Hair Extensions are great for adding both length and thickness to hair. Most people can have hair extensions fitted as there are so many different techniques out there to suit most needs. However, putting hair extensions in short hair can be quite the challenge. If your hair is extremely short, the extensions can end up being very noticeable and unnatural.
In most cases you will need some length to your natural hair in order to disguise the join between your new long locks and your own hair. You want your extensions to look as natural as possible; therefore you need to be realistic when it comes to putting extensions in short hair. If you have a short pixie cut then you will need to consult a hair care professional for help. However, if your hair is short as in just below the chin, then you should be able to enhance your look easily with natural-looking extensions.
If you hair is really short, then choosing the right hair extensions is essential. In order to get natural looking hair extensions you need to make sure that the basic scalp hair is thick enough to conceal the hair extension attachments. This is especially important if you are wearing clip-in extensions as the attachments can be quite bulky. If you hair is short and thin, it can be extremely hard to get hair extensions to look right without compounding the complications.
When matching the colour of your hair extensions with your natural hair, you need to be extra careful that the colour is just right. Even a slight difference in colour will show that you are wearing fake hair, and this will be all the more obvious if you have a short hair cut. You also need to choose the length of the hair extensions carefully so that they are suitable for your natural hair. Avoid going for very long hair extensions as this can cause too much strain on your natural hair and can cause it to look fake or messy. Stick to shorter extensions if you already have short locks.
There are many different techniques of attaching hair extensions to short hair, and the length of your natural hair will often determine what method best suits your needs. A bob-style cut will work well with clip-in or weaving hair extensions. Both types, especially clip-ins, are great if you are new to hair extensions and looking to get to grips with them. However, if you have hair that is an inch or two inches long, these methods may not work as well.
If you have really short hair, glue-in and fusion extensions may be more suitable. However, it is worth keeping in mind that some techniques that use the glue-in method often reveal the weft portion if not done properly, so this should probably be avoided if hair is really, really short. For those with very cropped styles, fusion extensions are the most suitable. These use a heating application for fusing the extensions with the natural hair. This method of application means that there is no problem with the attachment being detected. The only drawback of these extensions is that they are usually the most costly of all the hair extension methods.
Hair extension specialists can do great things; some are even capable of applying hair extensions to a mere one inch long natural hair! However, other may refuse due to the difficulty of the task, therefore it is important to seek out a hair extension specialist who is willing to deal with your problem. When it comes to hair extensions and short hair, it is always advisable to visit an expert rather than attempt to lengthen your hair yourself as an expert will always get better results.
The best way to get the best out of your human hair extensions is to find a stylist that you trust. As Inanch Emir at Inanch London recently won UK Hair Extensionist of the Year, and her salon was awarded Great Lengths Hair Extensions Salon of the Year at the prestigious Great Lengths 2010 Awards, you can be sure she knows what she’s doing. With over 12 years of experience in the specialist field of hair extensions, Inanch delivers exceptional results every time. Inanch’s clientele a-list includes Hollywood actress Mischa Barton and model and socialite Peaches Geldof to name but a few, and keeps growing all the time.