Hair extensions have been popular for years but recently they really have enjoyed an increase in popularity as new styles and application techniques have hit the market. Extensions are a great way of changing your look by adding volume and length to your hairstyle. You can also experiment with different colours without having to use damaging chemicals.
Hair extensions are most commonly used to transform a short hair style in to flowing long locks. However, many women with short styles worry that they can't have extensions as their hair is too short. In most cases this simply isn't true; a person only has to have a couple of inches of hair to have extensions fitted as long as the correct application methods are used. The biggest women with short hair have is that the extensions will be clearly visible due to the lack of hair to cover the application point, however human hair extensions are ideal for short styles and can be used very effectively.
The most effective methods of applying extensions to short styles are heat fusion and gluing. The trick to getting extensions right on short hair is to make sure that the attachments are not too heavy that the extensions fall out and that the client has enough hair for the extension to grip on to. If these two things are sorted then there is no reason why a person with short hair can't use extensions.
Probably the best way to attach human hair extensions to really short hair is to use the fusion method. This method uses heat and a polymer bond to attach the extension hair to your own. The hair is blended in with your own so the extensions are not noticeable.
If you have a few inches of hair in length, then the gluing method could be suitable for you. This method involves using a weft which looks like a curtain of hair instead of individual strands. The wefts are attached at the lower portion scalp and then work upwards so that hair is attached throughout your head. This technique is great for creating natural movement.
As you can see it is not that difficult to attach extensions to short hair, the hardest bit is actually the blending process. The extension hair needs to be blended in to your own hair in order for the results to look natural. There are several ways to make sure that your extensions look entirely natural and blend in with your own hair. The first thing to get right is to match the right colour to your own hair as this will help create a seamless look. Good styling and cutting after the extensions are fitted is essential. Your stylist should shape and blend your extensions so that no-one will realise it isn't your own!
Hair extensions can give you the thick, long hair you've always wanted so why not make everyday a good hair day with hair extensions!