Can I still use hair extensions if I have short hair?
It is generally thought in the hair industry that those with short hair cannot use hair extensions at all. This is due to it being far more difficult to implement them, as it is much harder to add volume without long flowing hair. Having short strands to attach the keratin bonds to can also cause some issues. Because of this, the question that bothers a lot of hair salon clients is can those with short hair have hair extensions attached, and will it be done to the standard of those with long hair.
The thoughts on this matter are predominantly misconceptions: Human hair extensions can be attached successfully to almost any kind of hair, and shorter hair is no exception. It may be considered slightly more difficult to complete to a high professional standard, but it can still be completed efficiently by professional stylists and hair extension specialists, such as the employees at Inanch London. Their years of experience implementing hair extensions give them the ability to provide an unmatched service to any customers with any hairstyle.
The first problem with attaching hair extensions to short hair is that there needs to be enough scalp hair to cover up the visible keratin bonds. The whole point in having hair extensions is so that you can disguise the fact that you have them in, and so having hair so short that the bonds are visible would not be suitable whatsoever. This is just as relevant with different types of extensions such as the clip in variety, as these clips are even more apparent that keratin bonds. Thinning hair will not react well to extensions anyway, and so if you have short hair we highly recommend that you only consider hair extensions if it has decent volume.
There are also certain hair styles associated with short hair that make it harder to make hair extensions look completely natural. One of these is a pixie hair cut, in which hair is styled into an extremely straight down-do, usually involving a slightly slanted parting. Both the parting and the thinness of the hair from straightening once again cause the extensions to be more visible than with long hair. This in turn makes colour co-ordination a lot more important, as normally extensions can be implemented to act as highlights for diverse hair. However, with shorter hair it makes the attachments of the extensions much easier to spot and makes the extensions much more abundant to both customers and other members of the public.
The overall look achieved from hair extensions on short hair can also be an issue. Having very thick extensions to cover up a head of thin hair can give the feel and look of the hair extensions being fake. Additionally, the extra weight involved with this hair can result in great discomfort for the customer, which is not ideal. Therefore, it is suggested that those customers with short hair make sure that their extensions are the correct volume to avoid any issues.
In all, hair extensions are extremely hard to get right for those who have reasonably short hair. The easiest way around this is by talking to professional hair extension specialists, who can assure you that your extensions will be natural looking, suit your hair and not have any exposed attachments. Inanch London is the leader of the hair extension market in the UK, and use keratin bonding and fusion techniques to the highest degree. This means that the extension ends will not be visible, there will be no unsuited hairstyles and the hair will be at an appropriate thickness when compared to the original head of hair.
If you have slightly shorter hair than most and would like to have hair extensions implemented or require any of our other services, you can call us on 020 7383 7607, or drop us a quick and easy email enquiry at email@example.com, and let us start making your hair dreams into a realistic target.