I mentioned on yesterday's outfit post that I would explain quite how my hair had managed to grow such a substantial amount in a couple of days that I was able to create the perfect fishtail plait. The answer of course is that it was a hairpiece, this really amazing new addition to the collection of wigs, clip in hairpieces and extensions that you can find over at Hot Hair.
I've never worn any kind of extensions in my life before apart from that one clip in strip of leopard print (?!) hair that I bought at a school fair once when I was 15 so I had the teeniest bit of trouble at first getting it to look natural, especially because my hair is actually getting quite long so it was difficult to hide it just by following the instructions on the box.
Thankfully Hot Hair were way ahead of me and have this video available to watch and learn from which finally enabled me to rock the kind of plait I've always envied on girls with bum length hair. My only criticism would be that the plait felt a little bulky which made me worried that it would fall out but in actual fact it stayed secure for a whole day with just a couple of hair grips. I'm now really looking forward to trying it out in a braided bun kind of look.
As you can see the colour was pretty much perfect for me which I was so happy about as the one thing I hate about clip ins is if you can obviously see that it isn't a match (and obviously being synthetic you can't dye these.) If you're like me and you're having trouble seeing what shade would be best for you I really advise you to drop the lovely people at Hot Hair a line by email or by twitter. Now go forth and fake fishtail, people!