Can You Get Extensions With Curly Hair? (The Answer Is Yes)

Can You Get Extensions With Curly Hair? Curly hair can take longer to grow than straight hair. While you wait for that tedious growing process, there's a solution for thicker, longer hair.

That solution is hair extensions. You may wonder how hair extensions work with curly hair. It can take a bit longer to get them fitted with your hairstyle, but it's totally possible!

Here's how to use hair extensions when you have curly hair.

Curl Your Extensions

Most of the clip in hair extensions you can buy are straight or just have a slight natural kink. You can, however, purchase pre-curled ones. If you buy those, you can skip this section!

If you have medium to very curly hair and bought straight extensions, you'll need to curl them to get the perfect blend with your natural hair.

Here's how to do that:

Use Heat

You can use your hair straighteners to curl them to the right curl type to fit with your natural hair. First, apply heat protection products to the hair, as you would with your own hair.

Then take each extension, hold it at the top, and wind it around your straightener or curler.

The number of times you wrap the hair around your heating tool will affect how curly they come out. The more times you wrap the hair, the curlier it will be.

Hang them up once you're finished. You can use your fingers to gently loosen the curls up a bit if you want them to be looser.

Use Braiding

The other option for curling them is to braid them. With this method, you have slightly less control over the shape of the curls. It will also give you a more wavy rather than full curl.

If you want ringlets or if you have really tight natural curls, it's better to use heat to curl your extensions.

To use the braiding method, first, make your extensions damp. You can add a little hair oil to them too, but only a tiny drop; otherwise, they'll end up looking greasy!

Then you want to make each extension into a plait or braid. Be aware of how tight you are making the plait; the looser the plait, the looser the curls will turn out.

Leave the braided extensions to dry overnight. In the morning, you can use a rat tail comb to take out the plaits. You can then run your fingers through the hair to loosen the curls to your desired look.

How To Blend Hair Extensions With Curly Hair

Next, you'll want to put your curled extensions into your hair. To do this, start at the bottom, clip all your hair up and leave a small section loose.

Then, clip in each extension horizontally, following the hairline, trying not to bunch up any hair in the clips for a smooth blend. Use the extensions with the longest root at the bottom of your head. Slowly work up your head, clipping in section by section.

Once you have clipped in all the extensions, and are happy with the way they look, you can style your hair.

Style your hair with your usual curly products and scrunch the hair extensions and your natural hair together to help them blend more.

If you want to enhance your hair's volume rather than the length, put the extensions higher up your head. Clip them to the middle section of your head.

You should always try to clip in your curled extensions in a straight line, so the length stays even.

Can I Cut and Colour My Curly Hair Extensions?

The answer is yes! If you don't like the length of your extensions or feel like they could be better blended with your hair, you can cut them.

To cut them, you should go to a salon and ask your hairdresser to do it for you. If you do it yourself, it may be hard to achieve the perfect look!

You can also colour hair extensions if you want them to be a closer match to your natural or dyed hair colour.

Remember, you can only dye extensions if they are made from human hair. Dyes don't work on synthetic extensions. For the best results of dyed hair extensions, go to a salon. Your hairdresser will be able to blend a colour that's close to your natural hair.

How Do I Look After My Hair Extensions?

For long-lasting hair extensions, you need to look after them in the same way you would look after your natural hair. Curly hair needs a lot of love and attention, your extensions do too!

One important thing to remember about curly hair extensions (once you curl them or if you buy them pre-curled) is not to put too much product in them. Too much product can cause them to get greasy and damage the look.

When using heat on them, you should always remember to use a heat protection spray or balm. You don't want to burn your new hair!

Wash your extensions with good quality shampoo, condition them and let them dry naturally. When you have straight extensions that you curl, washing them will make them straight again.

If you take good care of your clip in hair extensions, they can last for a few years! Clip-in hair extensions are great because you can choose a variety of styles you want to play with. You'll never get bored of the different looks you can create with clip-in extensions!

Get Your Dream Extensions

Now you know that hair extensions for curly hair are a thing! They can help you achieve the glam, luscious look you've always wanted! It's time to find the perfect extensions for you.

Don't bother searching Google for 'hair extensions near me' know that the Rhi Rhi store is your go-to place! We have two physical locations if you want to check out our range in real life. Otherwise, our online store is the place for you to find your dream extensions!

Our extensions are all colours, lengths and textures. Check out the fabulous range of clip-in hair extensions here.

Written by our hair extension expert

Nancy Pinder

Nancy Pinder is our resident hair and beauty specialist at RiRi Hair Extensions. She advises customers daily in our Lakeside and Bluewater stores, helping them find the perfect look, length, and shade of hair extensions. Nancy also presents our TikTok live to thousands of viewers across the world. You can catch her on our TikTok every week here: @ririhairextensions_uk.

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