Hiding Hair Extensions: Tips & Tricks
Babes, have you ever spent time doing your hair to look in the mirror and see your hair extensions showing? When it comes to hair extensions, I know it can be overwhelming especially hiding hair extensions. Luckily today I am sharing my tips and tricks to hiding hair extensions quick. I get asked all the time if I have any tips and tricks to hiding extensions and so I figured why not put together a post all about it! If you are new around here I am completely obsessed with my extensions, I can’t live without them. They are a high maintenance thing that keeps my everyday life low maintenance. I can’t rave about them enough and I am an open book when it comes to them. (Please know I am not a stylist, and you should always consult with a stylist that is trained and educated in extensions)
Let’s chat all about hiding your extensions shall we!?
Hiding Hair Extensions 101:
T I P S :
1 – It will take some practice if you are new to extensions. There is for sure a learning curve to them and that is okay! Get comfortable with things like a pony tail first, don’t jump into big braids, etc. Keep it simple and it will keep you less stressed I promise.
2 – Different types hide differently. I have natural beaded rows right now and they are 2 rows of big wefts that go all the way from one side of my head to the other in a row. These for me are the easiest to hide. Tape in extensions and I-Tip are lots of smaller wefts/pieces so they take a little bit more work to hide.
3 – Not every type of extension can be hidden all together. I can do the most styles with my natural beaded rows, but I really have to work hard on braided pigtails or anything with a part down the back of my head.
T R I C K S :
1 – Learn the placement of your extensions. When you go to make sure they are all hidden, start with the ones in the front of your head and then move toward the back. You have more hair in the back of your head so it is a little easier to hide them back there.
2 – If doing a half up hairstyle, trace the extensions with your finger when pulling back your hair. Leave enough hair above them that they are covered. I always try to have a 1/4 inch of hair above my extensions to cover them.
3 – When wearing high pony tails, flip your head over. This makes the wefts flip directions and you aren’t fighting them as much as if you try to finger comb your hair up on the top of your head.
4 – When braiding your hair don’t worry about them when you are initially braiding. Let them be and then when you pancake (always pancake with extensions) your braid to make it look more full, hide them then. You won’t have as many to hide and will have more space to hide them.
5 – Don’t stress it or over think it. If they are poking out a tiny bit more often than not no one even notices. I swear I always had one that was poking out a tiny bit here or there. You can make yourself crazy trying to hide all of them, just embrace them and roll with it!