26 steps about how to use clip in hair extensions

clip in hair extensions for thin hair before and after

clip in hair extensions for thin hair before and after

Step 1: Lay out your extensions, or “wefts,” on a flat surface, grouping together like sizes.
Step 2: Part your hair wherever you would normally.
Step 3: Section off hair perpendicularly from your part down to your ear.
Step 4: Use a hair clip to hold the section in place.
Step 5: Repeat steps 2–3 on the opposite side of your head.
Step 6: At the back of your head, section off the bottom inch of hair and clip up the rest of your hair.
Step 7: Select the weft of hair that will best fit the section. You will continue to do this for each section.
Step 8: Use small hair elastics to create sections of hair the same distance apart as the extension clips.
Step 9: Open up the clips on the first weft.
Step 10: Secure the weft clip on top of the elastic and snap closed.
Step 11: Once all clips are snapped closed, smooth out the hair with your fingers or a brush.
Step 12: About half an inch up from the first weft, create the next section of hair.
Step 13: Use small hair elastics to create sections of hair the same distance apart as the clips on the weft.
Step 14: Secure each weft clip on top of the corresponding elastic and snap closed.
Step 15: Once each clip is closed, smooth out hair with fingers or a brush.
Step 16: Create the next section half an inch above the last and put in the small elastics.
Step 17: Snap each extension clip closed on each elastic and smooth out your hair with fingers or a brush.
Step 18: Create the next section half an inch above the last and put in the small elastics.
Step 19: Snap each clip closed on the elastics and smooth hair with fingers or a brush.
Step 20: If you parted your hair on the side, create the next section toward the side with the most hair - not directly in the middle of your head.
Step 21: Snap each extension clip closed on the elastics and smooth hair with fingers or a brush.
Step 22: Create the next section of hair on the side of the head with more hair, about half an inch above the weft.
Step 23 : Use one hair elastic and an extension weft with a single clip.
Step 24: Snap the clip closed and smooth the hair with fingers or a brush.
Step 25: On the side of your part with less hair, use one hair elastic for an extension weft with one clip.
Step 26: Snap the clip closed and smooth hair with fingers or a brush. Take down the rest of your hair and style as desired.

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“Great quality hair!! Made this hair last for six months. They also have fast shipping.”–terrence jones

“I got these clip in hair extensions today and they are very nice. the clips are super secure and the extensions lie very close to the head. Very happy with these!”–Cursie

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UniWigs Clip In Extensions

“I am glad to receive this hair wig. It was delivered on time and was nicely and I am happy with it.”–ruxandraioana

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“Love my extensions. I never had them before and I decided to.invest in these I am super glad I did they are amazing and gorgeous! Love!!”–Seng Chang

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“These clip in hair extensions are soft I love them and can’t wait to wear them and match them up with my hair.”–Audrey

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“I lI never had extensions so I was super excited and happy to get these. Feels like really hair and makes my hair much longer.”–Lallyisaw3som3

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Different kinds of hair extension

First is hair weft, also known as hair weave. We have hand tied hair extension and machine made hair extension. The hand-tied hair weft is much thin and natural than machine made hair extension. The machine made hair extension is much more popular because of it’s convenient to wear and better price.


Second is pre-bonded hair extension. We have keratin hair extension and micro loop hair extension. The micro loop hair extension is made of I tip hair extension, plus the micro ring. You can do the micro loop hair extension at home without any help. Micro ring extensions are safe for natural hair and feature tiny loops that are lightweight, flexible and virtually undetectable. They are simple enough to be applied at home, ideal for all hair types, and last for months. The keratin hair extension needs some keratin. The best keratin is Italian keratin; it’s much stronger and can last much longer time.

Third is clip in hair extensions, it is made by hair weft, cut the hair weft into many pieces and sew some clips, and then it becomes clip in hair extension. It’s much more convenient than hair weft; you can do it yourself at home.

