Hair extensions are a fabulous way to improve the length and body of shorter hair quickly. However, if going to a salon to get hair extensions attached is a little very costly for your budget, here is a do it yourself guide for applying extensions.
Using clip on hair extensions made from real human hair, instead of synthetic hair, is preferred. Real hair will blend more naturally and compares better to styling products and heated tools including curling irons or hair dryers.
Attaching clip on hair extensions is really quite simple, but it takes a little time and attention to detail. This really is all about blending the extensions with the natural hair.
The secret to ensure that you adding extensions to short hair is camouflaging the clip on hair pieces with your natural hair. This is done by adding the extensions in sections, and after that layering your own hair over them.
Start by gathering your hair right into a ponytail. Using a rat tail comb, divide a portion of hair at the back of your brain about an inch from the base of the neck. This bottom most portion of hair will be your first layer, so clip your entire hair out the way.
Clip three extensions onto this first layer, with the outside two first, then the centre clip in between. Do not clip your extensions too near the scalp as this may pull or cause discomfort.
With your comb, pull down yet another one inch section of your hair to drape above the completed extensions. This is now the second layer. Although three is mandatory for the base layer, two extensions are enough for the remaining layers. Continue layering and clipping your extensions towards the back of your head til you have about three inches of hair left in the crown for the final covering layer.
According to your hair style, you may want to add some length to the sides of your head also. Section off a place of hair at the side of your face, about three inches above your ear. Clip on your own extensions and let your remaining hair fall over it to complete the coverage layer.
To complete off your new look, use a curling iron to make your hair. This will help incorporate your extensions in your natural hairlines and detract any choppiness you may have from the layering, leaving you with long, normal looking hair.
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