My Airy Hair Extensions Review – Too Cheap To Be True?

 

Hey everyone, today I want to review the Airy Hair Extensions because it was the first time I ever ordered from them and I was really curious to see if all the bad reviews I read online were actually real.

If you came across Airy Hair, you probably saw that they are a hair company that sells really cheap extensions, compared to most of the other companies. And cheaper usually means lower quality, right? At least in the online era.

Well, I read a lot of bad opinions about Airy Hair on different blogs, and I ever had 2 or 3 of my readers asking me about this company. And because I always think there must be a good side in everything, I said I should give these extensions a try.

Not because I really needed them, but because the sake of me readers who needed an objective opinion. Plus that they wouldn’t cost a fortune, so I could afford that. 😛

So guys, here’s my Airy Hair Extensions review. I hope you’ll enjoy it. 😀

 

Let’s Start With The Pros And Cons


What I liked about them

  • Cheaper than 90% of the other extensions from the market
  • The quality was incredibly good, I mean the 120 g set that I bought was really thick, from the roots to the ends (without any split ends or something)
  • The hair doesn’t get frizzy after washing
  • You can choose from a lot of colors and most importantly, a lot of hair textures (including kinky)
  • I’m pretty sure the hair is human, otherwise it wouldn’t behave so well after wash
  • They ship any set for free anywhere in the world
  • You have a 30 days period in which you can change them or ask for a refund if you don’t like the extensions (I can’t guarantee this is true, but that’s what they say on their site 😛 )
  • They offered me a 10% off coupon, so you can use it too: enter “SUNNY” before checkout

What I didn’t like about them

  • If you choose regular shipping, they won’t arrived faster than one week
  • I couldn’t find a lot of reviews which I could believe on their site; all of them were 5 stars, so I was pretty much assuming they only let positive reviews and deleted the bad ones (but I can’t be sure)

 

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The Range Of Colors And Hair Textures Is Impressively Wide


After browsing around their website, I decided to get some clip-in hair extensions, because I was pretty pleased with the length of my hair (I just wanted volume) and I didn’t want to make a big change. So no extensions applied in salon for now. 😀

I have pretty curly hair, but this time I chose some straight extensions because the quality and the condition of the hair is much better visible when it’s straight, that’s what it seems to me. And that’s what I wanted to see, so I picked the straight ones. Plus that I wanted to pratice making them curly. 😉

Anyway, long story short, I ordered a Remy 22″ set of 120 g, with 10 pieces in total. 10 pieces are usually too much for my hair, but I like to choose a bigger set to change the pieces once the ends get a bit damaged. 120 g sets aren’t extremely thick, but I would say they’re over medium, so I would recommend them for a thick hair (but not very thick, if you get what I mean :P).

My Airy Hair Extensions Review – Too Cheap To Be True?

The color I chose was #2, which is a dark brown and the texture was straight. I was pleasantly surprised to see that they have 6 different textures of hair, and almost any color available for every texture (normal hair colors I mean, not green :P).

I didn’t request any faster shipping, because the standard one was supposed to come in 6 working days, so that seemed pretty decent. The shipping was free wordwide, so I didn’t pay anything for it. Total price: $55.90 😀

 

The Hair Was Much Thicker Than I Expected


My Airy Hair Extensions Review – Too Cheap To Be True?I received the extensions in one week, which was really fine because I was afraid I would get them after at least 2 weeks. So everything was fine until this.

When I opened the package, I was surprised to see the hair was really thick, much thicker I would have thought a 120 g set would be. You can see the photo, they are definitely not light at all. I even measured them, and they were exactly 22″. So I had a pleasant surprise from this point of view (you probably know that some companies send extensions 1-2 inches shorter than the official length).

One other thing that I absolutely loved was that the ends were as thick as the rest of the hair, so they hadn’t been cut through (as it happens in many cases). This really made me adore these extensions.

Regarding the color, it matched my hair perfectly, but I was kind of expecting that because #2 is exactly the shade of my hair, so it always matches the extensions. The clips are also pretty small, and the upper part isn’t too thick. This is important for me because I don’t like people to feel I’m wearing extensions when they touch my hair, and if the upper part is really thick, it’s obvious… (this usually happens in sets over 180 g).

So all in all, I was thrilled about this set from Airy Hair. At least when it comes to quality.

