Are short hair extensions possible?
Are you dreaming of having beautiful and long hair, but unfortunately your natural hair is thin and won't grow? Or maybe you've decided to go for a short cut, after which you've noticed that it's not for you after all and you would like to return to having long hair as soon as possible? Hair extensions can be a lifesaver. This solution is becoming more and more popular all over the world, including in Britain. The biggest advantage that short hair extensions can bring is certainly the immediately visible effect. Importantly, by using the highest quality natural hair, there is no way to distinguish individual strands from your own.
How to extend short hair?
Why wait many months if you can have the hairstyle of your dreams in a matter of hours? Short hair extensions will magically transform your appearance and allow you to quickly achieve the effect of healthy and naturally thick hair. Modern solutions used in hair extensions make it possible to extend hair as short as 15 cm without any problem, yet the hair extensions should not be longer than 60 cm then.
Some stylists believe that short hair extensions aren't a good idea as the effect of such a treatment may not be satisfactory. However, it is possible and there are professionals performing hair extensions as short as 5 or 10 centimetres. This news will certainly please many women. This solution allows you to avoid the tedious waiting time for the hair to grow back on its own.
Short hair extensions - what to consider?
There are several methods of short hair extensions. Choosing the right one is an individual matter. When deciding on any of them, we usually take into account the budget we have and the result we want to achieve. Depending on the type of method chosen, the duration of the desired effect is also different.
Short hair extensions - which hair to choose?
Short hair extensions will completely transform our hairstyle in just a few hours. The treatment involves attaching new strands of hair - we strongly recommend natural ones - in such a way that they match our own as closely as possible. The choice between natural and synthetic extensions isn't just a question of price. Natural extensions are definitely a more expensive solution, but they are the only way to get the desired result of a natural-looking hairstyle.
Additional advantages of natural extensions are that they are more resistant to mechanical damage (drying, straightening), nicer to the touch, easier to care for and more durable. Natural hair can be dyed without any problems. They are also - unlike synthetic hair - easy to style and curl.
Selected methods of short hair extensions
The tape-in method involves attaching strands of hair with silicone tapes. The extensions are placed flat under the naturally growing hair on the head, creating a "sandwich". The roots in such hair are visible after about 3-4 weeks. Then you need to dissolve the joints with a special substance and reattach the extensions. The hair can be "moved" up to three times in this way. After this time, both the tape and the extensions should be replaced.
The keratin method is a versatile method that allows for both hair thickening and extensions. The extensions are attached with a silicone seal. This is the most popular method of short hair extensions. The effect lasts from 3 to 6 months. The best results will be obtained by using natural, Slavic hair.
In the case of the nano ring method, extremely thin and completely invisible rings made of copper or aluminium are used to attach hair extensions. Using a special crochet hook, the ring is put on a natural strand of hair, and then the extensions are attached and tightened with pliers.
An innovative and still relatively unknown method is laser hair extensions. With the help of a laser beam, nano-connections are made, by use of which the hair extensions are attached to the naturally growing hair in a very discreet way. However, this method is much more expensive than the others. Nevertheless, it is ideal for very short hair extensions, starting from 5 cm.
How much do short hair extensions cost?
The cost in this case is also a very individual matter. The treatment of short hair extensions can be performed at the lowest cost at home, using appropriate products. In such a case, we usually use the clip-in method, which is the attachment of hair with special clips. Then our budget shouldn't exceed 100 pounds. However, this isn’t a good solution for very short hair. It is worth entrusting this treatment to a specialist to enjoy the effects of healthy and natural-looking hair.
The price for short hair extensions depends primarily on the chosen method, but also the length and number of attached extensions. For example, in the case of the keratin method, hair is sold in bundles, the price of which is between £30 and £80. On top of that, you need to add the necessary accessories and the cost of having a specialist perform the service. However, the total cost shouldn't exceed £500.