We are so excited to show you how to blend clip in hair extensions. The notion of the clip in hair extensions still might be a bit foreign and scary to you, and we have to assure you that you’re not alone in your fears. The number one question we always get asked revolves around the clips – will people be able to see the clips in my hair? Will I have to wear my hair down all the time to disguise the clips? The answer to both these questions, you’ll be pleased to know, is no. We’ll show you how to disguise your clips, and make sure the only things people see are the results of your beautiful hairdo, and of course, the smile on your face because of it.
How To Blend Clip In Hair Extensions?
There are a few main easy steps that you have to follow on how to blend clip in hair extensions to ensure you get that seamless, flawless, and best of all –natural, hairstyle.
1. Section. The sectioning comb should be your best friend when applying for hair extensions. Because the wefts come in different sizes (this is a good thing, trust us!), it’s imperative that you plan which wefts are going on which sections of your head before you start clipping. You don’t want to have a section that’s too wide for your head otherwise the clips will not be in a straight, undetectable line; nor do you want to have one that’s too short, otherwise it could leave gaps that could lead to the hair extensions being spotted. And nobody wants that, do they?
2. Clip away. Always clip the hair that you’re not currently working with away from the hair that the extensions are being attached to, as you don’t want to accidentally clip in any stray hairs. Not only could this mess with the seamless transition, but the hair being trapped in the wrong section could also cause you pain. A big no, no.
3. Tease. We’re not telling you to get your teasing comb to create a voluminous sixties beehive look (although there’s nothing wrong with that if that’s what you’re after!) but some light and gentle teasing accompanied by a dash of hairspray on the roots will really help those clips grip onto the hair and avoid slipping throughout the night. This is particularly crucial if your hair is prone to grease.
4. Use your fingers. Use your index finger and middle finger to measure around your ears – don’t allow the clips to overlap as this could lead to the clips being seen if you’re going for a half up-do or a ponytail, for example. Again, tilt your fingers to the side and place them at the back of your head by your neck to make sure the lowest weft doesn’t touch, as this could possibly mean that the clips will show; not to mention cause you discomfort.
5. Professionally blend. If extensions are going to be a big part of your life, why don’t you take them to your local hair salon and ask the hairdresser to cut and blend the extensions into your hair? This will allow for the most perfect, natural look that will turn heads wherever you go. If you’re having layers cut into your hair though, just make sure you remember which piece belongs to which part of the hair. A good trick is to number the extensions and always apply and remove them in the same order to avoid confusion.
6. Treat them as part of your hair. This means you can wash them and style them in the same way you would your own. (Although please don’t wash them while they’re in your hair!) This helps maintain their appearance and makes them look as natural as possible.
7. Curl or style them with your own hair. While we would definitely advise against washing them while they’re clipped in your hair, we’ve found that styling them, in particular, curling always works better once they are in the hair and in place for the evening. This is vital, especially if your natural hair isn’t layered. It helps the curl blend into the rest of the hair better. Trust us on that. You could also style it with loose curls. However, if your hair has lots of layers, this would be much easier to blend with Chicsy Hair Extensions without having to do so much curling or styling.
8. Choose the right color. This is pretty obvious! It goes without saying, but your extensions are obviously going to be noticeable if they’re the wrong color. Take your time when selecting your shade and don’t be afraid to ask for a second or even third opinion.