With an armful of wefts to experiment with, a vast array of styles can be achieved - and you don't have to be a celebrity super-stylist to be able to pull them off at home! Fancy trying your hand at a new, clip-in friendly style? Then simply read on for the details on our top 3 ways to style hair extensions.
Curling your Hair Extensions
One way to style your hair extensions is by curling them. To do this, curl each weft by using a heated curling tong, before clipping them into place. This is a much more manageable way of curling your hair extensions and making sure that all wefts are curled evenly. Our tried and tested method for creating relaxed curls is to tong hair section by section, working in the largest widths of hair possible (you don't want to have to over-style your hair extensions too much). Always remember to prep both your own tresses and your clip-ins with a heat defence spray first (we swear by the Tigi S Factor Flat Iron Heat Defender). Also, for best results, we recommend using large barrel curling tongs, such as the Babyliss Pro 38mm Curling Tongs, on their lowest heat setting to create gorgeous, tumbling curls that are kinder on hair extensions.
Finish by running your fingers through your curls to blend your extensions in with your real hair. Distribute a smattering of a shine-boosting product, such as Tigi S Factor Dream Drops, throughout your locks in order to give your â€˜do a healthy-looking lustre (remember to check whether your hair products are suitable to use on hair extensions).
Another way to style your hair extensions is to gather them into a high ponytail. In order to achieve a high, hair-extension friendly ponytail, you will need to clip your extensions in backwards so that they are facing in the right direction. The easiest way to do this is to flip your hair upside down, and, working from the nape of your neck, clip the extensions in facing in the same direction as the rest of your hair.
Once your extensions are clipped in, all that remains to do is to flip your hair back the right way up and tie your hair into a high ponytail. If you're finding the backwards clipping technique a bit fiddly, then why not try a Bobby Glam Wrap Around Ponytail? They are a cinch to style and add lashings of natural-looking volume to even the wispiest of ponies.
Here at Dirty Looks, we think that fishtail braids always look their best when long and voluminous. But if you need a bit of a helping hand on the length and volume front, simply reach for your faithful hair extensions, and clip them in as normal. Brush them through to make sure that there are no tangles.
Gather your hair from wholesale hair vendors over one shoulder and divide it into two sections. Then, proceed to braid your locks by taking thin strands of hair from each section and crossing them over to the opposite section. Continue to plait your hair in this way, right to the very tips, then secure with a clear hair elastic for a flawless finish.