How to Apply Hair Extensions
Do you want long beautiful hair but have no time or patience to wait them grow? Extension is a good idea, it’s easy to do and nature looking. Why not have a try?
Method 1: Choosing the Extensions
1、decide on what kind of hair you want.
There are two kinds of hair extensions you can choose. Human or synthetic. Synthetic extensions are a man-made keratin or plastic mix that mimics the appearance of human hair. Human hair is made of real people’s hair and repurposed into extensions.
Synthetic extensions have the appearance of human hair,and have no texture and shinier of natural human hair.
Human hair is much more
expensive than synthetic hair,but it is also more natural looking.You can
choose one you prefer.
2、Think about clip-in hair extensions
Take the synthetic or human hair and attached them to a hair clip at the base which allow for temporary extensions to your hair.
There is the cheapest available hair extensions and the easiest to install.
Clip-in extensions must be
reapplied on a daily basis as they begin to fall out over the course of a day.
3、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 nature hair.
Fusion extensions are the longest lasting extensions, but at the same time, it is also expensive than clip-ins.
Although fusion extensions need heat, but they have no harm to your natural hair. If you are afraid of
It is difficult to apply fusion extensions by yourself, asking a friend or stylist apply them for you is a good choose.
Method 2: Clip-in Hair Extensions
1、Purchase wefts of hair.
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 synthetic or human hair in wefts, human hair is the double price of the other.
Color. Match the color of your hair as best as possible. Hair extensions are intended to look natural, which they are unable to do if there is a simple discrepancy with your color.
Find the right length of hair. Obviously you 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 fake look,
but also it waste of money. You can extra length of your hair between 15cm to
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 section of hair down against your
neck. As you add extensions, you will continue to let down more sections of
3、Tease your hair.
Take a back-comb and rat your hair at the roots. You want your hair to gain 1cm to 2cm at the base of the strands.
Teasing your hair fixes the extensions. 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 nature look.
4、Take one weft and clip to your hair at the roots.
Teasing your hair fixes the extensions well.
Be sure to evenly space the extensions, so that you have a level length of hair.
You can give your hair the look of layers. You may need to cut the extensions to blend them in with your natural hair.
Cut your extensions free and
match the test of your hair. You can leave the out looking of 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 hair style.
Tease your hair at the roots and brush out the top layer so that it is smooth. Your extensions should be completely covered so that you cannot see them at the surface of hair.
Method 3:Fusion Extensions
1、Clarify your hair.
There are many clarifying shampoos available for purchase that help to cleanse your locks of any buildup or residue that might prevent the extensions from sticking to your hair.
Do not use conditioner or other hair products after clarifying your hair, as you will be adding in the things you just removed with your clarifying shampoo.
If you are afraid of your
clarifying shampoo stripping too much, look for ones that advertise sensitive
skin and are made from organic materials instead of more chemicals.
2、Dry your hair completely.
If your hair is damped at all, the glue from
the extensions will not be able to stick.
3、Make a divider for your hair.
A divider will section out small pieces of your hair to fuse the extensions to, as well as protect your scalp from getting burned. To do this, you will need a piece of cardstock about 7cm in diameter.
Cut the card stock into a circle, around 7cm wide. It doesn’t have to be perfectly shaped, but using the curved figure will work best.
cut a slit on one side of the circle to the center, like drawing the radius. At the center of the circle, make an enlarged hole one to two millimeters wide.
Now, you will be able to
slide small pieces of hair to the center of the card stock circle, where the
fusion extension can be safely attached at the root without burning your head.
4、Section your hair beginning at the base.
Part your hair around 5cm from the nape of your
neck, pinning everything above that mark to the top of your head.
5、Put a strand of hair into your cardstock divider.
This will be the first piece you fuse, and
should be around the same size of the hair extension strand. If you need to,
clip the divider into your hair with a bobby pin or hair clip.
6、Attach one strand of the extension to your divided hair.
Line up the end of the extension with the roots
of your hair so that it begins as near to your scalp as is possible.
7、Use a flat iron to fuse the extension.
Hold the end of the extension and your hair by
the roots in the flat iron for a few seconds. Remove the flat iron for a few
seconds and repeat. Be careful not to burn your own hair in the process.
8、Roll the fused strands into your natural hair.
Using your fingertips on the still-warm hair,
make a rolling motion to blend the extension with your natural hair. This will
help to set the glue or melted keratin.
9、Remove the hair divider.
Take another section from the same row of hair
and replace your cardstock divider on a new strand of hair.
10、Repeat the steps of dividing and fusing hair.
Layer extensions evenly over your head; make
your hair looks more natural. Continue this process until you have used all of
11、Style your hair.
Use a brush that has no nibs or bulging ends on
the tips of the bristles so that you do not pull out your newly fused
extensions. There should be no problem following your basic style routine
post-extensions as long as you are careful not to damage the base of the
It is best to ease your way into the world of hair extensions, so start with the cheapest option first.
Whenever possible, have a professional hair
stylist apply extensions for you. Although it may be more expensive, it will
significantly decrease the amount of stress you have to deal with, and increase
the likelihood of successful extensions.
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