Hair extensions are a great way to give your hair extra length, volume, or both. You can add length to your hair or a beautiful streak of color. They can cover a bad cut or color and allow you to tie short hair in a ponytail. There is a trick to applying them, however; if you don’t do it right, the results could look unnatural. Your starting hair length and texture will also make a difference in how you apply them.
The tools you will need:
Your full set of clip-in hair extensions
Soft paddle brush
One of the best features about OASIS Lux Hair extensions is the super sturdy and secure clips. Each clip has a silicone grip which helps the weft to securely and tightly attached to the hair without falling out. All you have to do is click to open and click back to close.
Clip In Hair Extensions is perfect for those women looking for a quick do-it-yourself hair extensions method with no permanent bonding. Clip In Hair Extensions can be applied in less than 5 minutes in the comfort of your own home, without any help from a hair stylist.
1. Buy a pack of clip-in extensions that match your hair color – If you can’t find the right color, you can dye them using hair dye (if they are made from real hair). You can also buy them in a lighter shade for an ombre effect. It would be even better if the extensions matched your hair texture (curly or straight). Don’t worry if you can’t find the right ones; you can curl or straighten them later.
2. Start off by brushing your own hair thoroughly using a soft paddle brush to get rid of any tangles.
3. Before applying your clip in extensions, practice opening and closing the clips by applying pressure to each side of the clip with your thumbs.
4. Using your index fingers or a tail-comb, make a clean horizontal part across your scalp about 1 inch from the nape of your neck. Secure your hair that is above the part using a claw clip or hair tie.
5. Make sure all clips on the hair weft are in the open position.
6. Always attach the middle clip first. Slide the comb on the clip onto your natural hair and snap shut. Check if the attachment is securely in place. Repeat with the clips on the left and right side of the weft.
7. Make sure the weft lies flat along your scalp and feels secure.
8. Release the clipped hair above the part and use a comb to make another horizontal part ? to 1 inch above the previously applied extension. Once again, clip your natural hair that is above the part out of the way.
9. Attach another weft in the same manner as the first. Remember to always attach the middle clip first.
10. Continue making horizontal parts and attaching the extensions as you move up the back of the head.
11. Attach the smaller side pieces by making a horizontal part above the ear and attaching the clip in wefts in the same manner.
12. Use a mirror to make sure no visible weft is showing. Done! You can now use a hair straightener or curling iron to style your hair extensions.
Do you have any special tips or tricks when it comes to blending in hair extensions? Be sure to share them with us in the comments below – we’d love to hear from you.