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The Short Hair Trend

Short hair is beautiful. There are many variations of shorter hair that helps to frame the face and enhance features – simply put, it looks great on so many people. With the latest designers sending their models onto the catwalk with faux bobs, it’s an upcoming hair trend that is about to be everywhere. Let’s take a look at the popular winter hair trend and discover how to get the perfect cut for you to help get the most out of your lovely locks, no matter your hair type.

As we’re a leading hair extensions supplier, it wouldn’t be an Additional Lengths hair trends post without some styling tips using hair extensions. If you’re looking for ways to update your short hair or wanting a temporary transformation to add length, read ahead to see how we can help you!

The cut

Whether we’re talking a simple trim to tidy up your already short hair, or taking multiple inches off the lengths for a whole new haircut, getting the cut right is important. So, if you’re thinking about making the leap, how can you tell if short hair will suit you?

Things to consider if you’re thinking of going for the chop include:

  • Face shape
  • Hair type
  • Fringe style
  • Layers

As with any haircut, a good hairstylist will take your face shape into consideration when they are planning how to do your cut. A long face should avoid a cut that will add height, such as a pixie cut, so a chin-length bob or a longer bob that sits above the shoulders will suit this face type best. A bob will exaggerate the roundness of the face, so opt for a longer bob if you have a round face for a more flattering haircut. Those with a heart-shape or oval face shape can easily rock the pixie cut and style out any length of hair.

A sweeping fringe or a blunt fringe with a bob both look stunning and will suit a range of different face shapes. A fringe with short hair just finishes the hairstyle off perfectly and is definitely worth considering.

Finally, layers will add texture to your hair cut but the way it looks will depend on your hair type. Ladies with curly hair should ideally stick with a one-length cut to help the hair sit better, but those with straight or wavy hair can work the layered look well.

How to style short hair

When it comes to styling short hair, there is a hairstyle suitable for every hair type and length. Play around with different partings and use heated stylers from Cloud Nine to straighten the hair or create glamorous waves. To keep the hair off your face, take the top section of hair and tie it up into a bobble for a cute short hair version of the top knot.

If your bob is looking a little lacklustre and flat, we recommend using a dry shampoo or a texturising spray to add some texture and volume at the roots. Using a brush to gently create volume at the crown by backcombing at the root with a hairbrush can also bring your hair to life. Alternatively, tame flyaways and create a sleek, sophisticated bob with hair serum or shine spray which will calm down any frizziness.

Hair extensions for short hair

Understandably, there are times where we will long for a brand new look to freshen up our appearance, and a shorter haircut can really provide that transformation. But whether you’re a committed short hair gal or new to the hairstyle, there are hair extension options which can act as a way to change your look completely – for just one night or for months at a time.

 

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We stock an array of fabulous hair extensions for short hair at Additional Lengths, such as the range of Remi Cachet Clip In Deluxe hair extensions which can be securely attached to the hair in separate pieces. The multiple pieces of the clip in hair extensions are designed in different sizes to ensure that you can blend your own hair with the extensions effortlessly. Clip in hair extensions are a great way to mix up your short hair with extra length for a special occasion or to try out a new ombre style.

 

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To add volume to a shorter hair cut, we sell 12” length hair extensions which work well to give your natural hair a boost. The addition of shorter length extensions can actually improve the look of your own hair and hold hairstyling better, such as waves and curls. A good set of human hair extensions can also be a wonderful way to help with the awkward growing out stage of short hair, bridging the gap between a short cut and longer lengths.

Get ready for the short hair trend this winter by considering which cut will suit you best and how to make this style work for you before getting the chop, and just know that we’ll always be here with our luxury human hair extensions to change up your look!

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Changing Your Look With Hair Extensions

For those considering investing in pre bonded hair extensions or a set of clip in hair extensions, take a look at the ways that you can change your look with extensions to really transform your hair. Whether you’re a hair extensions fan already or someone who is curious to see what they can do for your hair, at Additional Lengths we have some fabulous products which will make your decision easy!