 

Washing The Hair Didn’t Change Anything


If you are familiar with wearing hair extensions, you probably know the fear you get when you wash them for the first time. I’ve had extensions that looked great and never got any tangles, but when I decided it was time to wash them, they got really dry and frizzy, completely different than they were before.

And this usually happened with sets cheaper than usual, so…

However, fortunately here it wasn’t the case. 😀 I used the regular Unite 2 Seconds conditioner that I always use, (without shampoo because it may dry the extensions), and after letting it dry naturally, the hair got just as smooth and silky as before. So misson accomplished successfully! 😀

PS: If the hair extensions are greasy or dirty and you really need shampoo, try to use one made of as many natural ingredients as possible. I usually wash them with Ryeo shampoos.

 

The Future Sounds Promising 😀


So I’ve only had these hair extensions for about a month, and I tried to wore them more than I would normally, just to be able to make a close-to-reality opinion about them. See how much I’m doing for you? 😛

My Airy Hair Extensions Review – Too Cheap To Be True?Joking apart, the extensions are as comfortable as others, I mean the clips don’t come off (if you clip them well, of course), they don’t itch or anything like this and they behave just like regular hair clips. And the hair itself, well…it didn’t change much in the first month.

I washed it 2 times in total (just with conditioner) and let it dry naturally and it was totally fine, the hair looked just like new. I didn’t use any special treatment because the ends weren’t dry, so it wasn’t really the case. But if you wear extensions daily, you may want to apply some special oil once a month, even if they are still in good shape.

Anyway, I’m pretty much expecting these extensions to last in perfect shape for at least 6 months, and in good shape for maybe a year and a half. I say this because I’ve tried so many hair extensions that I kind of know what I’m dealing with after a few weeks. And these ones are from that category that last more than one year, so this is a long lifetime in extensions terms. 😉

 

So, Do I Recommend Them?


I totally do. And I don’t say this necessarily because of the quality, because they don’t have the best quality I’ve ever seen in hair extensions. They have the quality I’ve seen in expensive extensions, and by this I mean in extensions over $200. So considering I paid $55 for them, I think I made a great deal.

Therefore, I do recommend Airy Hair Extensions. I didn’t know anything about them before so I couldn’t have an opinion, but now that I tried them I really advise you to try them too. You save a lot of money, that’s the main reason. Otherwise you could simply buy from Head Kandy and get “brand” extensions, but pay hundreds for them.

So I think Airy Hair is a much better solution, plus that they will refund you in the first 30 days if you don’t like them. I can’t guarantee about this because I didn’t try it, but I guess it’s true if it’s written on their site, right?

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7 Hair Straighteners That Don’t Damage Hair

 

We all dream about finding those perfect hair straighteners that don’t damage hair at all, don’t we? But the bad news is that there aren’t such flat irons, that don’t cause the smallest harm. I haven’t found any, so far…

BUT…there are some really good hair straighteners that, if used with the right products, can cause very little to no damage.

These are the ones I want to show you today, as they make a great solution if you’re a hair straightener addict. 😉

 


 

7. Rusk Heat Freak Professional ($49.95)   

 

MARK: 8.75/10

Rusk hair straightenerThe Rusk Heat Freak Professional is an very good flat iron, worth having if you want a good straightener and you’re not willing to pay a huge amount of money. The light design, good facilities and the affordable price make it reach number 5 on my top.

In case you’re wondering why it’s not higher in my top…Well, let’s just say that despite its nice qualities, there are other straighteners with much better features and prices. Anyway,  I’ve tried to summarize its advantages and downsides, so here they are:

PROs

  • It works great for every type of hair, but if course, a bit faster on thinner hair
  • The maximum heat it can reach is 450 degrees (F), which is about 230 degrees Celsius
  • The best price I’ve found is on Amazon (around $50), which doesn’t seem very much to me
  • The warranty they offer is one year
  • This flat iron has a very light weight and also a great design, that makes it seem very professional, and it actually is so, at least, for its price

CONs

  • The temperature has to be set manually using the button from one side (this probably isn’t a downside, I just wrote it here in case you want to compare it with more modern tools)
  • It doesn’t have an auto shut-off button, so you have to pay attention not to let it turned on
  • If you buy it from Amazon they won’t also give you the case (I don’t understand why, but that’s it)

 


 

6. Remington S7230 Wet 2 Straight ($24.99)

 

MARK: 9/10

Remington Wet 2 StraightIf you need a 2 in 1 flat iron and styling tool, this is the perfect choice.

