A Guide to Getting More Volume With Hair Extensions

Looking to add va-va-voom volume to your flat, thin, or limp hair? You’re not alone. We all want to rock those celebrity-style, alluring, and voluminous looks. But not all of us are lucky enough to have naturally thick, lustrous hair.

Fortunately, there’s a simple secret behind those voluminous lobs, thick braids, and great curls that you see on celebrities — hair extensions!

Say goodbye to your dull, flat hair and welcome a head full of thick hair. Yes, hair extensions are not only meant to add length to your hair, but they can even give your tresses a noticeable volume boost. 

But what if you have thin hair? What extensions are best for thin hair? We recommend tape-in extensions for thin and fine hair. But you can also apply clip-in extensions to thin hair. Clip-ins can be easily inserted and removed and won’t damage hair that’s already been processed or damaged. 

Once you pick the right extensions for you, use these tips and tricks to add more volume to your hair:

Volume With Hair Extensions

Trim Your Hair Extensions

The key to getting more volume with hair extensions is to trim them to your own hair’s length. We suggest cutting the wefts only if you’re looking for volume. If you also want to add length to your hair, avoid trimming your extensions. 

You don’t need to cut all of the wefts that come in your extensions’ set. Instead, trimming a few wefts is enough to make your hair look thick and voluminous. But if you want to get a huge volume boost, then you can trim your entire set of extensions. 

Remy human hair extensions are inherently straight. As such, you must straighten your natural hair before cutting the extensions so that the textures can match. Also, make sure to trim the extensions one weft at a time. 

Start by running the scissors horizontally on the hair so that the trimming is done straight. Next, trim vertically along the end of the locks so they’re feathered. This is vital for making your hair extensions look natural. If you’re hesitant, you can always bring your extensions to a professional stylist for the best results.

Wash Your Extensions With a Volumizing Shampoo

We recommend washing your extensions with a volumizing shampoo to give your hair a volume boost from the roots to the ends. Volumizing shampoos open up the hair cuticle and make the hair look thicker. But make sure to choose a shampoo with a mild conditioning formula. 

Do not use extra creamy shampoos on thin hair because they will pull your hair down, making it flat and lifeless. Also, ensure that your shampoos, conditioners, and other products are free of sulfates and alcohol. 

Apply Texturizing Spray and Dry Shampoo to the Extensions

After washing your extensions, it’s a good idea to apply texturizing spray to the wet hair before blow-drying. And to add some more light hold, sprinkle some dry shampoo on your extensions. You can then blow-dry the wefts as you usually do and see the instant difference it makes to your hair volume. 

Give Your Hair a Blowout

Have you wondered why your hair looks so voluminous and bouncy after you leave the salon? Well, it all comes down to blowouts. We suggest you research how stylists do the perfect blowout and then replicate the same at home. 

Give your hair a blowout with a big barrel-round brush to achieve that lovely, bouncy, thick, and voluminous hair every time. Here’s a trick for the perfect blow-dry: Flip your hair and then give it a blowout. Once done, you can flip your hair back and get the perfect volume in minutes. 

Tease the Hair a Bit

Teasing your hair at the root can give it an instant lift. One way to achieve oomph is to backcomb your hair at the roots until you get your desired volume. Also, teasing the hair will add more hold and grip to the extensions. This is especially helpful if your hair is on the fine side and the wefts tend to slide down. Teasing at the roots will help keep the wefts secure in place. 

Wear Your Extensions Upside Down

This may sound tricky, but clip-in hair extensions aren’t complicated to wear this way. This is perfect for women who love to wear their hair up and wish to add more volume.

Simply clip-on the wefts upside down against the hair roots instead of applying them straight on your hairline. This will add extra volume and thickness to your hair. The best part: your hair will look fully natural. 

Wondering just how many extensions can change up your look? We suggest snapping some hair extensions before and after thin hair photos to see the difference this trick can make to your hair. 

If the volume is your main hair woe, turn to ZALA for extensions that will add fullness to your locks. Browse through our before and after photos to decide which style is best for you.

February 11, 2022
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