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How to Create Clip-in Hair Extensions

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How to Create Clip-in Hair Extensions

As women, we love to switch up our hairstyle and hair routine. There are days we want the luxury of being natural and free and there are other days we want a glamorous sew-in hair installation. However, getting a sew-in installation can be a big commitment, so what's a great middle option? Clip-in hair extensions!

Clip-ins are hair extensions that you clip-in to give you a fuller or longer look without committing to a sew-in hair installation. And the best part, clip-ins are removable. You can easily remove them and return to rocking your natural tresses. Clip-ins are great for temporary wear and you can even make them yourself by using hair extensions from your last sew-in. See our four easy steps for this clip-in extension hack. 

Materials needed:

  • Weave/Extensions
  • Hair Bonding Glue
  • Wig Clips
  • Scissors  
  • Needle
  • Thread
  • Measuring Tape
  • Sewing Machine 

Step 1: Measure

You want to measure the weft to where you want to place the clips onto your head. Once you have the exact measurements, cut the weft. You can also use measuring tape to ensure you have the right measurements.

Step 2: Double Weft

To secure your clips to your extensions, it is best to double the weft. Doubling the weft is also a great idea to create thickness. There are three ways you can achieve this:

  1. Use bonding glue (30-Sec Super Glue works well) to the wefts and attach it.
  2. Use needle and thread to attach the wefts. Align the two pieces of the weft and start at the end of the weft, knot the thread, and create a loop and sew the wefts together.
  3. Use a sewing machine to the sew the wefts together.

Step 3: Attach the clips

Using your needle and thread, you are going to sew on at least 3-4 clips in order to ensure that the clips stay secure! The wig clips have tiny holes where you can push the needle and thread them to secure the clips. You can also use Crazy Glue to secure the clips to the weft. Another option is to get Clip-EEZ, which doesn't require you to sew or glue - you just clip it onto the weft. However, if you want extra security you can use a little glue. You can also add some glue on the back of the clips and attach them to the wefts for some extra security.

Step 4: Place the Clips

You can style your hair in different ways using clips. You can cornrow your hair with leave out, or leave your natural hair out and place the clips in between and blend it together using a flat-iron. 

If you don't have time to hair extensions, shop our hair extensions to create your DIY, easy to install clip-ins. 

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