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Blending short layered hair with long extensions

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Topic: Blending short layered hair with long extensions
Posted By: Elle2280
Subject: Blending short layered hair with long extensions
Date Posted: September 18 2007 at 6:16pm
I got my sister to install 18inch light brown microring hair for me. I have short hair, layered, dark brown underneath and blonde streaked/light brown on top. I dont think she put enough hair in because you could still see my short dark hair underneath, and on top, my own layered hair stopped just above ear length, and just sort of sat there on top of the extensions like a silly looking "cap". How on earth do I get them to blend in? You could really tell where my own hair was and the extensions began. I took the extensions out and am going to try again, but I'm going to get dark brown hair for underneath, to disguise my own short dark hair, and the same light brown on top because I dont like my hair too dark, but I dont want to waste more money. Help!

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Micro-rings, second attempt.



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Posted By: malibu
Date Posted: September 18 2007 at 6:39pm
Hey Elle! Welcome to the forumTongue
The more you put in the better it will blend, especially since your hair is short.
Can you post pictures so we can get a better idea of what ya got?


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Posted By: Elle2280
Date Posted: September 18 2007 at 6:53pm
I didn't even take a picture of the hair extensions before I took them out, but I can post a picture of my short hair without the extensions so you know what I have to work with. It looked great from the front, but from the back it was a trainwreck! I had 125 extensions in altogether.  Might need 200 I reckon.  Also how do you wash your hair with them in? I was too scared in case they fell out! 

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Micro-rings, second attempt.


Posted By: Elle2280
Date Posted: September 18 2007 at 6:54pm
Also, someone suggested I have the extensions layered at the back , sort of chopped into to. Does this sound right? 

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Micro-rings, second attempt.


Posted By: oh*so*sassy
Date Posted: September 18 2007 at 6:58pm
How short is your hair?
With shorter hair, it is important to both use a lot of hair (especially since you want to use 18" long extensions hair) and to get your bond or rows high enough. To blend well, you will probably have to use at least 6 oz. of hair, and have rows up very close to your crown and top part in yoru hair. As high as you can go.
The shorter your hair is and the longer you try to get the length to be, the more hair you will need to use and the higher up the bonds will need to be in order to blend well.
Layering does also help. slight graduated layers can do wonders for blending.  Also- styling, be it with a flat iron or curls, can help as well.
It sounds to me like you may need more hair and higher rows.


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Posted By: Elle2280
Date Posted: September 18 2007 at 7:06pm
Thanks girls, it's great to have people to talk to about this! I really want this to work and look good! My hair is to the nape of my neck, just short of reaching my shoulders. I used to have waist length hair, and over the years just got shorter and shorter, and after my husband and I broke up I got it cut really short as a sort of therapy. Now I hate it!

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Micro-rings, second attempt.


Posted By: oh*so*sassy
Date Posted: September 18 2007 at 7:11pm
Oh that's not so short. You can make it work.
Try a bit more hair, and higher rows. As high as you can go without them being really detectable.
Another option for you is to try the weft methods. While strand-by-strand can give you good coverage, it is often easier to get more full coverage with wefts. Or you can mix the two. In my experience, weft methods (be it adhesive tapes, bonding with Liquid Gold, clips ins, sew-ins, etc) have provided fuller coverage and made for easier blending when my hair was shorter.
Good luck! I know you will be able to get them to work well. Then you'll be addicted! Evil%20Smile


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Posted By: malibu
Date Posted: September 18 2007 at 8:03pm
Cool, your hair isn't too short at all. I was thinking it was really short.
I agree with Sassy, the weft method might be better and much easier too.


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