By Winnie The Fashionista | May 14, 2019
I imagine that the inventor of clip-in extensions must have had a monologue and it must have gone something like this: ‘’Right, so how do I install hair extensions to add length and volume but still make it out the door in 10 minutes?’’ There and then. The idea was born. Please don’t quote me on that. Just speculating here. But what are clip-in extensions anyway?
Clip-in extensions essentially are a variation of weave that you do not need to stitch. They come as smaller pieces of extensions, with clips, ready to be attached to your hair. Ideally, no braiding is done. They are clipped in between one’s hair and the aim is to add length and volume while still maintaining a natural look.
The best ones are the ones that resemble your natural hair as much as possible. Imagine attaching long, blonde clip-ins onto coily 4A hair. This is a mismatch of epic proportions.
The clip-ins can be human hair or synthetic.
If you believe in your abilities, you can install them at home. However, you can have them installed at a salon. Section your hair into thin horizontal rows. Put in one clip-in at a time, in a slightly slanted manner. Start with the back row first and work upwards. The amount of clip-ins depends on how much volume and length you’re after. The more the clip-ins, the more the volume. Once installed. Brush your hair and extensions to blend them together.
Human hair clip-ins are majorly a temporary solution. They are removed after a day or week depending on preference because most of the time your hair starts to look a bit different from the extensions. Human hair clip-ins are more durable and look more natural than synthetic clip-ins ones.
Clip-ins are a bit heavy on the hair. Prolonged use can weigh down the hair and cause a bit of thinning. Therefore, you should regulate your use of clip-in extensions.
Clip-ins are an all-round awesome addition. The combine form, function and convenience. If you try them out, comment below and let us know how it went for you!
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