I have just one statement to make: The BelleTress Long Mono topper might be a gorgeous addition to anyone’s hair collection!
This hairpiece is 18″ (but also comes in 14″ – in the below video, I stated 12″ and that’s incorrect. #fail). It’s straight…but also comes in wavy. Lots of options if you fall in love with a color and want to mix it up between straight and curly, or longer and shorter.
BelleTress has definitely piqued my interest lately.
I had just two styles in the Corner of Hope & Mane private Community Topper Try-On Shop…a long blond wavy one and this one I’m showing you today.
I recently added a 14″ darker brunette, too. Since I’ve been seeing more and more of these pieces, I knew I had to tell you more about this brand.
Let’s jump in—and don’t miss the Pros/Cons all the way at the bottom!
Features of BelleTress Long Mono
Here’s a quick overview of her features, then we’ll get into each one.
2) Has a lace front
3) Has a single monofilament top
Here’s a first look at the BelleTress Long Mono 18″ Topper in color Mocha with Cream:
This clip-in, synthetic hair topper is heat-friendly.
Some people love heat-friendly hair, and some don’t.
I just think it’s just a misunderstood fiber that needs a few extra steps to keep it looking nice (case in point: you NEED to use heat on it occasionally to keep it soft and clump-free).
You can use heat on it up to 350 degrees, but it’s recommended to stay in the 280-300 degree range.
Straight one day, and wavy the next, anyone?
The great thing about heat-friendly (also called heat-defiant or “HD” fiber) is that there is next to NO artificial shine, even with new pieces.
Yes, you can certainly use a bunch of dry shampoo and other methods to easily remove shine, but I know some prefer to skip this step.
This topper also has a lace front.
You’ll need a bit of glue or wig tape to hold the lace in place, but if you’re super-sparse up front, you don’t need to worry about integrating your hair into this piece.
You can see what I mean in the video:
Let’s take a closer look at the base. Much like that of Jon Renau’s Top Secret or Noriko’s Milan, she’s wefted around the edges with a hand-tied center. She has four clips:
(Note: Eagle eyes may notice that this is a shorter, wavy topper. Shown here is the BelleTress 14″ wavy topper in Chocolate with Caramel. Inside is the same!)
One notable difference between the BelleTress line of toppers and my Jon Renau Top Secret is that BelleTress features a single monofilament top.
You could probably see it in the video when I placed my finger under the mono top to show you the scalp—there’s a pic of this, too, below.
With single-mono tops, there is only a meshy/lace-type material that rests on top of your own hair/scalp. Double monos have an additional layer of fabric in between.
The additional layer helps the scalp to look more natural, and not as pin-dotty.
Without the double mono top, I find myself needing to pluck the part a bit to get it to look perfect. I will say, when I wore my Noriko Milan it was a single mono, and the scalp never bothered me.
But, now that I wear a double-mono top, I do prefer that more!
One thing I noticed about the BelleTress toppers is the transition between the lace front to the mono top:
I did a little experiment with another lace-front piece, Top Billing by Raquel Welch.
Here, there is a strip where the lace meet the mono, but you can barely see it:
But, when you flip her over, she’s there, plain as day:
The jury is out if it’s just more noticeable on the BelleTress topper because of the dark roots (what is your opinion?). I’ll admit—it bugs me a bit.
Pros of BelleTress Long Mono
1) She’s not shiny at all – looks like normal, healthy hair
2) The color blends of ALL BelleTress pieces are beautiful
3) She’s a heat-friendly fiber, which means more styling options
Cons of BelleTress Long Mono
1) She’s a heat-friendly fiber, which means you’ll need to give her some extra TLC
2) She has a single mono top (just a personal preference!)
3) The transition after the lace front is noticeable without concealing
You can purchase the BelleTress Long Mono and anything else in the BelleTress line at Namebrandwigs.com. A few other online shops carry it, too.
⭐Want to try-on this BelleTress piece or any others mentioned in this post?⭐
All pieces mentioned in this post (Several BelleTress pieces, Noriko Milan, Jon Renau Top Secret, Raquel Welch Top Billing) are available in the Hair Try-On Shop, available to Corner of Hope & Mane Community members. Learn more about hair topper try-ons here.
What do you think about this BelleTress piece? I love that she’s available in both 18″ AND 14″…and the color is to-die-for (this one, and every BelleTress wig or topper I’ve seen!).