Happy Hump Day loves! Yay for making it half way through the week! So it has been a hot minute since I did a hair post and figured it was well over due! Every time I put my hair in braids people always tell me, ‘they wish they could braid’ but honestly after a little bit of practice braiding can be super easy and a mega time saver! AKA dirty hair = braided hair ;) The one thing I struggled with when I braid my hair is the lack of fullness since I have naturally thin hair, but that is where having a good pair of extensions come in! Today I am using my Bellami Boo-Gatti 22 inch dirty blonde clip in extensions. I am obsessed with this set because it come with 320 grams, which is a TON of hair, but today I am using just two of the three clip tracks so they are easy to hide while making our side braid. Ps you can save $5 off any Bellami set with code ‘upbeatsoles’! Let’s get started shall we!
Ok first thing’s first, grab your two 3 clip wefts and part your hair down the back of the middle of your head (it doesn’t need to be perfect) and clip the extensions in side by side going towards the side your braid will be on, like the picture below. Hint, keep them a little closer to the side of your braid, you want enough hair on the opposite side to cover the extensions, like below.
Next gather all of your hair on the side your braid is going to be on and smooth your hair over the extension so there are no bumps and you can make sure you have enough hair to cover the extensions well. Adjust if needed. Also, I usually will spray some dry shampoo at my roots to give my hair some texture and hold the braid better. If you have slippery hair like me, this is a game changer!
Now it is time to braid! Grab your three sections of hair close to your part and start doing a classic dutch braid. If you don’t know how to dutch braid it is basically the same as a french braid, but instead of bringing the out side pieces over the middle piece you bring them underneath. I actually find this braid to be much easier than the french and looks so much prettier! Hint, with this braid try to keep it as tight as possible while braiding!
Continue braiding along your hairline keeping it nice and tight! Once you get to your temple start grabbing pieces from the opposite side plus some of the extensions and smoothing it a long the back of your head making sure there are no bumps or tangles, like below.
Next, continue all the way down making sure you have picked up all of your hair once you get to the base of your neck and finish the rest of the braid like a normal braid. Again, keep it tight!
You are done! Almost! It is now time to add some texture and fluff out your braid making it look nice and full! I usually start from the top and work my way down going side to side being careful not to pull too hard at the pieces. The worst is having to start over because you went a little overboard! Been there, done that!
Once you get your braid to your desired fullness, secure with elastic, pull out some pieces around your face to give it more of a relaxed look, and boom you’re done! I told you braiding can be easy! I love how the Bellami extensions add so much more fullness, especially with the 22 inch sets because you can pull them out more without sacrificing length! Definitely check them out! I hope you all have an awesome Wednesday! <3
Linking up with: Pleated Poppy | Leann | #wiwwlinkup | Grace
I was gifted a Bellami clip in extension set for review, although like always all opinions are 100% my own