I Found the Best Hair Extensions for People Who Have No Patience for Actual Hair Extensions

No sewing, taping or clipping in required.
Publish date:
July 17, 2015
fake hair, hair extensions, Halo

One of the best things I ever did was chop a ton of my hair off in February. I was sick of it, so I asked my stylist to bob me—not a lob, but a bob. She gave me a super-sick, sleek chin-length bob, and I have been loving it since, though I do prefer it grown out to graze my collarbone. I just look better with shorter hair!

That doesn’t mean I don’t want to flirt with long, glam porn-star hair every once in awhile. I had fancy extensions back when I began my xoVain career, but they were too high-maintenance for my real life and way too heavy during the summer. I can’t even describe how good it felt to scratch my head once they were removed. I’m hopeless at clip-ins; it’s too much work and I get bored halfway through and yank them out. Clip-in bangs are about as good as I can do!

Enter Halo Couture extensions, the easiest and best way to create extra fullness and length without the permanence of sew/braid/tape extensions or the hassle of clip-ins.

My friend Emily owns a salon in Fargo, which is where I purchased my halo. These extensions are made of human hair, so they aren’t cheap, but you can heat-style and wash them without worrying they’ll melt or disintegrate, and they’re great at holding a curl.

“With halos, you get all the fullness and length you need without clips or damaging, bonded extensions," Emily told me. "It’s less expensive and less maintenance [in the long run].”

Here’s how it works.

The hair hangs on a thin wire, almost like a fishing line.

You place this on the crown of your head and slide the tiny combs into your scalp to hold it in place.

Then gently tease your top layers of hair out to cover it with your fingers or a teasing comb. I use my acrylics because they’re sharp and easy.

Blend, blend, blend. Then, curl to your liking!

It’s so easy, even if you, like me, aren’t the most adept hairstyler in the world. Then curl in sections around your head to blend if necessary. No one can see your Halo (halo halo halo)!

My friend Jenny bought a halo to give her thin hair a more voluminous, thicker look.

“My halo extensions have completely changed my life. It's the hair I've always wanted but will never have naturally,” she told me. “When I'm wearing the halo people notice that my hair looks really good, but cannot tell in the slightest that it's extensions. They're versatile and fun to play around with.”

You know who else can wear a halo? A cat, or a little brother. Besides being easy, wearable hair, it’s also fun to play with or throw in your friend’s bed as a joke.

  • Do you wear fake hair?
  • Are you, like me, not very adept at hairstyling?