Long hair, don’t care! Long hair is definitely trending but it may be discouraging for some when it comes to styling and maintenance. Want to learn how to style long hair extensions faster? No worries, we have you covered.
7 Tips & Tricks on How To Quickly Style Long Hair Extensions
1. Selecting Good Quality Hair Extensions
The first essential step in being able to style long hair extensions is purchasing reliable hair extensions. Indique Virgin Hair Extensions provides long-lasting premium hair extensions that can last for at least a year. Available in lengths ranging from 10” to 30”, there are several options to choose from.
A texture that is really easy to style in a longer length is Indique’s Pure Wavy. Virgin Indian hair that can be colored, Pure Wavy can be heat styled effortlessly.
2. The Right Products
Okay, you’ve found the perfect hair extensions, now you have to select the best hair products. Heat protectants are mandatory when applying heat to your real hair and hair extensions. Indique Hair Care Essentials Heat Guard is a great product to use. To properly use a heat protectant, you should spray it on your damp hair before blow-drying. After blow-drying your hair, you can section it and re-apply the heat guard before heat styling. This protects your hair from the thermal heat and adds shine.
Good quality hair stylers can make all the difference when styling long hair. Some popular brands include T3, GHD, Hoot Tools, and Dyson. These hair stylers range in price. Selecting the proper hair styler depends on your hair texture and lifestyle. If you are a professional hairstylist, you may opt to select a brand that offers products for pros. If you need a hair styling tool for special occasions and infrequent styling, then selecting an inexpensive tool is ideal.
4. Loose Waves
A quick hairstyle for long hair is loose waves. The best way to achieve this look is to use a curling wand. Most curl wands come with a glove. Don’t toss it. This glove allows you to style your hair without the risking of burning your hand, as the curl wands can get very hot.
Section your hair into four parts and hold with hair clamps. Always start with the back of your hair when styling. Section the back quadrant into small parts. Grab your hair and wrap it around the wand. Hold for 10 secs and release. Do not pull the hair apart. It’s important to allow the hair to cool down without disturbing the curl. Repeat this step until all of your hair is wand-curled.
Take a holding spray and spray your curls. If you have a shine spray, this is also the time to use it. You can use your hands or a wide-toothed comb to rake through your hair. This style should take about 30 mins and can last up to 3 days. If you use flexi-rods at night, it can last longer. Wearing your hair up in a top knot at bed can also preserve the style.
5. Sleek and Straight
If you want to wear your long hair in a straight style, we recommend that you shampoo and condition your hair using a sulfate-free shampoo & conditioner. Apply a leave-in conditioner and then use your heat protectant before you blow-dry your hair. After blow-drying, apply an anti-humidity serum to your hair.
Section your hair into four quadrants using a hair clamp. Starting the back, use an ion flat-iron on small sections of hair. Most professionals use a fine-tooth comb to help guide the flat-iron and smooth the hair while flat-ironing. Some flat-irons have a heat setting up to 450 degrees. It is not necessary to use the highest setting and this can cause heat damage. A setting of 325 degrees is ideal.
After flat ironing your entire head, you should use a light holding spray on your hair to help combat humidity. If you would like this style to stay straight throughout the night, you can wrap it and use a silk scarf. If you would like to add volume, you can create high bun and use a silk scarf. This style can take about 30 minutes to achieve.
6. Fast Curls
An easy way to style long hair quickly is the high ponytail technique. Grab all of your hair into a high ponytail. Spray a heat protectant onto your hair. Using a wave wand, grab small sections of hair and wand curl your hair in alternating directions. After all of your hair is curled, spray a light holding spray.
Take your hair down from the ponytail and use your hands to rake through your hair. Now is the time to curl any loose strands of hair that looks out of place. Style as needed and spray with a shine spray. This look can be achieved in 15 mins.
7. Wash n’ Go
A very popular style is the wash n’ go technique. To achieve this look, you need to have the necessary styling products. Using a great shampoo and conditioner is key. Indique Hair’s Shampoo and Conditioner are sulfate-free and argan oil-infused. After shampooing and conditioning your hair, the next step is to apply a mousse specifically for curly hair. Design Essentials Curl Enhancing Mousse is perfect for a quick wash and go style.
Once you apply the mousse, scrunch your hair using your hands. Do not pick through your hair while it is wet. That can cause it to frizz. Take your blow-dryer and add a diffuser nozzle attachment. To properly diffuse your hair, place the hair on top of the diffuser and use an up and down motion to dry the hair. Do this throughout your head until all of your hair is dried. To add some sheen to your hair, take a dollop amount of argan oil and rub it throughout your hair. This style may take 45 mins.