How long does my hair need to be for extensions?

When it comes to extensions, there are two primary questions most people have: How long should the hair be? and... What type of extensions should I use? In this blog post, we aim to address these important questions to help you make an informed decision when it comes to hair extensions.

When it comes to extensions, there are two primary questions most people have: How long should the hair be? and… What type of extensions should I use?

You will need to use different extension types depending on the length of your hair. For example, if you’re interested in clip-in extensions, it is recommended that your hair needs to be at least 14 inches long or about 35 centimetres. With wefted tape-ins or fusion extensions, your hair only needs to be 8 inches long or about 20 centimetres.

Here are a few points you should consider when choosing extensions for your hair.

Length of Hair for Extensions

How long your hair needs to be depends on the type of extensions you wish to have. For instance, if you want stick-on extensions applied using special glue, they should be at least 14 inches/35 centimetres. The same goes for fusion and tape-in extensions that need at least 8 inches/20 centimetres of hair length. If you use track weft extensions, your existing hair needs to be at least one inch/2.5 centimetres long.

Your Hair Type

If you want wefted tape-in or fusion extensions, you should check how thick or long your hair is, as well as its texture and thickness. The rule of thumb for this type of extension is that the hair should be thicker than your own. If you’re using stick-on extensions, there’s no need to worry about the texture or thickness because the glue will hold pretty much any hair into place.

Your Hair Quality

If you want good quality invisalign hair extensions, you should opt for hair that is never coloured or permed. This is because the chemicals used can damage the quality of your hair and contaminate it, causing breakage and other complications. If you have virgin hair, be sure to request a sample in advance so you can check the texture and quality before ordering your extensions.

The Level of Wash and Maintenance

Whether you’re interested in clip-in extensions or stick-on extensions, know that washing and styling your hair correctly takes time. If you have a busy schedule, the tape-in extensions may not be for you because they need extra care. Even so, be sure to use proper shampoo, conditioner and hair treatment to keep your hair healthy, shiny and soft.

The Cost

It goes without saying that getting good extensions will cost you some money. At the same time, it can also save you money because you no longer need to spend money on regular haircuts (depending on the type of extension). Make sure you speak with our team and we’ll be happy to provide a no-obligation consultation. Our team can assist with tape, wefts, nano rings and micro tube extensions.


The length of your hair determines how long you should wait before getting the extensions. As mentioned in this article, your hair needs to be about 14″/35cm for stick-on extensions, 8″/20cm for tape-in and wefted extensions, and one inch for fusion or track weft. It is also important to consider your hair texture and thickness. For instance, if your hair is thick but very soft, then you’re better off trying wefted extensions than stick-on extensions because they can better hold the shape of your hair. Keep an eye out for our next blog post that will cover aftercare.


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