Hot hairstyles with hair extensions

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Introduction
  • Introduction

    Hot hairstyles with hair extensions

    Hair extensions are useful if your hair is thin or you can't wait for it to grow into a long look. Whether your extensions are made of synthetic or human hair, you will have many style options with your new long, full hair.

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    Long Ponytail

    You can style your new extensions by straightening your or curling it and pulling it into either a low ponytail or a high, perky one. If your natural hair at the top is much shorter and doesn't stay in the ponytail holder, you can gather it on the top and create the "bump" look. Bobby-pin your shorter pieces in place and hold with hairspray. An alternative to the common ponytail is the side pony.

    A full ponytail with hair extensions. ()

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    Half Up

    Curl or straighten your hair and make an even part about 1 inch or higher above each. Pull the top part of the hair up and secure with a hair elastic, a clip or some hair clips. You may like the effect you get if your hair on the bottom, or your hair extensions, is a shade darker than the rest of your hair. Also, make sure you have at least a thin layer of hair covering the clips that hold your extensions in place.

    Create the "bump" effect on top with half of your hair down. ()

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    Clip-In Extensions

    If you have clip-in extensions that you can install and remove at home, style them separately from your own hair. Clip-in extensions are useful if you want a wild look for going out but want to maintain a conservative look for work or school. If you want extensions in a vibrant colour, like hot pink, purchase a light-blond clip-in and dye it.

    Wild-coloured clip-in hair extensions. ()

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    More Body

    To add more body to your hair, install clip-in extensions at different layers of your hair, moving from top to bottom. Pull your hair up in sections, dividing it where you want each layer to attach. Spray the top of the part with hairspray and backcomb to create an anchor for your clip-in extension.

    Add more body to any hairstyle with extensions. ()

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    Keep in Mind

    When you wash your hair, you should only wash the top of your hair where your natural oils collect and avoid getting your extensions wet. Do not use chemical treatments on your extensions, such as perms or permanent dyes; this should be left to a professional. When you are using heat, keep it on a low setting to prevent damaging your extensions. You should keep in mind that hair extensions can tug on, stretch and possibly damage your natural hair.

    Use a cool setting when styling with heat. ()

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