6 Tips for the Most Natural Looking Extensions
We all know what that painfully obviously divide between someone's natural hair and extensions looks like, and how heartbreaking it is when it happen to you! But don't stress, there are ways to make your extensions look more natural when blended with your own hair. For tips on how to achieve the most natural looking extensions, keep reading...
1.Trim your hair to match
If you want your extensions to blend seamlessly with your own hair, cut your extensions to a length similar to your natural locks – no more than 10cm longer than your own hair. As much as you want the Rapunzel-like length, the blend won't be totally seamless if your hair is significantly shorter than the extensions. We also recommend adding some layers and feathered ends to make that blend even more natural!
2. Shampoo to perfection
Look after your hair extensions and keep them in a great condition to keep them looking as natural and shiny as possible. Wash them with gentle sulphate-free shampoo and conditioner and leave them to air-dry overnight for the most natural looking smell and texture. Our personal favourite is the Frontrow Hair Care Kit shampoo and conditioner, but we might be slightly biased!
3. Get the snip
Wear your extensions to your stylist and get them trimmed. This way, they’ll match the length of your real hair and won’t look at all fake. Hair extensions should never be cut horizontally straight across, your stylist should know to cut “into” the hair. Also remember to mark your extensions before removing them, so you know where to put them back in.
4. Add some colour
As we don't recommend colouring the extensions, a great solve to achieve a natural look is to take your extensions with you to the hairdresser and slightly altering your own hair to match the extensions more closely.
To blend shorter, real hair with longer extensions, loosely curl the two together using tongs. Wavy, effortlessly tousled locks are a hot look for summer, they’re easy to create and hide the disconnect between your real hair and extensions for a completely seamless look. Remember to use heat-protecting products on your extensions as you do on your real hair. After all, if you buy real hair extensions, they’re made from human hair and could suffer from heat damage just like your natural tresses. Try the Frontrow waver to achieve effortless beach curls!
6. Correct weft distribution
Just because you’ve bought a full set of extensions doesn’t mean you have to use them all, however the more pieces you are able to distribute across your head, the more natural look you will achieve. Specifically if you have short hair, you need to try use the pieces that belong in the front and at the top of the head for the most natural look. See the video below for more info:
If your own hair is a similar length to the extensions you can get away with wearing less pieces. Start clipping them in at the base of your hair and work up for a fuller, natural look.
You can get magnificent real hair extensions from FrontRow without breaking the bank. Made from 100% human hair and available in a wide range of colours and weights, you’ll be spoilt for choice with this stunning range. They’re available at a great price without compromising on quality. See the full range of clip in hair extensions here to find your perfect fit!