Forth is tape hair extension. Using a double-sided tape, you can apply these extensions with minimal damage to your hair. When applying regular tape extensions, attach the tape to the mounting base. You can either cut the tape to the size of the extension or leave tabs of tape and attach the weft to your hair in the same manner as a pre taped extension. Creating these tabs and folding them over the underside of the section of hair will result in a longer-lasting extension.

How to put in clip-in hair extensions?

Women spend a lot of time and effort on their hair. A lot of women covet long, lush hair, and according to “Hairfinder,” research also shows men consider women with long hair more attractive than women with shorter hair (see References 1). For women who yearn for long hair or just want to add some volume, clip in extensions are a perfect solution. You may find putting in clip-in extensions a bit tricky at first, but with practice, you start to feel more comfortable and, thus, shorten the time required to put them in. Learn how to put in clip in hair extensions and achieve a beautiful, natural look by following a few easy steps:

How to put in clip-in hair extensions 1

How to put in clip-in hair extensions 1

1. Lay out all of the hair extension wefts. Wefts are the separate pieces of hair extensions and there should be different wefts of varying sizes, each with a set of push open and close clips on the top. Flatly laying out the wefts before starting helps you recognize the different sizes and stay more organized when clipping them into your hair.

2. Hold all of your hair back as though you were putting it into a low ponytail and pull out a small section of hair from the very bottom. This section should span from one side of your head to the other, and it should be about 1/2-inch thick.

3. Twist the remaining hair and secure it onto the top of your head with a clip.

How to put in clip-in hair extensions 2

How to put in clip-in hair extensions 2

4.Take the first weft—this should be one of the smaller wefts with only one or two clips, which fits the back of your head across the part of hair—and clip it into place. Slide each clip down the hair so the top of each clip rests against the part showing between the bottom layer of hair and the sectioned hair on top of your head. Snap the clips close and they should fit snugly into the hair.

5. Pull down a bit more hair, just enough to barely cover the first weft underneath.

6. Clip the second weft into place. Find the weft that best fits this section of hair, without going further than your ears. Clipping in a weft that is too long leaves gaps in between the clips and creates unnatural bumps in your finished style.

How to put in clip-in hair extensions 3

How to put in clip-in hair extensions 3

7. Continue on in this pattern, alternating between sections of hair and the wefts, until you reach the top of your head. You may find it easier to let all your hair loose for the very last extensions and fit them into place with your fingers so you can ensure there is an adequate amount of hair left over top to cover the tops of the wefts.

8. Feel around on your head and use a mirror to see the back of your head to ensure all of the extensions are properly in place and not showing through (see References 2).

9. Style your hair as desired.

Hair Extension Knowledge from UNIWIGS

Googling hair extensions and feeling a wee bit overwhelmed with all the info, or lack there of? So sick of reading gimmicky, confusing info? Let me help you with some insider terms. First, fusion. You hear this alot. It means typically a strand is fused to hair by a solvent or compression. It what’s mainly around the KC area. Fusion method requires a VERY heated tool to attach a bond to your hair and either an acetone or oil solvent to remove it. Compression is my fave. It just compress the hair to your natural hair.   Remy, another term you hear ALL the time. Quite over used if you ask me. It just means the hair still has its cuticle intact. A hair shaft in good condition has a cuticle( outer layer like a Christmas tree) that is tight and close together , cortex (middle layer) and medulla( inner core of hair shaft). If someone over colors or  his heavy handed with flat or curling irons( we see it all the time) more than likely the cuticle has been damaged.  Remy basically means un -damaged  ,  virgin hair.  Remy is soo not a big deal anymore. If a hair extension company even has to say its “remy”  it screams unprofessional to me.  I mean if your getting professionl extensions then shouldn’t remy hair be a given?  Then of course there is the origin. Which part of the world it comes from. Very important.  See my other posts about this.