From short to long

Depending on the length of your natural hair, you can begin a rather extreme transformation by having hair extensions installed into short haircuts for beautiful long locks. The Remi Cachet hair extensions are perfect for getting those luxurious waves or silky straight tresses you might long for if you’ve had a shorter haircut for a while. There’s no need to wait for your hair to grow out to enjoy longer hair! Our range of Remi Cachet human hair extensions are gorgeous, with so many natural shades to choose from and colour match with. Ladies with short hair can have pre bonded extensions attached (there should be a minimum length of a few inches to allow the bonds to have a secure hold on the hair) as a way to grow out their cropped hairstyle.

For something that requires a little less commitment, clip in hair extensions can be a short haired girl’s best friend when it comes to changing up hairstyles for a special occasion.

Experiment with ombré or root stretch

Sometimes we spot a particular celebrity hairstyle in a magazine or on Instagram and wonder if we’d be able to rock the same look, before ending the daydream and moving on. But the beauty of hair extensions, and in particular clip in hair extensions, you’re free to embrace brand new looks. The popular ombré hair dye look, or root stretch, takes the hair from a darker shade into a gradual lighter shade toward the mid-lengths and ends. If you’ve been considering making the move with lightening the ends of your hair, then experimenting with clip in human hair extensions that already have that style dyed may be perfect for you!

Opt for special ombré hair extensions from the ombre, dip dye and root stretch collection from Remi Cachet that have a root colour in the same shade as your own colour for a more natural appearance before blending the hair together. From dark ash brown blending into natural ash blonde to a subtle change with darkest brown to medium chestnut brown, there’s a stunning blend of hair shades on offer available in the ombre hair look.

Boost the volume

Take inspiration from celebrities on the red carpet by utilising hair extensions for their volume boost. Those with thinning or natural thin hair can enjoy an injection of thickness and volume in their tresses by selecting high quality, clip-in human hair extensions which can be styled with heated hair tools to get luxuriously long waves.

To get the desired volume, we would recommend opting for clip in hair extensions with multiple pieces so that volume can be directed exactly where you needed. Secure your human hair extensions around the crown for a subtle lift at the roots and use a curling wand to create bouncy waves, blending the hair together as you go. You can even use clip in hair extensions to create a retro beehive look!

Trial a fringe

A great way to change your look with hair extensions is to test out a fringe. If you’re in two minds whether to go for the chop and get some bangs, then special clip in fringes can give you a preview of what type of fringe to go for. Select a clip in fringe in your hair colour and attach securely, before sweeping to the side for a sleek side fringe or styling it as a blunt fringe. Zero commitment and you don’t have to wait months for the hair to grow out – a clip in fringe can also be cut by a stylist to have it tweaked to suit your face shape.

If you’re venturing into the world of hair extensions, you’ll need some quality aftercare products to help keep them looking fabulous. The range of hair extensions aftercare products at Additional Lengths provides everything you need to keep extensions fresh and in good condition.

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Hair Extensions FAQ

Getting hair extensions can be a big investment and commitment, and here at Additional Lengths we understand that there will be many questions you’d like answering before you consider taking the plunge. We’ve taken some of the most asked questions and answered them all in one place, starting from the basics and going through to hair extensions aftercare.

If you have any further questions, don’t hesitate to get in touch to speak to a member of the Additional Lengths team!

Q: What are the benefits of hair extensions?

Hair extensions are a great way to experiment with your look! For those with thin hair, extensions can be used to add that much desired thickness, similarly with flat and limp hair where hair extensions can provide a boost in volume. If you are after colour without the commitment, you can use extensions to add highlights or even something a little more daring!  Hair extensions also give fantastic length and can be blended really well with your own hair for a flawless look, whether it’s for a special occasion with clip in hair extensions, or something more permanent that requires more commitment.

Q: Can anyone have hair extensions applied?

