If you own hair extensions and have ever felt the frustration of not being able to blend them, you’re probably wondering where you’re going wrong — well, I’ve gone ahead and done some research, and here’s what I found.
Your hair extensions may not be blending due to a variety of reasons — one of the most important factors to consider is that everyone has their own unique hair type, weight, and cut. You will need to make the same alterations to your extensions in order to ensure that they blend naturally with your real hair.
Can you relate with any of these reasons?
- My hair color is too light/dark
- My hair extensions are too light/dark
- I don’t have enough hair extensions in my set
- My hair cut is too layered
- My natural hair is too curly/straight for my hair extensions
So now that you have an idea as to why your extensions won’t blend, it’s time to dig a little deeper as to why this is so!
Why Won’t my Hair Extensions Blend?
There are a variety of reasons as to why your hair extensions won’t blend, and this depends on the cut of your hair, the weight, the style and the color. I’ve gone ahead and put this into a table for you so you know what to do:
|Hair Concern:||Possible reasons why Hair Extensions won’t blend:||Top Tip:|
|Lob Cut/Short Hair||– Not using enough hair extensions (wefts)|
– Wefts not thick enough
|– Stack wefts|
– Buy thicker wefts
|Hair Color||– Natural hair color too light/dark|
– Hair extensions too dark for natural hair
|– Use semi-permanent hair color to darken hair extensions|
– Do not lighten hair extensions, it will damage them
|Curly Hair||– Hair extensions too straight|
– Not enough wefts
|– Plait and tuck away extra hair if too thick|
– Curl extensions
We know you want to blend those hair extensions perfectly so that you can step out in confidence!
Read on for how to get it right if any of the above reasons are holding you back!
Steps to follow for layered hair cuts:
How to blend short layers of hair with your hair extensions:
- Firstly, you’ll need to section off the bottom layer of hair around the neck line, about a hands width amount, either using your fingers or a comb.
- Clip the rest of your hair up with a claw clip to make it easier to tuck the bottom section away.
- Take the bottom section of hair and divide it into three strands, twisting them together so that it’s neater to tuck away. Once twisted, tie the end off with a small elastic band.
- Create a bun, then use a bobby pin to hide it away and clip in to place.
- Right, now for the fun stuff! Starting with your two-clip wefts, clip them at the top of the first section of hair you have just created.
- TOP TIP: over lap the wefts to create a fuller look.
- Next step: section off another layer of hair about an inch above your first section, this should be in line with your ears.
- TOP TIP: Clip in your next three-clip wefts just behind the ears so that you don’t see the clips.
- Your final four-clip wefts will go in just a little higher to blend with the shorter layers of hair.
- Lastly, use your fingers to cover the last clips you have just inserted with the rest of your hair left on the top of your head.
- TOP TIP: Ask your hair stylist to layer your hair extensions so that they will blend more naturally with the shorter layers of your own hair.
If you prefer to use single clip wefts, rather use those around your bang area to help blend the shorter areas around the front of your face.
For a visual step-by-step guide, watch the tutorial by Luxy Hair.
Steps to follow to color your hair extensions or natural hair:
My Natural hair Colour is too light:
We’d recommend this simple step-by-step tutorial from Irresistible Me – Glam Squad, here they will show you how to get that perfect natural blend of colour using a semi-permanent hair dye so that you don’t damage your hair extensions.
My Hair extensions are too dark:
Unfortunately if you’re wanting to dye your hair extensions lighter, we’re going to recommend you don’t do that as the chemicals will damage your hair extensions, and that is pretty much hair extension suicide!
Steps to follow if your Hair is too Curly:
The girls at Luxy Hair have nailed how to blend your hair extensions with your bouncy curls, click here for their step-by-step tutorial.
Two more reasons that your hair extensions won’t blend:
- You have purchased the incorrect weight for your hair length.
- You have purchased the incorrect weight for your hair type.
We know, you’re probably wondering how you’re meant to choose the correct weight?! Don’t despair! Click here for how to choose the correct set of hair extensions for you to blend your hair perfectly!
One thing we do know for sure is that practice makes perfect, so have fun playing with your clip-ins!
FINAL TOP TIP:
Don’t rush purchasing your set of hair extensions, they’re going to be one of the best investments you ever make, so choose wisely for what suits unique YOU!
Remember, if at first, you don’t succeed, try, try and try again! Because life is far too short to have boring hair!