Dealing with extensions is often a love/hate relationship which seemingly never ends. While extensions can often give hair body and bounce, there is nothing worse than seeing your tracks or clip-ins exposed on the scalp. If you love the benefits of long hair but don’t quite know how to style it, then the following hairstyles might be of inspiration to you.
1. Half up, half down
This classic hairstyle is perfect for girls with any type of extensions in their hair. Simply comb through the hair and tie a thin band over the top half. You can also experiment and with bobby pins for a low-key look or even braids or a messy bun which takes the focus off the rest of the hair.
2. Simple braid
One simple braid starting from the nape of the neck is perfect to keep extensions tangle-free all day. Brush through the hair, and start a neat braid ensuring that clip-ins, weaves or bonds aren’t peeking through. Use a light spritz of hair spray or texturising cream to keep flyaways in place.
3. Messy bun
A low, loose bun is another great way to style your extensions without ruining the texture of your hair. This hairstyle is elegant and is a safe choice if you have a formal event coming up, or even something you can wear to work.
4. Voluminous curls
This style will work best on hair which isn’t freshly washed, so spritz your ends with a light sea-salt spray for some texture. Then curl the ends with a curling wand with a 30′ barrel. This will result in bigger, bouncier curls. A headband will hide any exposed tracks, and blend the natural hair and extensions together.
5. Side pony
A classic side ponytail is super easy to wear, and perfect for girls who wear clip-in extensions. Simply pull all the hair to one side and fasten with a hair tie. Just make sure that the clip-in’s are well blended into the natural hairline.
6. Milkmaid braids
A hairstyle which is perfect for the warmer months, this works best with extensions which are naturally curly (since they don’t require additional heat). Start by creating two braids behind the ears, then interlock them across the hairline. Bobby pins will secure the entire look into place.
Switch up your look by using various hair accessories if you’re worried about any extensions being exposed throughout the day or night. Thin wrap scarves are perfect since they will instantly give your hairstyle a modern bohemian look, but also conceal any problem areas.
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