Unfortunately there will be certain situations where we would not advise going ahead with having hair extensions fitted. This could be a scalp conditions such as eczema and psoriasis or maybe something in your lifestyle which would mean that extensions may not be suitable or that the extension needs to take other factors into consideration for the application and aftercare advice. A thorough consultation will go through this with you to ensure that hair extensions are right for you.

Q: What is Remi hair?

Remi (or remy) hair is 100% human hair and is one of the most popular human hair extension types on the market. With the Remi hair extensions from Remi Cachet and other brands, the cuticles are intact and flow in the same direction from root to tip, meaning the hair is smoother and less prone to tangling.

Q: What are the different types of hair extensions available?

You may be surprised to learn that there are many different types of hair extensions available! Finding the right extension type for you can involve considering the cost, style, application and longevity you wish to get from them.

  • Clipin hair extensions: This is a great temporary hair extension option for those seeking a quick boost injection or a look transformation for a short time (think parties, bridal hair and special occasions). There’s zero commitment to clip-in extensions and can be an inexpensive introduction to the world of hair extensions!
  • Tape hair extensions: With these extensions the hair is adhered to a tape which is then attached on either side of your own hair near to the root. Perfect for those with fine hair and those who want to try more permanent extensions.
  • Weft: A long section of hair is sewn together in a lace weft strip which can be then attached to your hair by a stylist using either a sewing, plaiting or gluing technique. The wefts can be cut to length to add several strips to create the finished look.
  • Pre-bonded: The popular pre-bonded hair extensions are ideal for those looking for a long term product to invest in that can provide length and volume for up to one year with regular maintenance. Pre-bonded hair extensions can be applied to your hair in several different ways, including hot or cold fusion and micro ring method. At Additional Lengths we stock Flat Tips, Stick Tips, Nail Tips and micro ring hair extensions, like Remi Cachet Ultra Tips® and Mini Tips® hair extensions.

Q: Can I dye my hair extensions?

Yes, you can dye your human hair extensions but it’s important to avoid applying the hair dye directly onto the bonds of your extensions. We would recommend getting this professionally coloured with your stylist. It’s a good idea to dye your hair your desired colour before getting your hair colour matched with your new hair extensions by a stylist.

Q: How will I know which type of hair extensions are right for me?

It’s a good idea to do a bit of research into the different types of hair extensions available to find the right kind for you and your lifestyle. Perhaps a temporary boost in volume and length is your goal, so clip-in hair extensions would be suitable. If you’d like more permanent hair extensions that may require maintenance, then a pre bonded type of hair extension which adheres to the hair just below the root may be the right option. A consultation with your extensionist will be able to talk you through this.

Take our interactive quiz to get a good idea of which type of hair extensions will be right for your needs!

Q: Does my hair have to be a certain length to have hair extensions applied?

Short hair girls can still get hair extensions! Ideally we’d need to be able to work with 4-5 inches of natural hair to attach pre bonded hair extensions securely. In fact, hair extensions are a great way to help you through that awkward growing-out stage!

Q: What can I expect at a consultation with a hairstylist?

A consultation between customer and stylist should always happen prior to applying extensions so that the customer is aware of the realistic outcomes, and the stylist knows what the customer would like. A stylist will take a look at the current condition of your hair, acknowledging whether it has been dyed or chemically treated, before recommending the best product and colour matching. The extensionist will also talk you through the aftercare regime so that you understand the additional care and commitment required.

Q: How long will it take to have extensions applied?

This will entirely depend on the method of application and how many you need. Once we know your specifications of what you’d like from hair extensions, including length, volume and type of hair extensions, we can give you an estimated length of time it may take to have hair extensions applied. It will be completed in one salon visit though!

Q: What kind of aftercare is needed?

Remember, with synthetic hair extensions it is not possible to use heated hair styling tools such as straighteners or curling wands as it may damage the hair, but with human hair, you’re free to use those styling tools – just avoid getting them too close to the bonds.  Always use a gentle brush to avoid pulling on the roots.

