Women with short hair can wear hair extensions and have a natural look if they choose the best type of hair extension for short hair. I used to have short hair and I know the worst and the best type of hair extensions for short hair. Hair extensions are the best solution if you have short hair, thin hair, or long hair and you want to transform your look in an instant. Many women believe that if you have short hair you cannot wear hair extensions, but the good news is that you can. If you have as little as 4 inches of hair you too can wear hair extensions. The most important thing you want to consider is the type of hair extension you choose as well as hiring the best hair stylist. Hair stylists work magic and they will be able to apply and blend (cut) the extensions perfectly to make the hair extensions look natural. Back in the day, 10 years ago I had very short hair and wore hair extensions. I got the beaded micro hair extensions (featured right) and at the time I thought I looked so hot. Recently, I found an old photo of me wearing those beaded extensions and it looked terrible! I chose a bad hair stylist who didn’t put enough hair extensions in and my own short hair was sticking out! You saw my short hair and then you saw the extensions. It was really bad and embarrassing-it was so obvious I had hair extensions. The entire point of hair extensions is for no one to know you’re wearing hair extensions. Micro bead/fusion/ individual micro extensions are not great options for women with short hair. They don’t blend well at all and the short hair because there are hundreds of tiny pieces and they stick out like a sore thumb with your shorter hair pieces. It looks really bad and I wouldn’t recommend micro/individual hair extensions for anyone with short hair. I gave up the micro extensions the minute I realized this was a terrible option for me. I also have thin hair, so the micro/fusion/keratin hair extension method was the worst experience of my life. I cut all my hair off after a bad color experience, this lady bleached my entire head of hair twice in one sitting and I looked like big bird-literally! LOL! So that is why I cut my hair off because it was so damaged. I wanted to wear hair extensions so I could look better and my hair could grow out. I continued on my hair extension search.
Then I moved on to glue in and sew in hair extensions. These were temporary solutions which didn’t allow my hair to grow and breathe. Although it was a cheaper option I put a lot of stress on my scalp and my hair didn’t grow as fast which was the entire point of wearing hair extensions-so I could get my hair long again. At this point I just wanted to give up. I didn’t want to wear my short hair but I couldn’t find a hair extension method that worked for me. Then one day I went to the salon and they told me about tape extensions. I though it sounded really “ratchet” at first. LOL! Tape extensions, yeah right. I decided to give the tape in method a try. All the women at the salon were wearing them and had not complaints. Not to mention the hair and the cost of application was way less than the micro extensions. I got the tape in method done, using 40 pieces, and it was amazing! The application took 30 minutes and my hair stylist did an amazing cut. It looked and felt so natural. After application I had no problems. I could wash my hair, workout, and it blended really well. I went in every 3 months to get them reinstalled and my hair lasted for about a year. In that year my hair grew so much! My hair went from my chin to way past my shoulders after wearing the tape extensions. What I love about the tape extensions is that they grow out with your own hair and they don’t tangle like the micro/fusion/keratin hair extensions. This was the first time that I saw real hair growth and had a great hair extension experience. I always had a hard time wearing hair extensions with short hair until I tried the tape in method. Now that my hair has grown out I still wear my tape in extensions for volume and chemical free color. After that terrible hair extension experience and bad color job I am very careful with the chemicals I put in my hair. With the tape extensions I can add highlights and ombre without coloring my own hair. This allows to to have healthy hair that continues to grow. Clip in hair extensions are great if you just want hair extensions from time to time. But they do need to be taken in and cut by your hair stylist to look natural.
I know have longer healthier hair and I grew it out while wearing hair extensions. It was really easy and it just took patience. The tape in hair extensions are best for short hair because they blend well, look natural, and you can grow your hair out. I will continue to wear tape extensions for volume, I got too used to have a full ponytail and I love it. But women with short hair can wear hair extensions and look great. Tell me, what type of hair extension have you worn with your short hair? What has worked best for you? Did your hair grow?