Hair Extension

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Apply Hair Extensions
Want luscious long locks, but don’t have the time or patience to wait around for them to grow? Then look into
trying extensions! Hair extensions are natural looking, but they can take a while to apply.

Choosing Your Extensions
1 Decide on the kind of hair you want. Hair extensions come in two different makes:
synthetic or human. Synthetic extensions are a man-made keratin/plastic mix that mimics the appearance of
human hair. Human hair is donated by real people and repurposed into extensions. Human hair extensions also
come in many grades, such as Brazilian, Indian, Malaysian, three of the most popular. All of the best grades and
textures of human hair come in its most natural state, allowing for straightening, curling and even coloring to a
desired color level. Natural Brazilian, Indian and Malaysian hair installs will have different grades of textures,
such as wave (a natural c formation throughout the weft), natural curl, (somewhat straight with natural body and
fullness towards the ends and tight curl (the weft has a natural very tight ringlets ). When choosing human hair
installs it is always best to use hair that is closest to your own natural texture, this will allow for smooth blending
when installing your extensions.

○ Synthetic extensions do a very good job of mimicking the appearance of
human hair, but lack some of the texture that natural hair maintains. At the
same time, synthetic extensions tend to be shinier than natural human hair.

○ Human hair is much more expensive than synthetic hair, but it is also more
versatile and natural looking. Unlike synthetic extensions, it can be styled
with heat tools, chemically treated, colored, and washed and styled.
2 . Think about clip-in hair extensions. These are either synthetic
or human hair that are attached to a hair clip at the base which allow for
temporary extensions to your hair. These are a great option if you only want
extensions for a particular event or day.
○ These are the cheapest available hair extensions, and are also the easiest to
install. They take only minutes to put in.

○ Clip-in extensions must be reapplied on a daily basis as they begin to fall out
over the course of a day. They are not very comfortable to sleep in.
Consider fusion hair extensions. Fusion extensions are synthetic or human hair that is treated at one
end with either a special glue or keratin wax that is melted into your natural hair.
● Fusion extensions are the longest lasting extensions, but are also significantly more
expensive than clip-ins.
● Although fusion extensions use heat, they are not too damaging to your natural hair. If you are
afraid of damage, look into cold fusion extensions.
● Because of the difficulty in applying fusion extensions yourself, for the best results have a
friend or stylist apply them for you.

Applying Clip-in Hair Extensions
1 Purchase wefts of hair that match your hair color. A weft of
hair is a single row of hair to be clipped between your own layers of hair to
add length. You can buy either synthetic or human hair in wefts, with the
latter being the pricier of the two options.

● Match your color as best as possible. Hair
extensions are intended to look natural, which they are unable to do if
there is a simple discrepancy in hair color.
● Find the right length of hair. Although you
obviously want your extensions to be longer than your current length,
avoid adding a dramatic amount of difference between your natural
length and the extensions. Not only will it obviously look fake, but it will cost a
significantly higher amount of money. Stick to 4 inches (10.2 cm) of extra length at the

2 Divide your hair into sections. You can do this by pulling all of the hair on the top of your head into a
ponytail. Leave a thin section of hair down against your neck/back. As you add extensions, you will continue to
let down more sections of hair of about an inch each.
3 Tease your hair. Take a back-comb and rat your hair at the roots. You want your hair to gain ½ to a full
inch in volume at the base of the strands.
● Teasing your hair gives the extensions something to stick to. Natural hair is too
slippery for the clips to hold long without sliding down your strands.

● Ratting the roots of your hair also provides coverage for the clips. This makes it more
difficult to tell you are wearing extensions.
4 Take one weft and clip to your hair at the roots. You should be able to dig into the teased
section of hair to allow for the best stick.
● Be sure to evenly space the extensions, so that you have a level length of hair all the
way around your head.
● You can give your hair the look of layers. Apply the extensions in evenly spaced
vertical sections. You may need to cut the extensions to blend them in with your
natural hair.
● Feel free to cut or trim your extensions to match the rest of your hair. You are not
required to leave them as-is from the packaging.
5 Remove another section of hair from your ponytail. Repeat the same steps as above, by
teasing your hair at the roots and adding in one weft at a time.
6 Finish your hairstyle. Tease your hair at the roots and brush out the top layer so that it is smooth. Your
clip-in extensions should be completely blended so that you cannot see them at the roots of your locks.
● If you can see the clip from your extensions, rearrange them so that they are not
● Be sure that your extension clips cannot be seen even if you put your hair in a
ponytail. They should be close enough to the roots and blended with enough layers
that they are invisible to the naked eye