We provide our clients with an aftercare leaflet which contains important information on how to look after your new hair extensions. See the Remi Cachet aftercare guidelines for further info.

Q: Do I need to use a special type of shampoo and conditioner?

We recommend using specific hair extension products as they have been tested on the hair and bonds, to extend the life of the hair extensions. Many high-street branded products are not suitable so please check with your stylist. Just as you would with your natural hair, it’s important to use heat defence spray when using heated tools and keep all styling products away from the bonded area.

Q: Why do I need to go to maintenance appointments?

As above, being proactive with aftercare will help ensure that you get the most out of your hair extensions. Naturally over time your own hair will grow, so there will be some root growth that can be solved by keeping up with maintenance appointments with your stylist. They will remove the extensions and re-apply them further up at the roots, meaning that they will stay looking natural and healthy!

Q: How long will the extensions last?

This will vary depending on many factors including aftercare and maintenance.

Q: How are hair extensions removed?

When it comes to removal, it’s important that you have your hair extensions removed professionally to avoid causing damage your hair. Tape hair and pre-bonded hair applied with heat or cold fusion will also need a specific removal product to release the bonds. The removal process, depending on application, can take up to 2 hours.

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What To Do With Old Hair Extensions

If you’re a long time hair extensions fan, there’s a good chance that you have a drawer full of clip in hair extensions that haven’t seen the light of day for a good while. Your older clip ins are banished to the drawer in favour of your new extensions, which seem shinier, happier and much preferred to your previously loved ones. However you also recognise that money has been invested in these older clip in extensions, so you’re left wondering: what can I do with my old hair extensions?

At Additional Lengths, we’ve done a bit of research on your behalf to find out some ways to use old clip in hair extensions to your advantage and give them a higher purpose than sitting idly in a drawer. Read on for some ways you never knew you could repurpose your clips in!

Revive and reinvent!

If you’re sitting on quite a few good quality human hair extensions that once worked well for providing extra volume and length, why not simply revive them?

Dye them back to life

With blonde tone clip in extensions we suggest getting creative with some colourful hair dye and giving them a new lease of life as colourful extensions can be a fun addition to a special occasion look. Human clip in hair extensions should take hair dye fairly well, and we recommend the funky colours from La Riche Directions or use colour hair chalks which can be easily washed out. For a dash of pastel blue, purple or pink without the commitment, this can be a great way of achieving that on-trend hairstyle. Festivals, gigs, or any other event that can bring out your inner unicorn – pop in some freshly dyed clip in extensions for a pop of temporary colour!

Create a hair accessory

Use your DIY skills to use the spare hair extensions to create a new hair accessory! We love the idea of simply braiding each clip in hair extension so you’ve got some effortless, pretty braids to add into your hair whenever you like. It’ll save on time whilst adding another dimension to wavy hair or straight hair that’s missing some bohemian style. The small braided hair extensions can be clipped into different areas on the head for subtle texture. For further creativity, you could attach a couple of braids to a headband to create a super easy braided crown – perfect for summer hairstyles!

A small hair donut can also be transformed using old clip in hair extensions by simply wrapping a single piece around the donut. The hair donut can then be used to finish off a ponytail, or if you’re after a messy hair bun look but can’t face the tangles – simply use your hair extensions as a faux messy bun!

If you’re feeling inspired by a certain Lady Gaga, why not create a hair bow out of your old clip in hair extensions? This requires two pieces of hair with one of the clip parts removed and an invisible elastic band. Fold both ends of one piece inwards and tie with the elastic to form the loops of the bow, then take the second hair piece and wrap around the centre until secure. Use the clip in from one of the extension pieces to secure to the hair for a simple pretty bow detail.

Sometimes an occasion calls for a sophisticated beehive, but the need to backcomb hair at the crown can put some people off due to possible hair damage and tangles that can come along with it. Combat this by utilising your old clip in extensions and packing them into a hair net, creating a lovingly referred to in the industry as a ‘hair rat’.

