Hair extensions are the most comfortable and most convenient way to enhance any hairstyle. Imagine being able to add volume, length, and color without doing any direct damage to your natural hair. If you ask any woman, they will tell you in a heartbeat that once you try them, you can’t live without them. If you didn’t know, there are many kinds of extensions, on top of different ways to add them to your hair, but halo hair extensions are fast becoming the most popular as they are very quick and easy compared to other types. So how to put in halo hair extensions? Let’s find out!
I. What Are Halo Hair Extensions?
Halo hair extensions are easy-to-use, one-step solutions for a fuller and longer hair appearance. They’re perfect for first-time users and simple enough to apply for everyday wear in just a few minutes. Most options come in different weights that can be thin to accentuate your natural beauty or thick hair. The thicker the hair, the less stringy it will appear at the bottom for those using extensions with naturally shorter hair. Halo hair extensions are suitable for those with a thin to medium hair type, and hair length longer than shoulder length.
II. How To Put In Halo Hair Extensions?
The difference between hair halo extensions and other options is that there is no need for clipping or sewing anything in your hair. Hair halo extensions sit directly on the top of your head and are supported by a nearly invisible wire to the naked eye. Let’s see how to wear halo hair extensions! Continue reading for a step-by-step guide or watch the quick video tutorial below.
Step #1: Brush Your Hair
Step #2: Section Off Your Hair
Section off your hair at the crown, tying it into a bun at the top of your head. Leave out the front sections of hair that frame your face to ensure a natural blend.
Step #3: Apply For Your Halo Hair Extension
Choosing the wire length that best fits the size of your head, positions your Halo hair extension over your bun where you parted your hair. Like a headband, it should sit comfortably and securely above your ears.
Step #4: Secure A 2-Clip Weft At Each Temple
For some extra oomph around the sides of your face, secure a 2-clip weft at the temple of your head about two inches above your ear, fastening the clip closest to your hairline first. Do the same on the other side with the remaining 2-clip weft.
Step #5: Blend For Heavenly Results
Take down your bun and brush through your hair to smooth everything out ensuring your real hair is covering all the wefts and the Halo hair extension. If you’re not using Loop Hair Extensions Brush, be extra cautious when brushing over the wire of the halo to avoid snagging.
III. Taking Care Of Halo Hair Extensions
So you’re wondering how to wash your halo hair extensions. I mean, why not? You’ve spent good money on it, your halo hair extension is an asset. So naturally, you’re going to want to take good care of it. Right? And like any great asset, if you take care of it, it’ll last longer and continue to pay off. Which puts more value back in your life. By washing it when it needs to be washed you’ll be extending the lifespan of your Halo.
1. Before You Wash Your Halo Hair Extensions
First of all, to wash your Halo you can’t just use any old shampoo. Well…you can. But it’s not advised. We recommend using a shampoo and conditioner that’s specially formulated for hair extensions. You’ll need something with a decent amount of silicon, but not too much. Besides, with hair that has been processed in coloring, acid, etc, the shampoo and conditioner you use mustn’t be toxic.
2. How To Wash Halo Hair Extensions
Read these steps carefully; you don’t want to miss something.
Step #1: Proper Preparation Will Make The Job Easier
Washing your halo hair extension is different to wash your normal hair. Hair extensions in general have a higher propensity to matt and tangle. So you need to make sure you brush before you wash. Use a bristle brush or something gentle. Brush your hair starting from the bottom and working your way up whilst brushing in a downward motion.
Step #2: Soaking Your Halo Hair In Cool Water
Once your Halo Hair is brushed, gently soak the hair in cool water making sure the water runs down the Halo from the top to avoid the water pressure matting up the hair.
Step #3: Getting The Shampoo-part Right
When your hair is soaked, stroke some shampoo through your Halo Hair Extensions in a downward motion. This will avoid tangling.
After you’ve lathered a generous amount of shampoo into the hair, wash the shampoo out thoroughly. This will take a few minutes – and you must do this right. If you don’t wash the shampoo out properly the hair will feel sticky and will matt up when you wear it.
Rinse for a good 2-3 minutes or until you feel that all shampoo has been washed out. You may need to do this a couple of times to make sure your hair is really clean.
Step #4: Conditioning Your Halo Hair
Use a generous amount of conditioner. Stroke the conditioner through the hair and leave it in for 5-10 minutes. There’s no need to leave treatment or conditioner in the hair overnight. That’ll just suffocate the hair.
Besides, treatments usually stop taking effect after 5 minutes anyway. At this point, just rinse the hair thoroughly. Similar thing again, make sure the conditioner has been properly rinsed out
Step #5: Drying The Halo Without Damaging It
The key to this step is to minimize the amount of heat treatment.
So remove the bulk of the water out, gently wring the Halo Hair in a slight twisting motion. You also can lay your halo hair on a dry towel, and fold the towel in half (lengthwise) so that the Halo Hair is covered by the towel on both the top and the bottom. Then push down gently to squeeze excess water out of it.
After your Halo is ringed thoroughly you can either dry it with a hair dryer set on low heat or leave it to air dry naturally over the next couple of days, then style accordingly.
Halo hair extensions are great for women with thin, fine, or weak hair. You can rest assured that these extensions will not pull or damage your hair since they’re not applied directly to your natural hair. Human hair halo extensions can last for an extended period and look superb and natural. The best halo hair extensions will save you from bad hair days, allowing you to go to any event in style.