Hair Extensions Tips and Tricks

Are you thinking of investing some money in hair extensions? In fact, this has been one of the hottest trends in the last couple of years, so many women choose to install them. 

Hair extensions don’t only transform your hair from short to long but add necessary texture and volume. However, it can be a bit confusing if you are new to this world. How do you wear hair extensions? Are there some hidden hacks? Can you hide short hairs at the back of your neck? 

Is it safe to curl your extension? While mastering the art of wearing extensions requires some practice, we have prepared some tips and tricks that will make you a pro in no time. 


Braid hair at the back to short strands

You want your extensions to blend perfectly with your natural hair, right? Short hairs at the back can make your extensions obvious unless you already have long hair and you are adding extensions for volume. 

The easiest way to prevent this is to gather the bottom layer on the nape of your neck and braid it. Place the braid flat against your head and pin it with bobby pins. Put your extensions above the pinned hair and keep clipping them from there. Once you secure everything, you will have a more natural and polished look.


Accomplish layered hairstyle with upside down clipping 


A layered hairstyle can be counterintuitive if you are dealing with thin and short hair. But did you know you could pull out a layered hairstyle using extensions? The hack here is to install extensions diagonally or upside down.


Use a hanger for easy styling

You don’t have to wear your extensions to style them. In fact, there is a much easier way. You can get a bamboo hanger designed for this purpose, which will hold your wefts in place as you curl them. 

In this case, you can see extensions perfectly and use both hands as you style them. However, remember that only natural hair can be styled, while synthetic extensions will burn. If you are into natural hair, we suggest getting Indian hair extensions.


Use soft, gentle products 


Hair extensions need to be washed regularly but not treated with chemicals. Products like sulfate and alcohol-based shampoos and conditioners can damage your extensions. It would be wise to apply gentle and soft products to your extensions. 

Don’t blow dry your extension. Due to an excess heat, they will be damaged further. Extensions don’t get natural oils from your scalp; therefore, you must be very careful. Sometimes, in a hurry, you can blow dry them on the lowest setting; otherwise, let your extensions dry naturally.


During the last decade, women usually installed extensions to add length or volume to their fragile and thin hair. However, now this hairpiece has gone mainstream, so much that it’s a must-have for the majority of women. Try these hacks next time you wear your extensions, and tell us what you think. 



Peter Minkoff
Peter is a lifestyle writer at HighStyleLife magazine, living between Europe and Australia. Follow Peter on Twitter for more tips.
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