. Make Your Own Extensions .
Wednesday, December 29, 2010; comments

A couple of days ago i mentioned in my New Years wishlist post that i wanted some new extensions, and in the post before that i told you guys i bought a pack... the wrong pack... of hair to make some. So yesterday i exchanged the crappy pack for a new one and got started on making them~

I was gonna do a full tutorial, but as i took pictures i realized there's not much to tell since the process is pretty straight-forward. So instead im just gonna tell you what i did. (^ω^`)

♣ Materials ♣
[all materials cost me $14]

- 1 Pack of wefted hair (i dont think you'll need more than one pack since you get a good amount in each pack)
- Scissors
- Needle & thread matching the hair color
- Snap wig clips (bought at Sally's)
- Tape measure (only if you want to be exact :P)

***Lets talk about the hair first. Now of course, you're gonna want something you can style, right? But human hair is hella expensive, yes? So what can you do?
Well i got kanekalon... such a weird word... its synthetic, but it can withstand heat up to 350 degrees (180 C). So as long as you take care if it, it'll work just as well and that's pretty damn awesome for the price. I got 14 inches of hair for 10 bucks. That's a yes in my book.

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Before you start, decide how many pieces you want. Most sets you buy online or in-store come with at least 10 pieces. Personally, i only need about 5 since my hair is pretty thin and flat naturally, but it'll vary from person to person.
That said, you'll need at least 2 or 3 pieces for the back of your head, and 2 smaller 1-2 inch pieces at the sides closer to your temples. If you want fuller extensions, then you can place more. Its up to you c:

Step 1: With a tape measure or the hair, measure out a small 4-5 inch piece to fit at the base of your hair. (But not all the way! you want room for your hair to peek through if you plan on pulling your hair up and stuff)

Continue measuring slightly longer pieces as you raise the tape measure/hair higher on your head at 1 1/2 to 2 inch intervals (again, it depends on how full you want your extensions).

Measure out two (or whatever #) 2 to 2 1/2 inch pieces for the sides of your head-- near the temples, but under the bang area.

Step 2: If you havent already, cut out the pieces you measured in Step 1.

Step 2.5: If, like me, the hair is too thin for your liking you can double up the track by measuring out double the hair, then folding it in half and sewing it together.

***In my case, the hair itself was too thin, and the color was darker than a "2" (off-black) shouldve been ( ̄へ ̄)
So i took some of the hair i had leftover from the wig i made earlier this summer and doubled that up with the new hair to merge the colors and make it thicker 八(^□^) (ch'yeah! high-five for craftiness)

Step 3: Onto the actual extension part!
take a snap clip and make sure the comb is pointing down. Align it at the end of the hair strip. Now.... sew it on xD
Do the same to the other side.

***Depending on the length of the track you may have to put a third clip in the middle to make sure the extensions are completely secure.
Keep that in mind so you know how many clips to buy ;D

Step 4: After all the clips are in... you're done! Go and use your new extensions~ \(≧▽≦)/

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Till Next time,

♣ otto

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