Hair extensions are designed to help accentuate your look to give you an overall beautiful look. You don’t want to put extensions that are not blending in thus looking artificial. You certainly want that natural look and feel. But most of the time there are cases of ladies who end up finding that their money spent on putting on an expensive extension was just futile as the extensions did not blend in perfectly. So what can you do if you find that the extensions you have purchased failed to naturally blend in with your natural hair? In this article, we take you through the steps and measures that you can take to help correct things.
First you will need to find out why your extensions are not blending
There could be several reasons why your extensions may not be blending in like they should. It is important to note that everyone has got a unique type of haircut and style. There are some ladies who will purchase clip in hair extensions and easily attach them to their natural hair and have them look great on them in an instant. There are those who will have to do more to customize the hair extensions that they have bought to make them fit their hair perfectly well. Let’s take an example of a lady who has a lot of layers throughout her hair; she has to make sure that she add layer her extensions as well so that it matches in with those layers.
There are other reasons why your extensions may not be blending in like they should but here below are some possible reasons:
If you have purchased an incorrect weight for your hair type.
If you have a unique hair cut like blunt cut or a lob.
What to do to make your extensions to blend in properly
Like the old age saying goes – there’s always a unique solution to every problem so is it the same with hair extensions. There are certain tips and tricks that you can use depending on your very own scenario to help make your extensions to blend in naturally with your natural hair.
Here are some helpful tricks for you to follow when dealing with different hair types:
If you have short hair
If you have shorter hair, you will need to put in lots of work to help ensure that your extensions blend in like they should. Here are some tips and tricks that you can follow to get the desired results for the short hair:
You can trim and/layer your extensions: this might sound a little bit disturbing for you to cut your expensive extensions but it is important for you if you want to achieve that natural look and flow. Just let an experienced hairstylist do the job for you or else you might just end up damaging the extensions. And don’t forget that the extensions are best trimmed when you have them installed on your hair. Also, just ensure that you count the wefts so that you know exactly where each weft goes.
You will need to pick the right color of hair extensions: This one may look obvious but it goes to you if you are the kind of lady who likes to put on the ombre extension. If you have varied different shades in your hair, it is best to choose a color that matches the ends of your natural hair. If for instance you have a darker root color, you will have majority of the wefts applied at the crown of your head.
Choose a heavy weight set: if you got short hair it makes sense for you to choose a heavy extension set. You may wondering why a heavy set? Well, because you will need the extra wefts and hair in the set for you to achieve a natural transition in which your real hair ends and the extensions begin. Choosing an extension that’s too light in weight, the result may be an unnatural look or even a stringy kind of look when you finally clip them in.
Curl the hair extensions into your hair: this is yet another trick that works for many ladies out there. What you will do is taking small sections of your extensions and then mixing them with a section from your own hair and then curling them together. Well, this helps to greatly blur that line that differentiates your hair from the extension.
If you have thick hair
There are ladies with thick hair who also complain of experiencing issues blending their extensions with their natural hair. Well, it is common to hear ladies who have thick and voluminous hair complain that their extensions are blending in well. For these ladies, they can go about this issue by doing the following things:
Wash the extensions: washing the extension may just the best thing to do. Washing the extension will help to make the extension get fluffed up and expand. This ultimately makes the hair extension set look and feel thicker and this helps to contribute to the extension blending in well.
You will need to clip-in the wefts a little higher on your head: when you do this also ensure that spread them apart and evenly all over your head and you will notice the blend automatically setting in.
You may need to braid the bottom section of your hair before you clip in the larger wefts: people may easily notice that you are wearing hair extensions by looking at the bottom sections of your own hair that show underneath the extensions. You can avoid this by braiding this section of your hair and then pinning it securely just against your own head.
If you have thin hair
Ladies with thin hair usually complain of finding it difficult hiding the clips of their extensions in their thin hair. For these ladies, the can follow these tips and tricks:
Just make a solid base for the wefts: create something at the roots of your hair so that the clips can then hold on to something without slipping. You can tease the hair just at the root section.
Place the clips on a safe zone: the safe zone in your hair is that place where the clips will not be easily seen. For ladies with fine hair, the safe zone is ideally that place just below the line of your eyebrows.
Position your wefts accordingly: position the wefts as per the size and shape of your head and the type of hair. You can try positioning the wefts around until you find that ideal position that works for you.
If you have blunt/lob hair cut
Most ladies with blunt or lob hair cut usually find it tricky blending their hair extensions. For them it makes sense to opt for thicker hair extensions as this ensures there is enough hair blends in perfectly well with your hair cut.
Here are just some tips and tricks:
Just braid the bottom layer of your hair: this helps to hide the short layers of your own hair. It also helps to remove the blunt look of the haircut and allows the wefts to form part of the base of your hair.