“Clip In” Some Confidence With Stranded International

Stranded International Everyday Luxury Hair extensions

Stranded International is a British brand, proudly known for “Everyday Luxury Hair”. Specialising in human hair and heat-resistant synthetic hair extensions to naturally boost confidence.

Advocates of raising awareness for mental health, Stranded International is currently working with Manchester-based mental health charity Moodswings, to create a hair bow in the hope of raising money for their cause, and the incredible work they do.

I love the idea of an awareness bow and I can’t wait to see it finished.

Over the years, my hair has remained long, however, I tried shorter styles in my teens but always returned to long locks. Without my long hair, I just wouldn’t be me it’s almost my comfort blanket. On days where I choose to wear it up – (not often), I feel naked and exposed, there’s nothing to hide behind.

A few years ago, I went through a phase of colouring my hair blonde from root to tip which really took its toll. I experienced a fair amount of breakage, particularly at the back and was horrified. I had to wear my hair up every day whilst waiting for it to grow to a decent length again. I remember feeling very self-conscious.

My daily walk to work took me past a car repair garage, as I walked past, one of the mechanics shouted “I prefer your hair down”. Taken aback by his cheeky remark, my confidence knocked even lower.

I preferred my hair down too but it wasn’t an option at the time. I hadn’t considered a clip in extension, but looking back, it would have been the perfect solution to camouflage the breakage while my natural hair grew back.

Hair extensions are a popular choice nowadays for many reasons. I’m clearly not in need of extra length, however, I could always use a little more volume – couldn’t we all?

The Christmas party season is fast approaching and perhaps making your entrance with voluminous hair could give you a little more confidence. I’m personally not one for all-out glamour, I can’t actually remember a time where I wore my hair up for a night out or a party. I prefer to embrace the natural appeal of loose hair.


Stranded International Everyday Luxury Hair extensions


I’m wearing the Stranded best-selling Everyday One Piece curly clip in extension.

It’s so easy to apply, simply section off the hair near the crown, place the extension close to the roots and press each clip against the head until it snaps shut. For extra security, Stranded recommend gently backcombing the root area along the parting before applying the clips. This allows a little more grip but personally, I found the extension felt really secure without backcombing. Blend your own hair into the extension by running your fingers through it, or brushing it gently.


Stranded International Everyday luxury hair extensions


Stranded International Everyday Luxury Hair extensions
Secure the extension along the parting as shown.


Stranded International Everyday Luxury Hair extensions


My 18″ One Piece Curly Clip In is made from synthetic fibres and is heat-resistant up to 180 degrees. This means you’re able to straighten or curl it to suit your mood. It’s 160 grams (approx) in weight and there are thirty shades to choose from. Yes, you read that right – thirty!

My hair isn’t the easiest to colour match as I’ve allowed my natural colour to grow through for a “homegrown” balayage effect. I have a few blonde highlights running through to blend it a little, but in terms of getting the correct colour match, it was really a choice between two.

Ballerina Musk is such a good match for my hair. With a blend of caramel and blonde – it’s very similar to my natural hair. You’d never know the difference!

When it comes to getting the right colour match for your extensions, you’ve got options. Choose which way works for you…

You can upload a photo of yourself. Or, email if you prefer. There’s also an option to loan a heat-resistant or human hair colour wheel and colour match yourself. (For a small fee).

if you think you’d like to try Stranded hair extensions use my code  SAMANTHA20 for 20% off your entire order (no minimum spend required). Valid until 30th November 2018.

Have a browse at Stranded International.and see if you can find your match.

What do you think of extensions? have you ever been tempted? Perhaps you’ve added some extensions for your wedding day?


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  1. September 29, 2018 / 3:27 am

    These extensions look so natural! Love the fact that they’re so easy to apply, and that the brand is working with a charity for such a great cause. I will definitely have to check these out. Thank you for sharing!

    • Samantha
      September 29, 2018 / 11:20 am

      That’s what appealed to me. The charity work and also how quick and easy they are! They feel such lovely quality for the price too. Thanks lovely x

  2. September 29, 2018 / 8:57 pm

    This is such a cool idea and they’re surprisingly affordable. I’m so tempted to try the sample service. My hair took a real hit after my son was born, I’m expecting the same will happen after I have my baby in November, so this would be a great confidence booster! xo

    • Samantha
      September 29, 2018 / 9:21 pm

      Oh I know what you mean. Mine did too! Stranded are aware of hair loss/thinning after pregnancy and are publishing a blog post on the subject soon, I’m contributing my experience so look out for that! x

  3. October 2, 2018 / 10:24 am

    These extensions are simply gorgeous and look so natural! They blend with your natural hair so beautifully and thirty shades (omg!), is such a huge range of colours! Also, I love the fact they’re working with a charity, it’s amazing! Fab post as always my lovely + you look stunning as always! x


    • Samantha
      October 2, 2018 / 4:39 pm

      Thank you so much lovely! They really are gorgeous aren’t they. I love the charity involvement too, makes such a difference x

  4. October 11, 2018 / 6:49 am

    These looks amazing!

    • Samantha
      October 11, 2018 / 8:40 am

      Thank you. They definitely bring some everyday luxury to the hair! x

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