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If you’ve never tried hair extensions before, you could be forgiven for thinking that it might be tricky to get it right. After all, most types of extension do involve lots of fussing and fiddling around with grips and ties. Salon extensions can actually be painful to attach and wear, so it’s little wonder that so many ladies avoid them.
The good news, however, is that clip in hair extensions couldn’t be further from the stereotypical image of a frustrated girl, wincing in a salon chair. They actually take just minutes to apply; that’s right, mere minutes. They can be removed just as easily, for shampooing and styling as well. And, when blended properly with natural hair, they’re completely indistinguishable from the real thing.
So, why not take a chance and start experimenting with clip in hair extensions today. These handy hints and tips will show you how to get it right, first time and wear your hair like a boss.
Where to Clip
The best place to start with clip in extensions is the dead middle point of your hair. Split your natural locks into two sections (an upper and a lower), so that you have a clear horizontal divide running across your head. This is the perfect position for clip in pieces, because they’re high enough to add lots of volume but low enough not to be seen as fake. Align the grips on the extensions with the horizontal line and push gently until they close again.
How to Clip
It helps to backcomb the hair beneath the divide, so that you’ve got more texture and body to give the clip in extensions. Be careful not to place any above the position of your ears, because this will make it harder for you to blend them with the natural hair. Try to think of it in the same way as sewing a seam; you want to keep the grips on the extensions as straight and unwavering as possible, as you align them with the central divide. It can be tricky at first, so you might want to get a friend to help until you’ve had a little practice.
How to Blend
To give yourself a truly natural look, you need to blend your own hair with the clip in extensions. The best way to do this is to style all of the hair together, whether you’re planning to rock a curly style or a poker straight one. For a super feminine beachy wave, use curling irons to introduce gentle ringlets. Or, for a bolder look, crimp the ends and go full on sixties princess. If you roll the ends between your palms when you’ve finished styling, it’ll add body and help the hair extensions to further blend with the real hair.
How to Shampoo
You’ll find that shampooing your hair extensions is, for the most part, easier than shampooing your actual hair – because you can simply take them off your head and do it in the sink. Do be careful when detangling and removing knots; it’s usually best to stick with fingertips, as a brush or comb can cause damage. To shampoo, lay the extensions out flat in the sink and apply a deep conditioning treatment directly. Leave to rest, then rinse and dry. If you hang the extensions up out of the way, they’ll be dry within the hour.
So, there you go. There’s no reason to feel daunted or afraid of experimenting with clip in hair extensions. They’re one of the easiest and fastest ways to switch up your style. This year, it’s finally time for you to jump on the bandwagon and get yourself a hairstyle so fierce it would make Beyoncé blush.
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