Saturday, February 23, 2013

Bellami Hair Extensions

I have been researching clip in hair extensions for months now. I really wanted a set, but didn't know what to get. At the very beginning, I was absolutely clueless about everything related to extensions; I had no idea what a weft was, or what Remy hair meant. All I knew is that I wanted longer and thicker hair. So, a few videos later, when I had a better idea of what I was looking for, I started searching for companies. I checked out Hello Gorgeous, Head Kandy, SKR, Foxylocks and Dolce Vita and Hair Secrets. I watched and read reviews for a loooong time before I thought I had made my choice. At that point, it was between SKR and Hair Secrets. I was really torn between the two. I changed my mind every day, basically going crazy over hair. So I let myself cool down for a couple of weeks and stopped thinking about extensions.

One day, my urge to have long luscious hair came back in force. I did some more research and found out about Bellami Hair through Youtuber MakeupbyMel (Mel Rose). Since I really like her and enjoy her videos a lot, I though it would be a good idea to check out the brand. So I went on their website and was really pleased with what I saw. The site is very user friendly and doesn't look tacky. This is a huge point when I shop online. I know I shouldn't do that, but when the website doesn't look good, I'm less likely to buy from the company.

Any way, back to Bellami. They are a Canadian based company located in Vancouver. They sell 100% Remy human hair (tip top quality real human hair basically) available in two sets. The first one is called the Bambina, and is the smaller one. This set it 160g of hair and the length of the hair is 20 inches. The second set is called the Bellissima, and is longer and thicker. It is 220g of hair and 22 inches long. I wasn't sure which set to get, or even what color would match me, so I emailed Nikki, the owner (who was an absolute doll, by the way). I sent her some pictures of me and asked her which color would be the best match. I also asked which length she would recommend. She emailed me back super quickly suggesting Dark Brown as a match and 22" as length.
 


I looked around for reviews on Bellami. All of them were positive. To this day, I haven't found a bad one. Everybody is super pleased with their extensions and love them. I didn't need anything more to convince me to purchase them. So I went for it. I know Nikki recommended the 22" and 220g Bellissima set to me, that's the one I wanted too, but it's more expensive and I don't have that much money. So I chose the 20" and 160g Bambina set. If I have more money later, I'll buy the fuller set like I initially intended to. The Bambina set is 149.99 $. The company has a 5$ flat rate shipping worldwide, but you can find 5$ coupon codes from girls all over the Internet and cancel out this shipping fee. Pretty sweet deal if you ask me! Like you needed more reasons to love Bellami! Shipping is super quick too. It takes 24h to 48h to process the order and then they ship it right away. Since I live in Canada, it takes 3 to 5 business days. In the US, they usually arrive within 5 to 15 business days.

Needless to say, I was majorly excited when they arrived! What's pretty neat is that it comes with a tester piece in the bottom pouch. Open that one before you open the big one. Make sure it matches your hair and is the color you wanted. If it doesn't satisfy you, you can send it back and exchange it (as long as the top part is still intact. If you open the main compartment, where all the hair is, you can't send it back. Hygiene reasons). And dark brown matches me per-fect-ly!


Here is all the hair you get. You get 10 wefts in total (2x 4 clip, 2x 3 clip, 2x 2 clip and 4x 1 clip). The hair comes fairly straight when you receive it.



So here is what my hair looks like without any extensions in.




And here is what my hair looks like with the extensions clipped in. Sorry for the bad quality. I usually have no problem taking decent pictures with my phone, but today, it just wasn't happening.










When I got these extensions, I washed them right away, because I heard Bellami puts some sort of coating on the hair to make it look shiny and soft. The thing is that this coating will most likely ruin your heat tools (from what I've heard). Also, it might stain your clothes if your extensions get wet, because that coating is black (on dark hair, anyway). I didn't take any chances and washed them. Sure enough, the water got black as I was rinsing off the shampoo. So, word of advice, wash them as soon as you can. 

To wash my Bellamis, I used this handy dandy Sedal shampoo and conditionner that I got in Mexico. This is just the products I had at the moment. I'm sure anything gentle will do the trick.


After washing them, I put them on a towel to air dry. As they were drying, I noticed that they were getting very wavy, which made me even more excited about these.


So here's my verdict. GET YOURSELF A SET NOW! These are really good! I might not be an expert when it comes to hair extensions, but I can tell you that Bellami is an amazing brand and I'm glad I bought my first set from them. They are setting the bar very high for other companies, as far as I'm concerned. Had I had the money, I definitely would have gone with the bigger set, but the 160g is still amazing. Thick, soft, long, basically anything you'd want from hair extensions. Head over to their website to get your own Bellamis. You will not regret it!

http://www.bellamihair.com/


75 comments:

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    1. Thank you so much :)

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    2. how long did they last?

