If you have a lob haircut, or a short blunt haircut, you may find that blending in hair extensions is a bit challenging. In this blog post, we will share some tips and tricks with you that will allow you to blend in hair extensions with your blunt haircut or a lob - seamlessly.
Watch the video below or scroll down to text instructions to see what the tricks are!
Hair Extensions For Short Hair
First things first - if you have short hair and are looking to purchase clip-in hair extensions, we strongly recommend getting a thick set (our 220 gram collection), even if your hair is not that thick. Why, you ask? Because you want your hair extensions to look natural and blend in seamlessly. In order for that to happen with short hair, or any blunt haircut, you need to ensure that you have enough hair extensions to make the transition from your hair to the rest of the extensions unnoticeable. Otherwise, it will look like this...
...and we definitely don't want that. You can see that in the above photo, there are simply not enough wefts (or they are not thick enough) for the short, blunt haircut. Instead, we want to achieve a before and after transformation like this:
Here, 220g Ash Blonde Luxy Hair extensions were used (slightly cut and toned - check out the full video tutorial on how to tone, cut, and blend hair extensions by clicking here). Or this:
This is a transformation with 220g Chocolate Brown Luxy Hair extensions (to check out the video tutorial for this tutorial on how to blend hair extensions with short hair, click here)
Some new tricks we're showing in this week's video (which you can watch above) contain some new tips and tricks we'd love to share with you.
Braid the bottom layer
One of the biggest giveaways that you are wearing hair extensions are those bottom layers of your own hair that show underneath the extensions. To avoid this, section the bottom of your hair (from the middle of your ear to ear), braid it, and pin it securely against your head.
This does two things:
- Hides the short layers of your own hair, which will allow you to move freely and not have to constantly touch your hair to hide them
- Removes some of the 'bluntness' of the haircut and allows for the wefts to be the 'base' of your hair, since you will be clipping the wefts directly over this pinned braid. Just like this:
Stack your wefts
A really neat trick when wearing extensions, is to stack the wefts on top of each other. You may have seen the technique in this Instagram video, where 2 shades of Luxy Hair extensions were stacked to create more color dimension - but of course, this trick can be done with just one shade of extensions as well.
What this does is creates more volume, but you are still technically clipping in 1 weft onto your actual hair. This is a great way to hide some of that bluntness in your haircut as well.
Wave your hair and extensions together
Especially if the colour match of your extensions isn't 100% ideal, hair extensions in general blend in a lot better when they are waved or curled with your own hair, instead of wearing them straight. This is especially applicable to everyone who has really thick hair, or a blunt haircut.
The proper way to do this is to take the end of your own hair along with the hair extensions, and curl it as one. That way when you brush it out, it flows in seamlessly into the extensions.
If you want to see all the step by step instructions, it is highly recommended that you watch the entire video tutorial at the beginning of this blog post.
These are just some tips and tricks that work for us - do you have any of your own that you'd like to share? We'd absolutely love to hear from you!