How to hide extensions in very short hair
how to hide extensions in very short hair
You might be familiar with the term ‘micro-weaving', it represents tiny weavings or ‘fleeces' that you can see on the ends of some people’s hair. Although not a true weaver, the unique combination of skills that goes into the making of a micro-weaver allows her to decorate hair with brilliant designs that can only be imagined.
One person who has truly mastered the art of micro-weaving is Despina Pieri. A true genius when it comes to small intricate weaving jobs, she has designed and produced some extraordinary hairstyles, including a tiara, a bandeau bikini body and flower crowns that have all become immensely popular in recent months.
Not your usual crafting kind of person, Despina’s journey to becoming a micro-weaver began when she saw a commercial for a micro-weaving kit and was inspired to give it a try.
“I had no idea what I was doing and was a little afraid that I would mess it up, but my husband encouraged me to give it a go,” she says.
Realising how simple and quick it was to master, Despina began experimenting with different materials and styles. After trying out polyester thread, she moved on to silk and finally, after much trial and error, settled on synthetic hair, which she says gives her hair a “glamourous shine”.
Although there are many different techniques that one could use to make their hair shinier and healthier, Despina’s method is a perfect example of how to make the most of what you have. Rather than spending loads on expensive supplements or lotions, which might not even work for you, she goes for the easy option and uses what she has available to the best of her ability.
Use Your Scalp As An Extension
While it is great to have extensions for the summer, it is often a pain to have them all the time. For those hot summer days when you just want to go au naturel, but still want to look chic and stylish, you can use your scalp as an extension. Style it with a flower crown and voila! Instant glamour.
You can use hair products or even a little bit of glue to add a little more height to your already beautiful hairstyle (this is what makes it extra-chic). You should experiment with different ways of making your hair standout; what works best for one person might not work for another.
Use Your Artistic Skills To Add More Texture
As a micro-weaver, you have access to a world of artistic skills that you can use to decorate your hair. You can add more texture to your hair by incorporating more techniques into your routine. Some of the things that you might want to try include the following:
- Make your hair look more three-dimensional by adding dimensions to your hair through the use of gel or acrylic paint. This can be a great way to add more texture and volume to your hair.
- Make your hair look like you just left the beach by adding more texture to your hair through the use of sea salt spray and water. A great way to refresh your hair is to use sea salt spray and then gently water it down. That way, you will incorporate the benefits of both elements into one process.
- Make your hair look like you have just left the beach by incorporating more texture into your hair with the use of a curling wand. This is a great place to start your day as it adds a lot of texture and volume to your hair in a matter of minutes. You can use a little bit of gel or acrylic paint to bring the beach vibe into your hair.
- Make your hair look like you just left the beach by incorporating more texture into your hair with the use of a beach towel. Simply scrunch your hair with a little bit of sea salt on a beach towel and you will be good to go. Remember to use your hair products after this process to lock in all the moisture.
Create A Back-to-Nature Routine
As we’ve established, being in nature is one of the best things for your health and well-being. If the stress of the city has gotten you down, why not try and reconnect with nature as often as possible? You can practice being in nature by making a point to take a walk, go for a picnic, or simply look at the scenery. While we are in nature, we could also collect some twigs, leaves, and sticks to make a natural fire to cook our food or keep warm. That way, you will be spending time in nature, but in a more leisurely fashion.
If you absolutely detest spending time in nature, why not take a quick trip to a bar or restaurant for a coffee before you head back home? You can use the time to decompress and refresh yourself while getting some good coffee.
The key takeaway from this is that you can use nature to the best of your ability to create a healthier and more eco-friendly environment for yourself.
If you really want to impress your man with a unique hairstyle this year, you can’t go wrong. As we’ve established, micro-weaving is a relatively simple process, which allows you to add more texture and volume to your hair. The sky is the limit when it comes to the different styles that you can make using this technique.
If you need some fresh ideas, take a look at the different styles that Despina has created and try out a few of them. You can also find tutorials on You Tube, which can help you get started.