How to make a faux beehive out of hair extensions:

  1. Split your old hair extension weft into sections
  2. Use a brush to backcomb the sections until they become voluminous clouds of hair
  3. Roll up the backcombed hair pieces together until it forms an oval shape
  4. Pop the hair into a hair net so that it feels quite firm to squeeze
  5. With the hair rat ready, section your hair at the crown then use clips or hairpins to secure the faux beehive into place and comb your own locks over the top

It’s a fabulous way to get that extra volume at the crown, and can be used time and time again!

Storing your old hair extensions

If you’re reluctant to get rid of your old clip ins entirely, maybe because you’ve currently gone several shades darker or lighter so they don’t match your hair colour anymore, you can still keep them safe and rely on them later. If you no longer have the original packaging, there are many ways to store hair extensions in order to keep them on hand for future use.

To keep your clip in extensions in a good condition it’s a good idea to gently brush through them to disperse any tangles. Depending on their current condition, we would advise washing and drying them before storing away. Check our blog post on how best to wash your clip in extensions for some helpful tips! Always ensure that damp hair extensions are dried thoroughly though as you don’t want them to develop mold, mildew, or even a strange odour if stored when not completely dry.

We’ve found some genius ways to store your hair extensions to keep them in their best condition:

  • Coat hanger – Use the type of coat hanger with two clips attached and simply clip the material section onto the hanger. This will keep the hair tangle free and it’s easy to store – simply add to your wardrobe!
  • Plastic bag – Using a good size plastic packaging such as plastic food storage bags can keep hair safe and separate before popping into a plastic container. This is way of storing hair extensions definitely requires completely dry hair as the plastic material isn’t breathable.
  • Shoe box – A more breathable option to store hair extensions, a shoe box can be used as a way to keep them safe and can be easily stored on top of a wardrobe or under the bed.

We hope that you feel inspired by our suggested ways to use old clip in hair extensions, from hair accessories to completely transforming their look with hair dye. If you’re in the market for some brand new extensions, browse our excellent range of Remi Cachet clip in hair extensions for fabulous quality.

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A Brief History Of Hair Extensions

Here at Additional Lengths, we’re interested in all things hair. From what our favourite celebrity is doing with their tresses this week, to the latest social media craze (unicorn hair, anyone?), we love being in the know. If, like us, you’re curious about the story behind hair extensions, then take a look at our brief history of hair extensions to learn more about the origins of our favourite beauty accessory. You may be surprised by the longevity of this popular hair trend!

Style like an Egyptian

Surprisingly, the first documented origin of hair weaves can be dated back to Ancient Egypt. Appearance was very important during this time period and the process of beautification was highly thought of, with a lot of time and money spent on creating the perfect look. Ancient Egyptians observed a hierarchy of status through their appearance, with hair weaves and wigs often being worn by those higher up in society, for example, by Pharaohs, political figures and wealthy families. Not only were wigs worn by women, but also by men and children! Hair pieces at this stage in history were created using human hair and dyed sheep’s wool, and were often attached by sewing into knots of the person’s real hair.

The infamous ruler of Ancient Egypt, the alluring Cleopatra was also a fan of utilising hair braids and wigs to add to her undeniable beauty. She favoured the conventional black dyed hair extensions, preferring a fringe and tightly curled mid-lengths, and would add decadent gold beads to the ends for a touch of glamour. Egyptian wigs were the height of fashion back in B.C times.

Big wig of the century

French King Louis XIV was quite the trend-setter during his reign in the 18th century. When the king became rather thin on top, his tireless team of servants hired a staggering amount of wig-makers to save his majestic appearance by creating a series of large and lengthy wigs. Often seen in royal paintings, men wore big wigs to undoubtedly hide the balding and greying that comes with age, in an attempt to keep their youth. The wig pieces that men wore also acted as a status enhancement. Ever heard of the phrase ‘big wig’? There you go!

