Hair extensions have come a long way from the sticky, colorful wefts sported by Britney Spears to the luxurious, shiny full-length locks of Ariana Grande.
Today, there are more extension options than ever before and more ways to use them than most of us imagined ten years ago. Since summer is the perfect time to try out different hairstyles, here are four ways to use hair extensions that you can never go wrong with.
1. To try a new hairstyle
If you’re considering a new hairstyle that involves a spunky haircut or bangs you’ve never tried before, hair extensions might just be your best bet.
For example, if you are looking to get curtain or blunt bangs, it would be a good idea to get some clip-in hair extensions in that style and wear them on your forehead for a few days before making a final decision. You can also try hair extensions for a while before you get bold, brightly colored locks of hair on your natural hair.
2. To add fullness to your hairstyles
Many women struggle with limp, lifeless hair, and can’t for life pull off a full ponytail like the one they see and yearn for on red carpets.
You can use hair extensions to add fullness to your hairstyles, whether it’s high ponytails inspired by Ariana Grande or messy buns courtesy of Emma Stone. Hair extensions can also be used to add thickness to your braids. Any hairstyle is undeniably 10 times better with fuller hair than with thinner hair, and hair extensions help you achieve that.
3. To add volume to your locks
Hair extensions can also be used to add volume to your natural hair. Don’t confuse volume with thickness, as the former refers to an overall bounce of your natural hair, while the latter refers to the overall look of your hair in a hairstyle.
To add volume to your hair, it’s best to use salon-ready tape hair extensions that sandwich between your natural hair and help give the impression that you have a full head of hair.
4. To add color to your hair
If you are thinking of adding color to your hair but are afraid of the damage caused by the chemicals in hair dyes, hair extensions are an ideal solution for you. If you’ve always dreamed of having highlights, lowlights or Ombre in your hair, hair extensions can help you achieve it without any chemical damage.
If you want to temporarily add a pop of bright color to your hair, like a bright pink or bright blue for a themed event, hair extensions are great for that too.
Hair extensions are a God-sent accessory for beauty lovers everywhere. Hair extensions allow you to add volume, thickness, texture and color to your hair and help you break up the monotonous patterns of your natural hair.