One of the worst things for extensions-wearers is having a bad blend or even no blend at all! Blending is a crucial part of making sure your extensions look as natural as possible. While it’s best to have a stylist apply your extensions, you can still practice blending on your own with easy clip-ins. Pay attention to the following for the best blending:
- Don’t go too drastic. If you want to be able to take care of your extensions without a stylist on hand, don’t go too long with them. Super long extension(think 30 inches) are difficult to blend with natural hair since there will be a larger difference in lengths. Instead, opt for something between 16-22 inches.
- Match the weight. You may notice that hair extensions come with a gram measurement. This refers to the thickness of each individual strand of hair. While you may be tempted to get the thickest option possible, resist! Choosing hair that is thicker than your natural hair will make it incredibly obvious and hard to blend.
- Get a trim. Once you choose your extensions, take them to your stylist for a bit of a trim. Most extensions have blunt ends so you don’t miss out on any length, but this does make it difficult to blend. A simple trim will shape the extensions to match your current look.
- Color them. We have so many different shades of extensions, so you’ll be able to find one that matches quite closely to your natural hair but adding a snippet of a highlight to the extensions and your natural hair throughout will ease the blending.
- When in doubt, curl. Curling is one of the easiest ways to blend hair extensions. Adding movement and texture through curls or waves makes your extensions blend easily with your natural hair. When styled correctly, no one will be able to tell that you have them at all!