Hair extensions are a great way to add length and volume to thin or fine hair. They can be a quick and easy solution for those looking to change up their hairstyle without committing to cutting or coloring their natural hair. Clip-in extensions are a popular choice because they are easy to install and remove, and they can be adjusted to suit your desired look. In this blog post, we'll go over the basics of using clip-in hair extensions to add length and volume to thin hair.
We were looking for an over-the-top hairstyle to go with this amazing collaboration with Steampunk Wolf Shop and a Micro Me. We came up with this! We start with 4 ponytails and attach a 1/4 of a bundle of braiding hair to each. The top ponytails are braiding into long braids and then pinned in buns. The bottom ponytails each have a 1/4 of the braiding hair added and then we used a small section to wrap the base of the ponytail, hiding the elastic. We then trim the ends bluntly and we’re done.
We were looking for and easy hairstyle that would be comfortable to wear all day and not get super wild or messy. We went with these simple braids using one bundle of braiding hair in this gorgeous rainbow ombré. The trick to this hairstyle is using hair gel throughout the hair on both the top and through to the ends. This will keep the natural hair neat without getting frizzy or fuzzy later in the day.
Let's go through the steps on how to best wear your new mane, Unicorn! We want you to be comfy.
Step 1: Measure length on your crown
Magic Manes fit best when they are placed like a halo around the crown of your head. Place the stretchy cord where you would wear a headband and measure how long the cord should be for the mane to sit nice and comfortably around the crown of your head. Make a little mark on the cord with a marker so you know where to tighten the cord to.
Step 2: Tighten the stretchy cord and snip
Each end of your mane has a small, metal clamp bead. Using a pliers, gently open the clamp by squeezing it the opposite way that it is clamped. You should be able to easily grab the short end of the cord and adjust the length to your mark. Use your pliers to clamp the metal bead. Check the length on the crown of your head and if it fits comfortably, you can snip off the excess cord.
Alternatively, if you don't have a pliers, simply cut the cord right under the metal bead, tighten the length to your mark and tie a tight knot in the cord to hold it in place.
Your stretchy cord can be replaced with a new piece of fishing line anytime by simply knotting it on each end of your mane.
Step 3: Clip up the top portion of your hair
Section of the hair on the crown of your head and clip it up and out of the way. You'll want to play around with styles but generally, the thicker your hair, the less of it you want to be on top of your mane.
Step 4: Add your mane
Place the top of the cord where you would typically wear a headband and the top of the hair matching the part you have created. There shouldn't be a large gap between your hair and the mane.
Step 5: Un-clip and style your hair
Using a comb, blend your own hair over the stretchy cord so that it disappears. Comb your hair over your mane and style it how you like. Be careful applying too hot of an iron to your mane (275 degrees or below - and test a section on the bottom first).