Single Extension Guide

Single Extension Instructions

Single Extension Instructions - Bun Volume

To make the most of your recent purchase, follow these instructions to learn how to use your Easy Updo extensions most effectively.

People want to see something perfect out of the package, but the most important tip to demonstrate first is how to prep by loosening the extension. Watch Tip #1 and Tip #2 at Easy Updo 101.

Next, if the hair is long enough, place it inside the ponytail to make it look thicker and let the rest hang down. Tie the hair (mixed with the extension) in a loose knot at the base, then loosen and untwist the extension a bit as you wrap it around the base before securing the end. These techniques bring natural looking style, volume, and the illusion of length.

For a downloadable pdf file with written instructions, please click:  Single Extension Guide. 

Video Tutorials

To get the most out of your Easy Updo extensions, watch our video tutorials at Easy Updo 101 Style Tips & Tricks. On this page, all the below steps are broken into quick, easy to watch videos. Once you’ve gotten the hang of them, you can enjoy extra volume in seconds!

You can also view a longer, voiceover tutorial on how to create a style using a single extension at our Starter Styles page.

Styling the Extensions

Loosen Up The Extension

The extensions are twisted, so you’ll want to start by alleviating some of the tightness. Hold the end of the extension, then use your other hand to carefully unwind the opposite end. As you let go, it will instantly twist back into position, so be sure to repeat this motion a couple of times. You can also use a dry texture spray to add even more volume to complete this step.

Attach the Extension


Wrap the no-metal elastic around your hair and into a ponytail, being sure to let the extension hang out of the way.

Mix the Extensions with Your Own Hair


Take the ponytail (with the extension attached) and mix it with your hair. If you have long enough hair, put the extension within the ponytail so it appears thicker.

The 22-inch long twisted extension will fall below your hair adding to the illusion of length and finished bun volume.

Take hold of your hair (mixed with the extension) and tie it in a knot by forming a loop and slipping the end of the extension through it. This will result in a loose knot at the ponytail base.

Be sure to keep supporting your natural hair and the extension as you finish this step.

Wrap the Extensions


Take hold of the knot you made with one hand and grip the end of the extension in the other hand. Then wrap the ends around the knot as you untwist the extension a bit for more volume.

To secure the hold as you wrap, use the bobby pins and hairpins included with your extension.

Finish wrapping the entire length of the extension as you continue untwisting it and tuck the end beneath the knot. Be sure not to let go of the end until you’ve secured it in place with a pin or two.

Secure the Extension


Secure your topknot or bun by carefully pinning. Open a bobby pin with your fingers and then gently slide it into the updo and capture the extension end.

Repeat this step with the enclosed bobby pins, making sure that each pin secures a small part of the extension with the hair close to your head. Only work with small amounts of hair; otherwise, the pin will not be able to keep the extension in place.

Work around your updo until it is in place and use the enclosed hair pins to secure larger sections of hair.