I’m so excited to introduce you to a product today that is actually designed to make thin hair look more beautiful. Tressmerize is a topper + extension kit that was specifically created to transform thin hair (bonus: it even works on short hair, as long as it’s 3″ in length).
What I love best about the Tressmerize kit is that it’s available in some amazing color options. Most human hair is all one color, which has always made me nervous because I just don’t feel like it’s the most natural look on me. It looks great on other women, but it tends to fall flat on me (if you’re someone who prefers just one color, Tressmerize has you covered, too!).
I was super-excited to see TressChic, a gorgeous blend of medium brown with blond highlights, and knew it was the color for me. My friends at Tressmerize were kind enough to send me a Tressmerize kit to try—I had so much fun playing with this hair!
UPDATE: Be sure to see my latest post about Tressmerize 18″ human hair toppers! Since this post was written, they’ve made their toppers a bit larger, a bit longer, and have introduced some new, FABULOUS colors! You still get $20 off using code LAUREN20. 🙂
Before we open the box, some facts about Tressmerize:
-It’s Remy Virgin Human Hair – unprocessed, never-dyed, cuticle-intact hair
-There’s 6 pieces in the kit: 5 clip-in wefts and a topper
-It’s MADE for thin hair – the silicon-lined clips stay put (yes, even in my thin hair)
-The hair can last over a year with proper care
-Its generous length means you have endless ways to customize
The hair is incredibly soft to the touch…as much as I love my synthetics, it was so nice to feel the “fineness” of human hair again.
Here is the underside of the Tressmerize topper. The base is on the small side, and is great if you are looking to add some density and volume to your own hair. If you are experiencing loss, this could be a good first topper if your loss is in the early stages:
Here’s me, without helper hair (uh, duh) or any concealers. Say hello to my incredibly thin(ning), mousy brown hair.
About 10 minutes later, my Tressmerize topper + extensions kit is installed (their site has instructions, and the kit comes with details, too).
Here is TressChic, right out of the box. Is this color not gorgeous?! Totally drool-worthy. Tressmerize is 16″ long, which is perfect for me and my length of bio hair right now.
Of course, what I was most excited about was adding some waves into my new hair. That’s the one thing I miss with synthetic hair—being able to add curls or waves on a whim!
I was really out of practice (I don’t think I’ve curled my bio hair in close to five years), but it was kind of like riding a bike. It took me about 20 minutes to curl my hair.
Ahh!! I love having waves again! And apparently my husband loves them, too, as his jaw hit the floor when he saw me.
The system is pretty easy to install, and I’ll try to explain it, although it’s best explained by looking at directions on the Tressmerize site.
You just put your hair in a half ponytail and place the widest clip-in Remy hair extension around the back of your head. Two more Remy wefts are placed right above that at top-left and top-right. Re-part your hair at the temple area and let some of your bio hair fall over the extensions. Clip in the two side-wefts and apply the topper.
And then swish your head around and feel like the Mermaid you look like!
One note: the topper has adequate coverage, but it’s not meant to cover a ton of area in the back. If your level of loss is close to mine, you’ll need to make sure that your bio hair has volumizing product on it, and it’s teased to both help it stay in place and add as much body as possible.
Overall, I am loving my new look and am thinking this is PERFECT date-night hair. In fact, it was—I wore this system out for Valentine’s Day dinner.
Want to try a Tressmerize system for yourself? Corner of Hope & Mane readers get $20 off with code LAUREN20.
(Psst? Are you a Community member? Check out your special somethin’ somethin’ inside…you’ll love your exclusive discount!)
This is an awesome deal, because Tressmerize is incredibly reasonably-priced (promise!), to begin with.
Want to read more about Tressmerize? Since this post, they’ve updated their toppers to be a larger size, and I have pics and a review of the new Tressmerize topper!
Feeling lucky? Enter to win a FREE Tressmerize kit! This is the perfect way to ease into wearing helper hair (and who knows, maybe this solution will be “the one” for you!).
What do you you think of the waves? Have a question about the Tressmerize system? Let’s discuss!
Official sweepstakes rules: Open to U.S. Only (so sorry, Canada, your beautiful country has some wacky giveaway laws!), 18 years and up.
Update: Congrats to our winner, Patricia! She has been contacted and is excited!