Tips for Clip-in Extensions

Tips for Clip-in Extensions

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Today’s post is one that I have been SO excited about for a while now! To give you a back story, my sophomore year of high school my crush stomped all over my heart, so I let my sister chop off 8 inches of my long, beautiful hair in our backyard because I “NEEDED a change”….(a very logical thing to do right?). Well, that was four years ago and somehow I have been unable to grow my hair back long ever since🤷🏼‍♀️. Between changing my hair color every other month and straightening it everyday throughout all of high school, my hair needs to be cut very often, so letting it grow long is kind of an impossible task.

As I’m sure you can tell from that story, I’m a very impulsive person when it comes to my hair. I woke up a few weeks ago and was tired of my shoulder length hair; by the next day I came home with long blonde extensions and a big smile on my face after a trip to Sally’s.

In the photos below you see a before an after of my extension transformation. In photo number one, my hair is thin, dry, and in desperate need of some coconut oil and a serious cut. Photo number two I am loaded up with two packs of 14 inch clip in extensions, and looking fabulous.

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|Tips for you| Since my hair is so short compared to the length of the extensions, thickness is CRUCIAL. The biggest give away to extensions is that heinous thick up top and straggly at the bottom look, creating a HUGE weight line at the end of your natural hair. That basically holds up a sign saying “I HAVE EXTENSIONS”; you’ll be looking like Britney Spears 2013.. sorry Britney. SO what I did to avoid that is getting two packs. Each pack is equipped with One 8” weft, One 7” weft, One 6” weft, One 5-3/4” weft, Four 1-1/2” wefts, and Two 1”. Now if you were to put all of that in your head times two, you would have no room for clips, but you need all of that thickness. So here is what I did: a little tip is to remove the clips off of one pack and sew the corresponding sizes together to maximize your amount of hair, and minimize the number of clips. I recommend leaving two 6” wefts singular to wear at the crown of you head, simply because sewing them together makes the clip area rather thick, and your crown area is the most common spot for clips to peak through, so you want that bond as thin as possible.

Curly or straight, it is difficult to spot which hair is mine and which are extensions.




I hope you enjoyed this post, and let me know if you have any questions!

1 Comment

  1. October 26, 2017 / 7:57 pm

    Thanks for pointing out that when getting clip in extensions, you want thickness when dealing with short hair compared to the extensions. My wife has been thinking of getting some extensions, and she has hair that is likely shorter than extensions. Six inch wefts at the crown of the head sounds like a good idea rather than sewing.

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