This amazing product from Remington is great if you’re in a hurry and you don’t have time to both dry and style your hair, simply because it’s a straightener designed for both dry and wet hair.

That’s a pretty cool feature in my opinion, at least for me it’s great to be able to straightener my hair when it’s completely wet. But anyway, here is more about it:

PROs

  • It works great for both dry and wet hair, so it can be used to straighten hair or to dry and straighten it directly
  • The indicators will tell you if the temperature is good enough for wet hair (which is easier to damage while straightening), and it does the same thing for dry hair
  • When it comes to straightening the hair, I could say it’s doing a pretty good job
  • The soy hydra complex promises to protect hair from damage, and it actually does so
  • It has a auto shut-off button (1 hour)
  • The time it needs in order to heat up is 30 seconds
  • The price is more than great, I mean I don’t know if there’s another flat iron with all these facilities

CONs

  • Probably the only one I can find is the short warranty (just 90 days), so it could get broken faster

 


 

5.  CHI Air Expert Tourmaline ($76.97)

 

MARK: 9.25/10

This very pretty Chi Air flat iron has Tourmaline plates, which prevent hair from losing moisture and protects it from damage.

Most of its reviews are great, but I guess it would be better to see by yourself if you need it or not. I can’t say it’s my personal favorite when it comes to hair straighteners, but it’s one of the items I really like. So, before giving you any more details, here are the pros and cons:

PROs

  • A great option it has is the “Mode” button which helps you select the ideal temperature for your hair type (lower for straight hair and higher for thick, curly hair)
  • The Tourmaline plates protect hair from damage
  • It straightens very well, both fine and thick hair
  • Perfect for daily use

CONs

  • A possible possible downside is that it doesn’t have an auto shut-off function

 


 

4. Lanxime Ceramic Tourmaline ($49.99)

 

MARK: 9.25/10

This ionic hair straightener is perfect for people who are always travelling and want a styling tool that would be easy to carry and that would fit their luggage. I’m one of them, and I was really satisfied with it when it comes to this.

Also, when it comes to damage protection, I can say that it does what it promises. Not more, but what it promises.

If you want a smart hair straightener and you don’t have a very high budget, you might find a great solution in this product. I did, so in my case it turned out to be really useful. These being said, let’s check the pros and cons:

PROs

  • Works well on any type of hair, even thick coarse hair
  • Thanks to its 1 inch tourmaline ionic plates, it manages to control and protect the hair deeply
  • You also receive a heat resistant glove, a travelling bag and a leave in treatment with Argan Oil to prevent against heat damage
  • Temperature can be adjusted anywhere between 240 to 400 F
  • Has dual voltage, so it can be used anywhere in the world
  • The price is pretty good, I would say

CONs

  • It doesn’t have an auto shut-off function
  • Maybe it is a bit too small for my taste, but that’s just a personal preference

 


 

3. CHI Original 1″ Ceramic ($59.95 on sale right now)

 

MARK: 9.50/10

This will always remain one of my favorite flat irons, simply because it is absolutely fantastic. You only have to look at it to realize it’s not just a cheap imitation, but a great quality product.

While I was writing this post, I was extremely happy to find this straightener on a great sale, more than half of the initial price, $89, which is quite normal for its great quality.

So, if you’re reading this post and you’re interested in buying a great flat iron, you absolutely have to check it out, maybe you’re lucky and you still find it on sale. I did 😀

Anyway, let’s take a look at the Pros and Cons:

PROs

  • It offers a great damage protection thanks to the its design
  • If you need a flat iron for quotidian use, this is just perfect for you
  • In case you’re in a rush, you should know that it turns off automatically, thanks to the auto shut-off function
  • It is perfect for every type of hair, including coarse, thick hair, which it manages to tame very easy
  • The warranty is 2 years

        CONs

  • The normal price is probably a bit high for a regular budget ($99)

 


 

2. LumaBella Keratin ($99 on sale right now)

 

MARK: 9.75/10

http://amzn.to/2ngLjxmA modern, extremely catchy tool, LumaBella’s Professional flat iron promises to give you that “fresh from the salon” look after every use.

