Lob and Blunt Cut: How To Blend Hair Extensions

If you have a lob haircut, or a short blunt haircut, you may find that blending in hair extensions is a bit challenging. In this blog post, we will share some tips and tricks with you that will allow you to blend in hair extensions with your blunt haircut or a lob – seamlessly. 

Watch the video below or scroll down to text instructions to see what the tricks are!

Hair Extensions For Short Hair 

First things first – if you have short hair and are looking to purchase clip-in hair extensions, we strongly recommend getting a thick set (our 220 gram collection), even if your hair is not that thick. Why, you ask? Because you want your hair extensions to look natural and blend in seamlessly. In order for that to happen with short hair, or any blunt haircut, you need to ensure that you have enough hair extensions to make the transition from your hair to the rest of the extensions unnoticeable. Otherwise, it will look like this…

how to blend hair extensions with blunt short hairSource

…and we definitely don’t want that. You can see that in the above photo, there are simply not enough wefts (or they are not thick enough) for the short, blunt haircut. Instead, we want to achieve a before and after transformation like this: 

hair extensions for short hair

Here, 220g Ash Blonde Luxy Hair extensions were used (slightly cut and toned – check out the full video tutorial on how to tone, cut, and blend hair extensions by clicking here). Or this:

hair extensions for short hair - before and after

This is a transformation with 220g Chocolate Brown Luxy Hair extensions (to check out the video tutorial for this tutorial on how to blend hair extensions with short hair, click here)

Some new tricks we’re showing in this week’s video (which you can watch above) contain some new tips and tricks we’d love to share with you. 

Braid the bottom layer

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. 

blending hair extensions with a blunt haircut

This does two things:

– 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

– 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. Just like this: 

extensions for a lob

Stack your wefts 

A really neat trick when wearing extensions, is to stack the wefts on top of each other. You may have seen the technique in this Instagram video, where 2 shades of Luxy Hair extensions were stacked to create more color dimension – but of course, this trick can be done with just one shade of extensions as well. 

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. 

how to blend hair extensions with short blunt hair

Wave your hair and extensions together

Especially if the colour match of your extensions isn’t 100% ideal, hair extensions in general blend in a lot better when they are waved or curled with your own hair, instead of wearing them straight. This is especially applicable to everyone who has really thick hair, or a blunt haircut.

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.

how to blend hair extensions with short hair

If you want to see all the step by step instructions, it is highly recommended that you watch the entire video tutorial at the beginning of this blog post. 

These are just some tips and tricks that work for us – do you have any of your own that you’d like to share? We’d absolutely love to hear from you!

 

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Frizzy Hair Blowout Routine + How To Blend Hair Extensions With Layered Hair

This blog post is basically this:

Before and after transformation | Frizzy Hair Blowout | Clip In Hair Extensions

AKA: how to turn frizzy hair into gorgeous, silky smooth locks. We are so fortunate to have Leyla show us her blowout routine on her naturally wavy/curly and frizzy hair. I mean, that transformation!! If you want to learn how to style frizzy hair and how to blend in hair extensions with layered hair, watch the following video or scroll down for directions.

How To Blowdry Frizzy Hair

If you have naturally frizzy hair, you know how essential it is for your happiness to learn how to style it on a daily basis. Don’t get us wrong – we’re all for embracing your natural hair and loving your curls, and if you’re also about that, be sure to check out our numerous hair tutorials on how to style naturally curly hair, wavy hair and frizzy hair. BUT… on days when you want to feel that silky smoothness of your hair, here are the tips you need to follow to get the perfect blowout.

Air dry first.

Start with your hair 90% air dried. There are 2 reasons for this: firstly, the blowout will just look that much better. And secondly, it’s far less damaging to your hair – since you’re applying heat from the blow dryer, the hair will need much less heat when it’s partially dried as opposed to having it soaking wet. Basic TLC, my friends! Just don’t blow dry your hair when it’s still dripping wet – promise?

Section that hair. 

Section your entire head in very small, manageable sections. Yes, this is time consuming. Yes, this seems like a lot of extra work. But do you want a kickass blowout, or not?! If yes, then please trust us when we say the results are so worth it when you blow dry one small and manageable section at a time. That way, the heat from the nozzle will be transferred evenly throughout, giving that silky smooth finish. Bonus: talk about a killer arm workout 😉 

how to blowdry frizzy hair

Nozzle.

Get a blow dryer with a nozzle that looks like one below. It will concentrate the hot hair and give you the ultimate blowout. how to get the perfect blowout

The right brush.

Get a large round brush that is ceramic. The heat will transfer to it and act as a straightener at the same time. Leyla used a 3 and a half inch ceramic brush, and you can purchase one at any drug store, beauty supply store or a hair salon!

how to blowdry hair straight

Work your way up.

Start from the bottom and work your way up – section by section. If you want a detailed step by step video on how to blow dry your hair straight, check out this video. Once you’re done – enjoy your gorgeous, silky smooth blowout. 

how to get silky hair

    But that’s not all…

    How To Blend Hair Extensions With Layered Hair 

    If you want to glam it up a step further, clip in your Luxy Hair extensions to make your hair longer and fuller than ever before. Literally, this is the easiest way to ‘grow’ long hair fast without having to actually grow it, haha. Just check out the result yourself:

    how to get long hair fast - clip in Luxy Hair extensions

    Leyla is wearing her 220g Off Black Luxy Hair extensions here.

    If you have layered hair, it may be a little difficult to blend in clip-in hair extensions when the hair is straight, because the extensions are all one length – 20 inches. So, there are two ways to do it: 

    a) Trim them by a professional hairstylist to blend with your own haircut and style

    or

    b) Wave the extensions with your own hair, which is how Leyla does it in the video. Make sure to watch her technique in the video above to see how nicely the hair extensions blend with her layered hair.

    Here are some other posts which you will find helpful:

    How to clip in hair extensions
    How to blend hair extensions with thin hair
    How to blend hair extensions with short hair
    How to tame frizzy hair

    Written by @liliyakay

      Luxy Hair – Hair Blog