The hair extension comes in a fancy box and looks like a gift. As a hair dresser for over 15 years, as soon as I opened it, I can tell right away they are real hair. They are very silky, straight, no tangles.The color looks ultimately natural, black and brown. They don't look different at all comparing to my hair. I don't have to have them dyed to match my hair. The first thing I did when I received them is to wash and soak them in shampooing warm water, and then air dried because it does have a strange smell. The good thing is that the hair don't shed and stay still beautiful. I can tell they are made in good quality. Just wash them gently, they will certainly last for months. I haven't yet tried to curl them but I would perhaps do so later to see how good they are. I felt really good about the hair and start thinking of various ways I wanna use them.