Whether you want to add length to short or medium-length natural hair or want to add volume and thickness to fine hair, hair extensions can lend a helping hand.
Extensions don’t have to be timely and costly and you can even fit clip-in extensions yourself at home. One of the main advantages of clip-in extensions is that they can be applied and removed with ease, whenever the mood takes you and with the least amount of damage to your natural hair when compared to other types of extensions. Whether you want to glam up for a night out with friends or simply want to create a different look, clip-in hair extensions allow you the flexibility to do so.
Clip-in hair extensions generally come in two varieties: real hair and synthetic hair. Extensions made from real hair offer more flexibility because they can be curled, washed, cut, straightened and dyed to suit your preference. Real hair extensions also tend to look more natural, so no-one need know you are wearing them.
For a subtle effect, look for small sections of clip-in extensions which can simply be added where they are needed. For a more dramatic look, a full head of clip-in hair extensions can be used, adding thickness, length and volume to your existing look. Clip-in hair extensions can be bought in different lengths and breadths to suit your individual requirements and there are also several shades to select from so you can find the perfect match for your natural hair.
When it comes to fitting clip-in hair extensions, it often helps to straighten your own hair first because this helps the extensions to blend in naturally.
The hair used in clip-in extensions is attached to small clips that open and close with a snap. For best results, snap the clip-in extensions into place underneath the top of your naturally growing hair so that the plastic clips are not visible. Keep longer lengths for the back of your head and shorter lengths for use at the sides.
Divide your natural hair into sections approximately one inch wide and snap the clip-on extensions into place, repeating until you have achieved the desired look or style. Always insert the extensions from the bottom of the head and work upwards. It is also important to get a neat parting in your natural hair as you don’t want any loose strands to get caught in the extensions; this can cause discomfort and could prevent the extensions from adhering properly.
Most clip in hair extensions are removed by gently pulling backwards until you hear the clip release.
Caring for clip-in extensions couldn’t be easier. They can be washed with shampoo every four to five uses. Comb gently with a wide tooth comb before washing so you get rid of any knots or tangles.
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