Short haircuts have be really popular in 2017 and there are really great ones, but sometimes you just that long, luscious, beautiful hair. Waiting for your hair to grow long again can take months or years so the trick is to use hair extensions whenever you miss your long hair. Although installation on short hair can be a bit more difficult and tricky, it’s not impossible and you can create a seamless, beautiful look.
Clip-In or Flip-in Hair Extensions
If you have short hair and want to have long hair only for special occasions or when you miss your long hair, clip-on extensions are the best choice. You can just clip them in when you want to and clip them out at the end of the day. They’re not going to rip out or damage your natural hair, you don’t have to wear them to the gym, you don’t have to wear them to bed; you simply pop them in whenever you find that occasion where you really want that extra volume or that extra length. They’re just the perfect solution! You can view clip in extensions as more of an accessory; whenever you have an event that you feel they’re just right for, you can easily put them in and feel extra glamorous. Another alternative? Flip ins!
It’s a lot easier if you have a single tone color hair to match hair extensions to it. If you have a two tone color, highlights or an ombre, it will be a bit harder. The best for that is to mix and match hair extensions and use two sets of different colors and blend them together. You have to layer these two sets to create a mixed effect and blend them into your natural hair.
How to Install Hair Extensions on Short Hair?
The first thing you want to do is pull back most of your hair and just leave a tiny little piece on the bottom. Then you backcomb this back piece fairly heavily because you will have to pin all of it up. This is a great trick if you have short hair that you’re trying to clip into. After you have that bit pinned, this is where you first layer of extensions should go. If you’re using two sets of different colored extensions, use the darker color at the bottom. Right on top off add, you add the lighter color. Layering dark and lighter colors creates that blended look that looks really natural. After you have two layers in, get one layer of your natural hair out, and place the next layer of extensions on it. It should be somewhere above your ears. You can use the darker color again. Then take out another layer of your hair and place the next layer of extensions. They should be lined up with the middle of your forehead approximately. For the end, place a set of four clips at the back to kind of lock down all of the other clips you’ve got in there and have this one cohesive bit covering them all. If you want, you can also take some single clip pieces and place them in strategic places. Where you will put them depends on your hair, but usually those places are behind your ears or at the back of the head.
Now that you have all of the extensions clipped in, you can tease the top of your hair above the extensions. That will allow it to stay in place and you’ll never have an extension pop through because basically you will have that thick piece of hair covering it. For maximum effect, it is best to curl your hair because that way everything will blend nicely. If you want to save time, you can pre-curl too! You can place them on a coat hanger and curl the clip-ins so that when you want to install them, they’re already nice and curled. But even if you curled them before installing, you still need to make a couple of curls on the top to blend your natural hair with the extensions and get that transition super smooth. And that’s it, you’re done! When you get the hang of it, this process is actually really simple and it doesn’t make much difference if your hair is short or two-toned. When your special event or a night out is over, you can simply take them out and get back to your cool short hairstyle.
Thank you for reading! The AiryHair team.