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    1. Sorry I accidently removed your comment :S but no, I live in Canada. And shipping took about 5 days. But I heard US shipping takes about a week or so

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    2. Love the review! I've been searching high and low for hair extensions and you definitely helped me decide. I also live in Canada. Did you have to pay duty? I think I read on their website that they are shipping from California. So I'm just curious if there is extra cost to get them here.

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    3. Please disregard my question above. I found a post that discusses this issue further below. Thanks!!

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    1. I'm glad you enjoyed my post! Thank you for taking the time to read :D

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    2. Heey there! I just wanted to know are you still satisfied with them? I just ordered them a few days ago and I'm so excited! I heard some bad reviews but i'm hoping its just that extensions need extra good care x)

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  7. Hey!
    Thanks for your post!
    Have they shed at all? And i'm also debating between bellami extensions and Hair secrets. I was kinda doubtful about the bellami ones because all the reviews i saw were by the girls who got them for free (beauty gurus) so obviously they will say good things about these hair extensions.
    If you are not connected with the bellami company please let me know your honest opinion and how they are lookng after few months now? I want to know how long they'll last!

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    1. Hi :) Yes, they've shed a bit, but nothing crazy. All extensions, just like our own hair, shed. I wish I got them for free haha! But,no, as I said in my review, I did buy them myself. I actually wanted to buy the thicker set, but couldn't afford it at the moment.

      They are looking less thick at the bottom now, after about 4 months. That's why I would definitely recommend the thicker, longer set. i feel like it would last longer. Don't get me wrong though, my set still looks amazing. You can still see that they are excellent quality.

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  8. jessi priceJune 11, 2013

    how long have you had them so far? i find my extentions that i have only last about 4 months and i wanna try a new brand!:)

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    1. Hey! Thanks for reading :) I have had them for 4 months and they still look very good. The shedding was very minimal and they have not tangled once! Although they look a bit thinner at the bottom now, they are definitely still wearable for at least another few months!

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  9. AnonymousJune 14, 2013

    Hi umm could you buy them in a public place?

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    1. Hi :)
      Umm I really don't know. I don't think so, but you would have to email and ask Bellami about that, because I have no idea.

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  11. AnonymousJune 25, 2013

    Do you wear your hair extensions daily? I personally got clip ins a month ago and wore them everyday for 4 days and noticed the hair around my face was thinning out, SCARY MUCH! Talk about a bald spot at 16!!! I have heard that the clips used in Bellami Hair Extensions are like super awesome, haha and stay in your head. So have you experienced any hair thinning (if you do wear them daily) and if you don't wear them daily, how often do you wear them and what's your experience with that?

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  12. AnonymousJuly 09, 2013

    I got a set and they are horrible! Not thick one of wefts the clip broke before I ever used them. I'm so sad every one loves theirs.

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    1. Oh I'm sorry to hear that. With every company, there's always the odd chance that you receive a product from a bad bunch, or whatever the case may be. But a lot of people have testified that the ones they got are of very good quality. Maybe send a message to the company to see what they can do for you.

      BTW thank you for reading my post, I appreciate it :)

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    1. That's very nice of you to say, I appreciate it :) Thank you for reading the post; it means a lot to me!

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  16. First of all, thanks for sharing this information and your review is very clear. But with respect to the tip to clean the coating before fixing the extensions, you should expect Bellami to mention this in the instructions, right? But I am happy for you, you found a good brand!

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    1. Yeah, I feel like they should let us know. However, thanks to the numerous reviews on the internet, a lot of people are made aware of that before anything bad can happen.
      Thanks for reading :)

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  17. I was so excited to hear they are based out of Canada as I am Canadian as well. I ordered a set and now I see they are based in LA :( Has this changed? Such a bummer! Now here's hoping customs doesn't charge me another arm and a leg:(

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    1. I'm in Calgary, Albert and customs was $20 or so. The youtubers and info out there REALLY need to be corrected because it is a bummer when you think you finally find a good Canadian hair extension company, only to find out they aren't actually from Cananda....

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    2. I'm not too aware of that. Maybe they have more than one location. All i know is that, when I ordered, they were based in Vancouver, and that they were no custom fees.

