Whether you love a long and thick ponytail or soft waves that frame your face, clip in hair extensions can transform your locks in a matter of minutes. To avoid any awkward slip ups, we’ve put together a handy guide that will teach you how to wear your hair extensions discreetly, whether you have very short hair or a ponytail that’s as long as Ariana Grande’s!
How to hide extensions in very short hair
If you have short or thin hair and you’re looking for extra volume, thickness, dimension and bounce, hair extensions will help you nail any look you desire. Before you transform your look and create an Insta-worthy hairdo, you’ll need to learn how to hide your short hair under hair extensions.
Step 1 — Choosing the right colour
The first step to ensuring your clip ins remain invisible is choosing a colour and tone that matches and blends with your natural hair. For example, if your hair is multiple shades of blonde, you may need to purchase more than one set in complementary colours to achieve a natural-looking blend. If you have ombre or balayage hair, we offer a beautiful range of 8 ombre colours to suit gradual colour changes from the roots to the ends. Tip: Always match your hair extensions to the ends of your natural hair, not the roots. Then, you’ll be ready when it comes time to learn how to hide short hair under extensions or how to hide clip in hair extensions in thin hair.
Step 2 — Consider the density of your hair
You will need enough hair extensions to cover the density and length of your natural hair, and more if you’re wanting a dramatic transformation or going from really short to long. Showpony clip in hair extensions come with 7 pieces of 20” (50cm) hair, weighing a total of 110 grams. Customise your application with as little or as many clip in hair extensions needed to complete your look.
Step 3 — Styling is the key to perfection
If you’ve been wondering how to hide hair extensions in very short hair, careful styling is the key to success. To conceal hair extensions while adding dimension and creating layers of texture, use a curling iron to style each piece with your natural hair, so they blend effortlessly. Curl your shorter strands with your longer strands and use a straightener if you need to shape any short ends inwards. If you’re hoping to nail a half-up, half-down hairdo, don’t forget to tease your roots to add some more grip to your natural hair before applying clip in hair extensions to the base of your scalp.
How to hide hair extensions in a ponytail
We all love a voluminous ponytail with high shine and endless bounce. If you’re sporting a high impact updo, learning how to hide extensions when putting your hair up will ensure those clips will remain undetected. For best results, we recommend using the 3in1 Hair Extension as a ponytail.
- Brush all of your hair into a high ponytail on the top of your head and secure with an elastic band.
- The outer edges of your 3in1 Hair Extension contains a loop – insert a bobby pin here.
- Push the bobby pin on one end into the base of your ponytail, under the elastic.
- Firmly wrap the top edge of your 3in1 Hair Extension around the base of your ponytail.
- Secure the final loop into the base of your ponytail with the last bobby pin (add extra bobby pins if required).
- To disguise the seam between the hair extensions and your natural hair, take a 2cm section of the ends of the hair extensions and wrap around the base of your ponytail.
- Secure with a bobby pin and smooth down any fly aways with hair spray.
Once the ponytail feels secure, spray the 3in1 Hair Extension with some heat protectant spray before using a curling iron to add subtle or dramatic waves, or keep your pony sleek and straight! Whatever style you choose, when you know how to hide clip in hair extensions, you can rock any high or low ponytail of your choosing.
Shop Showpony’s collection of clip in hair extensions online today
If you want to add length, volume, thickness or that wow factor to your next hairdo, Showpony offers a premium collection of human hair extensions that can be heat styled, washed and reused for easy, non-committal hair changes. Shop our 3in1 Hair Extension Box Set made from beautiful Remy A+ human hair or explore our range of premium clip ins and ponytail hairpieces online today.