Hair Extension Lengths & Matching Lengths To Looks

Length is everything when it comes to hair extensions. Seriously - getting the hair extension length right is key to nailing your look. But it's not always easy to figure out which hair extension length is right for you.

It can be tough to know whether you need short, mid-length, or long hair extensions, and it can be even tougher to figure out how those hair extension lengths will work with your hair pattern.

But don't worry - we're here to help!

  1. RiRi offers a range of short, mid and long lengths in various colours, textures, and styles, so you're sure to find the perfect match for your hair. With RiRi Hair Extensions, you can finally get the perfect look for your hair.

So, here's a quick rundown of everything you need to know about choosing the right hair extension lengths for your hair…

How long does my hair have to be to wear hair extensions?

While hair extensions can be worn by anyone, there is a minimum hair length requirement.

This is because hair extensions need something to grab onto, and if your hair is too short, there won't be enough hair for the extension application to attach to. The hair extension will either not stay in place, or it will look unnatural.

Ideally, your natural hair length needs to be around 3 to 5 inches long in order for hair extensions to be worn and blend seamlessly. If your hair is shorter than this, we would recommend purchasing a wig instead!

Wigs can be styled in any way you want, and they come in a variety of lengths and colours.

Shop RiRi's synthetic and human hair wigs here

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Measuring your natural hair length

So how do you go about measuring your hair length for hair extensions?

The first thing to do is take a ruler or tape measure and hold it against your head, starting at the very top of your forehead.

Once you've done that, run the ruler or tape measure down the length of your hair - from your forehead to the very tips of your hair. Make a note of this measurement in inches or centimetres.

Now that you know how to measure your hair length, you can start thinking about which hair extension lengths will suit you best and help you achieve your #hairgoals!

how to measure your natural hair

Choosing your hair extension lengths

Do you want to go for a dramatic look with ultra-long locks? Or keep it natural with a length that's similar to your own hair?

If you're looking to add more length to your hair, then you should go for hair extensions that are longer than your natural hair.

This will give you a more dramatic look and is perfect for special occasions or if you just want to change up your look.

If you're looking for more volume and body, we recommend choosing hair extensions that are the same length as your own hair. This will give you a more natural look and is perfect for everyday wear. Plus, styling your hair when your hair extensions are a similar length to your natural hair is super easy.

You might even want to do some experimentation to find your preferred hair extension lengths.

choosing hair extensions lengths

Hair extension lengths will vary depending on hair extension styles

It's important to note that not all hair extension lengths are created equal. The hair extension length you choose will also depend on the hair extension style and texture you're after.

Curly and wavy hair extensions are typically measured straight - meaning they are measured when the hair is straightened out.

So if you're after curly hair extensions, make sure to pick a length that's longer than what you're aiming for because the kinks and curls will make the hair extension lengths seem shorter.

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Shop RiRi's hair extension lengths

At RiRi, we offer a wide range of hair extension lengths to suit every need and style!

Our 16-inch extensions are perfect for adding a little bit of length and volume, while our 18-inch extensions are ideal for creating fuller, more glamorous styles.

For those looking for even more length, our 20-inch, 22-inch, and 24-inch extensions are perfect. And for the ultimate in hair extension length, our 26-inch and 30-inch extensions offer dramatic results.

No matter what your hair type or style, we have the perfect hair extension length for you - explore all that RiRi has to offer!

Final thoughts: finding your perfect hair extension lengths

Knowing your own hair length is important for achieving your hair goals. If you want to add inches to your hair, then choosing longer hair extension lengths will help you do just that.

If it's volume you're looking for, then choosing a length that is similar to your natural hair is important.

At RiRi, you can find your perfect hair extension lengths. With so many lengths and styles to choose from, you're sure to find the perfect fit for your hair goals.

And if your hair is a little too short for hair extensions, don't forget that wigs are a fab choice too!

So don't wait any longer! Transform your hair today with RiRi's hair extension lengths!

a guide to hair extensions lengths

FAQ's

What is a good length for hair extensions?

The hair extension length you choose will depend on your hair goals. If you want to add more length to your hair, then hair extensions that are longer than your natural hair are a good choice.

If you're looking for more volume and body, then hair extensions that are the same length as your hair are a good choice. You might even want to experiment with different hair extension lengths to find your preferred look.

How do you determine your hair extension length?

Knowing your natural hair length is a good place to start. From there, you can decide if you want to add more length, volume, or both.

If you want to add more length,  then hair extensions that are longer than your hair are a good choice. If you're looking for more volume, then hair extensions that are the same length as your hair are a good choice.

How do I choose the right hair extensions?

The type of hair extensions you might want to choose will depend on the style you're after. Clip-in hair extensions are a good choice if you're looking for a temporary style, while tape-in hair extensions are probably more suitable if you're looking for a more permanent style. 

Consult with a hair extension professional to find the right hair extensions for you.

Are hair extensions expensive?

Hair extensions can be expensive, but the cost will depend on the hair extension type, hair extension length, and hair extension quality. Synthetic hair extensions are typically less expensive than human hair extensions, but don't offer the same quality.

Talk to a hair extension professional to get an estimate for your hair extension costs.


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