      Thanks for reading, means a lot to me♥

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  18. Just got mine today! Haven't had a chance to put them in yet though cause I'm stuck at work >.< lol. Great review! Except the extensions actually ship out from Los Angeles so in the U.S. it takes 3-5 and Canada takes 7-15. Also watch out for custom charges. I had to pay $20 when the delivery guy dropped them off.

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    1. I think they changed their location as the brand started to get more popular. I not sure about this, but it seems logical, because when I bought my extensions in early 2013, they shipped from Canada, and there were no fees.
      Thank you for taking the time to read my review :)

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  19. I've had the bambina set for a month and a half and let me just say that the only complaint I have with these extensions is that they get tangled real easy. I have to carry a comb with me everywhere. Which is very annoying to me as I've owned 2 other brands and this didn't happen to me. I got mine in vibrant red and dyed over them with my red shade. It took the color beautifully :) after I changed my color again I had to bleach them and they did not get damaged! I'm so shocked by the good quality of these!

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    1. Hi, thanks for reading :)
      You are right, they are extremely good quality. Like I said, I'm no expert, but I was pleased. As for the tangling issue, I have not personally experiended it to the point where I felt the need to carry a comb, but I get where you're coming from. I think the thicker set would not tangled that easily, but I haven't tried it so I can't really confirm.

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  22. Hi. I want to ask you, how long you have bellamis? How long they last? Its very important for me because the price is really big. Do they shed a lot? And how about hair end?

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    1. Hello ! I've had them since the beginning of the year, and I've worn them on and off. I do not wear them as much now, since my hair has grown to be the same length as them! But they are still good to go. I've read during my research that extensions will usually last 6 to 12 months, depending on how well you take care of them. Since these are good quality, I feel like you could definitely keep them in good shape for a year.
      Thank you for reading :)

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  23. I appreciate your long and thorough explanation as to not only why you love these, but also your tips. For example, to wash them when you get it and to open the small pocket first to see if its a good match. As far as any other extension company, I'm pretty convinced these ones will be my new babies. Thank you!

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    1. Hi :) Thanks for that comment, I appreciate it. I tried to be as thorough as possible, and I'm glad I'm getting positive feedback. Since this isn't a small purchase (for some), I feel like we should all get proper info on it in order to make a smart decision.

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  24. I have seriously never read an entire blog post in my life..haha..thanks!! :D

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    1. Hahaha, I'm honored :D Thank you very much, I'M glad that you enjoyed it!

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    1. Thanks for these kind words, it means a lot to me ♥

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  26. Your post has been so helpful! :) my only question is how long have they lasted? I have had every kind of extensions imaginable and some of the hair I have used has lasted much longer than others. Have you ever had any other extensions to compare it to?

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    1. Hi, I'm glad I could help you out :) Like I've said, I'm in no way a hair extension expert. These were my first set, and although I feel like these were amazing, I have nothing else to compare them to.
      As for longevity, I've had them since the beginning of the year. I've worn them on and off, and much less these past few months because my hair has grown out to be the same length as the extensions. But I feel like they could last about a year, if properly taken care of.

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  27. Hi! I noticed that you said that the extensions started to dry wavy. I have pretty wavy/fluffy hair and I try not to straighten too often. So I was wondering how the hair looked after it dried. Did it stay pretty wavy? Thanks!

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    1. Hello, thank you for reading! Yes the hair dried wavy after the first wash. It stayed like that for a few days. After that the wave gradually went away, but the hair never went back to pin straight like it was when I first got it.

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  28. Thank you for your awesome post! I related to
    the whole post. After doing research, I chose Bellami as well but I ordered the 22". I am waiting for them to come in the mail. I am super excited to get them. I'm gonna feel like a brand new woman lol!

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    1. Thank YOU for reading :) I honestly don't think you'll be disappointed with your set, especially since you chose the longer/ thicker one. It's the one I originally wanted. And you're right, you do feel like a new, sexier woman with extensions on! There's something 'bout that weave...!

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  29. I just ordered Dark Brown and my hair is a little off color what color do you use to dye your real hair?

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  31. I didnt like the bellami hair the blonde shade I ordered matted and tangled within a week, and the ends of the hair look very unnatural, but that's just my opinion

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  33. Hi loved this review! I live in Canada as well, so when you say shipping took five days, do you mean business days? As in, a week, or five days total? I heard that it takes 7-12 business days

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  34. Thanks for sharing your opinion on the Bellami hair extensions. I am thinking of getting them soon, if not today.

    The only concern I have is the extensions causing my hair to thin out. Have you experienced this with your hair?

    Let me know! Thanks!

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