if you haven't already
  • "Like" Wonderland Wigs  facebook Page
  • Leave a comment on today's post.
The winner will be picked by random number generator and announced on Sunday May the 6th 2012

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  1. I think we're hair twins! I might have to investigate the world of wigs a little more...

  2. Im growing out my betty bangs, just because id love more versatility with my hair - I used to swear by extensions, I could go from mohawk to mermaid in minutes! Im going to head to their fb and see if they can colour match my strange ginger hair...

  3. Ooh I love the clip in ponytail, I've never considered clip ins before.

  4. I love the ponytail- mine is more rat than pony so wold be fab! X

  5. I recently had my long hair chopped off to go for a Liz Taylor look and my long hair just could not hold a curl but I do miss a pony tail, this may be the answer...

  6. Totally changed my view of wigs, they're not tacky at all! My hair is a pain to grow long, but I desperately want luscious locks!

  7. Ooh, gorgeous! I totally need some of these, my hair is so fine! Am heading over to their website...

  8. Oh my word, instant convert! Going to get me a collection of assorted hair pieces, definitely!

  9. I can't really complain about the lack of hair (it's fairly thick and grows really fast), but it refuses to obey me on anything more complicated that a braid. If I want to do something more fabulous for a night out I usually have to start good couple of hours before I even need to get changed. So I was thinking of just getting a couple of wigs and/or hair-pieces to fix that and the more I lookthrough Wonderland Wigs's website, the more I like it. :)

  10. These are amazing ideas! I also have really think hair and tend to keep it short but I still lust over thick, long hair! The clip in pony tail looks awesome!

  11. I have a fair bit of hair naturally, but I am rubbish at hairstyles and blow drying, which is why I haven't managed to keep my fringe for long. Loved it at the hairdressers - rubbish when I try to do it. The clip in fringe could be my saviour - it will always look blow-dryed and not be sticking out everywhere! I do have a sort of ring of fake hair which I wear over a bun to tart it up a bit - and I like the ponytail too.

    I've liked the FB page.

  12. Wow! Ive always stuggled with how to do my hair retro stylee and Ive never considerd this before! My hair is as fine as so styles are such a stuggle, its also curley when I want it to be straight and striaght when I want it to be Curly!! It does have a nifty natural blonde streak in the fringe, which I have seen loads of people dye in! (So I cant be to annoyed with my hair)

    I work at a outdoor heritage site, so my hair if often bunged up and exposed to all the elements, so this is definatly a hair must for me when I save some pennys!

    (Ive also liked the FB page)

  13. I love the idea of a clip on fringe. I have really long thick curly hair (sounds better then it is!!) but it's hard to style. The fringe would work a treat! :) x

  14. Love these, I'm a bit 'frightened' of hair pieces / extensions etc, so it's great to see them in action. the clip in fringe is a great option, I have always had a fringe till recently and with fine hair I have to work hard to make it look as big as i can! lol
    Perhaps in the future hair pieces can help me out!

  15. what fun, Ive been thinking of getting a clip on fringe.

  16. All 3 done. :) Great giveaway!

  17. Oh yes can relate to the wimpy hair, need so va va voom to the old barnet, so fingers crossed and wonderland wigs liked!

  18. Oh wow this post is so cool! I saw those clip-in fringes on the Apprentice last year and really wanted to try one!!! Please may I enter at all please? I am already a follower, but I don't have facebook (teacher avoidance and other reasons)

  19. Awesome! I've fancied having a fringe for a while but was too chicken to have the snip! Perfect solution!

  20. awesome!!!! i always loved to have a huge ponytail!!!!

  21. The winner has now been chosen

  22. And its Vicky-Congraulations Vicky. Mail me at with your address, hair colour and choice of either pony tail or fringe and I will get that off to you xx

  23. I have thinner hair too, and I love the idea of Bettie bangs...I think I need a clip-on bang too! Thank you for posting this, it's really refreshing to hear that I'm not the only one with hair woes!

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