There are numerous considerations to address while considering hair extensions. In addition to length, think about the type of extensions you want and the volume, color, and general quality you’re looking for. This is crucial since the length has a direct impact on the end product’s success or failure.
MEASURE YOUR NATURAL HAIR
If you want a more natural look, stick with real hair extensions that are no longer than four inches longer than your own natural hair. Place a measuring tape near your ear’s middle (this is where the extensions will be installed) and pull the tape all the way to the end of your hair to get an accurate measurement. To get an exact measurement if you have curly or wavy hair, you will need to straighten it out as much as possible. Asking for help might be a blessing in disguise!
It’s still a possibility if your hair is short and you’ve always wanted lengthy real hair extensions. It’s important to realize that your hair will not look as natural if you grow it out past the fourth inch. If this is the case, you can mark the area where your hair extensions will end with a pen and place the tape measure in the center of your ear.
CONSIDER YOUR HEIGHT
Even the same-length extensions on two people of the same height can look drastically different. If you’re on the shorter side, you’ll want to stay with 12 to 16-inch extensions. If you’re an average height person, aim for a shoe size of 20 to 24 inches. Take into account 24 to 30 inches in case you’re tall.
HOW YOU’LL STYLE THE EXTENSIONS
The length you should choose will be influenced by how you intend to wear your real hair extensions. To get the full length of your extensions, maintain them straight and only cut the ends. Layering or curling the extensions will reduce their length by two inches — or four inches if you want tight curls.
Having long hair can be a hassle if you’ve always had short or medium-length hair. Adding a smidge of length can make things a lot more bearable. If you only utilize temporary or semi-permanent extensions occasionally, this rule does not apply to you. Removing clip-in or halo hair extensions is a snap, allowing you to go back to your natural length in no time.
TIPS TO GET VOLUMINOUS HAIR WITH EXTENSIONS
Even with real hair extensions, flat hair is still possible. Here are a few methods to keep your extensions looking and feeling their best at all times.
When washing your hair, use a volumizing shampoo to open the cuticles, strengthen the root, and fluff up the extension. Using a gentle, long-lasting volumizing shampoo will give your wefts new life. After shampooing and rinsing, insert the wefts to see how they look.
Not only for those nights when you’d rather go to bed early than wash your hair, but we’ve all been there. Dry wash the roots of your hair if it’s looking a touch flat, then flip it to the front and work your fingers through it. When you flip your hair back, you’ll have a brand new look! There’s a lot of volumes right away!