White Blonde Virgin Remy Human Hair Clip In Extension

White Blonde Virgin Remy Human Hair Clip In Extension

So here’s what we use and why.
The Hairloc brand of extensions hair specialize in adding length, volume, color ,thickness and helping clients regain hair density lost due to illness and medical treatments. Most extension companies use Indian hair and we have found that this simply does not blend well with most western hair textures  It is the only professional company to offer 100% European (Italian or Russian) full cuticle hair extensions with no heat, glue, or other solvents.  If you know me and the salon then you know we believe that the cleanest and purest way to achieve a desired look is always the best. That is why we use Hairlocs. Its quite simple. We only use 2 things for extensions. The loc and the hairstrand. The loc is tiny tube made from copper. Copper is a naturally occuring metal in our body, so a full set of Hairlocs can actually promote increased hair growth. Copper has also been proven to help with inflammation.We thread this copper “loc” through a strand of your hair and then insert the extension and compress with a special tool. Since the hair is enclosed in this weightless little loc, there is less tension. Other knock-off brands use an aluminum bead which can corrode and mildew your hair. This blows my mind. I wont even use deoderant with aluminum , let alone attach it my hair!? Plus our type of extension is re- usable for 12-18 months. So over the long run most economical. Other systems are un-usable after a few months. To me that is just plain wasteful.

22" Straight Remy Human Hair Flip In Hair Extension

22″ Straight Remy Human Hair Flip In Hair Extension

Some salons offer this “technique” but if a stylist doesn’t unroll the hair in front of you and its wrapped in tissue that has the HairLoc logo, its not HairLocs.  I’ve heard of stylists who are certified with professional companies, like Hairlocs , but then use hair from other, less reputable suppliers. So the client thinks they’re getting this hair, but aren’t. They dont exactly lie, perhaps.. but they aren’t exactly telling you its not HairLocs.   How freakin shady is that?? This company is the highest end not only for the theory, but for the quality of the hair as well. They were the first to do this method and the first to offer European hair. Other “budget” online sites wont stand behind the hair quality.

Beware of these salons, they’re all about profit.
So my advice to anyone thinking of getting extensions, do some research. You will find the right system for your hair and your budget.  And be realistic.  All extensions require maintence and vigilant at home care. If you slack on home hair care in between visits. It shows, literally. The last few weeks have been hectic  and I didnt use the right products or brush my hair as often as I should have and hellooo Chewbacca! My hair  looked dry and dull.   A little TLC revived it, but it taught me a valuable lesson. Treat your hair crappy , it will look like crappy . Treat it with luv, and it will luv you back.

Further Reading: Weft Hair Extensions, Long Hair Extensions

How are hair extensions attached?

There are many different methods in which you can wear hair extensions. These are the general terms the industry uses to represent the process. There are many variations of these methods based on the individual who is performing the job ranging from braid weave, tree braids, individuals, latch hooks, pole method and much more. Please consult with your stylist before choosing a method.

Clip In Virgin Remy Human Hair Extension

Clip In Virgin Remy Human Hair Extension

1) Weaving, A process in which you create tracks on the individuals head and sew the hair extensions on. This method is the most widely used method in adding hair extensions.
2) Braiding, A process in which you add hair extensions by braiding them in. There are many types of braiding techniques which varies from one skilled beautician to another. Tree Braid, Braid Weave or Individuals, Cornrow, and French Braid are just to name a few.
3) Ring loop, One of the new process in which the metal ring is already on the hair ready to attach using the His & Her Ring – Xer. It is very easy to apply and can be re-used.
4) I Tip, A process in which an “I” shaped glue is already on the tip of the hair ready to be attach by using the His & Her Extension Iron or with a Ring. With the Ring, there’s no heat applied to the hair
5) U Tip, A process in which the U shaped glue is already on the tip of the hair ready to attach by using the His & Her Extension Iron.
6) Hot glue gun method, A process in which the extension hair is attached directly to your own hair by heated glue stick. In this method, an acrylic glue stick is placed inside a glue gun which heats and melt the glue. Then, the hair extension and the glue are attached directly onto the individual’s hair.
7) Bonding, The simplest method. A bonding glue is brushed or applied onto the weft of the extension hair and then it is applied at the root of the individual’s hair. It can easily be removed by a remover the glue comes with. This is a temporary method.
8) Clip ons, A process in which the extension hair is pre-cut and has clips attached on the weft to clip on and off to your own hair. It is very simple and easy to wear. You can put it on or take it off as you please.

