When you think of hair extensions, the first image that may come to mind are tacky mall kiosk extensions that look anything but natural, or multi-colored wefts made popular by Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera in the 90s and 2000s. Today, however, hair extensions have come a long way, not only in quality but also in accessibility.
While high quality, human hair extensions used to be reserved for the financially elite, with pretty much every celebrity wearing hair extensions for extra length and volume, companies like Luxy Hair have brought the salon experience to your home. Clip in hair extensions are by far the easiest, fastest way to get celebrity status hair with zero damage that may be caused by other, more permanent types of hair extensions. Because Remy human hair extensions are considered the highest quality of hair extensions, they look and feel completely natural, blending in seamlessly and smoothly into your natural hair.
Are you considering buying hair extensions but not sure whether to make the splurge? Are you wondering what you can do with them in the first place? Although most women use hair extensions to get longer hair instantly, there are so many more uses for hair extensions that make the investment well worth it.
If you want to learn more about what hair extensions can be used for and their perks, this article is for you. Read on to learn six different ways to use hair extensions at home.
1. To add fullness to your ponytail or messy bun
Is there anything worse than a sad, limp ponytail? Have you resigned yourself to the fact that your ponytail will never have the bounce and lift that you dreamed of? If what you are looking for is extra volume and body to your ponytail, clip in hair extensions are just what you need to add extra volume and body to your ponytails or messy buns. Whether it's an Ariana-esque high ponytail, elegant low ponytail or even a fun braided ponytail, a longer, thicker ponytail is always in. With just a few wefts, you can transform your ponytail into perky, bouncy 'do without needing an extra faux ponytail extension. If messy buns are more your calling, simply twist your new, thicker ponytail on itself, secure with some bobby pins, and enjoy a volumized messy bun.
2. To add volume
Do you dream of transforming your thin hair into thick voluminous locks? Hair extensions add body and dimension to your hair, which can help your dream come true! One of our favorite ways to use hair extensions other than to get longer hair, is to add volume and thickness. Simply stack two wefts on top of each other to create a mega weft for even more volume, or opt to add a Volumizer Weft to your current set to take thickness to the next level.
Not interested in additional length? No problem! Opt for a shorter 16" length, or take your extensions to your hairstylist and have them trim the set shorter to match your current hair's length. If you'd like to make the chop at home, follow these instructions to use hair extensions for volume.
3. To create longer and thicker braids
Have you ever wanted those perfectly thick, long and fluffy braids that you see on Pinterest? We’re here to let you in on a special secret so you can achieve long, full thick braids that would make any Disney princess green with envy. Hair extensions are the perfect solution to transform a thin, short braid into a long braid with mega volume. Simply clip a few wefts in strategically throughout your head before braiding your hair, and say hello to your beautiful extra-thick braid. Whether it's a classic 3-strand braid, a Dutch braid, or even a bridal braid, hair extensions are the just what you need to achieve larger than life braids. Click the link below to learn how to get longer, thicker braids instantly.
4. To add highlights and color
Want to experiment with color in your hair but aren’t feeling brave enough to color it permanently? Have you always wanted ombre or balayage but don't want to bleach or damage your hair in the process? Hair extensions are the perfect solution. From adding an edgy ombre pop of color to the bottom portion of your hair, to subtle, sunkissed balayage highlights, you can change your hair color in just a few minutes at home without a trip to the hair salon! Another option? Add a Volumizer Weft in a shade lighter than your natural hair color for peekaboo, barely there highlights. The color options are endless, and all it takes is a few minutes and a few wefts to transform your locks.
5. To accessorize
Get creative with your hair extensions! Have you ever tried to wrap a piece of your ponytail around your hair elastic only for it to fall out a few minutes later? How about trying to create a braided crown that ends up taking hours to perfect? Instead of using your natural hair to create these intricate hairstyles, use your hair extensions.
To finish off your ponytail, take a separate 1-clip weft, clip it underneath your ponytail, then wrap the hair around for a neat look that's guaranteed to last all day. Can't figure out how to create a braided crown fit for your next must festival? Take a 3-clip weft, braid the hair separately, and secure the braided weft to your hair. You can even use a weft to create faux bangs—the possibilities are endless!
6. To add length
Of course, our favorite way to use hair extensions is to get long, mermaid-length hair instantly. Do you wish you had long hair after having chopped your hair? Perhaps you feel as though you can’t grow your hair anymore past a certain point. Whether it's due to post-partum hair loss, genetics, or any other reason, we understand the struggle of yearning for longer hair and your natural hair just not cooperating. Whatever the case may be, clip-in hair extensions are an instant solution to help you achieve the long hair of your dreams. Clip-in hair extensions can be installed at home in just a few minutes and styled just like your own natural hair whether it is straight, curly, or wavy.
Did you enjoy these hair extension tips? Have you tried using your hair extensions in any of these ways? Let us know down below in the comments. Make sure to share your feedback with us, we love hearing from you!