Hair extensions are such a wonder! I know you will agree with me that they are life-saving; allowing you to wear mind-blowing styles inconvenience while alternating the look with your natural hair whenever you feel like it!
As wonderful as clip-in extensions are, they can only enhance your beauty to the degree that you know how to harness them. Listed below are necessary tips which will give you the needed inspiration on how to style and seamlessly blend in your clip-in extensions so you can achieve an alluring and irresistible look.
Let's dig into it!
To properly style your clip-in extensions, you will require the following materials:
- Hair clips
- Tail Comb
- Mini hair elastics
- Clip-in extensions (any type)
There are also different steps to be followed. Let's take a step at a time:
- Group your extensions in sizes. This is called sorting. You will have to lay your extensions out in a "weft" pattern
- After proper sorting of your extensions must have been done into "wefts", you will then proceed to part your hair; using any method you would normally. Part your hair wherever you would normally.
- The third step involves sectioning your hair. It demands that you section your hair perpendicularly from the part you must have made, to your ear, then hold each section right in place with the use of a suitable hairclip.
- The back of your head will require a different method for sectioning. Ensure that you section off the bottom of your hair, while you clip up the rest of your hair.
- After giving preference to the special sections on your head, you will have to match each section of your hair to the perfect extension "weft". This is a step that requires precision.
- You should create sections of the same distance using hair elastics. It is of utmost importance to note that the distance should be the same distance apart, as the extension clips. Due to the protection from the rubber bands, you can be rest assured that your clips won't fall off.
- Open up the clips on the first weft while you secure the weft clip on top of the elastic. As an accurate pointer, when you shut the clip, you will notice the peculiar position of the prongs; they should be facing downwards. The fixed secretion of hair should be smoothened out with the aid of a hairbrush
- The next section of hair can be created from a distance of half an inch upwards, from the first weft, after which you will have to follow through the procedure of matching the weft with your hair sections for proper fitting.
- As you proceed with the sectioning and matching of each weft with the corresponding hair section, the number of clips required to hold the hair in place will be on the increase.
- In case you already styled your hair on the side, you will have to create the next section away from the middle of your head, towards the very side with the most heap of hair but if you parted the center of your hair then it would definitely be alright to keep placing the wefts right at the center of your head.
- After a careful job is done, you will have to create the next section of hair on the side with more heap of hair, right about half an inch above the weft, alongside a hair elastic with a single clip. On the other side of the "parting" use one hair elastic for an extension weft with one clip.
Blending hair extensions with your natural hair might seem to be quite tasking, but it isn't! it just requires the right knowledge and application of balance on both thickness and length.
Ensure that your base is solid so that your hair will lay correctly.
- Keep Your Clips Hidden by working with a "safe-zone "on your head. This will help to keep the clips away from the eyes of the public.
- Pick the right kind of extensions for your hair type; you may decide to try out straight hair clip-in extensions.
- The Right Pieces to Clip-in matter a lot
- Make your layer right, smooth and flat enough
You must take proper care of your clip-in extensions to ensure longevity. The more you pay attention to cleaning and keeping them safe, the longer they last.