 

Character of King Louis XIV in BBC’s ‘Versailles’ displaying a luxurious wig

Hair during the 18th and 19th centuries were often collected from the poor, with women from the working classes growing their hair in order to sell it. Real hair wigs fetched a huge amount in those times – up to a weeks wages!

1960’s beehive

A symbol synonymous with 60’s style is the beehive, which was achieved with fake hair often attached to a hair band. At this time, long hair extensions were not too commonly used as they were deemed rather expensive. Girl bands such as The Ronettes rocked the beehive look perfectly, with soft bangs and high hair teamed with shift dresses becoming their signature look. At Additional Lengths we stock a range of instant beehive hair pieces that can be worn to achieve this same 60’s inspired look!

It was during the 1980’s that hair weaves were favoured by women with Afro textured hair, opting for a hair weave over potentially damaging chemical relaxers, which offered them a new straighter hair finish.

Girl power of the 1990’s

Hair extensions rose in popularity and became used by the masses during the decade of the 1990’s. New and less expensive techniques were developed ensuring widespread popularity, with the clip-in hair extensions becoming commonly used due to their cost and availability. It was also around this time that coloured hair pieces were popular, with pastel blue and baby pink streaks featuring in many young girl’s hair dreams.

Again, during this time celebrities were influencing our hairstyles. Supermodels such as Tyra Banks were seen wearing hair extensions on the international fashion catwalks during the 1990’s, and in early 2000 legendary singer Britney Spears sported some impressive extensions for her ‘Oops!… I Did It Again’ music video.

Noughties to now

With celebs such as the Kardashian sisters rocking different hair looks at every event, we as the general public are also using hair extensions to change up our style. Plus, the development of the quality of hair extensions, including the creation of beautiful Remy hair extensions, means that we’re able to use extensions not only for length, but for volume and to add subtle tones of colour.

It’s interesting to see how the creation of hair extensions has revolutionised the possibilities in hairstyling, and the rich history of hair extensions just proves how long lasting and much loved the process of adding length and volume to natural hair has been over the years. We don’t think that the obsession with hair extensions will slow down anytime soon! If you’re feeling inspired by our look back the origins of extensions, browse our wonderful ranges of synthetic and human hair extensions here at Additional Lengths for high quality products you can rely on.

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How To Wash Clip-In Hair Extensions

 

We understand that you’ll want to get the most out of your clip-in hair extensions, and doing so requires a little care and attention to keep them looking in top condition. Washing the hair gets rid of any products you’ve applied, any smells from smoky environments, and also revives the look of the extensions. At Additional Lengths, we place a high importance on hair care and the care of all hair extensions. We want you to enjoying wearing the extensions, and feel good doing so!

Follow our step by step guide on how to wash human hair clip-in extensions and get them looking their best and feeling fresh.

Step 1: Prepare the hair for washing

As with your natural hair, it’s important to brush or comb the hair before washing to smooth out any tangles or knots so it’s easier to wash. For ease, lay the hair pieces together on a flat surface to do this.

Step 2: Fill sink or bath with lukewarm water

Lay the human hair extensions in a sink or bath of lukewarm water, avoiding getting the clip in sections wet so you can hold them comfortably. It’s easier to wash all of the hair pieces together, rather than individually.

Step 3: Use normal shampoo and conditioner

Mix some shampoo in with the lukewarm water to create a soapy ‘bath’ for the hair and pop the clip-ins in, ensuring that they are thoroughly immersed in the shampoo water.

We have some Additional Lengths hair extension hair care products available on site, including a shampoo and conditioner which have been formulated to cleanse and improve the texture of your hair. For the Remi Cachet hair extensions, there are also some specialised products available that are suitable for use with the human hair extensions. The Remi Cachet Hair Extension Conditioner includes penetrating oils to help nourish the hair and leave it silky soft.

Lift the hair pieces from the sink and drain the water, leaving the wet clip-ins ready for shampoo and conditioner. Rub the product gently into the mid-lengths and ends to cleanse them effectively.

Tip: If your blonde clip-ins are getting brassy, use a purple toned shampoo to cool it down!

