So let me start by telling you about my past relationships with hair extensions… Its fair to say I’ve been around a bit! Weaves, Racoon, Wefts,Pre Bonded,Clip ins you name it I’ve had it! All of these which have ended in heartbreak, bald patches, and breakage, that is until I met my perfect match in Balmain.
I am naturally blessed with soft shiny hair but what it most certainly lacks is volume,I could spend hours blow drying my natural hair only to be met with the slightest gust of wind and I’m back to square one. I have wore extensions for many years for both length and volume and until I was introduced to Balmain was struggling to find extensions that looked natural with minimum damage to my own hair.
I first started my budding relationship with Balmain back in February 2012 and can honestly say I haven’t looked back. I had 5 pieces of Balmain Double Hair fitted at Georges Hairdressing in Leicester and as soon as they were fitted I knew it was love at first sight I felt so glamorous!
The extensions were fitted as 2 wefts together with your natural hair inbetween and secured by small bonds.What I really loved about these extensions was the length of time they took to fi within 1 hour I was transformed with long flowing locks! Secondly…No pain! Ever had a weave and felt like you had a face lift? Because these extensions are fitted quite loosely it means there is no pain or strain on your natural hair, you can also put your hair up really easily without pulling.
Another amazing thing about Balmain is that you get a 6 month guarantee on the hair and they can be re-used. Since having my first set of Double hair fitted I have only purchased new hair an additional 3 times which means I am getting a good 6 months wear out of the hair.
Obviously you need to ensure you are looking after your extensions as you would your own hair by using the right products.I recommend the Loreal Mythic Oil Shampoo and also the Balmain Conditioner which makes my hair super shiny, I would also recomend using a Tangle Teezer after washing.
I cannot rave about Balmain enough and most definitely couldn’t be without my Double Hair. Whether my hair is long, short, blonde or brunette you can guarantee I’ll be rocking my Double Hair.
Looking for extra little extra…
A few weeks ago the lovely people at Balmain HQ kindly chose me as a winner for one of their twitter competitions. I was beyond excited as the prize as £50 to spend at their online webshop.
One of the items I chose was the Balmain B-loved which is a hair piece that clips onto the crown to give extra volume. It also doubles up as a ponytail and a bun, and I am a girl that loves a bun! I have the B-loved in the colour Dark Expresso and it is the perfect match for my brunette locks. The B-Loved is really versatile and unlike other hair pieces you can curl and straighten it. I have posted a link below for those of you who want to see a video of the B-Loved in action.