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24″ 7 Pieces Straight Clip In Heat Friendly Synthetic Extension E72402

The Uniwigs straight gradient color clip in hair extensions makes it easy to completely transform your hairstyle in a matter of minutes. using premium quality heat friendly fiber. Consists of seven weft pieces.

Hair Texture    Straight
Fiber    Heat Friendly Fiber
Color Shown    T4/27(chocolate to chestnut brown)
Approx. Length    24″
Includes    1 piece-8″ wide, 2 piece-6″ wide, 2 pieces-4″ wide, 2 pieces-3″ wide
Weight(g)    170

Clip-in hair extensions are a simple do it yourself technique that anyone can do. It can make your hair look longer and thicker hair in a snap. Heat friendly fiber also means you can style the extension with heat tools up to 350 degrees. The extension has an overall length of 24 inches. Each set consists of seven 24″ long pieces in varying weft widths:  2 pieces – 3″ wide, 2 pieces – 4″ wide, 2 piece – 6″ wide , 1 piece – 8″ wide.  18 pressure sensitive clips along the inside of the cap make attaching quick and easy.

How to Use Clip-In Extensions to Get Thick, Full Hair

Before and After

Alyssa Osborne, a 26-year-old graphic designer, wants thick, shiny, swing-over-your-shoulder hair. To get it, she once tried sewn-in extensions. “They looked amazing,” she says. “They were expensive, though, and not very comfortable.” Clip-in extensions—affordable, easily removed—sounded appealing, but Alyssa had no idea how to use them. Hairstylist Ken Paves, whose Hairdo line includes clip-in synthetic extensions, walked her through the (surprisingly simple) process.

Step 1

Your extensions must match not only the color but also the texture of your hair. While blow-drying, Alyssa used a large round brush to give her real hair the same loose waves as the hairpiece she chose (Hairdo 20 Styleable Clip-In Extensions in Chocolate Copper, $99.

Step 2

Separate your hair into upper and lower sections. Start parting it at your left temple and move across the back of your head in a straight line to the right temple. Use a clip to secure the upper section of hair on top of your head.

Step 3

If your hair is fine or very straight, tease it along the bottom of the part line with a fine-toothed comb. This will help keep the clips secure. First tease a one-inch section of hair in the middle of the part, then one-inch sections on both sides, just above your ears.

Step 4

Each set of extensions is attached to a semicircular net with three clips across the top and four around the bottom. Make sure that all seven clips are in the open position, then line up the top seam of the netting with your part and attach the top middle clip first. Push it down into the teased hair, then press it flat against your scalp (you’ll hear, and feel, a little snap when it’s secure).

Step 5

Line up the piece along the part on both sides of your head, pulling it taut against your scalp, and attach the two side clips, one above each ear.

Step 6

Attach the four lower clips along the lower half of your hairline, around the nape of your neck. Let down the top section of hair and use your fingers to blend it with the extensions.

How to Care for Your Fake Hair

When they’re not giving you the Rapunzel treatment, Ken recommends storing your extensions on a pants hanger. After every six uses, dunk them up and down in a sinkful of cold water and a little mild shampoo. Then rinse the hair in cold water, hang, and let it air-dry. These Hairdo extensions can be curled and flatironed (though not all synthetic hair can be, so check the instructions before styling it)