Step 4: Rinse

After shampooing and conditioning the hair, rinse thoroughly under a running tap of lukewarm water. Any remaining shampoo or conditioner can leave the hair looking greasy and lank, so make sure you’re rinsing well, until the water runs clear with no bubbles.

Step 5: Squeeze hair to get rid of excess water and brush out tangles

Just as you would with your own natural hair, gently squeeze the water out from top to bottom using a towel to remove most of the moisture. Use a brush or comb to smooth down the hair and ensure there are no tangles.

Tip: You can use a nourishing leave-in conditioner but apply sparingly to avoid a greasy finish.

Step 6: Leave to dry naturally

Set the damp extensions on a flat surface or hang them up to dry naturally. Try to avoid using a hairdryer on your clip-ins because you might damage them, especially if they are synthetic!

Tip: We would recommend that if you wear your clip-in extensions on a daily basis, give them a wash once a week.

If you’d like some more professional advice or help with your clip-in hair extensions, feel free to contact us at Additional Lengths for a chat. For more how-to guides, check out our handy how-to videos for more aftercare tutorials.

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Four Ways To Style Your Hair Extensions

You’ve got your hair extensions for length, volume or both, but now what? Hair extensions needn’t just hang there lifeless, there’s plenty of styles to be experimented with! Here at Additional Lengths, we love seeing different hairstyles created with hair extensions.

The positive of having human hair extensions, like the luxurious ranges from the brand Remi Cachet, is that you’re free to use heated stylers on the hair to create different looks. The looks, such as waves or curls, can then be washed out and you can start again with a new look! You’re also able to use an array of hair products as you don’t have to worry about them damaging the synthetic materials of non-human hair extensions. From texturising spray to shine serum, hair products can really add to the finished style.

Half up, half down

This is such a popular hairstyle because it allows you to have the full length of the underneath hair, whilst keeping the top layer up and off the face. It’s a great look for hair extensions, but be warned that it may show the application joins depending on whether you have clip-in extensions or not. The top part can be tied into a topknot, or left as a partial pony tail.

Image: Stefan Stefancik

Luxurious waves

Make like the Kardashian clan and embrace the luxurious long waves trend. Prep the hair with a heat protectant and use a curling wand on small sections of the hair to create loose waves from the mid-lengths of the hair with extra shine. This is a great way to get more volume and texture into your hair extensions.

Pretty plaits

Plaits are totally having a moment in the hair world lately but they don’t have to give a school girl vibe. Divide the hair into two sections and start your plait high up on the scalp of French braids, or complete two plaits and wrap around the front of the head for a pretty crown style.

Ponytail extensions

We all know the struggle of growing out hair, waiting for it to reach a length that we’re happy with. Or maybe you’ve grown tired of your bob cut and long for lengthier locks. Perhaps for a special occasion you want to completely transform your look. For this, we recommend the ponytail extension. Every girl should have a ready-made high quality ponytail extension ready to attach to your own hair at a minutes notice for an effortlessly sleek look.
Simply use some shine spray or serum to smooth down any flyaways from the crown and sides of the head and attach the hair piece to your own ponytail, while blending with the natural hair. Take a piece of the hair and wrap it around the base to conceal any clips, and secure in place with a hair grip. Just make sure you get the perfect colour match or it won’t look natural!

A pop of colour

Why not mix things up with your hair and experiment with a new colour? Maybe not an entirely new colour, but hints of it throughout the hair. This may be an acquired taste but injecting a pop of colour to your hair using the Additional Lengths clip-in instant colour streaks can be a fabulous way to jazz up a hair style. Opt for contrasting colours, such as turquoise or blue for dark hair, and pink for lighter hair. You could leave the hair down for the most colour, or tie it up or braid the hair so only small sections of colour will be visible.

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There’s so many styles you can create with your human hair extensions, from textured waves to top knots. With Additional Lengths you can achieve your hair goals with the help of high quality extensions.

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