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How To Put In Hand-Tied Extensions On Short Hair

How To Put In Hand-Tied Extensions On Short Hair

William Brown

William Brown

Hairstylist

William is a professional hair stylist with over 10 years of experience. He is passionate about creating personalized, trendy looks for his clients and specializes in hair treatments and updos. He is now a certified hair adviser for Mic Hair Company. His articles are always filled with advice, pro tips, and latest hair research results.

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Mon Oct 16 2023

If you get bored with your short hair and dream of luscious and long hair, will you wait a year for your natural hair to grow longer? Is a year enough for your hair to grow to your desired length? It may not be enough. Luckily, hand-tied hair extensions come as a very effective solution to add hair length instantly and it works very well on short hair. In this article, we will let you know how to hide hand-tied extensions on short hair. Keep reading!

Can you put in hand-tied extensions on short hair?

Yes! Hand-tied hair extensions work as a perfect solution for those who have short and thin hair. If being installed by a certificated hair stylist, hand-tied hair extensions will blend very well with your natural hair without causing too much tension. Although they’re a little more expensive than other types of hair extensions, it’s worth trying. Let’s find out how hand-tied hair extensions are highly appreciated that way.

Can you put in hand-tied extensions on short hair?

Hand-tied extensions on short hair

Why are hand-tied extensions perfect for short hair?

Most women with short and fine hair often choose hand-tied extensions although they’re expensive and difficult to install. Do you wonder why? Here are primary benefits of hand-tied hair extensions on short hair:

Versatility: Based on the material of the extensions, we divide hand-tied hair extensions into 2 smaller groups: synthetic hand-tied extensions and human hair hand-tied extensions. Both of them offer many options of length, color, texture and thickness. Even if your hair is dark or bright, long or short, you will find yourself with hand-tied extensions that suit you. While human hair extensions are created for those who have a large amount of money, the synthetic extensions are created for those who are on budget but still want to upgrade their hair.

Blend seamlessly: The main reason why women with short hair like to wear hand-tied hair extensions is their seamless blend. It’s difficult to hide hair extensions with your short natural hair because the short strands cannot cover the knot perfectly. Hand-tied hair extensions with a thin weft line can help you solve this problem. Moreover, the density of hand-tied wefts is almost like your natural hair density, so others cannot realize that you are wearing extensions even if your hair is short.

Lightweight: Hand-tied extensions not only offer high volume, but they are also very light weight. As a result, they won’t cause too much tension to your short hair and prevent your hair from shedding.

>> Read more: Are Hand-Tied Extensions Bad For Your Hair And Scalp?

How long does hair have to be for hand-tied extensions?

Hand-tied hair extensions can blend very well with short hair, but it doesn’t mean that it will work on every hair length. Your natural hair has to be long enough to cover the attachment point. According to professional hair stylists, your hair has to be at least 8 inches long for hand-tied hair extensions. If your hair is shorter than 8 inches, we suggest you find other hair extensions methods such as pre-bonded or nano rings.

How long does hair have to be for hand-tied extensions?

8 inches hair for hand-tied hair extensions

How many bundles of hand-tied extensions do I need?

The number of hand-tied wefts which you need for your short hair depends on your desired volume and length. With thin hair, to get the natural-looking result, you should use 4-6 wefts for a full head installation. Meanwhile, with medium hair, you can install up to 10 wefts for a full head installation. Why can medium hair be attached more wefts than thin hair? That’s because thin hair can not cover the attachment points perfectly if you install over 6 wefts while the medium one does it better.

Prepare for hand-tied hair extensions installation

- High-quality human hair weft at MIC hair

- Hair clips

- Micro beads.

- Pliers

- Curved needle and nylon thread with the same color as your hair

Prepare for hand-tied hair extensions installation

Prepare for hand-tied hair extensions installation

How to hide hand-tied hair extensions on short hair

Clean your hair before starting

It’s very necessary to wash your natural hair before attaching hand-tied hair extensions. Washing before attachment not only cleans the dust and excess oil from your strands, but it also softens your hair and makes your hair turn into the natural shape for an easier installation process. I suggest you use moisturizing shampoo to wash your hair to get higher performance.

Sectioning your hair

After washing and drying your hair, you should clip your hair up and start sectioning your hair. Start at the bottom row, make sure that it is at least 2-finger above the ear to get the perfect blend.

Installing micro-bead

Installing micro-bead is very necessary to create the foundation for hand-tied extensions attachment. Take a ¾ of an inch wide and scoop it down a little bit, then install the micro-beads. Make sure that they lay flat on your scalp and use hair pliers to clamp the beads to your natural hair.

Secure the hand-tied weft

After getting the beads all in, let’s start attaching hand-tied wefts. You should pin the beaded hair up and put one weft at the bottom. Then bring the beaded hair down and stack the other weft above it. After that, use a curved needle with nylon threads to secure these wefts. Make sure your threads go through all of those wefts. 

Pull the hair out

While sewing the hand-tied wefts in, you may tug some hair from the top and beneath in the sewing. You have to pull those hairs out to get a clean section and prevent your hair from tangling. It’s a very necessary step that many hair stylists skip, ask your hairstylist to do it if you see your hair has weird volume after attachment.

Short hair hand-tied extensions before and after

Short hair hand-tied extensions before and after

1. Before & after hand-tied hair extensions

Short hair hand-tied extensions before and after
2. Before & after hand-tied hair extensions

Short hair hand-tied extensions before and after

3. Before & after hand-tied hair extensions

Short hair hand-tied extensions before and after
4. Before & after hand-tied hair extensions

Short hair hand-tied extensions before and after
5. Before & after hand-tied hair extensions

Conclusion

Hand-tied hair extensions are a very great choice for those who want to get longer hair and higher volume without having long natural hair. They overcome other hair extension methods in performance on short hair with their versatility, lightweight and capable of blending seamlessly. Although you cannot attach hand-tied hair extensions yourself, you will understand how they are installed in the right way by reading our guide properly. After understanding how hand-tied hair extensions work on short hair, let’s get a try!

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