Adding extra hair for volume or simply to change a style and not commit to it is one of many benefits of using wigs and hair extensions. To use extensions successfully, it is important to understand how to wear them and style them properly. This way, you can enjoy your beautiful new look for as long as possible.
More and more people are using hair extensions to change their looks. Extensions can add length, color, and volume to your hair, giving you the chance to have fun with your style. But if you’re not careful, extensions can also make you look unnatural or just plain weird. Here are some tips on how to use hair extensions for the most natural and flattering look possible.
What are hair extensions?
Hair extensions are pieces of real human hair that are added to your own. They come in different textures and lengths and may either be pre-bonded or clip-on. Spectrum One’s range of extensions is perfect for anyone looking to add some length or volume to their look without committing to it. Whether you need extensions temporarily like for an event, or you want them all the time, using extensions is a great alternative to wigs or dyeing your hair more often than you’d like.
Tape-in hair extensions are great alternatives to the more permanent hair extensions. Tape-ins are easy to take in and out, so you can adjust your look throughout the day without “perming” or damaging your hair.
How to wear tape-in extensions?
To wear a full head of extensions, be sure that they match your natural hair color and texture. Attach the extensions to your scalp, starting from the bottom and working their way up. Make sure you have a firm grip at all times, so they don’t slip out of place while you’re wearing them.
The tape-in extensions can last for weeks on end if properly cared for, which is great because the application process is so easy. Most salons offer an application service, or you can do it yourself at home. If you’re looking to add some volume and length but don’t want the hassle of putting in extensions every day, tape-ins are a great alternative.
How to style hair extensions?
Since there are many different types of extensions, the best way to find out how to style them is by asking your stylist or reading instructions that come with your set. If you have gone for pre-bonded hair extensions, be sure not to use any products containing alcohol on them. These can cause damage and breakage over time.
How to choose the right hair extensions for your needs
Whether you need hair extensions temporarily like for an event, or you want them all the time, using extensions is a great alternative to wigs or dyeing your hair. If you’re not sure whether tape-ins are the right choice for you, try out our human hair clip-in range first before buying any full head extensions.
Once you’ve received your extensions, be sure to style them properly so they look natural and beautiful. Keep in mind that not all extensions are made equal, so ask your stylist what products they recommend for the kind you have.
Real vs synthetic hair
Human hair and synthetic hair need different care and styling. Remember this when you’re wearing extensions, and ask your stylist if you have any questions about how to properly care for yours before you leave the salon.
Human hair extensions are the things to go for when you want quality and durability. They can be dyed, curled, straightened, and styled in any way that you would your hair if they are maintained properly. Synthetic hair extensions on the other hand do dye or curl well, so it is best to leave them as is until you take them out.
How to wear hair extensions for a natural look
When you’re wearing hair extensions, the trick is to keep them well hidden. Be sure your extensions match your natural hair color and texture and attach them in a way that blends with your hair. This takes practice, but when done properly they should not be noticeable from far away. Be sure not to use any products containing alcohol on them, and ask your stylist what you can use instead if you need a specific product. If you’ll be wearing tape-in extensions for a long period, consider buying a satin pillowcase to avoid damage to the hair.
When in doubt, it’s always best to be safer than sorry. To avoid looking like you’re wearing hair extensions, be sure to keep your style natural and low-key. If someone can tell that there’s something different about your look, they will probably think it looks unnatural or odd.
How to style hair extensions for different looks
Hair extensions are a versatile way to change your look almost instantly. After you’ve had them put in, here are some easy styling tips that will have you rocking new looks in no time:
- For longer hair that is youthful and modern, consider wearing braided hair extensions. These look best on shoulder-length hair or shorter, however, so if you have long hair it may be best to go with a different style.
- For a timeless look for your hair, try going with waves. Whether you want tight ringlets or loose flowing waves, this is one of the best alternatives for those who prefer long hair that falls just above the shoulder.
- If you’re looking to go short and sassy, try to go with a style that has bangs. This is a great way to create a different look for your hair without going too much shorter. You can keep the rest of your hair straight or curly as you prefer.
- If you have short hair but want long hair, one of the best ways to achieve this is with an up-do. This involves taking a section of your hair and wrapping it around itself to form a bun. This is great if you have short hair, as cutting your hair can be risky since it is harder to grow back.
When all else fails, the best way to achieve long hair with extensions is with clip-in extensions. Clip-ins are temporary extensions that go in and out of your hair whenever you need them. They work with all hair types and textures, and they’re especially ideal for those who prefer to wear their hair up or short.
Hair is one of the most defining aspects of any look, so it’s important to do everything you can to keep it looking its best. Spending the time and money to find good quality extensions will pay off, as you can then style them just like your natural hair for a great look.