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Californian Wick Extensions

Everything you need to know about your Californian extensions

It’s fashion, and you want to be fashionable. You have already decided to buy some extensions of Californian wicks (also called Ombre extensions; no, they are not Man extensions….but Ombré, from the French, shaded). In the market you can find California extensions of clips, or also extensions of adhesive Californian wicks.

Some previous advice…

Here are a few simple tips to make your California extensions look great. You just have to know which ones to choose, depending on the length of your hair. It will also be good to give them a stylish cut so that they look perfectly integrated into your mane.

Not all Ombre extensions are the same. Many companies offer Californian wick extensions, but sometimes their quality control has been so poor that the color gradient is horrible. If you chose extensions like this you wouldn’t get the natural and perfect look you’re looking for.

What are the different types of Californian extensions

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Here you can see a couple of examples of different extensions of Californian wicks that you can find in the market of hair extensions.

In the first photo the color gradient is correct and looks natural. In the other case, however, it looks like a hair that was stranded months ago…

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Californian extensions with the correct gradient

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How to choose your Californian extensions

Basically, these are the extensions of Californian wicks. The hair root has a darker color, and degrades to a lighter color as it moves to the ends. This can be done with your own hair at a hairdresser, but apart from the monetary cost, you have to take into account the damage to your own hair. That’s why California extensions are such a good idea. You can achieve the desired look without damaging your hair and without spending long hours in the salon.

If you have short or medium length hair, you can wear California highlights without having to dye your hair. That means you save time, money and chemicals that damage your hair. With this hair size it will be very easy to wear Ombre extensions without any extra effort. You just have to make sure that the color you have on your roots is the same or very similar to the base color of hair extensions. And then choose what kind of gradient you want.

Keep in mind that a natural gradient will give you a great look and ideal for your day to day. For example, a medium chestnut is the most popular color and easy to wear. If, on the other hand, you prefer a lighter gradient colour, they will be perfect if you cut them a little, or if you already have Californian highlights in your own hair.

If you are looking to buy extensions with strands we recommend you go through the strands section of our online store and see the wide variety of options available to you.

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Placement of the extensions of Californian wicks

The great benefit for those who have short hair or melenita is that they can change the look in an instant and without effort. Just put on the Californian extensions and you’re done.

If you have longer hair you will need to degrade the ends of your hair to match the degraded color of the hair extensions. If you do not bleach your hair you will notice that you wear extensions, because of the difference in color at the ends. Also, you have to choose a gradient color similar to the one you wear in your hair. However, keep in mind that you can afford a slightly darker margin or a slightly lighter margin. You would still have a very natural look and you wouldn’t notice that you have hair extensions. I mean, it doesn’t have to be exactly the same tone. You can choose a darker shade or a lighter shade and it will look just as beautiful.

A good stylist will help you make the right choice. And once placed, it can give you a stylish cut that will complete the look.

In the following video you will see how beautiful the Californian wicks are. The differences between before and after will surprise you.

For more advice and information, read this other article on Californian extensions .