Are you new to using hair extensions? If so, you’re probably wondering how and where to place them. Below, we have outlined some hair extension placement tips to ensure you get the most natural look with every wear.
Short is Good
As tempting as it may be to buy the clip in 30 inch long extensions, short extensions are often more natural looking than longer extensions. Important tip: Ensure that the texture and thickness match your natural hair. If your hair is really fine, you won’t need more than 220 grams of extensions.
An essential part of flawlessly merging your extensions with your real hair is to cut them so that they blend in with your current haircut, so they look natural. Most clip ins have blunt tips when you buy them, so try to wear your extensions to your professional hairstylist and ask for a cut. If your haircut has layers ensure that you ask your stylist to cut long layers into the extensions for a natural look.
Add Some Colour
You should look for 100% Remy clip in extensions that come with a base colour close to your natural hair colour. If you can’t find one similar to yours; get the one that’s the closest and try to add in low lights and highlights to help with the blending process. If you’re not comfortable putting the highlights in yourself, take them into your hairstylist.
If you’re having a difficult time trying to blend your shorter hair with your brand new hair extensions, try curling the hair together. Keep in mind that you need to spray your EH Hair Extensions with a heat protectant before you start styling with heat this includes, curling irons, straighteners and hair dryers — the heat protectant will help them last longer.
Most clip in hair extensions have a glossy finish; this finish may be great to look at when the extensions are still in the package, but unfortunately, the extensions, when clipped into your hair, are very noticeable. Luckily the remedy to this problem is simple. All you have to do is give them a good wash before using them! Use a gentle moisturising shampoo and conditioner to get rid of that extra sheen and let them air dry.
A Little Goes A Long Way
Most extension sets come with ten wefts that range in length, but it all depends on the weight that you choose. While it may be necessary to use the entire set if you have really thick hair, most people report that they achieve the most natural look by only using the bigger wefts at the base of their hair and slowly working their way up.