Jun 25,2019

How to use clips in hair extensions properly

We know that using clip- in hair extensions is one of the most convenient kinds of hair extensions. We can put in and take off any time we want without worrying about making damages for real hair. However, many people don’t know how to use clip- in extensions to get the best result. Extensions are applied disorderly so that they are easy to be seen and make the hair become unnatural and not aesthetic. To help girls to deal with this problem, we will display how to use clip- in extensions in details in this article.


Stage 1: Preparation

To get a perfect image, preparation is very important. Everything needs to be on the best condition so that clipping hair extensions becomes easy and flexible.

  • Preparing necessary utilities

Almost girls have these utilities to keep their hair always be smooth and beautiful. They are comb, specialized brush, mirror and hairspray bottle. In addition, curling iron or a hair straightener is also popular things to help girls do hairstyle by themselves.


  • Preparing clip- in hair extensions

Clip- in hair extensions are also diverse with many different sizes, patterns and colors for customers’ choices. It is up to the style you want to select suitable kinds. A lot of girls like straight hair while some other like wavy hair. Therefore, you should prepare clip- ins with appropriate criteria to easily find and use in the process of putting clip- in hair extensions on your head.


Especially with their sizes, it will be better if we can prepare different sizes to use in different positions. For example, 1- clip weft for hair on the side and 4- clip weft for the larger hair part.

Stage 2: Using clip- in hair extensions

Step 1: Brushing your hair

This is always the first step before having hair extensions on your head. You need to gently brush hair from top to the end to make sure that your hair is smooth and doesn’t remain any tangle knots. Using wide- toothed comb first to detangle and using a soft paddle brush to make hair in smooth flows.


It is also necessary to brush hair extensions to keep under the best circumstance. However, don’t brush too strongly, some of hair extensions can be fallen or cut.

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Step 2: Sectioning your hair

The basic step is using a tail comb or something similar to make a clean sectioning line from ear to ear, straight across the back of head and secure the top half of your own hair up.

You gradually make next sectioning lines from the lower part to the higher part on your head. It can take 3, 4 or more times if you want. In this below, we will show all suitable positions for each kind of clip- in hair extensions so that you can define the most necessary places for your clippings.

1. Take a 2 or 3 clip weft

In the event that your hair is too thin and you want to have more wefts on hair, you can section off at the lower points such as adding a small weft with about two or three clips closing to the nape. You can use thin elastics to tie into small parts of hair and put clip- in hair extensions with small size in them. This way helps to keep extensions better to avoid the weft being fallen out. Take care of the middle position to put the hair extension in right and balanced way.


2. Take a small 4 clip weft.

It will be better if we use wefts with more clips so as to keep the hair better. After brushing hair, continue making a sectioning line above the first one and put this 4 clip weft in hair. Don’t forget to use small elastics to tie into small bundles or use hairspray and brush to make solid bases for putting clips in. Like the first one, define the center position and put clip- in hair extensions carefully in these bases.


3. Take a larger weft

Repeat the same way for this larger weft for the widest part of your head.  Let down another section of real hair, make a horizontal part and clip this larger weft in. Starting with the middle clip and spread around. This is the ideal position that we can put much more hair extensions so that you should clip them firmly. Making more volume for hair is always encouraged.


4. Take a small weft

A smaller weft with about 3 clips is appropriate for the place above the large one. Continue doing basic steps and we can finish big wefts at the back of head. If it still get tangles, let’s use hairspray once again and cover all the above real hair on.


5. Take smaller clip wefts on the sides

Create a horizontal line above your ear and bun the rest part of your hair. Clip a 2 clip weft on hair just below this line. Repeat on the other side. If you feel that you can add more hair extension, you can use the 1 clip weft above to make hair thicker.


Step 3: Let the above hair down and brush the whole hair

After clipping all clip- in hair extensions, you release the remained hair on the top and carefully brush again to complete.  It can bring you some trouble if the brush get stuck with clips and make hair tangle so that let’s be careful. After doing some times, you actually feel acquainted and do it quicker.



Stage 3: Style your hair

Hair extensions have had its shapes but they can be not suitable for your real hair so that you can style your whole hair again to make it match. You can use hair curler or hair straightener to restyle, even layer with scissors if you feel that it is better.


We hope that these detailing suggestions will be useful for you when using clip- in hair extensions. All stages will become simple if know basic steps and put our attention on them. Therefore, let’s try to do this to save your thin hair as well as display a beautiful new style, and then you will actually happy of the result.  If you have any question about that, don’t hesitate to share with us.