How To Apply Hair Extensions to Short Hair

Beauty Parlor

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Clip-in hair extensions are one of the best ways to instantly have longer hair without having to grow it out. The beauty of clip-in hair extensions is that you can apply them and remove them whenever you need to. This also means that you can wash them separately so that they don’t rub against your natural hair.

Applying hair extensions to short hair

How you fix the overhead wefts will depend on whether you have thick or thin hair.

If you do have fine hair, it’s advisable to fix all strands joint to joint without leaving any holes or empty spaces between them. This will give you enough of your own hair to layer on top of the extensions.

If your hair is thicker, pin the strands while leaving about a 2-finger space between them, keeping the top strand as high as possible. Keep as much of your own hair on the top to make the transition between the hair and the extensions less noticeable.

Now you can use a straightener or curling iron to style your hair.

Clip-in hair extensions FAQs

What haircut should I have if I want to use extensions?

If the tips of your hair have been cut bluntly, they will stand out more against the hairpiece. Any overhead strands will work much better with messy tips.

If you’re not sure whether you have the right haircut for extensions, it’s best to visit a salon with your extensions so that they can cut your hair accordingly.

What is the ideal hair length for extensions?

In order for the extensions to look as natural as possible, make sure that your hair at least reaches your chin. Women with shorter hair should cut their overhead strands in order for the hair to blend well together, giving them natural-looking length and volume.

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Can clip-in extensions be curled or straightened?

While you can style your natural hair as you usually would, it’s best to curl your extensions without heat. If you want to straighten your extensions after you’ve curled them, you only need to sprinkle them with water and comb them out.

How should I care for my clip-in extensions?

Clip-in extensions don’t get dirty as quickly as your natural hair so you will only need to wash them with a shampoo and conditioner for dry hair after every 15 – 20 applications.

How do I choose the right colour hair extension?

Basically, your clip-in extensions should match the colour of your tips. If you aren’t sure about which colour to choose, rather consult with a stylist of hair extension specialist.

Can I dye my clip-in extensions?

You will always be able to dye your hair extensions a darker colour but it’s not advisable to use a lighter colour. Once again, a hair extension professional is the best person to advise you when it comes to dying your clip-in extensions.

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