I’m extremely protective of my curls, which means I’m terrified to bleach my hair. It’s kind of a bummer, though, because I’m secretly a glittering, rainbow unicorn, and I would love to express that through my hair. I’ve tried workarounds like hair chalk, temporary hair dye, and even eyeshadow, but none of those options were something I'd want to do more than once a month.
Enter these ombre braiding hair extensions. I honestly don’t know why it took me so long to think of braiding my hair as the solution to my need for color AND a break from styling my hair every morning, but boy am I glad I did. Now I can get my color fix for a couple of months, and when I get sick of that I just take them out and return to my curls.
My braider was shocked that I found such a great color on Amazon of all places, and the hair is surprisingly soft. Depending on your texture, it can be a little hard to grip the extensions to your natural hair. (My hair is 3C and it works fine, if that helps to know.) You also have three great color options to choose from. Best of all, it’s a protective style, and you don’t have to worry about color upkeep once it’s in! —Anjali Patel
Get a pack of three pieces from Amazon for $21.99.