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How To Put In Hair Extensions

by | Feb 6, 2020 | Hair Extension Articles

How To Put In Hair Extensions


How to Make Clip-In Hair Extensions Look Natural by Malaysia Hair Imports 

-Style your extensions and the natural hair together

As mentioned styling, your extensions with your natural hair using a curling iron gives a more seamless, natural-looking appearance.How To Put In Hair Extensions

-Trim your extensions

Take your extensions to a professional. They will be able to trim and layer your extensions and your own hair to create a unified style that blends together perfectly.


How To Put In Hair Extensions

-Select the right color for your hair extensions

For the most natural look, select a color that is similar to your own hair color. Typically, extensions that are up to 2 shades lighter or darker than your own hair will give a natural look. You can also dye your hair to better match your extensions, or, if you have human hair extensions, they can often be dyed or highlighted to blend better with your own hair.

Make sure that you take your human hair extensions to a professional to be dyed, and note that dying extensions can potentially shorten their lifespan. For more information on selecting the correct hair color, contact us

-Select extensions that are similar to your natural hair

For instance, if you have thin hair, select extensions that are on the thinner side, such as hair toppers If you have thicker hair, select thicker extensions. This will give the most natural look possible.  How To Put In Hair Extensions

Human Hair Extensions


  • Human hair can be styled to perfectly blend with your natural hair to give a natural look.
  • Human hair extensions can be dyed or permed by a professional to more closely match your natural hair.
  • With proper care, human hair lasts longer than synthetic hair, with a lifespan of a year.




Weave / Track / Sew-In Hair Extensions:

This process consists of braiding tracks of hair extensions to a braid on your natural crown of hair using a needle and thread.

Application Type: Semi-Permanent

Application Time: 2-5 hours

Lifespan: 2-3 months

Cost: $50-$600



Keratin Glue / Fusion Hair Extensions:

Keratin glue is pre-applied on top of small bundles of hair. The glue on top of each bundle is then melted with a heat gun in rows near the root of the natural hair, fusing the hair bundles to your own hair.

Application Type: Semi-Permanent

Application Time: 3-5 hours

Lifespan: 2-6 months, depending on how quickly your hair grows and how well you take care of your extensions.

Cost: $500-$1000



Tape-In Hair Extensions:

A kind of tape that’s made specifically for hair is first pre-taped to wefts of hair extensions, then taped to the root of the hair.

Application Type: Semi Permanent

Application Time: 30 minutes – 1 hour

Lifespan: 1-2 months

Cost: $250-$500


Micro Link / Micro Bead Hair Extensions

Small wefts of hair are attached to your own hair via a bead or “link.” Your own hair is pulled through the link, which is then clamped down near the root.

Application Type: Semi-Permanent

Application Time: 2-3 hours

Lifespan: 5-8 weeks

Cost: $350-$500


Hair Pieces:

If you don’t have enough natural length to pull off a bun or long braid, you can add a hair piece like a faux bun, braid, or ponytail.

Application Type: Temporary

Application Time: Less than 5 minutes

Lifespan: Over a year

Cost: $90-$200


Clip-In Hair Extensions:

Clip-In hair extensions are wefts of either human or synthetic hair on a silicone or fabric base. They are attached to the hair via small, comb-like clips.

Application Type: Temporary

Application Time: 30 minutes or less

Lifespan: 3 months-1 year depending on the type of hair and treatment of the extensions.

Cost: $120-$350


How to Apply Tape-In Hair Extensions

With a little practice, applying tape-in hair extensions is pretty easy. Before we get started, here are a few helpful tips to remember.

Use a friend. This is not mandatory, but it will definitely be quicker and easier if you have another set of eyes and hands. If you don’t have any friends (sad face) you can use two mirrors to see the back of your head and do it yourself. How To Put In Hair Extensions

Be aware of placement. You don’t want to put your extensions too close to the edge of your scalp (by your face and stuff), lest they be seen. Also, avoid putting them too high up towards your part! How To Put In Hair Extensions

Sticky to sticky. You’re going to be sandwiching a layer of your hair between two extensions. Make sure the sticky bits from the top and bottom extension are touching each other, for maximum adherence.

1. Wash Your Hair

Make sure your mop is clean before you try to stick stuff to it. Wash and dry your hair completely before starting. That way, your extensions will last longer! If you have dirty hair when you’re trying to adhere to the wefts, they’ll come out quicker, usually at the worst time possible. Like when you’re standing with your friends and running your fingers through your hair, and suddenly a giant patch comes out in your hand.


2. Section (Bottom to Top)

It’s easiest to start from the bottom of your scalp and work your way up. Start your first row an inch or two up from the bottom of your scalp. Using a comb, part your hair evenly. Pull the top half up and secure it, leaving the bottom half hanging down.


3. Gather a Very Thin Section of Your Hair

Notice how “very” is emphasized. This section of hair is going to be sandwiched between two extensions. It’s important that the adhesive “tape” on the top extension touches that of the bottom extension so that the two stick together. Use your comb to get a nice even section, that is as wide as one of your extension wefts.

4. Attach Hair Extension

A good way to tell if your section is thin enough is to attach the bottom extension in place, flush against your scalp. Once you’ve done that, use your finger to see if you can feel the stickiness of the tape through your own layer of hair. If not, use your comb to carefully pull some of your hair off of the tape. When you can feel sticky, attach the top extension.

Press the top and bottom wefts together firmly, for about 20 seconds. Just make super extra sure that they’re stuck to each other, so water won’t get between them while you’re showering and make them come out.

You’ll get the hang of it as you keep working. As mentioned earlier, don’t put the wefts too close to the edges of your scalp—then everyone will see where they attach, and they’ll know you’re a fraud! How To Put In Hair Extensions

5. Repeat!

Make sure you place the wefts right next to each other, avoiding gaps. When I was finished, I had 5 rows of wefts going up my scalp. You have to be extra careful not to place the wefts too high on your scalp because that also puts them at risk of being visible. How To Put In Hair Extensions

I got it done in about two hours, but I was also working by myself. It’s quicker and easier with a friend! How To Put In Hair Extensions


6. Cut and Style

If your hair is a bit longer than mine, and already layered, you shouldn’t have problems blending your hair into your new extensions. However, if you have a short, blunt cut, you’re going to have to do some trimming. As you can see below, long extensions and short hair look stupid. How To Put In Hair Extensions

You may want to see someone for the cutting aspect, but again, if you’re good with arty things then you can probably cut your own hair. I’ve been doing it for ages, and it seems to be a lot like sculpting. How To Put In Hair Extensions

What I did was layer the extensions, so that the length of my hair faded in nicely to my 20-inch extensions. I ended up looking super-scene when finished. How To Put In Hair Extensions



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