Whether your hair is long or short, relaxed or natural, keeping a fall or extension on hand can alter your everyday look without cutting your hair. Use pomade or light gel to style your hair, then clip bangs or a fall in place for a completely new look. Attach a ponytail and twist it into a chignon at the nape of your neck, or shape it into a bun to wear atop your head. Use decorative hair accessories to hold falls and extensions in place and to change a look before returning to your usual style.
Extensions, made of either real or synthetic hair, can be used to make your hair look thicker or longer. They can match your own hair texture and color or you can choose to contrast your natural hair for a unique style statement. Extensions are braided, woven, "sewn," or "glued" to your own hair to last three to four weeks. Some extensions last until they fall out or are cut out.