It’s a common story that people decide to cut their hair short only to regret it a couple of days or weeks later. However, your hair doesn’t have to stay short forever even if it will take an absolute age to grow back. So, what do you do in this situation? The best answer is clip-in hair extensions. With clip-in extensions you can have your cake and eat it, and you can enjoy the best of both worlds. You can have short and long hair without any commitment or risk of damaging your own hair.
One problem a lot of people have with clip on hair extensions is getting them to blend in seamlessly with their actual hair. This is especially challenging if your hair is very short. Luckily, we have more than a few ways that you can blend hair extensions with your short hair.
Use a thick set of extensions
The best way to get a thick set of extensions is to buy two sets and join them together by layering the wefts from each set on top of each other. If you must use a single set of extensions, then always opt for the heaviest set you can get, as this will mean that you will have more hair to transition from the shorter pieces to the longer pieces seamlessly.
Pin the bottom section of hair away
This is a good little hack to hide the tell-tale shorter hair at the nape of your neck. Section your hair in such a way that only a tiny bit is left at the bottom. Clip the rest of the hair way. Back comb the remaining section and twist or braid it, then using some bobby pins pin it flat against the nape of your neck. This is the area where you will be clipping in your first weft of extensions.
Use different colours to add dimension
As mentioned previously it’s a good idea to use more than one set of extensions. Bonus points if you use two different colours as well. Using two different colours or extensions will not only allow you to blend them seamlessly to short hair, but it will also allow you to blend them well with multi-tones hair. The two different colours of hair trick the eye by adding dimension and depth to the hair. When applying two different coloured sets of hair extension, the best way to do it is to alternate the two colours when clipping the extensions in. This is the best way to create those natural looking sun kissed highlights without spending any time in the sun!
Tease the roots
If you have finer hair, then you may find that you need some extra hold at the roots when putting in extensions. Comb back the strands of hair to tease it back. This will add grip to your natural hair and allow the extensions to clip on better.
When we say high, we mean high. Remember that when clipping your extensions into your short hair, the aim is to cover as much of your natural hair as possible. This means that you will likely find that you need to clip your extensions in a lot higher on your head. Just keep clipping in the extensions until you manage to reach the top of your head.
Use a Mega Weft
When you get to the widest part of your head, around the eyebrow area, the best thing to do is to clip in two of the 3-clip wefts side by side. Layer them beside each other so that they overlap slightly at the back. This will cover up all the shorter layers.
Clip in your last 4-clip wefts in the same way at the back of your head. This will lock down all of the other wefts that you’ve clipped in and will appear that you have one large weft that covers all of the others.
Add face-framing pieces
As luxury hair extensions are made with 100% real human hair, they can be cut and styled just like your own natural hair. A good thing to do is cut 3-clip wefts so that the sections nearer the front of the face are shorter. This will frame your face and allow them to blend into shorter layers a lot more naturally. Unless you are very confident, we recommend taking your hair extensions to your hairdresser to get cut, just like you would with your natural hair.
Add waves and curls
To save time, always curl your extensions before you put them on. If you curl your hair before putting it on, most of the hard work is already done, and it’s just a case of adding a few extra touch-up curls to blend your natural hair with the extensions.
When you clip each weft in, curl each shorter strand with a piece of the longer strands. You may also need to use a straightener to curl any shorted ends inwards. Then it’s just a case of curling your top layer of hair to add a smooth and seamless transition. Job done!