HOW TO: CUT & LAYER YOUR EXTENSIONS
STEP BY STEP GUIDE ON HOW TO CUT AND LAYER YOUR OWN HAIR EXTENSIONS
This video will show you how to cut and layer your hair at home whilst wearing your clip ins, using drug store products!
To create this look you will need:
- Clip ins (Lauren is using the Hair Rehab 18” Luxe Volume Clip ins)
- Dry shampoo
- Cut & Finish hair trimmer (Lauren is using a pack from Boots)
Step 1: It’s much easier to cut your hair once you have straightened it, Lauren is using Cloud9 straightners.
Step 2: Wash your hair with some dry shampoo to give your clip ins that extra grip!
Step 3: Use your ears as a guide and divide your hair with your fingers on the lower half of your head, temporarily clipping the remaining hair on top.
Step 4: Use your comb to gently backcomb the root area that the clips will sit in, then lightly sprits with hair spray (This will act as an anchor!)
Step 5: Push the clips downwards into the backcombed roots and clip firmly shut.
Step 6: Pull the top section of hair down, and create another layer around 1 ½ cm higher than the last section you clipped in.
Step 7: Repeat steps 3-6 until you reach the very top layer.
Step 8: If your hair is already short and layered, Lauren suggests fitting this layer of hair as high as possible without being visible (The higher the clip, the more layers concealed!)
Step 9: Brush your hair down, and straighten any dent marks you may have created whilst clipping up your hair.
Step 10: Hold the two smallest layers of hair (face framers!) up against the rest of your hair and see where you need to fill any gaps!
Step 11: Using Laurens secret ‘root tip’ you are going to use powder root on the clips of the extensions to blend the clips in with the rest of your hair.
Step 12: For these steps you will need to take extra care and time. Start with the front, creating two thick sections. Run your fingers through the ends of your hair, finding where your natural hair finishes. Then you have to razor downwards on your hair and clip ins, taking minimal hair each time!
Step 13: Each time you go in for a new bit of hair razor a little bit lower than the time before. Repeat on the other side. Remember to compare both sections to each other to make sure it’s as symmetrical and graduated as possible!
Step 14: You will find you have a few separations between your hair and the clip ins, Lauren takes her hair as one big sections and uses her razor at a slant to razor downwards on the section.
Step 15: Repeat the steps 12-14 until you have achieved a gradual, natural look on both sides of your head.
Step 16: Blend your layers using the razor until your heart’s content!
Step 15: Run your fingers through to settle your hair where you would like it, and you are ready to go!