If you’re the kind of person who likes to do things yourself, chances are that you’ve heard about doing your own hair extensions before. While it seems like a complex process, there are actually several different DIY hair extensions that can be done in the comfort of your own home with no prior knowledge or experience. In this article, we’ll look at five of the best DIY hair extensions so you can choose which one will work best for you.
1) Micro rings
Micro rings are a great option for those who want to add length and volume to their hair. The installation process is simple: First, you cut each ring to fit your head. Then, with a needle and thread, you sew them into your hair one by one. Although micro rings are small, they’re also strong, they can hold up to 100 strands of hair. If you have long or thick hair, micro rings may be a good option for you.
2) Crochet braids
This is one of many people’s favorite hair extensions because it’s so easy to do. To get crochet braids, you’ll need to find a stylist who can braid your hair for you, but if you have thick hair that’s difficult to braid yourself, then it might be worth it. The only downside is that crochet braids aren’t as long-lasting as other types of extensions. They usually last about two months before they start to look ratty and thin out.
3) Beaded braids
Braiding hair with beads creates an interesting, nature-inspired look. One downside is that you have to be good at putting beads in; otherwise, it can be a rather annoying process. If you want to give it a try, it’s best if you get help from someone who’s done it before. Otherwise, you might end up spending more time trying to figure out how to put them in than actually doing it.
4) Fishtail Weave
This is a pretty standard extension that many people love. It’s not expensive and you can do it yourself at home. The downside? It doesn’t look as natural as some of the other options. Still, if you’re working with a small budget or just want to try out hair extensions without investing too much, a fishtail weave is a great option. You can buy all of your supplies online, or sometimes even in stores. All you need are some bobby pins and thread. To get started, part your hair down the middle. Divide one side into three sections: top, middle, and bottom. Secure each section by weaving in bobby pins. Then repeat on the other side.
5) Horseshoe braid extension
This type of extension is ideal for medium-length hair that you wish to have longer. Gather your hair at one side of your head, leaving enough space to create a small ponytail. This can be quite tricky and is not suitable for everyone. Your braid should be about 2 inches in diameter so that it’s neat and tight when you secure it together with an elastic band. If necessary, trim any loose or uneven ends from your braid.
In sum, there is no right or wrong answer when it comes to hair extensions. Whether you get synthetic or human, choose them based on your own priorities, yours might not be exactly like someone else’s. Just remember that whichever choice you make, it’s going to require some serious upkeep.