Back to School Hair Extensions Guide
It’s here again. Long, lazy days of lying on the beach and jumping in the waves are coming to an end, and the back to school season is right around the corner. But don’t let that get you down. It’s also the time to plan new looks and hairstyles that won’t get washed up and matted down by muggy days and moisture!
One of the most fun (and easiest) ways to change up your look and wow at the first day of school is with hair extensions. Extensions compliment your already beautiful natural look and can add volume, length, and color, depending on how you want to look and what you want to achieve with your hair.
Get inspired with the tips and tricks from our back to school hair extensions guide and make effortless style your signature look this fall.
The Different Types of Hair Extensions
Hair extensions are incredibly versatile and range from providing a temporary change for a special event, to semi-permanent results that can last for months.
The type of hair extension you choose will depend on how long you want the style to last, the level of care you’re willing to put in, and your budget.
· Clip-in hair extensions
Clip-in hair extensions are quite possibly the most popular type of hair extension because they are so easy to use. Simply pop open the clips at the base of the extension and attach them to your hair. When you’re ready to shower or go to bed, simply un-clip them out of your hair. Clip-in extensions need to be taken out every day, but the upside is that you don’t need to commit to a certain style any longer than you want to.
· Tape-in hair extensions
Tape-in extensions are lightweight and easily hidden within your hair. They are made with a thin strip of transparent tape that presses against strands of your natural hair. Tape-in extensions should be applied by a hair stylist for best results, and can be reused for 3–4 applications. Every 10–12 weeks, make a trip back to the salon and have your extensions moved up in your hair, to account for any new growth.
· Micro loop/micro bead hair extensions
Micro loop/micro bead extensions need to be put in by a professional hair dresser, but offer a more permanent hair extension solution that can stay in the hair for 6–9 months. They don’t use damaging glue, adhesive, or heat and keep your natural hair beautiful and healthy.
· Fusion/pre-bonded hair extensions
Fusion, or pre-bonded, hair extensions are made up of strands of hair that are pre-tipped with a keratin bond. This bond is attached to natural hair by heating it. Whether you want to add inches to your hair, or different colors and tones, you will love the natural, long lasting results of pre-bonded hair extensions.
Whether you have slow-growing hair, thinning hair, or you simply want to boost your style and have fun with new looks, hair extensions can make your hair goals a reality with little effort and no damaging chemicals. You can also avoid damaging your natural hair with styling tools by using pre-curled and wavy hair extensions.
Top Trending Back to School Hairstyles
Hair extensions can turn your look from blah to wow in a matter of minutes. Whether you’re seeking added length, more volume, or a different color, hair extensions can help you match your look to your personality, without harmful chemicals or dyes, or hours of prep every morning.
Try these hot hair styles this back to school season!
· Top knot half-up style
Part your hair horizontally at your temples. Grab a ponytail holder and wrap your hair into a messy bun. Pull it apart slightly to add volume and give that “I just woke up like this” impression. Hair extensions can add length to your hair and add more hair to work with to create this blown-out look.
· Reverse braided bun
Take the top knot trend to a stylish new level with a reverse braid starting at the neck and working it up into a top bun. Insert clip-in extensions upside down to get everything flowing upwards in the right direction.
· Chunky French braid or fishtail braid
Braids are super trendy right now, but with only natural hair to work with, they can end up looking super skinny. Use hair extensions to plump up your natural hair and create large, chunky braids.
Pull the top half of your hair into a half up half down style high up on your head and wrap a piece of hair around the ponytail holder. This style is very feminine and flirty and to get that lush, full look, use hair extensions to add volume and thickness.
· Special event styling ideas
Use hair extensions to give yourself a gorgeous, red carpet-ready look for prom and homecoming, college parties, and even just for fun sporting events. Pop in the colors of your high school or college team, and add curls, length, and volume for beautiful up-dos and down styles for dances.
Caring for Your Hair Extensions
With a bit of care and love, your hair extensions can last for a long time looking shiny and healthy.
· Take out clip-in hair extensions every night before bed and brush them gently
· Shampoo extensions only as needed, using a gentle shampoo formula made without harsh ingredients like sulfates
· Brush hair extensions everyday to prevent tangles
· Keep tape-in extensions away from water for an extended period of time
· Avoid rubbing your tape-in and micro loop hair extensions at the base when shampooing
· Keep lotions and oils away from the top of tape-in extensions
· Let hair extensions air dry, and use a weekly leave-in conditioner to keep them moisturized and to prevent heat damage from styling tools
Start the new year with a bang this back to school season with fun, new looks using hair extensions. You will absolutely love the fullness and length you can achieve with hair extensions, and the best part is, no one will know it isn’t your natural hair!
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