hair extensions with short hair

Expert Tips for Wearing Hair Extensions with Short Hair

Having short hair is great, but sometimes you crave a change and desire that extra length and glam. That's when hair extensions step into the scene like a true style savior! But a very common question that we come across is - how to wear hair extensions with short hair?

Now, it might seem tricky but it's really not. Once you're equipped with the knowledge and right tools, you can ace wearing hair extensions with short hair. We'll tell you some easy tips and tricks to ensure you pick the right extensions and achieve a flawless blend even with your short hair. So sit back, and read on!

Things To Consider Before Using Hair Extensions With Short Hair 

Now before we get to the details of how to apply and blend hair extensions with short hair, there are a few prerequisites that we need to look at. All the small points that we’ll discuss below will help you achieve a natural look with hair extensions. 

Choosing the Right Type of Hair Extensions for short hair

Something that works for one person, may not work for the others. People who are more confident using hair extension might feel comfortable experimenting with the different types of extensions.

For newbies, clip-in extensions are the way to go. Hence, before investing in hair extensions you should spend some time and understand what type of extensions are fit for you depending on your needs and lifestyle preferences.

Here are some of the most common types of hair hair extension for Short hair:

Clip-in extensions

As the name suggests, clip-in extensions come with easy clip-based application. These are the most popular because they are beginner-friendly and you can effortlessly apply and remove them. Even seasoned extension users recommend going for clip-in hair extensions. You can find a lot of fun options at our store and even on our online store 1hairstop one of the best place for hair extension.

Tape-in extensions

These are applied using double-sided tape and can last for up to 8 weeks. They are great for adding volume to short hair.

Weave or sew-in extensions

These are applied by sewing or braiding the extensions into your natural hair. They are great for adding length and volume, but can be more time-consuming and difficult to remove.

Micro-link extensions

These are applied using small beads that are clamped onto your natural hair. They are great for adding length and volume, but can be more expensive and require regular maintenance.

Preparing Your Hair for Extensions

Now, you've got your hair extensions ready! But before putting them on, your natural hair need some prep too. These simple and quick steps will ensure that your natural hair stay healthy and happy.

Wash and condition your hair

Start by washing and conditioning your hair to remove any oils or product buildup. This will help the extensions attach better and last longer.

Dry your hair

Make sure your hair is completely dry before applying extensions. Wet hair can cause the extensions to slip and slide out of place.

Section your hair

Divide your hair into sections using hair clips or ties. This will make it easier to apply the extensions and ensure they are evenly distributed.

Applying Hair Extensions to Short Hair

Once you’ve got your desired extensions and prepared your natural hair, now it's time to apply your extensions! Follow the steps below:

Clip-in extensions

Start by sectioning your hair and teasing the roots of each section. This will help the clips grip onto your hair and stay in place. Now take your extensions one at a time, and attach them in place. Start from the bottom and go upwards. After attaching each layer, cover it up with a small section of your natural hair. This will conceal the clips well and your hair extensions will be undetectable. We recommend you go with clip-in hair extensions as they are easier to attach and remove. 

Take a look at this DIY tutorial. It will ease out the attachment process for you. 


Tape-in extensions

Divide your hair into sections and use a comb to create a horizontal parting. Peel off the protective backing from the tape and place the extension under the parting, with the adhesive side facing your scalp. Press the extension onto your hair and use a flat iron to seal the tape in place. Repeat until all extensions are applied.

Weave or sew-in extensions

Start by creating a cornrow braid along the back of your head. Sew the extensions onto the braids, making sure they are evenly spaced and secure. Repeat until all extensions are applied.

Micro-link extensions

Use a hook to thread a small section of your hair through the micro-bead. Slide the extension onto the hair and clamp the bead using pliers. Repeat until all extensions are applied.

Styling Your Hair with Extensions

Congratulations! You are now done with the difficult part. It's now time to learn how to style your hair extensions for a seamless blend. Don't worry, this is the fun part!

Let's take a look at these hair extension styling tips that are specially important for short hair styling.

Curl your hair

Use a curling iron to add loose curls or waves to your hair. This will help blend the extensions with your natural hair and create a seamless look.

Straighten your hair

Straightening is the simplest way to blend your hair and extensions well. Once you have attached your hair extensions and you're happy with the placement then take a straightening iron and straighten your hair and extensions to create a polished and sleek look.  

Braid your hair

Braids are a great way to add texture and volume to short hair with extensions. Try a fishtail braid or a Dutch braid to create a unique and stylish look. You can even try our newest launch, the braided ponytail extension. It is the fastest way to get a chic and voluminous look. 


Updo styles

When you add hair extensions to short hair, it makes it possible to try a variety of updos. Once you have attached your extensions, try exploring different hair styles like voluminous buns, half-up half-down styles and more. With the length, the possibilities are immense.

Experiment with accessories

A good accessory can elevate even the simplest of hairstyles. Try as many as you can, to start with try simple accessories such as headbands, clips, and barrettes


Caring for Your Hair Extensions for short hair

Proper care is essential for keeping your hair extensions looking great. Here are some tips and tricks to keep your hair extensions healthy and happy for a longer period of time:

Brush your hair

It might seem simple, but brushing your extensions and keeping them tangle-free is the supreme act of extension-care. Always use a extension brush or a wide comb and detangle your extensions after every use. Also store them safely in an extension carroer.

Wash your hair

Wash your hair and extensions every 1-2 weeks with a sulfate-free shampoo and conditioner. Avoid using hot water and excessive heat as it can damage the extensions.

Avoid using products

Avoid using heavy hair products such as hairspray, mousse, or gel as they can weigh down the extensions and make them look dull.

Protect your hair while sleeping

Tie your hair back or wear a satin bonnet while sleeping to prevent tangling and breakage.

Remove your extensions properly

Removing hair extensions requires as much care as you take while attaching them. Do not hurry and pull them, you might end up damaging your natural hair and your extensions. Slow down and take the time to gently remove them.



So now you know everything about attaching and blending hair extensions with short hair. Follow the steps that we discussed today and you will be a pro in no time. Small tips and tricks, become every day habits in wig care and they go a long way. So be mindful, follow the right steps and keep the styling tips we discussed in mind and enjoy fabulous long hair in no time. Don't hesitate, embrace the hair extension magic.


Can you wear hair extensions with short hair?

Yes, you can easily attach hair extensions to short hair. Just follow the steps mentioned in this post and you'll be a pro at blending hair extensions with short hair.

What type of hair extensions are best for short hair?

No matter, whether you are a beginner or a pro, hands down clip-in hair extensions are the best choice for you. They are easy to use and do not damage your natural hair. 

How do I choose the right colour of hair extensions for my short hair?

To get a seamless and natural looking blend, it is best to go for hair extensions that closely match the natural shade of your hair. 

How long can I wear hair extensions with short hair?

Clip-in hair extensions can typically be worn for up to 8 hours at a time. It's important to remove them before sleeping to prevent damage to your natural hair.

Can I style my hair extensions with heat tools?

Yes, you can style your hair extensions with heat tools such as flat irons or curling irons. However, it's important to use a heat protectant spray to prevent damage to the extensions.