Generally speaking, wearing clip in hair extensions is the easiest thing in the world of hair extensions: they don’t require any particular attention compared to tape-ins and nano ring hair extensions, especially in terms of washing your hair and whatnot. Besides basic shedding over time, the one issue some users encounter is usually related to their clip in extensions slipping down. Why does this happen, and how can you prevent this? Read on to find out.

1. Why Do Clip In Hair Extensions Slip? (back to index)

If your hair extensions are slipping, this may be due to two major factors: a) your hair type, and b) your chosen hair extensions type. Silky, thin tresses are usually the culprit when clip in hair extensions struggle to hold on. If your hair extensions feel too heavy, you didn’t section your hair properly and the clips are holding on for dear life attached to the world’s thinnest strand of hair, chances are that the extensions will slip out.

2. How To Stop Clip In Hair Extensions From Slipping? (back to index)

Luckily, there are a few things that you can do to stop your clip in hair extensions from falling off. Let’s see together how.

Pick The Right Type Of Hair Extensions

First things first, you need to make sure you select the right type of hair extensions for you. If you have already invested in clip in hair extensions in the past and it didn’t work well for you, chances are they were not the right product to target your problem. If you have fine hair, opt for a more lightweight option such as seamless hair extensions rather than going for a thicker, heavier type of clip ins.

Learn To Properly Section Your Hair

Our seamless hair extensions come in eight pieces to fit different areas of your head; this means that you’ll need to be able to section your hair properly to wear them. If a section is too thin, your clip in hair extensions are more likely to slip off at the first opportunity. If a section is too thick, chances are the clips will struggle to have a strong grip and may “pop” off as they don’t have any room to safely clip on.

Choose The Right Tools

In order to properly section your hair, you’re likely to need sectioning clips and a rat-tail comb. Sectioning clips are used by professional beauty technicians and hair stylists to keep hair in neat sections. They're designed to hold large amounts of hair in place for an extended period of time without falling off. They can come in different colours and patterns, they’re lightweight and generally made of plastic. Similarly, rat-tail combs can come in different colours and materials. The tail is usually metal and the combing part is often made of colourful plastic; both of these tools can be bought online or in a professional shop for a fairly cheap price.

Use The Right Products

Even medium thick hair needs a little support to hold clip in hair extensions. Professional hair extensions technicians know this, and usually you will see them working around your roots with a special powder before fitting the clip ins. The powder is a texturising product, used close to your roots to give your strands volume and thickness.

Sexy Hair’s Powder Play Volumizing and Texturing Powder is fairly cheap (you can get it online for less than £20) and will boost your strands to get that extra grip with your clip ins! With its weightless, odourless, and colourless formula, this product adds texture and gives any hair type some quick oomph without a fuss.

Backcomb Your Hair

In most cases, especially with fine or straight hair, backcombing is a must as it creates a mini nest of texture for the clips to grip on too preventing them from slipping. It's also a fab way to add volume and body to your hair when it’s feeling a little flat. Just remember to use soft and gentle movements rather than frantic combing that could damage your hair and always brush out you’re backcombing before bed.  

3. Braided Base Clip In Hair Extensions (back to index)

In some cases, especially if you are aiming to wear your clip in hair extensions for a long period of time, it can be useful – assuming that your hair type allows it – to start with a braided base to ensure a strong grip and long-lasting hold for your clip ins. Braiding the hair on the lower part of your head is also a great way to hide short hair that can be really hard to blend into your clip-ins.

A small cornrow can be an excellent starting point for your clip ins to hold tight; not many hair stylists are trained to do this properly, so you should consult with a hairdresser specialised in braids. Certain hair types, however, can get damaged by this type of tight braiding which is usually used as a protective hairstyle for coarser strands. Speak to a professional before trying this yourself!

4. Can Hairspray Prevent Hair Extensions From Slipping? (back to index)

Hairspray is a great tool to give your hair a touch of extra hold! Slightly teasing your hair (just a touch, no need to aggressively backcomb your tresses) and adding hairspray on the section where you will fit your clip ins on is an easy yet effective method to get a strong grip for your hair extensions.

5. Conclusion: (back to index)

Texturising powder, hairspray, backcombing… Extra-hold galore! Clip in hair extensions are the easiest type of hair accessory to add to your tresses and get the glamour and thickness you’ve been longing for. And with these amazing tips and tricks, say goodbye to slippage forever!

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