What's the secret to celebrities' bouncy, thick and long locks? In most cases, the answer is hair extensions.
Until recently, extensions had to be attached to your hair in a salon, a lengthy and expensive ordeal. What's more, they often damaged your natural hair due to the bonding process.
But now DIY clip-in hair extension have become the latest hair craze, with Jessica Simpson's HairDo brand the most well-known globally.
Now even an more affordable line of extensions has hit our shores from Mita, and your can find it at your local chemist.
Priced from $9.99 to $79.99, these handy hair helpers can add length volume or colour in an instant.
Here are some tips on using clip-in extensions such as the new selection from Mita.
• Wavy or slightly curly extensions always blend in better with your natural hair than stick straight extensions.
• Check whether the extensions themselves can be styled (some brand's won't withstand heat. The Mita range can be styled up to 210 degrees celcius).
• Extensions blend best with hair that is shoulder length or longer. (For short hair, you might be better off going to a salon.)
• Unless you are gong for a bold colour statement, choose the shade that blends in best with your own hair. Hold it up to your hair in natural light if possible.
• To make the extensions stay ins securely, lightly tease the natural hair where you insert the clip. This gives grip and stops it sliding out.
• The product will come with a detailed instruction booklet, but if you need more guidance, YouTube has a wide range of How To videos to help.