How to Use Hair Extensions for Volume

Very often, when people think about hair extensions, they think about adding length to their hair. But what if you mostly struggle with thin hair and aren’t really looking to add length to your hair—just volume? Better yet, what if you have short hair or love your hair length and just need to add a little life to your hairstyle?

Hairstyle for thick hair

The best part about hair extensions is that they can be customized to solve your individual hair problems. Not interested in length? No problem! In the following video, Sarah from Luxy Hair HQ shows you how to use Luxy Hair extensions for volume rather than length. 

Using Luxy Hair extensions for volume is great because they can be applied to any hair type. Whether you have a lob, hair that is of an average thickness, or medium length hair, all it takes is a few snips and strategic clipping to get big, voluminous hair in just a few minutes without adding length and of course, without damaging your hair.

Hairstyle for thick hair

You will need:

1. Trimming scissors

2. Your Luxy Hair extensions

3. A steady hand!

Hairstyle for thick hair

If you are using hair extensions for volume rather than length, the 20 inch extensions will likely be longer than your natural hair, unless you already have long hair. Since Luxy Hair extensions are made with 100% remy human hair, they can be cut or trimmed just like your own natural hair, without affecting the integrity of the wefts or extensions. All you need to go is give the extensions a trim to match your natural hair’s length, to use the extensions just for volume. We recommend to have a professional hairstylist trim your wefts for you, however, if you’re comfortable with trimming scissors, you can do this yourself at home. We recommend to ensure that your scissors are as sharp as possible, to cut accurately and smoothly. Otherwise, the hair will bend, rather than cut, and may end up looking choppy.

In this video, Sarah uses her 220g Ombre Chestnut Luxies. This set adds extra volume and thickness to her hair, while also adding some highlights at the ends and colour dimension throughout. Oh ya, and did we mention the extensions do all this without any damage to your natural hair? Click here for some more reasons to try ombre hair extensions.

How to trim your hair extensions

It is not necessary to trim your entire set of extensions. Depending on your hair type, just a few wefts can make a big difference in the thickness of your hair, however, if you are looking for mega volume, we say go ahead and trim your full set!

Hairstyle for thick hair

Straighten your hair

Since Luxy Hair extensions are made with 100% remy human hair, they come naturally straight. Therefore, we recommend that you straighten your hair as well, to match the texture of the extensions before cutting them. This will ensure that the length you cut the extensions to is accurate, otherwise, when you style the extensions, they will appear shorter than you originally thought.

Trim your extensions weft by weft

In order to trim your hair extensions yourself so that they are the same length as your natural hair, we recommend to clip your Luxies in weft by weft, and trim off the excess length each time, rather than snipping off a huge chunk of hair at one go. Patience is key here! If your hair is layered, you will want to follow the length of the layers, trimming each weft a little shorter the higher up on your head that it is clipped in.

Feather the ends

In order to make sure that the wefts you are cutting look natural, we recommend to first cut the hair horizontally to ensure that you are cutting the weft straight, leaving the weft about half an inch longer. Then, turn your scissors and snip vertically along the edge to feather the ends. This will make the ends of the weft look much more natural, rather than extremely blunt, which is not how natural hair grows.

It’s that easy! Now, your hair extensions are the same length as your hair, and you can pop your wefts in whenever you feel like having some extra, voluminous hair for a night out or even everyday.

Hairstyle for thick hair

Hairstyle for thick hair

What if your hair is longer than 20 inches?

If your hair is longer than 20 inches, this is the ideal situation for you. In this case, you can simply clip your Luxy Hair extensions in right out of the box, to use for volume rather than length. Even if your hair is an inch or two longer than your hair extensions, the extra wefts clipped in will still do the trick to add volume and thickness to your hair, without the length being too noticeable.

What if you need more thickness than a full set of Luxy Hair extensions?

You’re in luck! Not only are you blessed with lovely thick hair, we also have a new Volumizer Weft for situations like these. Our Volumizer Weft comes with one 4-clip weft that is 7″ long, with 49g of hair attached. This weft can be used as a supplemental weft to your existing set of Luxies for even more thickness. 

Hairstyle for thick hair

Alternatively, if you are only looking to add a little bit of thickness to your hair, you can wear the Volumizer Weft on its own. Be sure to trim the weft according to our instructions above if your hair is shorter than 20 inches, however, to ensure that the weft blends naturally in your hair, giving it that extra volume. If your hair is 20 inches or longer, you can simply clip the Volumizer Weft in at the crown of your hair for that added thickness.

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Hair extensions are truly a versatile hair accessory and don’t have to be used just for added length. Even short haired gals can get in on the fun, by wearing hair extensions to enhance their hair’s thickness! Do you wear your Luxy Hair extensions for thickness? Do you have any other tips and tricks that we haven’t mentioned? Be sure to write in and let us know at or DM us on Instagram at @luxyhair.