Many women wait for their hair to grow longer before styling it, but for some, this can be very cumbersome.
Thankfully, there’s now an effective and quick way to add volume and length to your crowning glory, by using lovely hair extensions. For busy women, the best option is to use clip on hair extensions. They give the same beautiful look and feel, but without the hassle of having to go to a stylist. You can even put these on yourself.
Here’s how to clip on hair extensions.
What You’ll Need:
Pinch hair clips
Clip in hair extensions
Before anything else, make sure that the hair extension you have matches your hair perfectly. It’ll be a shame if you spent hundreds of dollars on lovely extensions, only to find out they don’t look match your hair color.
Consult a salon professional to help you out. They can recommend various lengths and hair extension styles that will suit your hair perfectly.
Next, practice with the clips on the hair extensions. Sometimes, the clips need a lot of pressure before they can be opened or closed. At first, you might even need both hands to do this, but if you practice enough, you’ll be able to master it using just one hand.
Check for lumps and gaps in the extension, before using it.
You can now style your hair. With the comb, part the hair on top of your head, from one temple to the other and just behind your crown. It’s like the usual part, except instead of vertical, it’s done horizontally. You can also do this using your fingers, but make sure you do it evenly. Twist the upper section, turn the end towards the forehead, and secure it using the pinch hair clips.
Another way to style your hair is to use rollers to tease them up. You’ll end up with a luxurious, curly look. Of course, if you do this, your hair extensions should also be curly and wavy, so they’ll match your original hair.
Again, use pinch hair clips to hold the upper portion in place.
Using the comb, tease your hair slightly, just near the roots at the parting you created. Hold the clip extension and start snapping it onto the hair, below the part. The extension will tug painfully on your hair, but this will let you know it’s working. Make sure the extension’s strip is aligned just above the teased area.
Carefully remove the pinch clips you used for the upper portion of your head, and release your hair over the extension. Comb your hair, so it blends in beautifully with your extensions. With a hand mirror, check for wefts or visible clips. If you think your original hair still needs a bit more vamping up, restyle it.
If needed, repeat the process in other desired locations, adding a new hair extension each time. This works if you feel as if the hair extensions you put in, don’t give enough volume.
Long lovely locks look gorgeous, and you can get these easily from a clip in hair extension. Just make sure you put it properly, otherwise it’ll look very unnatural and awkward. Follow the directions above, and you’ll have long, lovely hair everyone will admire.
Or, if you want more options for changing your hairstyle, why not try highlighting your hair?