Crafted for ease of use, Clip-in Hair extensions are suited for both beginners and hair styling aficionados alike, providing a natural and seamless blend with your existing hair.
Our step-by-step guide is designed to help you apply your Clip-In Hair Extensions with precision and confidence, ensuring a secure and comfortable fit. With no need for professional tools or assistance, you can achieve a salon-quality look from the comfort of your home.
Before you embark on the transformation journey, familiarize yourself with the contents of your Clip-In Hair Extensions kit and follow our guide to create a flawless extension experience. Whether for a special occasion or daily wear, these extensions are versatile enough to suit any situation, mood, or preference.
Before you begin, ensure your hair is clean, dry, and tangle-free for the best results.
Have a brush, a fine-tooth comb, and your Clip-In Hair Extensions at hand.
Step 1: Section Your Hair
Creating the perfect base for your Clip-In Hair Extensions begins with proper sectioning.
Choose Your Starting Point: Typically, you should start at the lowest point on your head. This can vary from just above the nape of your neck to midway up your head, depending on the thickness of your hair and the number of wefts you plan to apply.
Create a Clean Horizontal Part: Using a fine-tooth comb, part your hair horizontally where you've decided to place the first weft. The line should be neat and straight to provide a stable base for the clips.
Secure the Top Section: Once you've parted your hair, clip the top section up and away from the parting line. Use a claw clip or hair tie to keep it from falling into the area where you'll be working.
Backcomb for Added Grip: For finer hair types or to ensure a more secure grip, lightly backcomb the hair at the roots just below your parting. This provides a little extra texture for the clips to hold onto.
Check for Comfort: Before attaching the weft, ensure that the sectioned-off hair feels comfortable. The clips should not pull on your natural hair or feel too tight, as this can lead to discomfort and potential hair damage.
Double-Check the Alignment: The weft should be applied to run evenly across the parting. If the weft is too long or short for the section, adjust the parting or choose a different weft that fits better.
By meticulously sectioning your hair, you're laying the groundwork for a natural-looking and secure extension application.
Step 2: Prepare the Extensions
Selection: Assess the wefts and choose the ones that best match the width of your head and the area where they will be placed. Typically, wider wefts are used for the back of the head and narrower ones for the sides.
Detangling: Using a soft-bristle brush or a wide-tooth comb, start at the ends of the extensions and work your way up to the roots to gently remove any tangles. Be as gentle as possible to prevent shedding.
Heating (If Applicable): If you prefer to pre-style your extensions (like curling or straightening), do it before clipping them in. Ensure that the heat does not exceed 150 degrees to protect the HD fibre hair.
Organizing: Lay out your wefts in the order they will be applied. This helps in keeping the process smooth and efficient, avoiding any mix-ups during the installation.
Clip Check: Inspect the clips on each weft to ensure they open and close properly. If a clip seems loose or damaged, it should be replaced before you proceed to avoid any slipping during wear.
Preparing your extensions with care not only makes the application process smoother but also helps to maintain the integrity and longevity of the hairpieces, ensuring a beautiful and natural addition to your hair.
Step 3: Attach the Extensions
Open the Clips: Each weft has one or more clips attached to it. Carefully open these clips by applying pressure to each side where they snap. They should all be facing the right direction to easily slide into your hair and snap shut.
Align the Weft: Hold the weft by the ends and align it with the horizontal parting you made. It should be positioned just below the parting so that when you release the top section of your hair, it will conceal the weft.
Secure the Clips: Place the middle clip in the center of your head first to anchor the weft. Press it down firmly against the roots and snap it shut. This will keep the weft from shifting as you secure the side clips.
Ensure Comfort: After the middle clip is secure, attach the side clips. Make sure you're not placing them too close to your face or behind your ears as this can be uncomfortable and make the extensions visible.
Check for Bumps: Once all clips are in place, lightly tug on the weft to ensure that it's not loose. Run your hand along the weft to feel for any bumps that indicate a clip may not be lying flat against your head.
Blend with Hair: After the weft is secure, gently comb your fingers or a brush through the roots where the weft meets your natural hair to help integrate the extensions.
Repeat for Volume: If you desire more volume, repeat this process with additional wefts, ensuring each is securely and comfortably in place.
By ensuring that each weft is securely attached, you'll maintain the integrity of your natural hair and enjoy a comfortable fit. Proper application is key to achieving a seamless and beautiful extension of your natural hair.
Step 4: Release and Repeat
Careful Placement: After securing the first weft, carefully let down the clipped-up portion of your hair. This will conceal the first set of extensions and create a new layer for the next weft. It's crucial to ensure that each weft is covered by a layer of your natural hair so that the clips do not become visible.
New Sectioning: Create another horizontal parting about an inch above the previously applied weft. It's important to maintain a straight line across your head to ensure that the wefts lie flat and look natural.
Secure the Top Hair: Use your clip to secure the top section of your hair out of the way again, providing a clear area to work on for the next weft.
Brush and Align the Next Weft: Just like with the first weft, take the next Clip-In Hair Extension and brush it out to remove any tangles. Position it along the new parting, ensuring that it's centered and evenly spaced from ear to ear.
Attach Firmly: Open the clips on the weft and, starting from the middle clip, secure it to your natural hair near the roots. Press down firmly until you hear or feel a small snap indicating that the clip is closed and secure. Repeat this for the clips on the sides, pulling the weft taut to avoid any bunching.
Check for Comfort: Once the weft is in place, do a quick check by moving your head around to make sure it's comfortable and there's no pulling. If it feels too tight or loose, you may need to reposition it for a better fit.
Repeat as Necessary: Continue this process, working your way up the head, applying as many wefts as desired. The number of wefts used can vary depending on the desired volume and thickness.
Ensure Evenness: As you add more wefts, it's important to ensure they are placed evenly across the head. They should follow a natural flow that complements the shape of your head and hairstyle.
By following these detailed steps, you will achieve a natural and seamless look with your Clip-In Hair Extensions, enhancing the overall appearance and ensuring that they remain secure and comfortable throughout the day or night.
Step 5: Blend and Style for a Seamless Finish
Once all the weft sections are securely attached, it's time to create a seamless blend with your natural hair. Follow these detailed steps for a polished and natural look:
A. Release Your Hair: Carefully let down the top section of your hair that you initially clipped up. Allow it to fall naturally over the extensions.
B. Check for Gaps: Stand in front of a mirror and check for any gaps where the extensions might be peeking through. Use a tail comb to adjust and pull your natural hair over these spots, ensuring the clips are completely covered.
C. Comb Gently: Using a wide-tooth comb or a soft bristle brush, gently comb through your hair starting from the tips and working your way to the roots. This helps to blend your natural hair with the extensions without tugging at the clips.
D. Style as Desired: Now, style your hair as you usually would. Whether you're straightening, curling, or simply brushing it out, remember to use a heat protectant if you're applying heat. The extensions can handle temperatures up to 150 degrees, but it's always best to use the lowest heat setting that will achieve your desired style.
E. Final Touches: For a sleek finish, you can use a serum or hair oil to add shine and reduce frizz both on your natural hair and the extensions. Apply sparingly from the mid-lengths to the ends, avoiding the roots and the clips to maintain volume and prevent slippage.
F. Secure with Hairspray: If necessary, use a light hold hairspray to set your style and help further integrate your natural hair with the extensions.
By following these steps, you'll ensure that your Clip-In Hair Extensions are indistinguishable from your natural hair, providing a full, luscious look that's perfect for any occasion.