UPDATE! You can see my new hair routine and extensions here!
I purchased Bellami hair extensions back in May and mentioned them in this favorites post. Before purchasing, I did my research and felt they were the best quality at a reasonable price. Plus they actually had a promising strawberry blonde color to match my hair (which more or less made my decision for me). I ordered the 120g 18inch extensions because I figured would be more than enough hair for me.
(I actually only use 3-4 pieces out of the 8 it comes with)
My hair is somewhat long on its own, but it has a very fine texture and looks stringy most of the time if I don’t cut it every 5-8 weeks. These extensions allow me to have the HEALTHY looking long hair I’ve always wanted, but also check out my recent post on tips to grow long healthy hair here. Although I do love them, there are definitely some key points I want to point out so you know what to expect before buying hair extensions in general.
Thick hair from root to tip
The rumor is true, these extensions really are thick throughout the entire length of hair. I compared them to extensions at Sally’s and the Bellami hair extension is thicker. Since this is the main reason I wanted extensions, this is first on the list!
Keeps your curls
I have always preferred to style my hair curled in order to create more volume. Luckily, these extensions hold curl better than my real hair and don’t even require hairspray. I usually apply hairspray to my hair prior to putting in the extensions to avoid excess product on the extensions and to help my hair hold the curl.
Easy color matching
I was SO skeptical to order hair extensions online because I have a somewhat unique natural hair color. This is really why it’s taken me so long to try hair extensions to begin with. I really didn’t want to deal with having a hair stylist dye them for me. Bellami had a good array of color options with multiple tones throughout them to help them blend in. Each set also comes with a trial strip to try in your hair before opening your full set of extensions and voiding the return policy.
Clips stay in place
Even with my silky fine hair, I don’t have an issue with the clips sliding out. They each have a rubber grip in them and I don’t need to tease or hairspray to keep them in place.
Great customer service
Having good customer service is required for an online company to last. When I first noticed a few loose clips in my first set of extensions, they didn’t hesitate to send me another set. Plus, their emails are always energetic and personable.
You deal with two different hair types
As mentioned earlier, my hair is fine and silky. It was weird having a different hair texture that would wave after getting wet. It’s important to consider this if you live in an extra humid environment and have the right products to use. I sometimes have the issue where the extensions are still curled and my hair has fallen out.
You need to brush regularly
One thing I’ve noticed is how the Bellami hair extensions are pretty high maintenance. I always make sure to have a wide tooth comb with me because they can start gathering and look a little fake. A quick brush through always does the trick, though! I also prefer my own hair brushed out so this may be a personal preference.
I can’t wear them all day
My head will start hurting after a few hours of wear.When I get home (or in the car) and take them out, it’s equivalent to the feeling of taking your bra off at the end of the day!
Alright, now for the before and after photos, which I think speak for themselves. Even with the weird black strands, I would still highly recommend Bellami Hair extensions to anyone who wants thicker and/or longer hair. Bellami states their color options are treated in a way to help blend into your hair, and because they match my unique hair color I truly believe there’s a color to work for everyone! They hold curls without hairspray and stay in perfect condition with minimal work required – I store mine in a banana clip and rarely wash or use a product on them.
In the picture below, I only have in 3 clips out of I believe 8! Not to mention I have the lightest weight (grams) of hair offered. Apart of me wishes I got the higher grams to wear less pieces, but I think I may have been overwhelmed with all that hair initially.
If you’re interested in purchasing, visit their site here!
If you want to see how I apply and style them let me know! This post is long enough without adding that in 😉
Read my tips for long healthy hair here
UPDATE: I no longer use these extensions. See what I’ve been using for the last year and a half in this video.
xo Amanda John