Beginners Guide to Clip-In Hair Extensions
If you’re looking to add length or fullness to your hair, clip-in hair extensions are a fun, easy way to do so! Before you shop for your new extensions check out these 10 quick tips to help get you started!
1. Get to know your hair. Is your hair thin, medium, thick? You may not need to use all the wefts or you may actually want to buy more.
2. How much length do you want to add? If you’re adding a dramatic amount of length, it is crucial to have your extensions blended the right way. If you don’t have a great hair stylist who is comfortable working with extensions, now is the time to start looking for one!
3. What colors are you wanting to match to? Do you want to match the extensions to your natural hair, or match your natural hair to the extensions? Speaking of your stylist, make sure s/he is also a great colorist, too!
4. Sectioning off your hair is very important. If you don’t have a good set of clips, here are some I recommend.
5. Place the wefts evenly throughout your hair so that it is distributed consistently. Remember, if your extensions have been cut they will need to be placed in the same place each time to achieve that look.
6. Not all extensions are created equal. Using the best hair will make all the difference!
7. Only wash your extensions when necessary and be sure to use shampoo and conditioner that is hydrating and sulfate free. Whenever possible, lay them out at night to air dry.
8. Have fun with the colors and placement! It’s amazing how well your hair blends in with colors you may not think would work. I have about 6 different colors I like to use.
9. Style the extensions after you clip them in to help them blend better with your natural hair.
10. Try to keep it classy. There are nights I am too lazy to take my hair out until I am already in bed and my boyfriend, Mike, wakes up to hair on the nightstand. I don’t think he will ever get used to it! ;)
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