One problem with wearing hair extensions is the fear of giving away your hair extensions. Especially with short hair, due to the great gap in length between the real hair and extensions, extensions are more likely to be noticed; however, the following tips will show you how to make extensions look real in short hair.
Buy human hair extension
In order to make your hair extension look real in short hair, the first decision you have to make is that what type of hair extension you want to invest in: You can have the fake hair extension for the cheaper price, or purchase a hair extension made from the real human hair (also known as virgin hair extentions). Human hair is more expensive and also looks livelier than the fake one.
With a smooth and pure textile, the real human hair extension is easier to blend with your actual hair, whereas the artificial hair textile is highly prone to be frizzed and tangled. Detangling a frizzy hair could be so frustrating that you would rather have your hair short than wearing a messy and knotted hair extension.
Human hair extension, unlike the fake hair, could stand the heat. So you can style your hair straight or even curly with human hair. For fake hair, the textile will melt if you use straighteners (a flat iron) or curler.
In addition, human hair could last longer; therefore, it is really a worthwhile investment.
Pick a right type of hair extension
Next on our list of tips on how to make your hair extension look real in short hair is a tips regarding your choice of hair extension types. Hair extension comes in many types: sew-In, micro-link, clip-in. You have to consider your hair condition to find out the right hair extension type. For example, if you have thin hair, you should not pick a clip-in extension. Clips could be really heavy, which is not good for thin, weak hair. Having clips on thin hair might weight your natural hair down, cause breakage and even worse your hair’s health. Therefore, this decision is really important and needs a careful consideration.
Invest the right amount of hair to cover your hair
As mentioned above, wearing heavy hair extension is not healthy for thin hair, which means that wearing a lot of hair extension is also a bad way to treat your hair. On the contrary, thick hair might need a large amount of hair to fully cover the fact that you are wearing hair extension.
Whether it is a thick or thin hair, amount of hair extension should be corresponding to the volume of actual hair.
Pick the right color – the most effective way to make your hair extension look real in short hair.
If the color of your hair extension perfectly matches your real hair color, people are less likely to find out that you’re wearing a hair extension. Your extension’s color should match the color of your hair ends rather than the color of your roots because the extensions reveal themselves more toward the ends.
For people with a unique hair color or shade that could not be found anywhere, this is the trick for you: Go with the lightest blonde and dye the extension with the color of your own desire. Now you could have the hair extension color similar to yours.
Layer your hair extension
If you think that the process is all about buying and putting on hair extensions, you are getting it wrong. Like the natural hair, in order to have a good and stunning hair style, you have to go through cuts and styling. It goes the same for hair extension.
Layering is one of the key elements to make your hair extension look real. Layering, especially for the short hair with extensions, is very essential. It will make the distinguishable gap in length looks less obvious and noticeable, therefore, more natural and real.
However, as the hair extension could not grow, you have to be really careful when making the decision on how to layer or how much you want to cut your hair extension.
Style your hair extension – How to make extensions look real in short hair and stylish at the same time
After layering, you could consider styling your hair with curls or waves. Curls and waves could blend your actual hair with your extension and make them merge seamlessly together.
A short hair doesn’t give as much space for various hair styles as the long hair does; however, with hair extension, short-haired people don’t have to worry about this any more as extension will make up for the limited hair length. However, with these suggestions, your hair extension will nicely blend with your real hair. And you will not give away any clue for others about your extensions. It will be fun to get people eyes widely-opened when seeing you with a sudden hair change.
Take care of your hair extensions – leave your extensions as smooth as real hair
Clean the hair extensions properly
This is an indispensable principle when using hair extensions. The extensions are in direct contact with the scalp, causing more sweat to be produced. If you do not clean your wig regularly, the bacteria will be itchy or scratchy. After using the wig 2-3 times remember to clean the hair. But note that wigs are not the same as real hair, so there is another way of cleaning, specifically:
– Add shampoo to the diluted water.
– Put the wig in a soaking basin for about 5 to 10 minutes (just soak, do not use your hands to scratch your hair, because it will mess up the hair).
– After soaking the hair with a shampoo head, rinse with water.
– Continue to add conditioner to the diluted water tank. Soak the hair similar to shampoo and rinse it off with water. You should use a wig for wigs with high hair conditioning to help restore the hair.
– After that, put the hair in a soft towel and gently absorb it (do not use your hands to rub your hair).
– When hair is about 70% – 80% dry, comb your hair with a thin comb and spray water to your hair, letting it dry naturally.
Troubleshooting hair extensions
After using a wig, the hair will be tangled, if you don’t know how to comb it, it will cause hair loss.
First, is the choice of combs. This is a very important thing that you often overlook. Comb for combing a wig is different from a normal hair comb, you can buy a comb at a wig shop.
The way to troubleshoot wigs is as follows: firstly, a spray for hair, split the hair into small parts, use a comb to comb from the bottom to the top to limit hair tangles and lumps. Nourish spray on the tangled parts to easily untangle, help hair become better. After brushing, gently shake the hair to make it natural and smooth.
Protect your hair extensions every time you use it
To keep the wig soft, fluffy like just bought at the store, you need to have a hair care regime with meticulous hair. Wigs have a different texture than real hair, so be sure to protect your wig every time you go out. When moving, you should put your hair in front of your chest to limit the wind from tangling your hair and make it dry.
In particular, do not let your wig stick to rain or exposure to the sun if you do not want your smooth wig to become dry, tangled, and unnatural. So, if it’s sunny, give your wig a sunscreen to ensure your wig is safe.
Store hair after each use
A wig can be used for 6 months to 1 year but if you care for your wig carefully, properly keep it for 2 to 3 years. After each use, in addition to cleaning the hair, it is necessary to pay attention to how to store the wig.
After using, spraying and combing hair, neatly wrap the ends of the hair in, wrap it with a retention net and put it in a nylon bag, tie it tightly. To keep your hair in good shape, you should remember not to hang the hair outside, but to wrap it in the bag, squeeze the air out, because if the wig is exposed to the air, it will make it hair. hard dry, easy to tangle.
Restore hair extensions when not in the fold
Her curly wig floated after a while of using curls that were no longer in the original style, the slapping was inevitable.
Wig products made from real hair, you can use a curler to restore the hair, keeping the locks in place.
How to curl a wig is as simple as this:
– Step 1: Before curling your hair, you must smooth your wig so that the curls are smooth and not tangled.
– Step 2: Divide the hair into small curls to bend.
– Step 3: Take the small, divided hair curls, use a smooth brush, use a curling machine, wait for the hair to heat up, then release the hair, hold the curls in hand. Remember to wait for the hair to cool down before you release it, to keep the structure of the curls. Do the same with the other curls and have a new hairstyle like that.
– Step 4: After finishing curling your wig, remember to spray it to keep it in place.
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I am Thomas Taw, the CEO of CITIZENSNIPS. I have experience in hair product development and chemical research, as well as sustainable resource engineering. In 2009, I co-created Sunsilk, one of the world's leading haircare brands. More recently, I was the CEO of SMOKINGPANDA LTD. I am a professional with a strong track record in delivering tangible results.