How to Braid Hair Extensions for Bald Spots

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How to Braid Hair Extensions for Bald Spots
There is a way to braid extensions for bald spots. (silhouette image by sophie berclaz from Fotolia.com)

Hair extensions add length, body and versatility to your own hair. In order to attach extensions you need at least an inch of hair on your head that the extensions can be braided onto. In the event that you try to braid hair extensions around bald spots, your strategy for covering the bald spot will depend on the size and location of the spot and style of hair extensions you are braiding. It is impossible to braid the hair directly onto the bald spot unless you are cornrowing. In any case, you will use the hair around the bald spot to help you cover it.

Skill level:
Moderate

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Instructions

    Individual Braids

  1. 1

    Part a half inch of hair starting at the hairline. Grab a pinch of hair along the same thickness from the bulk extension hair and fold it in half.

  2. 2

    Loop the extension hair around the base of the hair you have parted at the base to create three strands of hair to begin braiding. After looping the extension hair around once, take a small section of hair from the two extension strands and add it to your natural hair strand to create three even length strands to proceed with finishing the braid to the end.

  3. 3

    Repeat steps 1 and 2 until you have finished adding the hair extensions all over the head, including the area around the bald spot. Depending on the size and location of the spot, the individual extension braids around it should cover it. The braids can also be styled to cover the bald spot by using clips or ponytails to band the braids surrounding the spot together.

    Cornrow Braids

  1. 1

    Choose a pattern for your cornrow braids that will allow you to cover your bald spot by connecting the hair around it. Begin parting according to your chosen pattern starting around the hairline. Pull a pinch of extension bulk hair around the same thickness of your parted hair and fold it in half.

  2. 2

    Loop the extension hair around the base of the hair at the scalp to create three strands of hair to begin your cornrow. After looping the extension hair around once, begin taking sections of the extension strands and adding it onto the natural hair strand, as you continue to cornrow grabbing onto your natural hair along the part until you have reached the end.

  3. 3

    Continue parting and cornrowing along your chosen pattern. When you have reached the cornrow that will come in direct contact with the bald spot, you will begin the braid as you have done the others. Upon reaching the bald spot, you will continue on braiding the cornrow as if there is hair in the spot and resume grabbing onto the parted hair once reaching the end of the spot.

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