How to Put Extensions on Short Hair to Achieve Volume

How to Put Extensions on Short Hair to Achieve Volume

Short hair can be incredibly stylish and versatile, but many people with shorter locks often crave the voluminous look that longer hair can provide. 

Luckily, hair extensions offer a fantastic solution for adding volume and length to short hair, creating a stunning transformation. In this blog post, we'll guide you through the process of putting extensions on short hair to achieve that coveted voluminous look. 

Follow these step-by-step instructions and enjoy your new, voluminous style!

Choose the Right Extensions

INH Babe @lindseyminor wearing 15" Beach Waves XTRA INCHES in black brown

Selecting the right hair extensions is crucial for achieving a natural and seamless look. Opt for high-quality, pre-styled hair extensions to get that volume in seconds, AKA 15” Beach Waves XTRA INCHES, the newest addition to the XTRA INCHES fam.

What makes 15” Beach Waves XTRA INCHES the best?


INH Babe @jolene.jarvis wearing 15" Beach Waves XTRA INCHES in black brown

These are discreet, blendable, and natural-looking short hair extensions for maximum style impact. 

She instantly adds length, density, thickness & full volume to your hair with just the right amount of shine and luster. Whether you have short hair, flat hair or fine hair, or just want natural looking, ready-to-wear, frizz-free & voluminous deep beachy waves—  this addition to your hair wardrobe will prove that a little extra goes a long way.

What’s Included

1 tester piece to make sure you have the shade that blends best with your hair

1 reusable satin storage bag to preserve & protect your INSERT NAME HERE hair

Each pack comes with seven wefts: one 10", one 8", one 6", two 4", and two 3" pieces.

How to apply clip in hair extensions

Here’s how to get beach waves without heat:

Step 1: Start with dry, tangle-free hair. Section crown of hair in a top knot.


Step 2:  Starting from the bottom moving up, part the first section near the nape of your neck, leaving about 1 to 2” of your hair down. Clip to 10” weft.  


Step 3: Repeat, using the 8” in the midsection ear to ear & 6” weft near the crown temple to temple. Clip the smaller wefts 4” & 3” on the sides to finish the blend.


Step 4: Release your top knot, gently brush hair over the weft & fall in love with your new inches! 

Check our blog post for more tips on How to Apply XTRA INCHES Hair Extensions 

Styling Tips To Put Extensions For Volume


1. Blend and Style

INH Babe @trennnddd wearing 15" Beach Waves XTRA INCHES in jet black

Once all the extensions are attached, gently comb through your hair to blend your natural hair with the hair extensions. 

Use Insert Waves Here first to match the wave pattern. The longer the hold & higher heat the deeper the wave, but test gradually and keep in mind the suggested temperatures for each hair type listed below.

Fine, thin, or damaged hair: 320-340 ℉

Normal, medium, healthy hair: 340-360 ℉

Thick, coarse, curly hair: 360-430 ℉


450℉ setting is recommended for professional use.


2. Secure the back of your natural hair

Use INH BB pins to secure it, this will help you create a more blended, natural look.

INH Babe @halloweenkween wearing 15" Beach Waves XTRA INCHES in ash-blonde



If properly cared for, your XTRA INCHES hair extensions will last for years of styling.

Here’s how to keep them looking perfect for as long as possible:
- Comb before & after wear

- Use Emergency Revival Spray to extend the life of your extensions
- Store in the included reusable satin storage bag.

*For hair pieces with curls or waves: we recommend using a wide tooth comb or separating curls with your fingers

Check out our How-To Guide for tips & tricks on how to care for your XTRA INCHES hair extensions.

With the right hair extensions and proper application, you can achieve voluminous, even with a shorter haircut. The key is to choose high-quality extensions, apply them correctly, and blend them seamlessly with your natural hair. Go ahead and experiment with extensions to rock your voluminous style confidently!

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