April 12, 2016
after clip in hair extensions

Many years ago I had glue-in hair extensions, and I loved it. Having long hair completely changed my appearance to a more girly, feminine look (here is an old photo of me with black hair+hair extensions). Glue in hair extensions were great because they stayed in my hair for at least 3-4 months. The downside was having to go to a salon that would put them on for me and then take them out when my hair grew. Even though I loved my long hair look, I didn’t like the little amount of flexibility that came with it. I found a better option – clip in hair extensions. I can clip them on and off without help from a hair stylist, and it takes less than 5 minutes. Below I’m sharing my simple process of applying clip in hair extensions.

I’m using these extensions by Irresistible Me. These extensions are 100% human Remy hair, which means you can even color them to match your own hair. Having good quality hair extensions is essential in achieving a good and natural look. I chose the 18in Royal Light red 200g which includes:

  • 1 piece of 4 clips
  • 2 pieces of 3 clips
  • 5 pieces of 2 clips
  • 2 pieces of 1 clip

In this post, I’m using the 1 piece of 4 clips, 2 pieces of 2 clips and 1 piece of 3 clips, but depending on how much thickness you want added to your hair you can always use more or less.

How to Clip In Hair Extensions

  1. Brush and pre-style your hair and the wefts before applying them.
    before applying clip in hair extensions
    style hair
  2. Separate a thin section of your hair at the nape of your neck and clip the rest of the hair.
    section your hair
  3. Open the clips by applying pressure on each side of the clip with your thumbs on the first piece of weft (I used the 3 clips).
    3 clips weftAlways apply the middle clip first then move to the sides.
    how clip in hair extensions
  4. Repeat step #3 and use a 4 piece clip on top.
    how to apply clip in hair extensions
  5. Repeat step #3 and apply a 3 clip piece on top of the 4 clip piece.
    how to clip in hair extensions
  6. Separate a thin section of hair higher above the ear and apply one of the 2 clips weft.
    If you have very thin hair you may want to add 2 clips weft on the sides, instead of one. My hair is pretty thick, so one was enough for me.
  7. Style your hair to match the hair extensions, my extensions were wavy, so I added a bit waves to my straightened hair.
    style your hair

Done! Quick and easy.

how to clip in hair extensions

how to apply clip in extensions

In collaboration with Irresistible Me.

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