Yesterday I told you a little bit about professional hair extensions and how costly they can be, so today I wanted to make sure that you can have long, thick and lustrous hair even if you don't have a bulging budget. These easy-to-use American Dream Hair Extensions ($29.42) really are a dream come true!


All you have to do is match the color extension to your own hair color (which is pretty easy, considering there are 85 shades to choose from), and clip them in section by section to the layer of your hair just underneath your crown.

Be warned that it took me three pieces to create a natural-looking full head of hair. I have thin hair, so if yours is thick, you may even want to go for four. You can use less if you are creating an updo, ponytail or half-up half-down look, or you can choose one contrasting shade for a fun touch of color.

The extensions are made from 100% human hair. This is good news because they are soft, they can be cut and they're safe to use with heated styling tools. Each extension comes in 12 inch wide and 18 inch long wefts. So it's a lot easier — and more affordable — to try this trend than you might think.