How to Style Extensions

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7-11-2020, 17:20
You can easily blend your natural hair with your extensions for a seamless look. Clip in your extensions, and then use either a flat iron or curling iron to blend your hair together. In addition, you can easily make up-dos and bold looks with your extensions. Simply clip them in, create your hairstyle, and your hair will look long and beautiful!

Blending Your Extensions

  1. Style your extensions after you clip them in. To easily blend your natural hair with your extensions, clip them to your head first and then style your hair as you’d like. Using either styling products or tools can help your natural hair appear longer and healthier, which helps blend your hair with your extensions.
    • Once they are attached, wear your hair down or try an up-do, for example.
  2. Tousle your hair with your hands to blend your hair and extensions. If you just clipped in your extensions and realize you can see some of the clips, fret not! Place your hands in your hair near your roots, and gently shake your hands back and forth to tousle the hair.
    • This mixes your natural hair in with your extensions, so you can easily hide the clips.
  3. Wash your extensions if they look shinier than your natural hair. If your extensions look shiner than your natural hair, first brush your extensions from bottom to top, and fill your sink with lukewarm water. Squeeze 2-3 drops of shampoo into the water, and wash 1 weft at a time. Dunk the weft into the water, and work the shampoo into the hair with your fingers. Apply a generous amount of conditioner to the weft, and rinse the products out completely. Finally, sit the wefts on a towel to dry, and clip them into your hair after they are dry.
    • When you buy brand new extensions, they often look shinier than natural hair, especially if they are synthetic extensions.
    • The extensions will look less shiny after you wash them, and they should match your natural hair better.
  4. Braid the bottom layer of your hair if you can see your extensions. If you can see your extensions through your hair, try braiding the bottom layer of your hair to better hide your extensions. To do this, section off the bottom layer of your hair from ear to ear, and braid the hair. Then, coil the braid into a neat wrap, and secure it to your head using several bobby pins. After your braid is secured, clip in your bottom extensions.
  5. Smooth out your hair texture if it looks different than straight hair extensions. Try using a flat iron to smooth out your hair and match the texture of your hair and straight hair extensions. Turn your flat iron on the lowest heat setting, and separate your hair so you have 1 section about 1–2 in (2.5–5.1 cm) wide to start with. Clamp your straightener at the root of your hair, and slowly and gradually slide the straightener down to the end of your hair. Repeat this in small sections until all of your hair is straight, and let your hair cool for about 2-3 minutes.
    • Make sure your heat does not exceed 350 °F (177 °C).
  6. Create soft, loose curls to blend your hair with curly hair extensions. If your extensions are poking through your hair, hide them by curling your hair for some extra volume. To do this, gently wrap your hair around the barrel of your curling iron in 1–3 in (2.5–7.6 cm) wide sections. Hold your curl in place for about 10 seconds, then slide it off the barrel. Hold your curl and secure it with a flat hair clip. Continue this process to curl all of your hair, both your extensions and your natural hair.
    • This way, there is more hair covering the extension clips.
    • This is a great idea if you have very thick hair or if you have a blunt haircut.
  7. Brush your hair after you style it if the extensions are visible. If you still see your extensions or the clips after you style your hair, try brushing your hair after you style it. This helps blend the texture of your hair together, so you cannot see the extensions. In addition, spray a light, even layer of hairspray if you need to keep your hair in place.
    • If you curled your hair, this will create a wavy look instead of loose curls. This can be helpful, especially if your natural hair is very short. Instead of seeing the separation of your natural hair and your extensions, they blend together to look natural.
  8. Reposition your extensions and stack your wefts if all else fails. If you’ve tried to tousle your hair, wash it, or style it with a flat iron or curling iron and you can still see the extensions, you may have to reattach them. To do this, unclip all of your extensions. Then, section off your hair and clip them as close to the roots as possible. Place another weft of extensions on top of your 1st layer to create more volume. Clip the 2nd weft to the roots of your 1st weft to hide the clips.
    • After this, try to style your hair again!

