Bombay Hair - Tamanna Ombre - Black Beauty
**This review is solely focused on the hair extensions themselves. This, in no way, has anything to do with Tamanna, the person, or the Dress Your Face name.**
TAMANNA OMBRE HAIR EXTENSTIONS
By Bombay Hair & Dressyourface
OMBRE - Black Beauty - (1B) to Ash Blonde (60) 20" 210g
This set of extensions regularly retails for $350.00 CAD
The TAMANNA OMBRE hair is:
100% Indian Remy Human Hair and double drawn - it is thick from root-to-tip.
1 x 8" weft
1 x 7" weft
2 x 6" wefts
2 x 4" wefts
4 x 1.5" wefts
Total Weight: 210 grams
Length: 20 inches
Brush: TAMANNA Detangling Hair Brush
There is also a set of 2 additional small clips included, if needed.
This particular set of extensions are currently on sale for $280.00 CAD. Shipping was an additional $10.00 CAD for myself, here in Alberta. However, they did ship FedEx, which was very nice. Bombay Hair Extensions ship from Richmond, BC. I'm not sure if the shipping rates go up if you live further across the country.
The package arrived in a standard FedEx shipping envelope/bag. The contents inside were safe, however, no damage. The box that the extensions set is housed in is really sturdy, and should protect your investment, no matter where it's getting shipped to.
These extensions live up to their claims. They are absolutely thick from root to tip. If you are not accustom to extensions that are constructed that way, these will seem quite heavy while wearing. They are so thick from root to tip, that you'll either need/want to cut them, or they'll take some getting used to. As natural hair growth doesn't tend to be this thick from top to bottom.
For the most natural appearance, however, I'd recommend either cutting and blending them yourself, (if you're comfortable with that). Or taking them in to a professional, and having them blend them in seamlessly with your own hair. For what these extensions cost, I'd suggest having them professionally cut.
One of the first things to check on a set of extensions is the construction. These extensions are constructed very well. They're sewn together with a band of black lace, which allows the extensions to lay extremely flat on the scalp when applied. The clips are sturdy and small, so as to not create any more bulk when wearing. If the clips used in a set of extensions are too large, they can add unnecessary bulk and end up being extremely painful and uncomfortable to wear, especially if wearing on a regular basis.
You can see in the picture above, the construction of the wefts, up close. You can also see that the bearding of the hair, (where the hair is folded over and sewn to create the weft), contain the roots of the hair. Which indicates that the hair is, in fact, remy. All of the hair is sewn together "cuticle correct", meaning the roots are at the top and the hair is in a natural state, like it would be if it were growing out of your own scalp.
The bearding length is approximately 1/2" to 3/4" long. Nothing major, and doesn't pose any problems with sticking up or out while wearing, whatsoever.
You can see in the picture above, that the total weight of this set of extensions is 223.0 grams. Keeping in mind, that weight is the total of everything, including the clips and the lace. My guesstimation, is that the 210 gram claim is true.
This set of extensions is not my first experience with Bombay Hair. I had previously purchased a few sets of tape-in extensions from them. I wasn't blogging at the time, so I didn't think to take full on photos of them, etc. But, I loved those tape-ins enough to really consider buying a set of their clip-ins.
If I hadn't had that initial experience with their tape-ins, I'll admit, I'd be terrified to fork out over $300.00 CAD just to try out their clip-ins. I've had a few really bad experiences with purchasing extensions online. So, I know how scary it can be. It's like a crapshoot, and I've spent quite a bit of moolah, over time, only to be extremely disappointed in what I ended up receiving.
These extensions have impressed me so far. I've only had them for a short time, but there is little to no shedding, they're very soft and minimal to no tangling. The (60) Ash blonde isn't overly yellow or brassy, you could easily use some blue/purple shampoo to get them to the next level of ash, but as they come, I've definitely received other sets of extensions that were supposed to be ash blond, but arrived extremely yellow. I would, however, suggest a bit of a deep conditioning treatment on these. Not that they're overly dry, but the bleaching process will dry out any hair, inevitably.
I'll be cutting and colouring this set. I haven't decided on the colour as of yet. I'm thinking peach or pink, but we'll see! I'm also playing around with how I would be wearing them regularly, how I would install them, so that I have a better sense of how I would need to cut them to suit me.
Also, while they aren't the worst ombre I've witnessed in the world...they're also not the best either. Some areas are a bit too linear for my liking, but because my plan was to custom colour them anyway, that really isn't a problem for me, in the end. But, possibly something to take note of, if you were wanting to keep the 1B to 60 colour. I'd also assume that each set would end up being slightly different, colour wise.
Overall, I'm very happy with this purchase. These extensions are of high quality, look and feel lovely, they don't really shed, they're truly remy, they're true to length...I can see them lasting for quite a long time, if taken care of. Which is all I could have ever wanted, especially for the price I dished out.
I'll update this post with additional pictures, once I cut and colour this set, so you can see the finished product.
Have you tried out Bombay Hair extensions? I'd love to hear about your experiences with them as well!
**PRODUCT SHOWN PURCHASED WITH CASH-MONEY.**