Hair extensions are a great option for anyone who wants to lengthen, add volume, or whether due to a haircut gone awry or just to try something new. No matter what your reason for getting hair extensions are, it's important to choose the right length.
Here are some things to consider when deciding on hair extension lengths.
First, it is important to measure properly. Measure from the very center of the back of your head since that is where hair extensions usually sit. If you are doing a sew-in or weave, then measure near the top of your head and gauge from there how long you want your hair to be.
Secondly, wavy and curly hair textures tend to look slightly shorter than straight extensions due to the texture of the hair. If you are opting for these styles, you may want to go one size longer than you would if you're planning to buy straight extensions.
Lastly, comfort is another factor to consider when deciding what length is right for you. Individuals with short hair may have a difficult time adjusting to long hair installs. Depending on the length of the hair, it may put a lot of stress on the sew-in area due to how heavy longer hair is.
This hair length guide can be used to get an estimated length when ordering your hair extensions however it is important to calculate the length you desire by measuring yourself properly as every body is different with varying torsos, neck lengths, and techniques used by the stylists. If in doubt, go one length larger as its always possible to cut and style to your desired length.