If you’re looking for a way to add glamor and drama to your hair, look no further. Clip-in hair extensions are a great and simple way to add extra length, volume or pop of color to your hair.
Clip-in extensions are an easy and quick way to transform your look without committing to permanent extensions or damaging your natural hair. They’re reusable, so you can enjoy luscious locks for special occasions or everyday wear.
Whether you want to add some glamor for a big night out or just want to switch up your look, clip-in extensions are the perfect solution.
Don’t let uncertainty about applying clip-in extensions hold you back from achieving your dream look! Our tutorial will guide you step by step on how to put in these versatile extensions like a pro.
Simply follow our easy instructions and you’ll be flaunting gorgeous tresses in no time. So why wait? Let’s get started and bring out your inner glam queen!
Follow our step-by-step instructions to achieve a natural look with your clip-in extensions. With just a few simple steps, you’ll be able to transform your hair in no time.
Gather the Things You Need
To get started with your clip-in hair extensions, you’ll need a few tools to ensure a smooth and easy application. First, you’ll need a complete set of clip-in extensions.
These hair extensions come with sturdy and secure clips that have a silicone grip, making it easy to attach the wefts to your hair without any slipping or falling out. All you have to do is click to open the clips and click back to close them.
You will also need a soft paddle brush, an extension styler, a rattail comb, a clip and a mirror. With these tools, you’ll be able to style and secure your extensions for a seamless, natural look.
Buy Clip-In Extensions Matching Your Hair Color
If you want your clip-in extensions to blend seamlessly with your natural hair, it’s important to choose the right color and texture. Look for extensions that match your hair color as closely as possible.
If you can’t find an exact match and if the extensions are made from real hair, then you can dye the extensions. You can also create an ombre effect by choosing extensions that are a lighter shade than your natural hair.
In terms of texture, try to find extensions that match your hair type. If you can’t find the perfect match, don’t worry, you can always curl or straighten the extensions to achieve the desired texture.
Preparing the Clip-In Extensions
Separate the Wefts Based on the Number of Clips
Before you begin applying your clip-in extensions, it’s important to separate the wefts based on the number of clips they have. Typically, a pack of clip-in hair extensions will include 7 wefts or strings of hair.
Every weft will have a varying number of clips i.e., 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 clips sewn into it. These clips are used to secure the wefts to your natural hair and can be easily opened and closed with a simple click.
The number of clips on a weft will influence the width of the section of hair that the weft covers, so it’s important to consider this when deciding where to position the weft on your head.
For example, a weft with 4 clips may be wider and require more hair to cover it, while a weft with two clips will be narrower and require less hair to secure it.
Brush the Extensions
Using a hairbrush, brush the hair extensions gently starting from the ends. But take care to detangle the wefts first by using a wide-toothed comb before brushing the hair.
Style the Extensions to Match Your Natural Hair
If you want your clip-in extensions to match your hair’s texture, you can straighten or curl them as desired.
If you want to style your clip-in extensions, you must consider the type of material they are made from. If the extensions are made from real hair, you can style them using a straightener or a curling iron after using a heat-protectant product.
But if the extensions are made from synthetic fibers, you must make sure that they are heat resistant before using heat on them because synthetic fibers can melt when exposed to high temperatures.
Or, you can also style your natural hair to match the texture of your clip-in extensions instead of styling the extensions themselves.
Here are a few tips for styling your extensions easily:
- Tie your natural hair into a ponytail and clip the extensions to the side of your head one by one and style them as desired.
- Or, you can clip the hair extensions to a hanger, which will make it much easier to style them.
Wash, Dry and Brush Your Hair
Before putting in your clip-in extensions, make sure that your natural hair is clean, dry, and knot- or tangle-free. Wash your hair and allow it to air-dry or blow-dry it using a hairdryer.
Once your hair is dry, brush it until it is knot-free and smooth. This will help to ensure that your extensions blend seamlessly with your natural hair and stay in place all day.
