Being in quarantine for over two months has played a number on my psyche. After a few weeks it finally dawned on me that keeping to my regular schedule and habits was the best option for my mental fitness. After this epiphany, I decided to kick things up a notch and I started “getting ready” for my Zoom calls. Never mind that I was wearing biker shorts or pj bottoms underneath my cute top, I was going to look fabulous no matter what. What ensued was a wild internet goose chase that led me to the most natural-looking extensions, Bellami Silk Seam line.
I’ve always had thin hair and have been a fan of extensions. I’ve worn tape-ins on and off for years and I wanted to bring that look to the only human interactions I was having during quarantine – my Zoom calls. The order was tall: I needed something subtle enough that my colleagues didn’t pick up (or think I was ridiculous for wearing home alone with my dog) but substantial enough that it gave me a refreshed je ne sais quoi.
I didn’t want to commit to permanents or tape-ins and clip-in seemed to be the route to go during the quarantine. After some online research, I landed on Bellami’s Silk Seam Clip-in Hair Extensions. My thin mane is spared by their invisi-weft that won’t protrude from under my real hair. If you are a thin-haired girl you know exactly what I’m describing. Kat Lewis, the head of education at Bellami reaffirmed why Bellami Silk Seam are a good investment, “Clip-ins will look the most natural when they aren’t excessively long or over the top thick. Extensions can add texture and framing around the face to give you a natural and soft look, especially when worn in a straight style.”
I explained my dilemma, I wanted to spend minimal time on my hair but still make Gina in accounting jealous through Zoom. “My favorite [uncomplicated extension] style is always a softer wave,” begins Kat.
It’s easy and their dimension and volume help create any differences in length and hide any rogue wefts,” she continued. She also explained that clip-ins hold a curl that can last for a few uses, especially Bellami Silk Seam styles.
Although I’m trying hard to find the “better me” during this quarantine, I’m just not there some days. For those mornings when I hit snooze one too many times and I find myself waking up only 10 minutes before a Zoom, Kat recommends starting with a quick dry shampoo application. She also advocates for a touch of conditioner at the ends. Her secret tip is to run the blow dryer through strands while touching up with a round brush or heat tool. “You should really focus on anything from the ears forward. What they can’t see can’t hurt them,” she exclaimed. At that moment, I stared down at the pj bottoms I was wearing in front of my computer and realized she couldn’t be more right.