One of our most frequently asked questions is, can you use Halo extensions on short hair?
We, women, are creatures of habit and, unfortunately, a little predictable when it comes to our feelings towards our hair.
When we have short hair, we want long hair.
When we have long hair, we want short hair.
WE ARE NEVER HAPPY.
Nevermind the enviable urge to cut your hair that rolls in every spring and summer when Instagram suddenly becomes filled with flirty lobs and textured bobs.
So we psych ourselves up to get the chop only to lose our nerve at the last minute.
Or worse yet, go through with it only to end up with some serious hair regret.
Both usually result in stalking #lob on Insta's discovery page while wishing we could be braver or wondering why we look more like a 12-year-old boy with a bowl cut than Selena Gomez.
Usually while crying...
And drinking wine...
In the shower.
Or is that just me? .. Awkward.
So, can you use Halo hair extensions on short hair?
Typically, Halos and short hair don't really get along.
But, Sitting Pretty is anything but typical.
Whether you want to transform your short hairstyle to long flowing locks or give your bob a volume boost, the Sitting Pretty Halo can do both.
Unlike other Halo extensions, Sitting Pretty's offering includes Halos of three different thickness - Including Fine, Medium and Thick Halos.
Which is why you can use these Halo extensions on short hair.
All of our products are designed to be cut before use, making the Halo entirely customizable to your own hairstyle, length and thickness.
Meaning, it does not matter if you have short hair, as long as the halo is cut to the right length for you individually, it will look natural.
In fact, the length of your hair is of little importance when it comes to choosing the right halo.
It's all about thickness.
And no, I'm not talkin' bout bootys.
How thick your hair is and what you want to achieve aesthetically are the most important factors when choosing a Halo.
So, can you use all Halo extensions on short hair?
As I mentioned above, Sitting Pretty offer Halos in three different levels of thickness.
The Fine Halo with 60 grams of hair.
The Medium Halo with 100 grams of hair
and The Thick Halo with 160 grams of hair.
(yeah, she thick).
The Fine Halo actually works best when paired with short hair.
Its lightweight make allows it to blend easily with short locks and be cut to match blunt ends.
This is designed to be worn the same length as your natural hair and is solely to add body.
So if you're looking to keep your locks short, the Fine Halo is the perfect way to turn up the volume on any lob or bob hairstyle.
Medium Halo can also be worn in short hair.
Designed for 'regular' hair - the Medium Halo is perfect for adding volume and a little bit of extra length.
Ideally, the Medium Halo should be cut around 3 - 4 inches longer than your natural hair.
This is a great solution for damaged or snapped hair that just won't grow.
It gives you those extra inches while you can heal your hair in the meantime.
Even our thickest halo extensions can be used on short hair.
If you're after a complete transformation, the Thick Halo will be more your vibe.
Designed for medium to full locks, these are the thickest halo extensions on the market.
So say Halo to VA-VA-VOLUME and LA-LA-LENGTH.
Seriously, we don't say "get Beyonce'er" for no reason.
These badies let you have the best of both worlds, so you never have to fear the chop or suffer hair regret again.
Now that we know Halo extensions can be used in short hair, it is important to understand how to use them.
While using Halo extensions in short hair is still super simple, there are some tips and tricks you need to abide by to ensure that your Halo looks completely natural.
Instead of ..well...
Can you use Halo extensions on short hair?
No, not if you do not blend the hair correctly.
Just like your foundation and your neck, The Halo and your natural hair should blend seamlessly.
If you have a blunt cut, you may want to consider having the ends of your hair thinned out to blend your Halo better.
If not, you can still wear halo extensions in short hair; you just need to style your locks strategically.
Curls get the girls as they say, but in this case, curls get the beautifully blended hair of the girl's dreams.
While Halos can definitely be worn straight, they do blend more evenly in short hair when curled or waved.
Adding more texture will also help create a natural and seamless blend between your hair and the Halo.
In general, Halos need to be cut into your hair before you can wear them.
However, this is especially important when it comes to wearing Halo extensions with short hair.
I suggest enlisting a professional rather than DIY'ing it.
As we all know, at-home hair cuts don't always go so well, so given that your Halo cannot grow out the pending hack job, it's just not worth the risk.
So put the scissors down and go see your stylist.
So now you know you can use Halo extensions on short hair and how to wear them, there is just one more thing.
Typically to put your Halo on, you start by separating the top and midsection of your hair using a tail comb.
The Halo is then placed over your head about an inch back from your hairline.
Once the Halo is sitting on your head, hold it secure at the sides and push the back down slightly (until it is snug underneath your occipital bone)
Once your Halo is comfortable and secure, let the top section of your hair out to cover the wire.
To blend the Halo, brush or comb the top section, gentling pulling more pieces from the bottom section through the wire and over the halo until it is completely blended with your natural hair.
This is where installation differs slightly for short hair.
The key to wearing halo extensions with short hair is leaving slightly more hair under the halo that usual.
An even spread of hair above and below the Halo will hide blunt ends and create an overall more natural finish.
But don't just take my word for it, see for yourself!
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