Clip in hair extensions, also referred as clip-in weaves, are a way of attaching wefts of hair to your natural hair using a series of small adjustable clips. A single set of clip in hair extensions has numerous various sized strands of hair, varying in length from one to four clips.
Clip in hair extensions are incredibly easy to maintain and apply, thus this attachment method is quite popular in fashion. They’ll also merge in seamlessly with your natural hair to give you a complete look. This approach is the least permanent, and you must remove your extensions every night before going to bed, but it is quite safe and avoids the drawbacks of glue or other extensions methods, such as traction alopecia.
If you would not want to keep your hair extension all the time, clip in hair extensions are a preferable option because they are easy to remove. Clip in Remy hair extensions are also perfect for special events such as parties, business meetings, weddings, and meals since they may instantly modify your style.
Typically, clip-ins are stitched into French lace. On the market, there is another sort of clip-in technique called seamless clip in hair extensions, commonly known as silicone-weft hair extensions. Because these extensions are created with an extremely thin silicone-weft band that lies exceptionally flat against your head, they may give you a more natural look than traditional clip in hair extensions. If you have thin, fine hair, the traditional clip in technique is too big or heavy for you. This seamless alternative is an option to consider.
Clip-ins are also ideal for people who are new to extensions because they are simple to apply and remove. Clip in hair extensions may help you attain your desired look, whether you want your hair to be longer and thicker or simply add some highlights to your existing hair. To obtain a natural appearance, we recommend seeing a stylist.
What Is the Best Way to Use Clip in Hair Extensions?
- Separate Hairs
Start dividing (horizontally parting) your hair at the bottom back of your head, right below one ear to the second ear, with a tail comb or index finger. You may also begin splitting even lower than, as low as you wish the initial weft to be placed.
- Make Sections
Clip in hair extensions should be fastened from the bottom up. Create a segment where you want to section off the hair by starting at the lowest place on the hairline and using a tail comb or your index fingers.
- Clip your hairs up
Clip the rest of your hair to the top of your head to keep it out of the way while you install the wefts.
- Prepare first weft
Take the first clip in hair extensions kit and place it on your head. The first weft must be long enough yet to sit at the back of your forehead and be broad enough. After that, open all of the clips so they’re ready to go into your hair.
- Placement of first weft
Take one of the broader clip in hair extensions and place the opening center clip right below the parting with one of the broader hair wefts. Place the snap clip in your hair rather than on your bare scalp. Close the clip so that it holds your hair in place. Carry on with the other clips in the same manner.
- Make new separation
Make a fresh parting with the hair you pushed out of the way. Comb down a section of hair, leaving roughly a half-inch gap between every weft layer. Secure the additional hair on top of the head each time.
- Place remaining wefts
Attach the other wefts in the same way as before. Replace the separation above each weft extension and repeat the operation.
- Inspect for gaps
After you’ve connected your clip in hair extensions, rub your fingers down the weft to ensure its flat against your head across the breadth. If there will be any gaps, snap the clip open, pull it off the hair, and reposition it so the weft sits flat.
- Side pieces installation
The four side pieces should be inserted and placed so that they complete the look and mix in with your natural hair.
- Removing Clip in extensions
Open all of the clips and gently lift up and away from your hair to remove clip in hair extensions. Always open all the clips before attempting to remove a weft.
When it comes to clip in hair extensions, how long do they last?
Clip in hair extensions can last anywhere from three to six months to a year or longer, depending on how well they are cared for and how often they are used. Keep in mind that the more you wash and heat style your extensions, the shorter their lifespan will be, so try to wash and use products on them as little as possible. The main thing to remember is that, unlike your own hair, your clip in hair extensions don’t have a natural hydration source, so keeping them hydrated and preventing dryness is critical to extending their lifespan.
How to brush clip in extensions correctly?
Make sure you brush your extensions correctly and be careful with them at all times, as this might shorten their lifespan. To begin, stack all of the wefts on top of one another to gather all of the hair. Then, starting from the bottom of the hair and working your way up to the root, carefully brush out the clip in hair extensions. Take off the individual weft and gently brush it through if you come across a particularly vexing knot. When the extensions are damp, never brush them because this is when they are most prone to breaking. Brush them instead before washing or when they are 90% dry.