Styling Up-dos

  1. Attach a 3-clip weft around your ponytail if you want a thick, sleek up-do. Pull up the hair at the crown of your head, and secure it with a hair tie. Then, apply some gel or pomade to your hair and smooth it into the ponytail using a brush. This will help to control flyaways. Leave the bottom layer of your hair down. Wrap a 3-clip weft around the ponytail you created, and clip it to the hair around the hair tie. Grasp all of your hair in your hands, and bring it to the top of your head. Run your hands through your hair to make sure there everything is smooth. If there are any bumps, comb through your hair using your fingers. Finally, secure your hair with an elastic hair tie.
    • Clip in as many wefts as you’d like! Stack them on top of each other, and clip them around your first ponytail. Additional wefts will add more volume to your up-do.
    • For an extra touch, wrap a strand of hair from the bottom of your ponytail around the base of your ponytail to hide the hair tie. Secure this strand with a bobby pin and spray it with some hairspray for an extra strong hold.
  2. Pull all of your hair to the side of your neck if you want a long side pony. Once your extensions are in place, grip all of your hair at the base of your neck. Then, gently bring your hair to either the left or right side of your head. Hold all of your hair in 1 hand, and secure a hair tie over your hair with your other hand. Pull your hair through the tie, insert 3-5 fingers inside the tie’s loop, and twist the tie. Then, pull your hair through the hair tie.
    • You can achieve this look with either curly, wavy, or straight hair.
    • This look easily covers up the back of your head, so your extensions will blend in with your natural hair.
    • If you want to add some volume, curl the ends of your hair after you tie it up.
  3. Create a messy ponytail if you want a casual, day-to-day look. Attach a weft to your roots at the crown of your head, divide your hair midway past your crown, and flip your hair upside down. Then, attach another weft upside down to hide the clips, and leave a thin layer of natural hair at the nape of your neck to cover any clips. Secure all of your hair into a ponytail. Finally, scrunch the hair in your ponytail upwards and spray it with hairspray to create texture, and pull out a few thin pieces around your face to get a messy look.
    • Use as many wefts as you like.
    • In addition, tug at your hair near your hair tie to loosen it up.
  4. Use a mesh doughnut if you want to transform your ponytail into a bun. Brush your hair into either a high or low ponytail, and divide your hair where you want your ponytail to start. Clip your extensions to the back of your hair, and pull your hair into a ponytail. To make the bun, pull your hair through a mesh doughnut, and situate it at the base of your hair tie. Divide your ponytail into 2 sections, 1 on top and 1 on the bottom, and wrap the top section around the mesh doughnut. Secure the ends of your hair with a bobby pin, then wrap the other section around your ponytail. Tuck the end underneath the doughnut.
    • If you need to secure your bun, add a few bobby pins around the base of the doughnut.
    • If you are starting with a low ponytail, you can part your hair to the side, in the middle, or not at all.
  5. Section the top of your hair from the bottom for a half-up half-down look. Place your hands at your hairline around your eyebrows, and grab the top ⅓ or ½ of your hair with your fingers. Try to make your part in between your natural hair so you hide your extensions. Then, twist a hair tie around your hair to secure your ponytail. Brush your ponytail so your natural hair and your extensions blend together.
    • Use either a solid-colored elastic hair tie or a decorative clip or tie.
    • You can also curl the ends of your hair to get a voluminous look! Do this for both the hair in your ponytail and the hair you are wearing down.
  6. Braid all of your hair towards the side to create a long side braid style. To do this, pull all of your hair to either the left side or the right side of your head. Then, separate your hair into 3 even sections. Hold the left side with your left hand and the side on the right with your right hand. Cross the left section over the middle section, then cross the right section over the middle section to make your braid. Then, take the middle section and cross it over the left side. Repeat this until you each the end of your hair, then wrap a hair tie around the end.
    • Make a braid to easily conceal your extensions. When you do this, you blend together your natural hair and your extensions. The side braid also hides any extension clips.
  7. Cover visible extension clips with your natural hair if you can see them. After you’ve tied up your hair, the clips of your extensions may poke through your part, or you may see them through the layers of your hair. If this happens, simply pull the natural hair tied up over top of the clips. Gently tug on the hair to lower it without pulling it out of the hair tie.
    • This way, no one can tell you are wearing extensions!

Creating Bold Looks

  1. Try using a faux braided headband to get the look of braids. Purchase braided headbands in the same color as your hair and extensions at beauty supply stores or online. They are fun, fashionable accessories that resemble a natural braid. Rather than braiding your own hair, simply place 1 on your head about 1–2 in (2.5–5.1 cm) from your hairline.
    • Alternatively, some headbands come in elastic varieties. To use these, pull the band over your head, and then pull it back over top of your hair.
  2. Use clip-in bangs if you want to frame your face. Clip-in bangs have 3 clips arranged in a triangle. Clip your extensions through your hair as you desire, then clip the hair in the back out of your face. Place the clip at the point of the bangs at the very top of your head, and clip it into place (at the beginning of your crown). Then, fasten the 2 clips to your head along your hairline. After you secure your clip-in bangs, choose to style your hair up or down!
    • Most clip-in bangs have a few longer pieces on the side so the hair easily blends in with your natural hair. If you are styling an up-do, clip these longer pieces back with the rest of your hair.
  3. Dye your hair extensions if you want to try a new hair color. Wash and comb your extensions before you dye them. Then, let them dry completely. Buy hair color and the correct developer. Place plastic gloves over both of your hands, and mix the color following your hair dye instructions. Use an applicator bottle or brush to apply the hair dye to your extensions. Spread the dye through the hair using your fingers, and comb through to evenly distribute it the color. Sit your extensions on a towel, and let them process as outlined in the instructions. Then, wash them out thoroughly with shampoo and warm water. Let your extensions dry completely.
    • Make sure you have natural hair extensions as opposed to synthetic hair.
    • Alternatively, dye your extensions to match your natural hair. This is an easy way to get them to blend in with your natural hair.


  • If you straighten or curl your extensions, they will stay that way even after you wash them. To change the style of your extensions, use a different styling tool.
  • Crochet braids add texture to natural hair, offering you another popular choice for styling extensions.


  • Ensure your extensions are heat-safe if you are using a styling tool. If your extensions are not heat-safe, such as synthetic extensions, then using a flat iron or curling iron can melt your hair fibers.
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