My extensions don't blend with my hair. How can I blend them in?

We're really sorry to hear that you're experiencing difficulty blending in your extensions. We're here to help! We'll walk you through some key tips and tricks that will help your extensions blend in more naturally with your hair type or hair cut. 

Why are my extensions not blending?

There are multiple reasons why your extensions may not be blending. One of the most important factors that we let our customers know is that everyone has a different hair type and cut. While some customers can pull off clipping in their Luxies straight out of the box and it looking fantastic, other customers may need to put in a little bit more work in order to fully customize their set to have it match their hair perfectly. For example, if you have lots of layers throughout your hair, odds are you will have to layer your extensions so that it matches in with those layers. 

Why else may your extensions not be blending? We'll list a few common reasons.

  • The incorrect weight was purchased for your hair type. Interested in learning how to pick the right set for you? Check out this support article.
  • The incorrect weight was purchased for your hair length
  • You have a unique hair cut like a lob or blunt cut. 

What can I do to make them blend in better?

There are certain tips and tricks you can try depending on the scenario to help your extensions blend in more naturally with your hair. We'll break it down into categories.

Short Hair

Short haired girls will need to put in a bit more work in order to have their extensions blend in naturally with their hair length. We'll share a few of our tips and tricks that have worked best for many of our short-haired customers. 

If you're a visual learner, check out Milana's video below where she shows how to clip in, trim and layer her 220g Ash Blonde Luxy Hair extensions which she's had custom-toned to match her hair color perfectly. 

  • Trim and/or layer your extensions. While it may seem like a waste to cut off hair that you've purchased, it is so important to achieving that natural flow so it's not obvious where your real hair ends and the extensions begin. We also recommend to have the extensions cut by an experienced hair stylist while the set is in your hair. It will also be helpful for you to number the wefts so you know exactly which weft goes where. 
  • Pick the right color of hair extensions. Well, obviously! Ok, ok—the reason we have this point in here is mostly for the ladies out there who are rocking ombre or balayage hair. If you have multiple different shades in your hair, it's best to opt for a color that matches the ends of your hair. Even if you have a darker root color, the majority of the wefts will be applied at the crown of your head. So, if you have blonde ends and you're eyeing our Ombre Blonde shade because you also have dark roots, our Dirty Blonde shade may actually be a better fit. Not sure? Email our Support team at info@luxyhair.com. We're here to help.
  • Choose a heavy (weight) set. This is one of the most important tips. If you have short hair, you will need to opt for our heaviest 220 gram Classic set. Why? Because you will need the extra wefts and hair in this set to achieve a natural transition where your real hair ends and the extensions begin. If you opt for a set too light in weight, it may otherwise look stringy or unnatural looking when clipped in. Click here to learn more about choosing the right set of Luxies to blend in short hair.
  • Curl your extensions into your hair. This is a great hack—taking small sections of your extensions and combining them with a section from your own hair and curling them together will help blur that line differentiating your hair from the extensions. Here we have a great selection of tutorials on different techniques of curling your hair and extensions.   

Thick Hair

So, you have thick hair and your extensions aren't blending as well as you want them to be (we're secretly jealous that you have this problem!) We offer a thick and beautiful set that is our 220 gram Classic collection, but sometimes there are those ladies out there who have incredibly gorgeous and voluminous hair that may be too thick for the extensions we offer.

As always, we have solutions for this. Check out our suggestions below.

  • Wash your extensions. If you haven't already done this, we suggest to do so. Many of our customers find that washing the hair makes it fluff up and expand, which makes the set look and feel thicker, which may help with how it blends in. Curious to know the right way to wash your Luxies? Click here. 
  • Clip in the wefts a little higher on your head. Or, simply spread them more apart in the spacing as this can help with blending. 
  • Braid the bottom section of your hair prior to clipping in your larger wefts. One of the biggest giveaways that you are wearing hair extensions are those bottom layers of your own hair that show underneath the extensions. To avoid this, section the bottom of your hair (from the middle of your ear to ear), braid it, and pin it securely against your head. 
  •  Style your hair and the extensions with a curl after you've clipped them in. Try to take a piece of your own hair and a piece of hair from the extensions into each curl. Then you can even add some more thickness onto the bottom by taking a wide tooth comb and backcombing in small short sweeps throughout the ends where you feel thickness is needed. 

Thin Hair

Our fine-haired customers who reach out to us usually experience difficulty hiding the clips in their thin hair. Firstly, if you have fine and fragile hair, our 120 gram Classic set will be best for you. 

Secondly, we've compiled these below steps which will significantly help in comfortably ensuring the wefts are virtually undetectable in your hair. 

  • Make a solid base for the wefts. This means that you need to create something at the roots of your hair that will allow the clips to hold on to something without sliding or tugging throughout the day. We recommend to tease the hair at the root section.
  • Find your safe zone. This is the area on your head where the clips will not be seen. Usually, for fine hair, the safe zone is anywhere below the line of your eyebrows. Draw an imaginary circle around your head from one eyebrow to another; anywhere below that circle is where your wefts are going to be clipped in.
  • Position your wefts. Although there is a general sequence in which extensions should be clipped in, we all have different hair types, head sizes and shapes, so it won't always be consistent. Play around the wefts and find what positioning works best for you. 
  • Choose your wefts. Sometimes, you won't need to use all the wefts, and that's absolutely okay. If you're struggling to find space on your head for all the wefts, there is a good chance that you don't need to use all of them. Figure out which sequence works with what wefts, and only use those. 
  • Tease your crown. Once your extensions are clipped in, you will notice the difference right away in how much longer and thicker your hair feels. Naturally, it may be noticeable that you have more hair at the bottom than at the top of your head. To make it look more natural, tease your hair at the crown to add some volume to match the rest of your hair. This will give an overall harmonious, voluminous look.

Lob/Blunt Hair Cut

If you have a lob or blunt hair cut, you may find it a bit tricky to blend in the extensions.  Similar to the points mentioned in our short hair section, it's so important to opt for our heaviest 220 gram Classic set to ensure there is enough hair to bend in seamlessly with your hair cut. 

We also have a few unique tricks for this type of hair cut, which we'll share below. Or, you can watch the following video.

  • Braid the bottom layer of your hair. One of the biggest giveaways that you are wearing hair extensions are those bottom layers of your own hair that show underneath the extensions. To avoid this, section the bottom of your hair (from the middle of your ear to ear), braid it, and pin it securely against your head. 
    • This hides the short layers of your own hair, which will allow you to move freely and not have to constantly touch your hair to hide them.
    • It also removes some of the 'bluntness' of the haircut and allows for the wefts to be the 'base' of your hair, since you will be clipping the wefts directly over this pinned braid.
  • Stack your wefts. A really neat trick when wearing extensions, is to stack the wefts on top of each other. What this does is creates more volume, but you are still technically clipping in 1 weft onto your actual hair. This is a great way to hide some of that bluntness in your haircut as well. 
  • Curl or wave your hair and extensions together. The proper way to do this is to take the end of your own hair along with the hair extensions, and curl it as one. That way when you brush it out, it flows in seamlessly into the extensions.

Need more help? Email our Support team at info@luxyhair.com with a photo of your hair with and without your Luxies clipped in and we'll be happy to help! 

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