Yes I know many of you would want a professional to do this for you, but if you are out of the budget for the beautiful, luxurious real human hair extension set and looking for an alternative of the salon, here it is – the detailed explanation of how to wear hair extensions. Let’s dig in the how-to of 3 different types:
How to Wear Tape-in Hair Extensions
- Section the hair from ear to ear parted into straight lines, like you would while coloring or trimming. Ideally, pin up the remaining hair, so that it doesn’t interfere with the application process.
- Place another layer of the hair extension over your natural hair in such a way that your hair is sandwiched between two layers of hair extensions. With your fingers and thumb or a styling iron, press down the two layers, so that they stick together to form one layer.
- Remember that the tape will stick to the other tape and not to your hair; so, the rule is to keep the natural hair section as thin as possible. This will allow the tape to be visible from beneath, thus, allowing it to stick to the next layer of extension.
- For better results, leave a portion of the tape free so as to have it overlap over the next extension, to give it a better grip. Avoid washing or wetting your hair for the next 48 hours to allow the tape to bond together for a long-lasting effect.
- To ensure that the hair extensions stay firmly attached to the hair for a longer period of time, remember to firmly press them down using a warm styling.
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How to Wear Clip-in Hair Extensions
- Use your index fingers or a comb to make a U shaped part on the back of your head that spans from ear to ear. This U shaped part is known as a “track”. Snap open each clip on one of your wefts.
- Now place the clips along the line below your “track” and snap shut. The grip teeth in the clip should capture your own hair and secure the weft to your head.
- Once all of your clips are bound, make another track and add in another weft following the same procedure. Continue to add wefts until the desired style is achieved.
- Generally, three to four tracks are optimal to achieve a full layered look. Most people choose to add in wefts from the top of the head (often around the top of the ear) and work their way down.
- Once the back is finished, you may use the single clip pieces to fill in the sides or the back as needed. Side pieces do not need to align to the tracks you made for the back of your head, but can be placed wherever you feel you need to add volume.
How to Wear Hair Weave/Wefts
Choice 1: Attach hair wefts with clips
- Measure the desired length of the wefts and cut. Note that you should stop the wefts at least ½ inch away from your hair line for coverage.
- Sew the clips on to the hair on each side of the weft. If you are dealing with a very long weft you can attach an extra clip at the center.
Choice 2: Attach the hair weft using micro rings
- Part your hair and place a microring onto the hook.
- Attach the weft below the part.
- Take a section of the weft and of your own hair and thread them through the microring.
- Pinch the microring.
Choice 3: Attach hair weft extensions using glue
- Make a section in your hair where you want to attach your weft.
- Cut a hair weft section to the desired length.
- Apply glue to the weft and to the hair under section.
- Attach the weft by pressing it firmly against your scalp.
Choice 4: Sew a hair weft onto a braid
- Makes two horizontal sections in your hair, leaving a section of hair loose in between them.
- Braid this section and secure the braid using a rubber band.
- Thread the curved needle.
- Sew the hair weft onto the braid.