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I recently visited the Beauty Bar at the Bellami Salon in LA, and when I shared my new locks, I got an overwhelming response from you guys on social media that you’d like to learn a little bit more about hair extensions, so here we are!

When I was in Miss Teen USA, I had Great Lengths hair extensions beaded into my hair. Β They were gorgeous, high-maintenance and expensive (thanks for footing the bill, Mom)! Β While I was there, one of the other contestants told me she wore clip-in extensions, and I thought, “that is so brilliant, why am I not doing that!?” Β I’ve always had long hair, but it’s really fine and I’ve struggled with trying to get the kind of volume I want. Β After I had my extensions removed, I knew that if I ever ventured into this world again, I’d go the clip-in route.

After college I decided to get a set and couldn’t believe how much I loved them! I had my hair stylist blend them in with my hair and it would add fullness whenever I wanted a little extra va-va-voom. Β I tried not to put much product in them, and I wore that pair for almost three years, off and on. Β Since then, I’ve tried both clip-ins and a halo, and clip-ins are my preferred choice because I think they’re the most comfortable.

When I visited Bellami, I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to try some mermaid hair for the summer, and I am having so much fun with the 20″ Khaleesi extensionsΒ in #8 Ash Brown. Β What I like most about this set is that it’s a lot of hair on one weft, which allows me to achieve that full, voluminous hair without wearing more than three or four wefts at a time.

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You can see that these are super thick! Typically, I like to wear one four-clip and one three-clip across the back of my head and then a two-clip on each side. Β There are so many great videos that show how to clip them in here and here.

I would absolutely recommend these to anyone looking to add fullness or volume, AND if you’re interested in your own set of Bellami’s, you can get $5 off with the code KATHLEEN5. Β Please let me know any questions you may have, and I’m happy to try to answer them!

Thanks so much for reading – XO –

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8 thoughts on “Let’s Talk Hair Extensions

  1. How do you care for them? I have a beautiful set died to match my hair from my wedding. But I’ve struggled with sleeping/shampooing/keeping them looking soft and natural. Any tips??

    1. I actually rarely shampoo them. Because the hair isn’t attached to your scalp, it doesn’t collect oil like your own hair does. I am careful not to put hairspray or product in them so they don’t get buildup. Hope that helps!

  2. Great post! Love your sight. I have had great lengths for 2 years and just switched to natural beaded rows (check out her site at dkwstyling.com). Val just put mine in and it’s amazing! She is in Laguna beach across from surf and sand. I have long hair too but not enough πŸ™‚

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