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How to Choose the Correct Length of Hair Extensions

How to Choose the Correct Length of Hair Extensions

Posted by Santana Fell on Dec 22, 2023

Are you tired of your short hair and dreaming of enviable lengths? We understand that growing your natural hair out can be a challenging experience requiring dedication, patience, and care. For some women, long hair remains an unachieved dream, a desire that is not really in their control, or is it?

While there is only so much we can do to propel natural hair growth, there is one sure-shot way of getting longer hair almost instantly. No, it does not include consuming a magical potion, but it surely grants your wish for gorgeous long tresses.

If you haven't deciphered what we are talking about yet, it's the hugely acclaimed human hair extensions worn by celebrities and flaunted by most contemporary women today.

No more waiting for long periods to see little to no hair growth. Instead, add some hair extensions to your bio hair and see how your locks transform from dull and limp to voluminous, long, and free-flowing, enhancing your hairstyles like never before.

Hair extensions are a game-changer in the world of hairstyling. They offer a quick and effective solution for those seeking a change in the appearance of their thinning hair. If you want long, flowy locks with a different hairstyle for every occasion, you must make hair extensions your best friend. They can be your secret weapon for gorgeous hairstyles and beautiful hair transitions. Be ready for compliments galore!

Fashion enthusiast or not, hair extensions are a must-try for a stunning makeover. They boast volume, length, texture and a range of hair colors to suit your natural hair shade or give your hair a chic dimensional look with highlights, lowlights, ombre, and the like.

One of the best parts of using hair extensions with your natural hair is to see the blend between your own hair and the extension remain so seamless that no one will guess you are using hair extensions.

Navigating the world of the best hair extensions for women is a fun experience that lets you know what works best for your hair and appearance. The key lies in choosing the correct extension length to suit your natural hair.

Here are some key factors to consider when purchasing the best human hair extensions to add density, volume and thickness to your natural:

Hair Extension Lengths available at Superhairpieces:

Hair Extension Lengths

At Superhairpieces, we provide varying hair lengths for our human hair extensions to suit different preferences and styles. Here's a breakdown for your better understanding of these lengths:

14-inch hair extensions: This length is ideal for adding volume and dimension while creating a fuller look for people with short or very short hair. It can also be used to get a natural layered look for women with longer hair. Reaching the shoulders and just below, this length is perfect for keeping their length the same or adding length and texture. Get versatile, chic haircuts and styles like bobs, subtle waves, or a sleek brush-back look with these short hair extensions. Use them for a sophisticated charm for casual day outings or formal events.

16-inch hair extensions: These hair extensions give you length up to your upper back. They are a popular choice for those who want to achieve a thick, natural hair everyday look. You can also play around with different styles like light curls, half-up half-down styles, or a sleek straight look.

18-inch hair extensions: This length is great for adding length and creating any mid-length style. It's perfect for those who want a slightly longer look without going too dramatic. Think chic updos, braids, wavy hair looks, and the like.

20-inch hair extensions: This length is perfect for achieving a longer, more defined, voluminous hair look. It's great for those who want to make a statement with their hair and can be a fantastic accessory for special occasions. Get those captivating hairstyles flowing!

22-inch hair extensions: This length offers a slightly longer look that passes the middle of your back. It's perfect for those who want a more glamorous and luxurious hairstyle that leaves enough room to get creative and show off your hairstyling skills.

24-inch hair extensions: These are the longest hair extensions available at Superhairpieces. They create a graceful, eye-catching look. It's perfect for special occasions or for those who love to have long, flowing locks that seem to flirt with the curves of your hips.

Types of human hair extensions at Superhairpieces

We offer a range of different types of human hair extensions available in various colors and lengths.

Things to remember before selecting the correct length of hair extensions

Now that you know the extension lengths and types, selecting the correct length for your hair is the most crucial part of the purchasing process.

One key point to keep in mind when considering the length of your extensions is that they will not be applied from the hairline. No matter which type of hair extension you use, they are all applied starting from ear level downwards.

Their placement and the wearer’s height affect where the extensions reach on your back. So, the same extension can look longer on a short girl and shorter on a tall girl.

While choosing the best hair extensions and hair length for you, keep some room for styling and trimming, as they may be needed for a cohesive look.

Pro tip: Only use a nylon bristle brush to comb your hair extensions.

Choosing the correct length of hair extensions

how to select the correct length of hair extensions

The golden rule of thumb is to choose hair extensions according to your natural hair length, desired look, and lifestyle. For example, if you have extremely curly hair, there is no point in taking a super straight hair extension. You can definitely style them, but if you want to use them regularly, extensive heat styling can damage the hair strands.

Also, avoid hair extensions that are significantly longer than your bio hair. This will create a fake look and be obviously disconnected from your natural hair. Instead, opt for hair extensions that are a maximum of 3-4 inches longer than your own hair. This way, the blend between your hair and the extensions will look more natural.

To use hair extensions, your bio hair should be at least 6-8 inches so that the attachment area can be concealed seamlessly.

Choose your extensions wisely. If you have thin hair, don't go for heavy hair extensions like machine wefts. They will be easily noticeable and too heavy for your strands, ultimately leading to hair breakage and hair loss.

Depending on the length and density you want to achieve, you may need to use more than one pack of hair extensions and sometimes use 2 to 3 different lengths to achieve your desired hairstyles.

Get a professional hair extension stylist

professional hair extension stylist

Getting a professional hair stylist to attach your hair extensions (except clip-in hair extensions) is the best advice we can give you. It is otherwise quite challenging to do it yourself, especially toward the back of your head.

If you are still trying to decide which hair extension length to choose, you can experiment with different lengths of clip-in extensions, as they are the easiest to use and remove. Otherwise, you can get a professional consultation from hair extension stylists to see which type and length of hair extensions would suit you best.

Get your hands on the best high-quality human hair extensions at Superhaipieces that wil make you radiate elegance and create an unforgettable look.

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