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How to Braid In Neon Hair Extensions

Learn how to braid in neon hair extensions with the step-by-step instructions in this hair tutorial from Howcast.

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So I'm going to show you how to braid in neon hair extensions today. This is actually a really fun look, because right now what's really popular is the chalk hairspray and a lot of different neon colors in the hair, so this is a great way to do it temporarily. We're going to start by sectioning the hair about an inch and a half above the ear, clipping that out of the way.

We're going to take that section right behind the ear and just do a little bit of teasing right here at the root. This is going to help hold the slip that holds the neon extension. Then we're going to take our neon extension, which is a really, really fun color and has the clip already sewn onto it and just hooking it in and clipping it. And dropping down that top section just for now.

I'm going to turn to the other side. Once again, section out. About an inch, inch and a half above the ear. Taking a little section behind and just teasing at the root. Just to make sure that those extensions stay in place, again just pop the clip open. Make sure they're detangled, and just hook it in and clip it into place, and then dropping that section down.

So now what I'm going to do is I'm going to take the hair, split it into three sections, making sure that the neon extension is pretty evenly distributed between each section. Then we're going to do a reverse braid or a dutch braid and just-- you can get a little messy with this. The whole fun of this look is that it's messy and piece. You can see the extension just starting to come through. You can play with it and move it around.

And like I said before you can keep it nice and messy, the sections don't have to be too perfect. I'm braiding that all the way down. Do the same on this side. Just making sure that the extension is evenly separated, and again, the messier it is, the better it is. Now's the fun part. You just take it and you just mess it up. I sometimes like to use a towel and just put the hair between the towel and rough it up. Today I'm going to use my hands just to show you.

You can make it as messy as you want. I'm going to go pretty messy on this today, and the same on the other side. And I love these colors in Kelly's hair, but if you have black hair, maybe a red extension is great or if you're a light blond, maybe a blue just like Kelly has, or even a pale pink shows up really nice, on a brunette possibly orange.

You can have a lot of fun with this. Now that that is messy enough for me take the hair and just cross it pretty close to your hairline, just so that you get to see all of the fun colors. This is very similar to a Heidi braid or a crown braid. Do the same on the other side. Then pulling it kind of forward, and push it a little further back. Play around with it, and there you have a really fun look using hair extensions and braids.

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