Do you know how to cut your own hair extensions into layers?
Step 1. Install Extensions
- Install hair extensions on your head. Never rely on a wig head to replicate the shape, size, or needs of your scalp.
- Style the extensions to fall in the final look.
- Part hair where you want the final part to be and so on.
Note: the above techniques also work for net weaves, sew-in and clip-in extensions, and fusion hair.
Step 2. Section Hair
Pull new extensions into 4 ponytails:
- Two side by side at the front of the head like a little girl’s pigtails.
- Two at the back, stacked one on top of the other.
Divide the back portion into three stacked ponytails if you have extra-thick or –long extensions.
If you want to realize the full length that you bought on at least one point on your head, you should leave the bottom-back ponytail as is and only cut the other three to four sections of your hair.
You should slide scrunchy or elastic band down to just above the length you wish to cut, and then take off the unwanted ends by using a pair of super-sharp hair scissors, if you want to cut a few inches off the top-back ponytails. Do not take off more than 3 to 4 inches at this point although the amount you need to cut will vary. With too drastic a chop, your hair will look blocky instead of layered.
Step 3. Create the Fringe
Use a razor comb to create a gradual fringe around the face. Use a damp wide-toothed comb to comb hair of the front ponytail. Starting at about eye level, slide the razor comb down the length of the hair. Thin out the hair with quick, sharp strokes. Create a tapered look that suits your face. Use your scissors to clip out a section of bangs if you like.
Simply number the tracks or clips with a paper tag or marker to keep track of layered clip-on or sewn-in extensions. Thus, you can easily find which order to use when re-installing.