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					Hair extensions are a fabulous way to increase the length and body of shorter hair
quickly and easily. However, if going to a salon to have hair extensions attached is a
little too costly for your budget, here is a do it yourself guide for applying hair
extensions.
  Using clip on hair extensions made from real human hair, as opposed to synthetic
hair, is preferred. Real hair will blend more naturally and stands up better to styling
products and heated tools such as curling irons or blow dryers.
  Attaching clip on hair extensions is really quite simple, but it does take a little time
and attention to detail. It's really all about blending the extensions with your natural
hair.
  The secret to successfully adding extensions to short hair is camouflaging the clip on
hair pieces with your natural hair. This is done by adding the extensions in sections,
and then layering your own hair over them.
  Start by gathering your hair into a ponytail. Using a rat tail comb, divide a section of
hair at the back of your head about an inch from the base of your neck. This bottom
most section of hair will be your first layer, so clip the rest of your hair out the way.
  Clip three extensions onto this base layer, with the outside two first, then the centre
clip in between. Take care not to clip your extensions too close to the scalp as this
may pull or cause discomfort.
  Using your comb, pull down another one inch section of your hair to drape over the
completed extensions. This is now your second layer. Although three is recommended
for the base layer, two extensions are enough for the remaining layers. Continue
layering and clipping your extensions to the back of your head until you have about
three inches of hair left at the crown for the final covering layer.
  Depending on your hair style, you may wish to add some length to the sides of your
head also. Section off an area of hair at the side of your head, about three inches
above your ear. Clip on your extension and let your remaining hair fall over it to
complete the coverage layer.
  To finish off your new look, try using a curling iron to style your hair. This will help
incorporate your extensions into your natural hairlines and detract any choppiness you
might have from the layering, leaving you with long, natural looking hair.
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