Adding layers to your hairstyle, whether it’s long or short, is a great way to add texture, shape and movement. You can use several criteria to determine whether your hair would look better with short or long layered hairstyles. The main thing to consider here is the shape and size of your face. If you have a long face, you may want to keep your layers shorter, to attract peoples’ eyes upward and to balance the look of your face. Layers of roughly chin length will add extra volume to this area, and minimize the long facial appearance. On the other hand, if your face is round, using long layered hairstyles will help to balance your look out.
If your hair has too much volume, you may want to use medium layered hairstyles to reduce it. These layers will help for breaking up your hair mass and giving it movement, adding more life to your hairstyle. Layers also work well if your hair is long or straight, since it will add more flow and movement, rather than leaving your long hair all one length. If you have a long layered hairstyle, make sure that your shortest hair layer isn’t of a length above your ear lobes.
Short layered hairstyles work especially well for people with curly hair. The layers will help your curls retain their natural body, and also give them a bounce. You can match a blunt fringe with a short layered hairstyle, as long as you make sure that the layers don’t lie above your eyes.
If you’re still trying to decide whether you will look best with a short or long layered hairstyle, remember that the layers you create can also add a sense of width to your face, wherever you need them. If your face is shaped like a heart – that is, narrow at chin level and wide at the temples – you can add layers of hair in the area beside your chin to add extra width to the area. If you have more of a square face, you’ll want to avoid blunt medium layered hairstyles around the chin area. Let some casual wisps fall in that area, and keep the main areas longer.
Layering hair can work for many people. All you need to do is figure out the best way to use layers to accent your facial shape.
Just as your natural hair varies in texture and quality from your friends’, so do clip-in hair extensions. The quality of the hair used in the extensions you buy is a sure way to tell how they will look in your hair. This will also determine how long you may expect your hair extensions to last.
More often than not, hair extensions are made from hair that was originally darker in colour. If you seek a lighter colour, the hair may be stripped of colour, and then re-tinted to the colour you are seeking. Platinum blond extensions that started out as naturally darker hair have gone through the stripping processes and chemical colouring, to get it to that shade. A disadvantage with this type of extension is that it is difficult to colour the hair once again, since it has already been coloured so drastically. Any colour you add to extensions like this may not stay. So it is important to be aware of this before you purchase extensions.
Small curtains of hair, or wefts, may be hand-made or machine-made. They are held together at the top, where you’ll find the clip, and allowed to flow freely at the bottom. Clip-in human hair extensions should be of the finest quality that you can afford. This will ensure that your extensions will look the best and last the longest. Virgin hair or raw hair may be harder to find, but they are usually worth the extra expense, if you can locate them.
The crown of your own hair will cover the clips of the extensions, which allows them to blend in easily with your natural hair. The number of extensions you’ll need depends on how thin or long your own hair is, and how much thicker and longer you want it to be.
Washing and conditioning human hair extensions is done in the same manner as you wash your own hair. This will keep them clean and natural-looking. Above all, it is important that you moisturize your hair extensions because they don’t have a source of natural oils any longer. If you look after your hair extensions, and take care of them properly, they will give you months of longer and fuller hair.