I have used hair extensions for years and even made my own clip in ones, before you could buy them easily in the shops. The Halo is one of my favourites which I recently reviewed here. But recently I have been trying out the Fishtail Plait from Hot Hair (£19.20).
The braid itself comes in 10 colours so the chances are you will find one to match your own hair. The colour I went for was 'Strawberry' which has quite a few different colours through it. Although the hair is sythetic in my opinion it looks as real as it can do. By messing up the plait it looks even more realistic because then it doesn't look too 'perfect'.
If you have short hair it is really easy to apply, just pop your hair in a ponytail, wrap the top of the braid around it and secure with kirby grips. It did take me a little while to figue out how to actually use the hair piece myself because my hair is past my shoulders and quite thick (I will do a tutorial on this shortly). Once I had it in I was really impressed, it looked fab. Filling up my car with petrol at the garage the female attendend commented how great my hair looked and asked how I did it! Did I give away my secret? Of course not!!
I think it will take me a little longer to perfect using this plait and working it in to other styles which I am excited about because it adds a little wow factor to your doo.
For £20 I definitely recommend this especially for those with short hair.
I would love to know if you have tried any products like this and how you style them?