How to add volume to your hair extensions

Noelle Spinosa How to add volume to hair extensions

For the maximum amount of volume, you must consider your haircut, and layers are the answer. Hair extensions can be layered, and they must be done without over-cutting, and not using traditional cutting shears.  

If you are like the rest of us, you may love the highly voluminous styles on Instagram and TikTok!

To achieve layers, we initially cut your own hair (the top, crown, and sides), that are left out of the hair extensions. This creates a guide for us to layer your hair extensions, with a feather razor, or using a shear slide technique, we over-direct your hair extensions and carefully slide the razor on the ends of the hair extensions. It is essentially to only skim the ends of the hair extensions since this step can lead to disaster if over-cut. We then carefully blend the layers into the lowest part of the hair, near the ends, we only skim the ends and blend into the weight line. If you are not careful, you could potentially chop into the weight line.

Over Directed Hair Layers With Razor

How to add volume to your hair extensions

Keep in mind, that hair extensions are not your own hair, and they do not respond to traditional layering techniques. It is best to cut the hair extensions several times in order to achieve the perfect layering, it is best to measure twice and cut once.


When styling, we like to take a page out of the old-school styling books. You will want to use a leave-in volumizer, such as WOW Extra Large Bombshell! Unlike most mousse, it does not contain alcohol, but it definitely coats the hair with lots of volume invoking solutions. Wow Extra Large Bombshell does not leave the hair tacky, and sticky.

Use a few sizes of round brushes for different areas of the hair. I love a metal ion round brush, such as Olivia Garden's brand. I find that blow-dry brushes, (especially the large variety) tend to smooth and flatten the hair. As you blow dry with a round brush, allow the brush to cool. 

Pay extra attention to drying the roots of your hair very well, and over-directing the brush helps to lift the roots of the hair. Do not dry your hair extensions upside down, this will lead to tangling.

Once hair is one hundred percent dry, spray with Kenra Volume Spray, and use a curling iron to curl each section of your hair. Once the curls are cooled, carefully create barrel curls, and use a pin curl clip to secure. A pin curl clip will ensure there are no dents in your hair. Now spray your hair with a medium hold spray. I prefer the Kenra line of hair sprays, they offer a variety of styling holds, do not flake, do their job, and smell delicious.

Barrel Curl Roller Set


How to add volume to your hair extensions

If you prefer to use Velcro rollers, the purple color is the best size for volume. I often use Velcro rollers on my own hair at the top of the head.

It is best to let the hair settle in the curls for at least one hour, the longer the better. You can do your make-up, computer work, housework, or anything you desire while your hair is setting. Set it and forget it.

Once you are ready, unclip all of your curls, and use your hands to loosen. Your hands can be your best styling tool. If you need some extra va va voom, tease the top section of your hair. Use a strong hold finishing spray to set the style in place!

You will now have a fabulous and voluminous hairstyle, that should last for a special event, and days to come.

How to add volume to your hair extensions

Some of our favorite products.

1)  WOW Extra Large Volume Mousse

2)  Purple Velcro Rollers

3)  Feather Tomei Razor

4)  Kenra Medium Hold Hair Spray

5)  Kenra Strong Hold Hair Spray

6)  Kenra Volume Spray

You can try this at home, or have a salon that specializes in styling hair extensions do it for you!

Hair Extensions Background

At Noelle Salon, they evaluate your natural hair, and listen to the client's wishes on styling, color match, and look. They use human hair extensions like 100% Remy human hair, or Virgin Hair (unlike Bellami hair). Hair extensions can be used for short hair or 24 inches of a full head of hair, and they have worked with different methods like tape-in extensions, clip-in hair extensions, Keratin and enjoy using the Veila Pull-thru method with the Veila Hair Extensions for ease of hair care. Styling can vary from flat iron, natural curl, or curly hair. Whether you are looking for a change of style or look for a day such as a Clip-in ponytail, having a high-quality ponytail extension can mix it up for you. Your natural hair journey with your hair growth can be enhanced with Hair extensions when protective styling is applied, and regular maintenance is used. You can change your hair in one day - feel free to reach out and explore the possibilities.


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