Storing Clip in Hair Extensions
It just takes a few minutes to store your clip in hair extensions, but those few minutes may make a significant impact in the quality and longevity of your extensions. Make sure all of the clips are closed once you’ve removed your clip-in hair extensions. Brushing your extensions before putting them away is always a good idea. Always store your extensions away from direct sunlight in a cool, dry location (like a closet, cabinet or dresser drawer). To avoid mold and other bacteria from forming, make sure your extensions are totally dry before storing them.
The storage box that your extensions came in is one option for storing them. The Hair box was created with the intention of being kept and used as a storage box for your clip in hair extensions. You can also use an airtight container or a shoe box as an alternative. After brushing out your extensions, bind the hair in a ponytail around the base of the wefts with a hair tie, then carefully roll the extensions into a circle and insert them inside the box.
The clip in hair extensions holder is the solution you’ve been seeking for, whether you need a place to keep your clip in hair extensions while travelling, need to secure them while styling, or simply want a more compact and multi-purpose storage option to the gorgeous box they arrive in. It will aid in the prevention of damage and tangling, extending the life of your extensions. In contrast to the storage box, you may hang your extensions to dry before putting them in the Carrier using the included hanger. Keeping your clip in hair extensions in this manner can help them keep their form for longer, which is ideal if you’ve styled them and want to keep the appearance for as long as possible.
Pros and Cons
Pros of Clip in Hair extensions
- No Commitment
The most crucial element of clip in hair extensions is that they do not require any devotion. To put it another way, you are not obligated to work with them. We all alter our minds from time to time, and that’s perfectly normal. Perhaps you simply require extensions for a one-time event, such as a wedding or a high school event. Clip in extensions are the perfect extensions for such instances in such scenario. Some extensions must be fitted by a professional; we call them permanent hair extensions since they stay connected to your hair for a few weeks or even months. This means you’ll have to make a commitment to using extensions and maintaining for them. Clip in hair extensions are ideal for those who just want to wear extensions on occasion.
- Easy to Install
Clip in hair extensions are a simple, temporary, and hassle-free way to get longer, fuller, and more stunning hairstyles in minutes! The clip in hair extensions are physically clipped onto your hair, as the name indicates. Clip-ins are absolutely safe to use because they are not intended for long-term usage and do not require bonding or other processes that might harm your hair. The best part is that you can do it in the privacy of your own house. There’s no need to go to the salon!
You don’t require a professional to install clip in hair extensions, as previously stated. As a consequence, you’re already saving money because you’re not paying to have them put properly at a salon. As a result, clip in hair extensions are the most cost-effective extensions available. Furthermore, just one bag of hair is required. If you want to wear tape in extensions, for example, you’ll need a few packets of hair, usually 3 to 5.
What good are hair extensions if you don’t feel comfortable wearing them? Because clip in hair extensions are lightweight, they are quite comfortable. It’s possible that you’ll feel your head is heavier than normal, but this will pass within a few minutes. You’ll feel as if your new hair is your actual hair once you’ve become used to wearing clip-in extensions.
Cons of Clip in Hair Extensions
- Must remove and install everyday
Every day, you must remove your clip-in extensions. No, you won’t be able to sleep with the extensions on. Sleeping with clip in hair extensions will be quite unpleasant. They’re not meant to be worn all day since they can harm hair roots. As a result, we recommend that our clients take them out first before going to bed to avoid such harm.
- Visible if not attached correctly
Be cautious; if your clip in hair extensions are installed wrongly, they will become apparent. Don’t panic; this isn’t unusual and can simply be fixed. There are several tutorials on YouTube that demonstrate how to properly install clip in hair extensions.
- Not suitable with hair loss issue
It’s important to note that we’re talking about hair loss difficulties. In other words, if you have thin hair, you can use clip in hair extensions. However, if your hair is excessively thin due to a hair loss problem like alopecia, we do not suggest wearing clip in hair extensions unless you have spoken with your doctor beforehand. While clip in do not harm your hair, alopecia is a unique situation that does not respond well to the added weight of clip in.
- Not Permanent
Clip-ins are great for a quick makeover, but they don’t provide a long-term solution. They need special, routine care. Clip in hair extensions may not be suitable for people seeking modest hair extensions that do not require frequent removal and reapplication.