Monday, 18 January 2016

Milk & Blush (aka DirtyLooks) blending wefts review

Buy here for £39.99.

If you haven't already checked it out, last week I did a review of the Classic Set by Milk & Blush. I'll be refering to that post quite a bit so I advise you check it out before continuing (read that here).

The Milk + Blush website describe the blending weft extensions as a way to 'reconnect natural hair to the longer layers of hair extensions for a natural looking finish' and that they are 'easily disguised' which was pretty much enough to sell me on these. I wear 20 inch extensions but my natural hair is shoulder length, I always have to either 1) clip the extensions so so so far up my head and close to my parting which means they're constantly poking through or 2) pay a hairdresser to cut layers into my extensions.

This set includes 30g worth of hair in 4 wefts which all have only 2 clips on them. I thought this would be perfect for around my face and nearer my parting. I was slightly hoping these would be layered but when they arrived they were the exact same length as my Classic Set so I ended up cutting my own layers and shaping into them.

I bought these in Paparazzi (obviously to match the Classic Set of extensions that I ordered at the same time) and was very excited for these to arrive. I didn't know what to expect really, nor did I know much about these but I was pretty convinced by the website that they were going to change my hair game.

When they arrived I was honestly just really disappointed. They came in a little sealed foiled package (no box) with no care instructions. The most annoying thing about these was that the package came with a tamper seal, meaning you couldn't open these and check that they matched your hair without ruining your returns rights. However, as I'd bought the Classic Set in the same colour I was pretty confident that they would match so just opened mine anyway. The first thing that I noticed was that the extensions were SO much darker than my Classic Set. I know Paparazzi is a highlighted shade but it was supposed to be really subtle, and is with my main set, but the brown in these blending wefts was just such a contrast to the bright blonde. Luckily, because my hair is balayaged and is so multi-tonal, once they are in they aren't TOO obvious but I can definitely tell that there is a colour difference.

Blending wefts.
Close up of the Classic Set extensions. You can see what a difference in colour there is.

The next thing I noticed was how broken this hair was! As you can see in the picture of the blending wefts above that there are SO many broken hairs near the clips. These were straight out of the packet when photographed so I don't know how this could have happened.

If you didn't know, most of the extensions on the Milk + Blush website come with extra clips, just in case the original ones fall off or get damaged. I rarely use them as this hasn't happened to me before but I've always kept them just in case - they're also useful to have if I ever buy extensions that don't have clips already sown onto them. The clips that are on the blending wefts are a lot smaller than on the Classic Set (obviously so that they are easier to hide when so close to your parting) so it's really useful that these come with spares as if I ever needed them it would be a lot harder to find the right ones. However, the spare ones I received were so dirty and looked almost used. I really was not happy with the state of them and they went straight in the bin.

Both brand new. Left: spare blending weft clip | Right: spare Classic Set clip.

The weft also lies extremely flat to your head as promised but I did noticed that they would slip in my hair a lot easier than the Classic Set (which obviously has the bigger clips). I've never experienced extensions slipping in my hair before but these would move around and after a few hours would be in a completely different place than I had originally put them in. I did notice (and you can see in the pictures above) that the Classic Set clips have a little bit of silicone on them so that (I'm guessing) they grip to your hair and the blending wefts do not (I'm presuming so they lie flatter to your head). It's just really annoying adjusting these all the time and means they're a lot higher maintenance than usual wefts.

Despite these issues, the track on the extensions is really nice and is described as a 'skin-like material' on the Milk + Blush website which I couldn't agree with more. The weft is a very flexible, skin coloured piece of plastic with individual hairs coming out of it - it almost looks as if the hairs are actually growing from the weft like they would on your own head.


The actual quality of the hair (despite the big section that is broken) is really nice and exactly the same as my main set. The hair is a bit thin, but for obvious reasons, so don't buy these as a way to bulk up your main set.

I'm not sure if I have just received a dodgy set but overall I am not impressed. The problems are easily fixable and if were sorted I think I would be pretty pleased with these as they do an excellent job of helping to blend my shorter layers. For £40 I think they're slightly on the expensive side considering how much hair you get, but I think most of that cost is due to the advanced skin-like weft. I could have lived without these and they don't add a dramatic difference to my finished look but they're nice to have, especially if you're a beginner in extensions.

Would you buy these? Do you think they're a good idea? Let me know below, I'd love to hear your thoughts as these just aren't talked about at all!
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15 comments

  1. Oh my goodness, these are absolutely horrid and the company should be ashamed to be sending out products in this terrible shape. I don't use hair extensions but I would never recommend this company to any of my friends. :-( You should ask your money back.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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    1. Sad thing is I usually love this brand!! I'm definitely going to email them and see what they can do. The hair quality is lovely it's just all these extra bits! Thanks for your comment!

      A xxx

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  2. Oh the colors look amazing but hopefully(?) you got a bad batch and they'll give you one that actually is of an acceptable quality?!!! I've been looking for a good hair extensions, but I think I would have to keeping on searching boohoo :(

    XOXO,

    HaeMin

    HAEKUNAMATATA Blog

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    1. Emailed the company and no response. Guess they don't care about their customers!

      A xxx

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  3. Oh, these ones are not as good as I thought they would be... That's a shame, especially because I really like the brand. Can't believe they didn't reply you. Hope you have an amazing day, lovely! xx

    Ale | www.alemint.net

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    1. I know! I had such high hopes for these extensions :( You too!

      A xxx

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  4. Oh, these ones are not as good as I thought they would be... That's a shame, especially because I really like the brand. Can't believe they didn't reply you. Hope you have an amazing day, lovely! xx

    Ale | www.alemint.net

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  5. I'm sorry to hear that the quality wasn't too good, Its a shame because the colour looks lovely!x

    AimeeSueXO
    Bloglovin

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    1. I know? Such a pain and a waste of money x

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  6. Have you tried contacting them and asking for a replacement? Surely they wouldn't want to leave a customer that dissatisfied!

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

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    1. I emailed them on Monday and no reply!

      A xxx

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  8. They look amazing I wanna go blond but not sure if it will suit me. Thank you for sharing this with us. Visit me whenever you can at http://its-dominica.blogspot.co.uk/ kisses, Dominica S.

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  9. You do know that the classic set is headkandy and the skin wefts are bobby glam? You're kind of comparing two different companies that are sold under the name milk and blush. The bobby glam are a much worse quality I remember the last time I got a full set of Bobby glam and a single quad weft from headkandy the difference in quality and and colour was huuuge they were like dread locks. Now i stick to other brands like foxy locks and bellami but I have just bought a classic set and the blending wefts to see what their going to be like because I've new looking for some skin wefts from an easly available company for a while now.

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