Hair extensions are a great way to change up your hairstyle and add length and volume to your natural hair. However, not everyone knows how to use them like a professional stylist would. If you’re looking to up your hair game and learn some expert tips and tricks, these hair hacks will help you use hair extensions like a pro. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced user, these hair extension hacks will help you achieve a flawless and natural-looking hairstyle every time.
Hair Extensions Hacks #1: Braid The Bottom Layer of Your Natural Hair To Hide Shorter Hairs.
When you go to put in your hair extensions you want them to blend perfectly with your natural hair. Unless you are already blessed with long hair and are using your hair extensions for volume, your shorter hairs can peek through the ends, making it look more obvious that you have hair extensions in.
Grab the bottom layer of hair at the nape of your neck. After you braid it, wrap it around itself so that it lays flat against your head. Use bobby pins to hold it in place. Then, attach the first extension right above where you pinned your hair. This will give you a way more natural look and you won’t have to worry about any pieces sticking out below your neck either. After you connect the rest of your extensions, let down your hair, and enjoy the result.
Hair Hacks #2: Angle Your Wefts To Blend Wefts With Layers.
Do you want to achieve the look of long layers or simply add movement and dimension to your hair without actually cutting it? Not sure how to blend your wefts and layers? Or do you simply want to add fullness and volume while keeping your cut’s gradient? Whatever your situation, there is a simple way to make hair extensions work for you.
To achieve layers with your extensions, you don’t even have to cut them! All you have to do is clip a 2-clip weft on either side of your head at an angle, so the weft is slightly higher near your face and lowers towards the back of your head. This will give you beautiful, face-framing layers. Yes, it’s that easy!
Hair Extensions Hacks #3: Change Up The Weft Order or Stack Your Extensions To Fit Your Head.
If you’ve ever gone hat shopping, you’ll know that not everyone’s head is the same size. While our installation tutorials work for the majority of people, we still encourage you to experiment to find a configuration that works best for your head and hair. You can clip in the wefts differently to make the hair extensions match your natural layers better, or you can skip the 4-clip weft entirely if you don’t want the extra thickness.
If you have a smaller head and you struggle with finding room to place all of your hair extensions on your head, try stacking them to save on space. Stack two wefts together to create a mega weft, then place it into your hair together for a voluminous look. This little trick not only makes finding room on your head for all of your hair extensions easier, but it also speeds up the application process.
Hair Hacks #4: Store Your Extensions Properly To Prolong Their Lifespan
Many people don’t realize it until they try it, but storing your hair extensions correctly can make a big difference in how long they last and how good they look. Whether you want to ensure your hair extensions last as long as possible or are sick of them getting tangled in between wears, the Hair Extension Carrier is a must-have. It will keep your extensions tangle-free and prevent any damage from occurring. This is a particularly important hack if you tend to travel often.
Hair Extensions Hacks #5: Use The Right Hairbrush When Brushing Your Hair.
Brushing your hair when hair extensions are in that can be difficult. Traditional hairbrushes can pull at roots and cause the wefts to move around. This is not only uncomfortable but often pulls out extensions. Instead, buy a specialized brush for hair extensions. The unique nylon loop bristles won’t cause any snagging, pulling, or damage to your wefts and are designed to glide through your hair to remove any tangles without moving the wefts around.
Hair Hacks #6: Backcomb Your Roots To Prevent Wefts From Slipping.
If you have thin hair or just find that your hair extensions need a little extra help staying in place, this tip is for you. Separate a section of hair where you will be clipping your weft in. Then, using a teasing brush, back-comb your roots and apply a little bit of dry shampoo. This will give the roots more texture and hold, allowing the clips to fasten securely without slipping.
Hair Extensions Hacks #7: Enhancing Your Hairstyles With Your Tricks
Fold Wefts Over For Extra Volume In Larger Braids
Do you want longer, thicker braids but aren’t sure how to get them with hair extensions? Whether you want a fishtail or a French braid, simply fold a 3-clip weft on top of itself before securing it to your scalp. We suggest sectioning off the hair you want to braid and clipping the weft underneath so it is braided in with your natural hair. Then, begin braiding as desired and you’ll end up with a gorgeous, thick, Rapunzel-worthy braid.
1. Clip Your Hair Extensions Upside Down To Create A High Ponytail
Hair extensions are great for creating voluminous updos and ponytails, simply clipping them upside down to avoid bumps where the wefts are clipped in. Clip the wefts upside down to ensure they lay flat when you pull your hair up into a ponytail and remain undetectable. This hack will also allow you to create sleek, sophisticated updos.
2. Stack 4 Wefts For Added Thickness To Loose Ponytails
Nothing beats a beautiful, cascading ponytail, especially in the summer when you just want your hair out of your face. This trick is great for thickening your ponytail. Section your hair in the middle and layer two 4-clip wefts on top of each other. Then, on top, secure two 3-clip wefts. Tie your hair into a loose ponytail at the nape of your neck to finish.
We hope these hacks have given you some good ideas and that you’re feeling way more confident about wearing your hair extensions. Have any good hacks of your own? Pop them in the comments below, we love finding out new tricks!
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