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Author: Morgan Murphy
Author: Morgan Murphy

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Have you ever wanted to add some length or volume to your short hair? Hair extensions can be a fantastic solution, but the challenge lies in making them blend seamlessly with your natural hair.

Although girls with short hair often have the greatest need for extensions, a significant number of them end up giving up on extensions altogether due to difficulties in achieving a successful blend with their natural hair. The key to good hair extensions is their invisibility, ensuring that no one can detect their presence. However, when it comes to short hair, this can be quite challenging!

So, if you’re wondering how to hide extensions in short hair, we’ve got you covered!

Tips & Tricks: How to Hide Extensions

Choose the Right Extensions

When it comes to very short hair, selecting the right type of hair extensions is crucial. We usually recommend Hand tied hair extensions because they offer versatility and can be completely customized to the client’s needs. However, Hand tied extensions require longer lengths, so if the client’s hair is too short for this method, it would be better to choose Fusion hair extensions. Additionally, we should consider the reason behind the client’s short hair and the overall health of their hair and scalp. For instance, Crown hair extensions are designed for clients with serious hair loss problems, aiming to help their hair grow without sacrificing confidence. Clearly, the best method for hair extensions depends on various factors, so it is advisable to consult a professional. Make sure to select extensions matching your hair color and texture for a seamless blend.

Trim and Layer

Before applying extensions, consider getting a trim and adding layers to your natural hair. This technique helps create a more textured and blended look. The extensions can then be attached to different layers, allowing them to integrate seamlessly.

Use Hair Styling Products

Using hair styling products like texturizing sprays or dry shampoos can provide grip and help hold the extensions in place. These products also add texture to your natural hair, making it easier to blend with the extensions.

Positioning is Key

To achieve a natural look, the positioning of the extensions is crucial. Avoid placing them too close to the hairline or at the crown, as they may be easily noticeable. Instead, focus on attaching them slightly lower, closer to the nape of your neck. This placement helps maintain a natural hairline and adds volume to the back of your head.

Blend with Hairstyling

Styling your hair strategically can further enhance the camouflage effect. Experiment with different hairstyles, such as tousled waves or textured updos, that can help blend your natural hair with the extensions. These hairstyles create movement and dimension, making it harder to spot the extensions.

Hair Color Magic

If you’re using extensions to add length and your natural hair color differs from the extensions, consider incorporating highlights or lowlights. A well-blended color can help create a seamless transition of your hair making the extensions virtually undetectable.

Seek a Professional

When in doubt, consult a professional hair stylist who specializes in extensions. They have the expertise to customize and blend the extensions with your short hair flawlessly. A professional can also provide advice on maintaining and styling your extended hair.

Emma Justine Salon offers FREE CONSULTATIONS so you can ask our professionals which solution would be the best for your hair – and we would be happy to help!

Short Hair Before Extensions
Short Hair After Extensions

Ready to Elevate Your Look?

Hiding extensions in very short hair may seem challenging, but with the right techniques and tricks, you can achieve a natural and beautiful look. Remember to choose the appropriate type of extensions, position them strategically, and blend them with your natural hair through styling and color. Don’t hesitate to seek professional help for a flawless outcome. With these tips in your arsenal, you’ll be rocking your extended short hair with confidence and style!

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