10 Tips For Wearing Hair Extensions
1. Buy hair weft
A hair weft is a section of hair. Buy one with the desired length. Then, take them both to your local tailor and have him sew a few clips onto the top of hair weft, thus you can secure it onto your head.
2. Get to teasing
When it comes to a quick add-in, clip-in hair extensions are the easiest option. Now, tease your real hair right at the root to roughen it up a bit to keep the clips in place.
3. Put your hair extensions upside down
Place the clip-in upside down against your roots when you are planning on wearing your hair up and want to add volume to your updo or ponytail. Thus, the hair extension is facing in the right direction.
In order to pull off the look, you can take the end of your teasing comb and section your hair into a top and bottom layer-clip the top section up. Next, at the angle, tease the spots near the root where the clips will go and place the hair extension in. Finally, keep pulling hair up into the look you want.
4. Be your own barber
Try this fail-safe trick to cut your own extensions to match your hair when you want to add volume but not length. Split hair down the middle in the back and bring it all forward while looking in the mirror. Turn your head to the right, keeping your body straight. Next, take the extensions and clip it in about an inch away from your part. Once it’s secure, you should carefully trim the extension to match the length of your hair. Finally, repeat these steps on the left side.
5. Go to a salon
You can cut your hair extensions by your stylist. He or she can walk you through how to put them in properly. Thus, when you do it, it looks perfect.
6. Enlist the help of sponge rollers
If you are using synthetic hair extensions and your hair is curly or wavy, dampen the strands with water the night before you plan on wearing them and let them air dry. As they are drying, take large sponge rollers, roll the hair up into them, and then leave curlers in overnight.
7. Make your real hair match the faux hair
You can add a little shine serum to your hair before applying the faux strands if you have straight hair and want to wear a synthetic extension. This can help your real hair match the sheen of the extensions perfectly.
If you have human hair extensions, you can do whatever you do to your own hair and the faux strands.
8. Give your hair extensions that beachy texture
You can add surf or thickening spray to synthetic hair and then scrunch it up a bit too rough it up.
9. Clip in a fringe
You can get a fringe that isn’t bluntly cut and has longer pieces on the left and right when you don’t have bangs but want to experiment with them.
10. Build up your braid
When your braid isn’t as thick or long as you’d like, you can pick up a braid.