And believe it or not, it really manages to do it. It surprised me a lot (in the good way), as I didn’t really expect such a professional tool. So it was really worth buying in my case 🙂

So if you want a modern, professional hair straightener and you’re ready to pay an over-average amount of money, you might be interested in this one, so take a close look at the pros and cons.

PROs

  • Straightens extremely well (one of the best I’ve seen actually), but maybe that’s quite normal at this price
  • Either you straighten hair, curl it or make it wavy, I was impressed that it lasts pretty long, much longer than while using other flat irons; I thought this only had to do with each person’s hair type, not with the flat iron you use, but apparently the flat iron matters a lot
  • When it comes to temperature, you can choose from 180 to 450 degrees F
  • Works pretty good at a lower temperature (like 180 degrees)
  • Of course that if you have thick, frizzy hair you would need a higher temperature, but it still straightens quite well even if the temperature isn’t as high as you would normally use
  • Promises to prevent frizzy hair and it does really this extremely well
  • Has dual voltage, so it also works in Europe
  • I absolutely loved the box, it has a velvet cover and it feels so soft
  • Doesn’t damage the hair very much thanks to its great design and also to its ability to work great with a lower temperature than normal

CONs

  • It doesn’t have an auto shut-off button, which I think would be necessary at this level

 


 

1. BabyLiss PRO Nano Titanium ($129.95 on sale now)

 

MARK: 10/10

Hair straightners that don't damage hairIf you want to invest in a very high-quality, smart flat iron, then this is the ideal choice for you. This incredible iron is specially designed for professional use, but I was lucky enough to buy it for myself.

And ever since, I didn’t really use another one. So that’s why I placed it right on top – it’s doubtless the best straightener I’ve ever used.

Just take a look at its titanium plates. They are the best guarantee that your hair will be safe and healthy in the hands of this iron.

So you are willing to invest into a straightener that would not last for a few months, this is the best one for you.

PROs

  • The hair protection is obvious, thanks to the titanium plates, which emit negative ions while straightening. This process causes way less damage than the normal, ceramic plates straightening, so it might even not cause the slightest damage.
  • The buttons are placed in the middle, in this way they claim them to be easier to access for both right-handers and left-handers (I’m not really sure if this is true, for me it doesn’t matter much)
  • One of the lightest straighteners I came across
  • You might find it on sale on Amazon

CONs

  • The only possible one could be the high price, but if you’re ready to invest in a professional flat iron it may not be that much

 


 

So what is the secret when choosing a good hair straightener?

Despite the fact that it is almost impossible to find a flat iron that would not harm your hair at all, there do exist some that produce very little damage, which, associated with some good styling products and hair care treatments, can make the hair straightening a daily process with no or very little damage.

That’s great news, isn’t it? 😀 Now the problem is choosing the hair straightener and the styling products, so that you can flat iron your hair everyday without any worries.

 

Quality-money relation

Probably the worst thing I’ve noticed when it comes to flat irons is that their quality (and therefore the ability to produce as little damage as possible) is directly proportional to their price. In other words, the better the flat iron is, the more expensive it is 🙁

Anyway, I would never pay a lot of money for a hair straightener, even if I knew that it doesn’t damage hair at all.

 

My Final Verdict


So these are the 7 hair straighteners that don’t damage hair too much, if they are used according to instructions.

My #1 favorite remains the Victoria Tourmaline one, which has some amazing features but a really high price too.

So if you afford paying so much for a straightener, I really advise you to do it because you’re investing your money on a tool that will last a really long time, I say this from my experience (and it’s a similar case with Jolie Armour’s straightener).

However, if this flat iron is too expensive for your budget (which is totally fine, I couldn’t always afford paying so much money on it), then I would recommend you one like Xtava Inflared or HSI Ceramic Tourmaline. 

 

So now at the end, I really hope that my choices were useful to you because as I said, you know best of all what exactly you need and what exactly you can afford, so you will decide according to this. But don’t forget that it’s extremely important to choose a high quality flat iron, that won’t damage your hair too much.

If you take a look at my selection, you will see that these are all high quality hair straighteners, so if you ever need some good ideas, remember my post. 😉

Have you ever tried any of these 7 hair straighteners that don’t damage hair? Which of them would you like to try?