If you are interested in giving hair extensions a try but don’t want to spend a lot of time with the application or removal process, the halo style is for you.
My name is Lori, and on my quest to find a way of routing to hair extensions without damaging my hair, I came across Halo hair extensions. They work well under sun hats or winter hats and can be put in or taken out of your hair within seconds.
Making your own and unique halo hair extension is fun and easy. All you need to do is get all the materials prepared and follow the detailed steps listed below.
Let’s make some beautiful hair together!
What Hairs are Great for Making a Halo Hair Extension
There are probably various ways to make your own custom halo hair extension, but if you are looking for the most cost-effective way to get started from scratch, this is it.
If you already have some hair extensions lying around, you can use those. But if you are purchasing your hair extensions specifically for making your very own custom halo, go for the weft style of hair.
This is hair secured in a strip and can come in various lengths to suit your needs. It’s normally the most affordable and offers the most freedom in how you can use it. Always be sure to purchase real human hair, better to use at least remy hair.
Yes, synthetic hair is much cheaper to buy and would allow you to get hair for multiple halos for the same price as one in real hair. But you get what you pay for. Synthetic hair will not give you the same natural look. It cannot be styled or dyed and is highly prone to damage, leaving you to replace it much more often than you would real human hair.
Making Halo Hair Extensions
Learning how to make your halo hair extensions is extremely simple and can be done in an afternoon! It’s a great project for anyone to try and will give you an excellent hair extension that can be installed in under a minute.
Gather the following items before you start the project.
- Hair extensions, long weft or clip-ins with the clips removed
- Fishing line, ensure it has around 10-pound test strength
- The thread that matches or is close to the color of hair you will be using
- Blunted sewing needle, there is no need to use a sharp pointed one
- Scissors for cutting your hair extension and the fishing line
Step 1: Place the weft of hair around your head and decide where you want the halo to sit. You might want more coverage in the back or around the sides, or you may want to go for a full halo. The choice is yours, but now is the time to decide.
Step 2: Once you have decided on where you want your halo hair extensions to sit on your head, cut your weft, so the hair is in multiple strips.
You can then decide if you’re going to leave it as a single row of hair on the finished halo or if you want to sew multiple strands together for a much thicker and layered look.
If you want to layer them together, now is the time to use your thread and sew them tightly to each other. Don’t forget to knot the ends so it all stays together tightly.
Step 3: Attach your fishing line to your blunted needle and start weaving it through the weft. The fishing line will form a complete loop and be responsible for holding the hair onto your head. Make sure it sits on your head as a hat would so the hair does not fall.
Step 4: Place the halo on your head and make final adjustments as needed. Ensure it fits on your head where you want it. If size adjustments need to be made, now is the time to do it.
Once it’s appropriately sized, place it on your head and bring your natural hair over it. The halo hair will be sandwiched between your own hair, giving it a natural layered look.
Why Making Your Own Halo Hair Extensions?
The fishing line is used to hold the hair to your head, so where you decide to place the hair along the loop of the fishing line is entirely up to you! Whether you want a full halo, a halo topper, or a ponytail halo, you are only limited by your imagination.
You can use your existing hair extensions or purchase something entirely new to use. Halo hair extensions are not just limited to long hair either. They can work with shorter lengths and thinner hair as well.
Additionally, when using a DIY halo hair extension, you can freely use a variety of other hair accessories without problems.
You’ll also notice that wearing glasses causes no issues with your halo extension, while glasses can sometimes get caught on clips or other installation methods.
Can I Sleep with my Halo Extension?
Since a halo is held in place by gravity, sleeping, swimming, or doing anything extreme while wearing it is not recommended. This can cause the halo to shift, giving your hair an unnatural or misaligned look. However, even if this does happen, adjusting it again is quick and simple!
What Kind of Hair Extensions Can I Do Myself?
Both Clip-in and halo hair extensions are great options if you are looking for Do-it-yourself hair extensions, both of them are temporary hair extensions and will cause less damage to your natural hair.
Can You Wear Your Hair Up with Halo Extensions?
Yes, you can wear your hair up with halo extensions, no matter you want high ponytails, top knots, buns, or braids.
Follow this guide and the tips and you can make some nice halo hair extensions in no time! Do let me know if you have any questions, I am always happy to help my beloved readers out!