Friday, August 23, 2013

Tips on Getting Hair Extensions

Most people that get hair extensions go to their hair stylist for them. Sometimes there are people who want to try to do hair extensions at home to save some money. If you do intend to try to place these items in your hair at home then the following tips may help you out.
Hair stylist recommends that you purchase a weft of hair when you are going to be putting these extensions in at home. The weft of hair is a section of hair strategically sewn together along the upper edge. You will also need to purchase some extension clips, and have those clips attached to the weft by a seamstress. You need to attach two or more clips so the weft hold firmly in place.
Make certain that you are purchasing the correct length that you need. Human hair extensions are some of the most popular and if you are buying lengths that are longer than you need and then having to cut portions of them off you are wasting money.
Clip in extensions are the cheapest versions and the easiest home inserted versions. The clip in styles allows you to add a little length or volume anytime you want to, without spending a great deal of money. The trick to these clips in styles is for you to tease the natural hair right at the root. This will allow your clips to fasten securely and hold in place.
When you are using an extension to create an up-style, such as a pony tail then you want to put the extensions in upside down. By placing them in upside down they will be in the proper position when it is time for you to sweep the hair up. Make certain they are placed under a layer of your natural hair so that no one can see the extension.
When you do need to trim some of the length from the extender you have to clip it into your hair to get the length correct. It is best if you part your hair down the middle and then comb all of one side to the front. Clip in the extender about one inch from your part line. Brush the hair smoothly and trim the additional hair to length. Repeat the process on the other side of your head.
You can visit a hair salon and have extensions cut and chosen specifically for you. You will get more natural looking styles with these salon purchased items. The salon can show you how to use sponge rollers to create curly effects on these hair pieces.
You can add thickening spray and scrunch the hair piece up to give it a look like you have been outdoors or in the wind. You can use smoothing serums to make the hair piece appear straight and sleek. There are many different ways to use and style these pieces to create the looks you are trying to achieve. The best thing you can do is play around with the different styles when you are not going anywhere until you can create them.

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