How To Become A Pro At Hair Extensions
Hair extensions are every good stylist’s hack to faking thick and voluminous locks that look natural. The only problem is applying, concealing, and caring for hair extensions takes skill and a lot of dedication, In thus its completely explained how to apply them and transform your old extensions. Here’s everything you need to know:
How To Buy The Best Hair Extensions For Your Hair
Always recommend using natural hair. Although , many companies mix natural and synthetic hair, so pay attention when ordering or buying. The most important thing to remember is that amazing extensions blend seamlessly with your hair. For example, if you have curly hair look for human hair extensions that have been curled to match your curl pattern. Also, look out for density, which simply means how much hair you have. I think it’s a total disaster when I see girls with fine-textured hair on top and massive amounts of hair on the ends or vice versa… A natural blend is vital! The type of hair I recommend is called Remy, like the Bellami extensions; this means the hair cuticles are all going in the same direction so when you wash and brush them, they won’t tangle up.”
Okay, so number one thing to remember: when you’re buying hair extensions, you’ve got to think about texture, density, and hair type.
How To Transform Your Extensions
Boiling the hair reveals not only the authenticity but also cleanses all the silicones and coatings that are used to treat the hair, giving the extensions a more natural look and feel.Here’s how:
Step 1: “To boil your extensions, start by boiling water in a kettle and have a separate metal bowl (like a salad bowl) to put the water in once it is boiling. Once you have poured the water into the bowl, gently dip the extensions in and out of the water until thoroughly soaked.”
Step 2: Once the boiling is complete, pour the extensions into the sink and rinse with cold water. Using a wide-tooth comb, start at the bottom of the hair and work your way up to untangle the hair. Then blot (do not rub) the extensions in a cotton towel to dry. You can choose to let the extensions air dry, which will have a beautiful natural texture, or you can add mouse and blow dry them out.
Also, don’t be alarmed if there’s some residue coming from your extensionsBlonde extensions will leave a whitish look in the water, which is the silicones coming right off. If the extensions are dark, you will notice the water turn brownish, let the extension soak under the water for five minutes and repeat until the water is clear.
Be warned: do not do this step if you are buying synthetic hair, this step should only be done for 100% real.
How To Apply Hair Extensions To Short Hair
Short hair girls that want to use extensions need to think about the final look they want to achieve.” Here’s a quick breakdown on his top tips, depending on your desired final look:
For thickness: “If you like your length but want thickness, then you will need a couple of rows: one from ear to ear and the other from eyebrow to eyebrow.”
For bangs: “Alternatively, if you wish to lengthen your fringe, you will decide the direction of your parting, then clip the hair in the same direction to give you a thicker side-swept fringe.”
For a full transformation: “Now if you’re looking for a full makeover from a bob to mermaid locks, I recommend buying two sets of extensions. One set that is long for the length, for example, 22 inches, and another set that is in between your current length, 16-18 inches. Different length extensions will give [your] hair layers, giving a more natural look. The key is always natural, no matter how long you go!”
What To Avoid…
As hair extensions can be quite taxing on your natural hair, you need to take extra care with your locks to avoid permanent hair damage. This means never “brushing the extensions without holding the hair at the roots as otherwise, it’ll pull your natural hair out.”
Also, bear in mind that “Hair extensions are real hair, so be careful not to burn the hair with excess heat or using a curling iron or flat iron when hair is wet. If you are going out dancing, be mindful that your hairspray is not flammable, since people can be reckless with their cigarettes and trust me you don’t want your extensions in flames!
We hope you enjoyed reading this and now will enjoy applying hair extensions.