Post # 1
I normally have fine, short hair that I wear in an angled bob with the front laying a few inches lower than my chin and the back closer to my hairline. After consulting with my stylist at the salon where I am having my hair and makeup done for my wedding, she suggested hair extensions. I agreed but stated that it was important for me to be able to remove the extensions after the event because I prefer to wear my hair short, so we agreed on clip-in extensions. She matched me for Bellami hair extensions using a color wheel and I ordered them.
Tomorrow is my hair and makeup trial and I received the extensions a few days ago. I opened the package…and noticed that the extensions are darker than my normal hair color! Because I was matched up by my stylist, I assumed the color would match and broke the seal, meaning I can’t return them.
For anyone who may have also had hair extensions for their wedding, could anyone help suggest my options for this? I suppose I will find out more at my trial tomorrow, but I am nervous because I’ve read online that it’s difficult to lighten hair extensions and I’ve also read that the Bellami extensions don’t always “behave” well after processing it. Thanks everyone!
Post # 2
Honestly don’t touch your extensions, darken your hair if the colour really is that off.
Post # 3
or have the hairstyleist dye the extensions
Post # 4
I want to say I would never lighten hair extensions, but yes, I have done that before. But those were true virgin black hair extensions. I would never lighten colored hair extensions. Colored extensions have been through so many processing, attempting to lighten things might end in disaster. Sure it would work, but there’s no way to predict how they will lighten it take color and they are likely to become a rats nest as a result.
Are you certain they sent you the right color and that the color you have matches the one in the search. They could have been mislabeled or you could have gotten the wrong set. Compani3s make mistakes like that a lot.
Maybe contact the company and explain the situation? Otherwise you will probably choose between buying a new set or coloring your hair to match. Another option might be buying just a few you current color and putting in low-lights that match the extensions. That might give a nice dimensional look.
Honestly, if it’s just for one day, I might be tempted to buy the synthetic ones from Amazon. Under 20 bucks and should be okay for a day. They’d be tangly for any more than 1 wear though. A lot if the reviews refer to people wearing them for their wedding day, so it’s apparently pretty common. Also, dry shampoo cuts down on the unnatural sheen on synthetic blonde extensions.
Or you could forgo the extensions entirely and rock you shorter hair for the wedding. There are some cute hairstyles for short hair. I watch Milabu on YouTube and she’s done a lot of short hairstyle videos.