Have you just bought a set of clip-in extensions and now much to your dismay you are struggling to get them to look natural and blend in with your own hair?
Hair extensions will make you feel absolutely gorgeous if you apply them correctly, but can leave you feeling rather disheartened if you struggle to blend them in with your own hair. Here are a few ways to achieve natural looking hair extensions.
Haircuts that are Difficult to Blend with Extensions
Let’s first address the most common hair cut that is difficult to blend with hair extensions. One of the most difficult hairstyles to blend in with hair extensions is one that is blunt cut. It doesn’t matter whether your hair is long, short, thick or thin, if your hair is all one length, it will be difficult to blend in with the extensions.
Cutting Layers into Your Hair
An easy solution is to cut some layers into your own hair. If you are not keen on layering your hair, then I recommend at least having the very top layer of your hair that sits on top of the extensions blended at the ends using a razor, so you don’t have a clear distinguished line between your own hair and the extensions.
Feathering the Front of the Extensions
You may also want to consider feathering the hair extensions in the front, this helps to blend the extensions in with your bangs and will also make short hair peaking out from underneath the extensions a lot less obvious.
Damaged Hair will Blend Really Well
So here is some great news – If your hair is extremely damaged and you have tons of split ends, hair extensions will easily blend in with your own hair. Yay, us girls with damaged hair from experimenting with bleach and heat styling actually win for a change LOL. The reason for this is that when your hair has gone through a lot of breakage, the strands are all at different heights, which really helps the extensions blend in with your hair. I am not saying you should go out and wreck your gorgeous healthy hair, obviously, but it is great to reassure those with damaged hair that you will find it very easy to blend your FrontRow hair extensions in with your own hair.
Below are 2 examples of haircuts that easily blend in with extensions – Top (Chestnut Ombre 220g) and Top Image 2 (Ash Blonde 220g) then a hairstyle that will need to be cut into a style to blend in with the extensions- Bottom
Hair that Won’t Blend
The hair below needs to be cut in order to blend in with the extensions, while I don’t recommend cutting too much off, so we don’t end up with thin looking hair when she is not wearing extensions, the layer of hair that lies on top of the very last clipped in weft needs to be razored only at the very ends, this hair will also look great if the extensions are feathered in the front.
Cut your Hair Extensions into a Style that Suits your Hair
Hair extensions often need to be cut into a style that matches your own hair, take them to a hairdresser you really trust and ask them to cut them into a style that suits your hair. Remember to use a dot of tipex on the clips to mark the order you need to apply them once they have been cut. At the back, mark every second weft with a dot of tipex, at the sides mark with a L (left) or R (right).
So most of the time if your hair extensions are not blending, it is because your hair is cut bluntly, remember in future when you go to your hairdresser to tell them that you wear hair extensions, so that they cut your hairstyle into a style that matches your extensions. Lots of Love Kimmy xoxox