BFB Extensions Review- Are they worth it?
If you haven't heard of Barefoot Blonde Hair, are you living under a rock?! Possibly. I'm going to start out by saying that this is not a paid review for BFB. I just felt the need to share this info with the world! Amber Fillerup created this amazing line of seamless hair extensions, and ya girl (me- not Amber) has been looking pretty busted lately with her bleached out, damaged hair.
It's time for a change!!! So what did I do? I dyed my hair pink for a day. It didn't make it allllll the way to pink. It was more of a peachy-orange mess. I'll just show you.
Yuck. Then, because I couldn't let my husband see me like that, I dyed my hair brown.
Better, but I'm not obsessed. I was looking into getting beaded weft extensions, but hated the price tag along with it. THEN I REMEMBERED... DUH. BFB. I can put clip in extensions in like a pro, so why not? The price tag was right in the range of what I wanted. I paid $215 for the full set, and then splurged on the BFB Up for another $115.
Guys. A full set of extensions for $215? I normally pay well over $1000 for these. I can take them out and sleep without discomfort? No extra dry time anytime I wash my hair?
K. Let's get into the review.
First off, Amber came up with the best idea... The Home Try On. WHAAAAAT. Yep. You get to pick up to 5 weft colors to have mailed to you for free, just pay shipping. I picked a bunch of the browns, and went with Sweet Cola. It's the closest to my natural color, so dying my hair to match would make my new growth seamless. Order your sample wefts here.
These extensions are packed in the CUTEST little boxes. I got two boxes, one with the BFB Classic and one with the BFB Up. Now, I store my hair by "side" in each box. My right side and my left side, with the middle wefts split with one in each. That's my very first recommendation to all of you. Split them up, keep them organized.
You'll style the extensions, right? And you'll want it to look pretty natural, I'm assuming. I don't curl all the hair on my head in the same direction. I usually curl away from my face, so having the left extensions stay on the left, and the right stay on the right, is important to my little OCD heart. Two boxes, two sides, perfection.
I do leave the BFB up in one box, because I have also built that into my hair for events when I want SUPER glam full curls, and it looks amazing. More on that one later, though.
So the wefts themselves. They are seamlessly bonded using a silicone, which makes them so flat to your head. No bumps, lumps or bulges from the clip or the weft. The hair is pretty good quality. You'll never get the exact same hair that's on your head, so you have to be realistic with what you're getting. I have found a few strings, but again- that's normal. I think I've had that with every set of extensions (beaded, bonded, wefts, etc) that I've ever owned.
The length of the Classic set is 21" and the Up is 18". That's my only complaint, honestly. I really wish they were the same length- because I'm picky. I tried two dutch braids (pic below) the first day I got them, and was able to mirror the thickness of the Up with a few of the classic wefts, but I did have to pull the classic side apart more to make the bottoms line up. I'll most likely end up purchasing another Up for braids, but haven't yet. Not a huge deal, not a deal breaker, just one of those "in a perfect world" situations.
I have tried a few updos with the Up and I am obsessed with it. I was FINALLY able to create a messy bun that didn't look like Trunchbull from Matilda. This is my first "messy bun attempt" sitting in my robe while I got ready. It took about 2 minutes to throw together. Thoughts?!
I may end up taking my extensions in to my stylist to have the fronts razor cut a little bit, but I haven't decided. Either way- these are totally a WIN for me. I'm obsessed with them.
You can style them however you'd like, you can move the pieces around to accommodate braids, updos, half up styles, the possibilities are endless. All in all, if you want thicker and longer hair without the salon price tag, you need these.