Do you want long, beautiful hair? Well, if so, extensions are the way to go. If you’ve never tried hair extensions before, it might sound like a good idea to go ahead and try them. After all, more and more women are starting to use them these days. But there is the problem of how they look. The last thing you want is for people to be able to tell that your hair isn’t natural! How do you make your extensions look natural? Here are some tips on how you can make sure that your extensions look as natural as possible.
1) Use natural looking hair extensions
Not all extensions are created equal! When looking for extensions, try to find ones that look as natural as possible. This might mean spending a bit more money on them, but it will be worth it in the end. There are many different types of extensions on the market these days, so take your time and do some research before purchasing any.
These are some of the best types of extensions to use if you want a natural look are clip-in extensions. These extensions are easy to put in and take out, and they come in a variety of different colors and styles and according to Spectrum One they can be applied in mere “minutes and achieve full voluminous hair” without the hassle and expense of going to a salon. If you’re not sure how to wear clip-in extensions or want some styling tips, be sure to check out YouTube tutorials on how to do this.
2) Get extensions that match your hair color as well as haircut
When you’re wearing extensions, it’s easy to go with a different shade of hair than what you already have. However, this is something you should avoid doing if you want the look to be natural and realistic. Instead, try matching the color of your extension with your own color closely rather than getting something completely contrasting.
If you already have a specific haircut, it’s important to make sure that your extensions are trimmed in a way that matches your hairstyle. This means that if you have layers in your hair, the extensions will need to be layered as well. Having mismatched layers is one of the easiest ways to tell that someone is wearing extensions.
3) Only get weaves or glue-ins done at salons.
Weaves and glue-ins are two of the most popular methods of attaching extensions to your hair. However, they can also be the most damaging methods if not done correctly. If you’re not sure how to do either of these methods yourself, it’s best to leave it to the professionals.
A good way to tell if a salon is good or not is to look at their reviews. If they have a lot of bad reviews, it’s safer to go somewhere else instead of risk making your hair look worse.
4) Avoid heat styling with extensions on
Heat styling can be very damaging for your hair, especially if you do it regularly. This means that if you want the extensions to look as natural as possible, avoid using hot tools such as straighteners and curling wands on them. Instead, try letting your hair air dry whenever you can and wearing it down more often than up. If you must wear your hair up with extensions in, then be sure that you’re tying it back loosely and without pulling too hard.
If you must heat style, use a heat protector spray. They are great for protecting your hair from any damage caused by heat styling. If you’re going to be using hot tools on your extensions, be sure to spray them with a heat protector before doing so. Be sure to check the temperature at which you can style your extensions safely. Don’t go too hot and risk damaging your extensions.
5) Maintain your hair properly
Remember that just because you have extensions doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t take proper care of your hair! This means shampooing it regularly (but not daily!), doing deep conditioning treatments once a week, getting regular trims every six weeks, avoiding heat styling wherever possible, applying argan oil or coconut oil to the ends before bedtime, and wearing your hair up in a loose braid whenever possible. The better you maintain your hair, the longer it will be before you’ll need to get the extensions redone.
Sleep on a satin pillowcase so that the fibers of the cloth won’t be sticking in between each strand. Your extensions should feel comfortable enough to stay flat against your head overnight. When laying flat against the scalp, they’re less likely to get caught in tangles and knots while you sleep which will help keep them lasting longer!
Wearing hair extensions every day can result in them breaking or coming loose easily because they get more fragile over time (just like regular human hair). So whenever possible, try to take them out and give your hair a break. Give the extensions a good moisturizing treatment and leave your hair to air-dry overnight, and it will be less likely to tangle. If you must sleep with them in, then wear them in braids or a loose bun so that they won’t get caught or tangled in your hair.
6) Hide those tracks
If you want to hide the extension tracks, try a few different clips and see which one works best. Clip-ins are a good way for you to experiment with different styles and find one that works well for your hair before going the woven route.
7) Give your scalp some love
Just because you’re wearing extensions doesn’t mean you can forget to take care of your scalp! Use a good shampoo and conditioner that will help keep your scalp healthy. If you’re experiencing any itchiness, dryness, or oiliness, it could be a sign that your scalp isn’t happy because of wearing your extensions too much. Be sure to address this with good shampoo and conditioner. If you’re experiencing the same issues every time you take your extensions out, then it’s best to stop wearing them until your scalp has recovered.
In this article, we’ve explored some practical tips for making hair extensions look more natural. From avoiding heat styling to maintaining your hair well and caring for your scalp, these strategies will help you keep the extensions looking good while also taking care of the health of your real locks below.