Extensions 101: Picking the Right Texture

BOUNCE Relaxed Straight texture

BOUNCE Relaxed Straight texture

Picking the right extensions isn't as easy as it sounds. You want your extensions to look natural, like it is growing out of your scalp. Therefore, it is important that the texture you pick blends with your hair in its natural state or when it is pressed. Our Pure and Hysteria collections are our silkiest hair collections. To blend with the Pure or Hysteria collection, your natural hair doesn't have to be NATURALLY straight, curly or wavy. It can, but if it is not, your hair should silken out nicely when pressed to blend well with the extensions. If you want to wear Pure Curly, Straight or Wavy and are worried about blending the texture with your natural hair, we offer closures so that blending won't be an issue.

Our BOUNCE and SEA collections have been through a three day steam process to achieve the textures. If your natural hair has a natural deep wave or a tight curl to it then our BOUNCE Deep Wave, Coil Curl or Organic Curl textures will blend well with your hair. If your hair isn't the natural texture of these tightly curled pieces, be sure you are able to manipulate your hair with heat, rollers, braids or twists to match the texture of your extensions. Our BOUNCE Natural Roots, BOUNCE Relaxed Straight and SEA Zen Straight textures are made to blend with natural African-American hair when it is straightened. If your hair is a little more thick and coarse than our Pure Straight texture then our straight textures in the BOUNCE and SEA collections will work well for you.

The same rules that apply to our Pure and Hysteria collections apply to our BOUNCE Beach Wave and SEA Tahitian curl extensions. These textures shouldn't have heat applied to them, however, you can apply heat to your natural hair to blend with these curl patterns. If your natural hair is fine or silky (or a similar texture can be achieved when heat is applied), simply curl it to match the texture.

Protecting your Leave Out

Trying to blend natural hair with extensions of a different texture can be damaging to our hair. We constantly put heat on it to straighten or curl our locks to match that silky smooth texture of our PURE Straight and PURE Curly hair. We have six solutions to help you on your journey to healthy hair. 

1. Use a heat protectant:

Using a heat protectant can help prevent heat damage to your hair. Apply a small amount of our French Argan oil. It will help silken your edges and avoid frying your hair.


2. Try BOUNCE Natural Roots: If you love the soft silky locks in the PURE Collection but are afraid it won't blend with your hair, try our BOUNCE Natural Roots hair. It will give you a thicker texture 3-5 inches from the weft then it gradually turns into our PURE Straight texture to flawlessly blend with your natural hair. You'll be sure to use less heat with this hair.


3. Use a crown (closures):

To completely avoid using heat on your natural hair use a closure. Choose a closure that matches the texture of your extensions. This will make your weave look natural and your hair will be completely protected.


4. Wear a cute scarf:

This is always our go to method if we're having a bad hair day. Brush those edges back and slick them down with a little edge control then tie a cute colorful scarf around your head to mimic the look of a headband or ribbon.Photo credit: fashionbombdaily.com 


5. Try twists or braids

If you wear extensions with a tighter curl pattern, forget about curling your hair every morning. Simply twist or braid your hair to match the type of curl you're wearing. Take it down and blend it with your extensions in the morning.


6. Roll it Up

If the twist and braid method doesn't give you the blend you want, try small flexi rods. Roll your hair with small to medium size flexi rod (depending on your hair length and how big you want the curl). Be sure that your hair is damp or that you use a mousse or leave in conditioner to define the curl. Let them dry overnight and take them down in the morning