How To Add Extensions To Your Hair
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How To Add Extensions To Your Hair

Published at 03/01/2012 09:15:07

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How To Add Extensions To Your Hair

Hair extensions are becoming a popular fashion trend for ladies who want long hair without waiting the months and months to grow their hair. Hair extensions are available in so many colors and styles, that the possibilities are endless when someone is wanting to quickly change their hairstyle. Unlike wigs, extensions become more of a part of the hair and look more natural because they blend in with the natural hair. Today's hair extensions are easy to apply and most people can even do them themselves. It is easy to attach the extension hair to your head if you know the steps.

Step 1

The first step is to make sure that your hair is clean and groomed. If you start with dirty hair to add extensions to, you will not get the results you are hoping for. Wash your hair thoroughly and make sure that it is dry and free of tangles. It is also best to make sure that you have gotten rid of any frizziness or flyaways that could cause your hair to not look its best. It also helps to add a styling product with silicone because this will enhance the shine of your hair and help the shiny extension hair to blend in with your natural hair. You will want to make the extensions as blendable as possible, so starting with clean and shiny hair, will help your hair blend in well with the added extensions and make for a seamless style.

Step 2

The next step to hair extensions is to seperate your hair into sections. Depending on the extensions that you have, you may need to quarter your hair or seperate it into horizontal rows. This works best with a fine tooth barber come with a pointed end. Seperate the hair into sections and pin up any section you are not working on. Keeping the other sections pinned up and out of the way will help you to add the extension without pulling the other hair sections in. This will help you to save time and aggravation as you work to add your extensions.

Step 3

The final step to hair extensions is to attach the extension to the hair. Depending on the type of extension, this can be done with either glue or the more popular snap-in extension. The snap-in extensions are easy to add in and remove and come in so many fun colors and textures. Once the first extension is in, you will continue to work on each extension area until all of them are in. Just blend in the extensions with your fingers and style your hair as usual. The results are instantly long and glorious hair. Most hair extensions can be styled if they are made of human hair. Be careful to read your hair information so that you do not damage the hair with heat if it is synthetic hair.

Step 4

To remove the hair extensions, you will just need to find where you have placed them and gently unsnap them from the hair. Be careful not to pull your natural hair. Once the extensions have been removed, comb your hair to remove any tangles or frizz.

Step 5

To store your extensions, keep the hair combed and store each section seperately between paper towels. You can then place the extensions in a ziploc bag for future use. It is best to regularly wash the extensions and dry them thoroughly before storing.


How To Add Extensions To Your Hair
  • Start with clean hair to add extensions.
  • Make sure your hair is free of tangles.
  • Section your hair and pin up sections.
  • Snap or glue each extension piece in.
  • Style your hair in a fun new way.

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