Even though clip-in extensions are only temporary, taking the time to properly prepare your natural hair will help to create a more polished and professional look.
Putting In the Clip-In Extensions
Section the Hair Below Your Ears
To begin applying your clip-in extensions, start by sectioning off the hair just below your ears.
Using a rattail comb, create a horizontal part in your hair, making sure that it is even. Pull all the hair that’s above the comb into a bun to keep it out of the way while you work.
Before attaching your clip-in extensions, check in the mirror to make sure that the horizontal part is even and level with your earlobes and that there are no stray hair strands that may catch on the comb.
Brush the hair below the comb to make sure that it is smooth and ready for the extensions.
Attach the 3-Clip Weft
To attach your clip-in extensions, start with a weft with 3 clips sewn into it. Line the extension up on the back of the head under the part that has been sectioned and attach the middle clip on the roots of the hair.
Slide the clip as close to the roots as possible before snapping it shut so that it does not slip out of your hair. Once the middle clip is secure, secure the left and right clips in place.
Avoid clipping in the extensions very close to the hairline, as this can create an unnatural look. Instead, keep them around an inch away from your hairline for a natural and seamless result.
Attach the 4-Clip Weft
Take a section of hair about an inch above the first clip-in extension. Create a horizontal part level with the center of your ears using a rattail comb. Using an alligator clip, keep the rest of the hair out of the way.
Brush the 4-clip weft to remove any knots or tangles and insert it into the roots below the horizontal part.
Some packs may have 2 4-clip wefts, one long and one short. Make sure to use the shorter 4-clip weft. Secure the middle clips and then the ones to the left and right.
Attach the Longer 4-Clip Weft
Release another portion of your hair. Using a rattail comb, make a part in level with your ear tips. Take the longest weft of hair extension and attach it to your roots just below the part you made, starting with the center clips and then the outer ones.
For the process, you can use a longer 4-clip weft or a 5-clip weft. But if you do not have either of these, you can omit this step.
Attach the 3-Clip Weft
Undo the bun and measure around 2 inches below the crown of your head. Using your rattail comb, make a horizontal part and clip up the rest of your hair.
Center the 3-clip weft on the back of your head and secure it in place by attaching the middle clip to your roots, followed by the right and left clips.
Once the large weft is in place, let your hair down. You can then add the smaller wefts designed for the sides of the head.
Insert the 2-Clip Side Wefts to Add Volume
Create a horizontal part 2 inches above your left ear by using the handle of a rattail comb to create a straight line in your hair. Then, brush your hair over to the opposite side and secure it in place with a clip.
Insert a 2-clip weft around 1 inch from the hairline. Repeat these steps on the right side to complete the look.
Add 1-Clip Wefts Wherever Required
If you feel you need more hair in certain areas, you can add 1-clip wefts wherever needed. You may need to add 1-clip wefts above the 2-clip wefts, with two 1-clip wefts on each side.
If you prefer to part your hair to the side, you may want to use more clips on the thicker side of the part. Using wefts on the thinner side may cause them to show. Remember to blend the extensions with your natural hair using a comb or brush.
Remove Your Hair Extensions Before Going to Bed
Be sure to remove your clip-in extensions before going to bed. To remove your hair extensions, start at the top left side of your head and locate the wefts by gently patting your hair.
Once you have found the wefts, slide your fingers into your hair and release the clips by snapping them open. Carefully remove the weft from your hair, then repeat this process for the remaining wefts, working your way from the top of your head to the bottom.
Avoid sleeping with clip-in extensions in your hair, as this can lead to tangling and potentially even hair loss
Now that you’ve learned how to put in clip-in hair extensions, with your new-found skills, you can easily transform your look, whenever you want.
Whether you want a subtle change or go bold with a vibrant new color, clip-in hair extensions give you the freedom to experiment and switch up your style with ease.
So, go ahead and embrace your inner diva because, with clip-in hair extensions, the possibilities are endless!