I get SO many questions about my hair and today…I’m spilling my hair secrets! Check out my Hidden Crown hair extensions review below along with seven different hair styles I created with them!
I wish I could say that these luscious locks are natural. In reality, my hair is very fine and won’t hold a curl. Shortly after starting the blog, I discovered the magic of extensions and never went back! I started off with clip ins and last June, graduated to permanent bonds. Unfortunately, my permanent hair extension experience was not the greatest and after the removal, I was left with extremely damaged hair that had broken off in every spot the extensions were placed (pretty much half my head!). I was devastated. Knowing that it would take at least a year to grow my hair back, I looked into an alternative… and that’s when I found Hidden Crown.
Initially, I was overwhelmed by the amount of extensions types and I had no idea where to begin. Since I was in the process of growing my hair back out, I decided against the clip ins and chose a halo instead. I had never worn a halo extension before this and honestly, didn’t even know how it worked! After watching all the video tutorials on their website and reading countless reviews, I decided to go for it and ended up ordering two different halos.
Daydream – 18 inch
Simple Ribbon Wrapped Braid
Tousled Ends with Headband Worn as a Crown
Simple Ponytail with Ribbon
Chignon with Bow
The Daydream has very natural ends so it looks comparable to your own hair. I knew this one would be perfect for everyday hairstyles like a simple pony tail, bun, braid or even just for wearing it down. I ordered the 18 inch and it’s about the same length as my natural hair. Initially, I was afraid that you would be able to see the extension or that it would be hard to use, but neither was true! It blends in SO well with my natural hair… no one even knows I’m wearing extensions unless I tell them! And it couldn’t be easier to use! After a few practice tries, it now takes me less than 30 seconds to put it on and no time at all to remove. Plus it holds a curl like no other!
Hidden Crown – 20 inch
Ribbon Wrapped Braided Half-Up Half-Down Style
Tousled Ends with Headband
Simple Half-Up Half0Down with Bow
The main difference between the Hidden Crown and the Daydream is that the Hidden Crown is double drawn, meaning that the hair is the same length from top to bottom (no natural ends). There is also about 35% more hair than the Day Dream making this one perfect if you’re looking to create more glam hair styles! At first, I thought this one might be too thick for me but after seeing it on, I thought it looked amazing!! I also went for a slightly longer 20 inches to add a bit of length 😉 I love using this one to create fun half-up half-down styles, multiple braids, braided crowns and a more glamorous down do.
The hair was SOOOOO soft! I knew immediately that the hair was good quality (it’s REMY hair, after all!). I wasn’t sure how to fit it on my head but the extensions came with all the tools needed and the video tutorials were super helpful!
What is a Halo?
If you are unfamiliar with the halo, it’s basically an extension that is connected by a thin wire (kind of like fishing line). Once adjusted to fit your head shape, the wire sits on top of your head with the top of your hair covering it. And honestly, when you’re wearing it, you can’t even see the wire!
Does It Fall Off?
This was the first question I had about the halo too! I have not had either of them fall off my head. I even took the Day Dream with me to NYFW and I forgot it was even there (I ran around everywhere AND there was strong winds!). It doesn’t come off when I lay down to watch Netflix with the hubby (make sure you don’t fall asleep with them though lol) or if I’m dancing like a crazy person in my car. It actually uses the weight of your own hair to stay in place – pretty crazy!
Which Color Do I Get?
I had no idea which color to get so I emailed photos of my hair in natural light to their team and they color matched me. I ended up with 613 (lightest blonde) and it was a perfect match!
I am OBSESSED with my Hidden Crown extensions! I love both of them so much and after the unfortunate experience with my permanent extensions, I feel like myself again. I have been using them for a little over a month now and they still look perfect! I also love that this option exists because there is virtually no damage and I am glad that I am to take them out at my leisure 🙂
To create all the hairstyles in this post, I used an adorable polka dot Alexandre de Paris headband with attached ribbons! Honestly, you could probably style it a million different ways and it would still look amazing. I have a lotttt of hair accessories and it’s probably my favorite to date!
Hope you loved this Hidden Crown hair extensions review!
Have you tried a halo extension before?
Which of these hairstyles is your favorite?