Hair extensions can give you the hair of your dreams overnight. But how exactly are you supposed to style them? Whether you have clip-ins, a sew-in, or fusion extensions, you’ve come to the right place! In this article, we’ll take a look at some examples of extension-friendly hairstyles and walk you through how to recreate them.
Half Up Half Down Do’
A half up, half down hairdo is a great way to add volume to fine, type 1 strands and seamlessly blend your natural hair with the extensions. They also add some dimension to more textured type 2, 3, and 4 locks and help put your waves or curls on full display. All you have to do is section off the top portion of your hair and gather it into a ponytail. Then, have fun with it!
One of the best things about this style is that it can be as simple or ornate as you prefer. You can leave the top of your hair in a ponytail or throw it into more intricate braids, twists, or even buns. You can also wear your extensions as is or switch up your texture with a curling wand or flat iron.
There’s a reason why ponytails are the quintessential go-to hairstyle. They’re easy, versatile, and look great on everyone, whether you have type 1, 2, 3, or 4 hair! Just keep in mind that types 2, 3, and 4 hair are more voluminous, so you may have more difficulty achieving a sleek ponytail like this one.
To get the look, carefully brush your hair in whichever direction you prefer, and gather it into a ponytail.
Although you can stop there, ponytails are a fantastic base for any number of hairstyles. For example, you can wrap the ponytail around itself to form a bun or throw in some fun twists and braids. Or, leave out some of the hair in front to create some soft, face-framing tendrils. And the customization doesn’t end there! The only limit is your imagination.
Long, Luxurious Waves
The main reason people love hair extensions so much is that they can instantly give Rapunzel-length locks. So, what better way to show off your new hair than with long, flowing waves? Whether you were born with type 2 hair or not, adding some waves to your extensions will leave you with beautiful, effortlessly gorgeous texture.
The process for getting wavy hair differs depending on the hair texture. If your extensions are type 1, add some waves with a large barrel curling iron. For type 3 and 4 strands, straighten the hair first with a blow dryer or flat iron before creating your waves. Once your hair is styled, mist with a lightweight holding spray to lock your new waves in place.
Because of their versatility, hair extensions are one of the best ways to play around with different hairstyles. So, we encourage you to try one, two, or all of the styles on our list. After all, you never know what’s going to look good on you until you try it out for yourself. We hope that the hairstyles we’ve gone over today were precisely what you were looking for to take your extensions to the next level!
Author: Andrea Reyes
Andrea is a mother, wife, writer, and natural hair enthusiast of 15 years. Currently on her natural hair journey, she’s been trying countless products and techniques to understand and embrace her natural hair. She is the creator of NaturallyTextured.com, a new website featuring informative articles that share tips, tricks, and techniques aimed to help others learn to love their hair through proper hair care. She writes with the hope of making hair care easier to understand and implement.