Can I Still Wear Hair Extensions If My Hair Is Quite Short?
Many people are under the misconception that they cannot wear hair extensions if their hair short. This simply is not true. There are more things to consider when fitting extensions to short hair but it is not impossible. It may be that you have recently gone for a short, edgier look but have decided that is doesn’t suit you and instead of waiting a good few years for your hair to grow out you may decide to turn to hair extensions to give you the length that you so desperately desire. Or it might be that you have worn a short look for a number of years now and just fancy a change, well extensions can help here as well.
The biggest obstacle to using hair extensions in short hair is that the basic scalp hair should be thick enough to conceal the hair extension attachments however you decide to apply them. If your hair will not cover the attachments then it is rather pointless to put yourself through the process of having extensions fitted as everyone will be able to see that your hair is fake. The essential point of extensions is that they should look as natural as possible. It is especially important to have enough of your natural hair to cover the attachments of the extensions when using clip in extensions as these clips can be quite visible if not hidden properly. If your hair is short it is important that it is not to scarce or thin as applying extensions to already thinning hair will only add more complications.
The cut and style of hair can cause problems, for example if you have a short hair cut like a pixie hair cut then applying hair extensions could be very difficult. It is important that you discuss your situation with a trained professional stylist before going ahead with any procedures. When buying hair extensions for short hair you must be extra careful that you have a perfect colour match. Any small difference in the shade can be a lot more visible on short hair than longer styles. Shorter hair will make a colour mismatch very prominent.
It is important that you are careful that the length of the hair is suitable for your natural hair. Very long and thick extensions can be heavy and may cause excess strain on your natural hair and cause the result to look messy and fake. The difference from your former look to long hair may be too much of a difference and may not suit your face shape so shorter hair extensions may be a better option for you.
There are many different ways of applying hair extensions and it might be that your short hair may restrict which method you choose. For example, if you have a bob hair cut at present then you can try clip in or weaving hair extensions. These methods may not work well if you only have an inch or two or hair since you may not have enough of your own hair to cover the clips and the weaves of the extensions.
If you have very short hair then glue and fusion methods are well suited to your hair type. However, they need to be done well in order to achieve good results. If not done properly the glue method may sometimes reveal the weft portion of the extensions do should be avoided for extremely short hair. Therefore, the fusion hair extensions are probably the best choice for very short hair. The method uses a heating application to fuse the extension with your own natural hair so there is no problem of any kind of attachment being revealed. The only drawback is that this is the most costly method of application but with hair extensions you really do get what you pay for.
Some hair extension experts claim that they can apply hair extensions to hair that is only one inch long whilst others may need more hair to deal with. If you have short hair and want to have extensions applied then you must visit a professional to get the best results possible.
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