It takes a long time to grow out a long hair if you wear a short hair now. But with hair extensions, you can have the instant long hair without the wait. Many people, including most celebrities, often wear hair extensions to enhance their look and make their hair appear thicker and longer. For women suffering from hair loss, hair extensions can be a beacon of light. Not only can hair extensions lengthen your hair, but they also can be used to fill in balding areas and give your hair a more natural, thicker appearance.
However, when it comes to women with short hair, it seems a little difficult to make extensions look real. But there are still several ways to add in hair extensions for a beautiful transformation. Since clip extensions are really bulky, they usually don’t look that great with women who have shorter hair as it is harder to blend. Under this circumstance, tape in hair extensions becomes a great way to add length or volume to short hair. The tape is invisible, thin and non-damaging, allowing your own hair to grow out while wearing these extensions. Besides, there are other 3 basic rules you should keep in mind:
1. Get the perfect color match.
A perfect color match is essential in making extensions look natural and real, even just one shade too dark or too light can make extensions stand out and let every one know that it’s fake hair. When matching the hair color, it will use the ends of your own hair as a guide, as this is where the hair extensions will sit against, not your roots. If you decide to use a completely different color from your natural shade, apply the extensions in sections to make them appear natural.
2. Go for 100% human hair.
If you want to make hair extensions look natural, the best type of hair to use is usually 100% human hair extensions. This means they can be cut to blend in with your own style, and styled in the way you would with normal hair such as curling or straightening. It will also feel like your own hair, which will look much more natural than synthetic hair that often cannot be styled with heat.
You can also get many types of human hair extensions such as straight, curly, wavy and Brazilian. It is important to choose the type that most resembles your hair. If you have more straight smooth hair, go for the straight extensions. If your hair is naturally curly, go for the curly extensions.
3. Styling makes hair extensions look real.
Style your hair extensions just like you would do with your own hair so that the two match. If your hair is too short, you may wish to ask your hairdresser to trim the hair extensions, and this will instantly make them look more natural. When curling, try blending some of your own hair into the extensions so that the two mix together. This can make them appear seamless and no one can tell where the extensions begin.
Hair extensions are a brilliant way of getting your ideal look and as long as you follow these easy tips, no one will ever know they aren’t your real tresses.