Jewelry is often referred to as a woman’s best friend. However, it would not be an exaggeration to say that, in addition to jewelry, clip-in hair extensions also are a woman’s best friend. Clip-in hair extensions can be worn for a short period of time, require little maintenance, and blend in perfectly with your natural hair. This hair extension is for those who want to change the length or volume of their hair without committing to a long-term commitment, causing damage, or spending a lot of money. However, due to some objective reasons like import duty or expensive transportation, etc, making some clip-in hair extensions available in the market can be expensive. So, why should we spend a lot of money to buy clip-in hair extensions when we can make clip-in hair extensions at home? It sounds interesting, right? In this blog post, we will give you the most detailed instructions on how to make clip in hair extensions right at your own home.
I. What Are Clip in Hair Extensions?
Before we jump into how to make this hair extension at home, let’s find out a little bit of information about this hair extension!
Clip-in hair extensions, also known as clip-in weaves, are an attachment method where wefts of hair can be easily installed into your natural hair by multiple small pressure-sensitive clips. One set of clip-in hair extensions includes several different-sized wefts of hair, ranging from one, two, three, to four clips. Clip-in hair extensions are a temporary alternative to traditional hair extensions, designed to add length to your hair, as well as increase thickness and volume.
II. How To Make Clip In Hair Extensions?
Above we have shown you the pieces of information that contribute to helping you understand more about clip in hair extensions. Now let’s learn how to make it right at your home!
1. What Do I Need To Make Clip In Hair Extensions?
To make the hair clips, you will need:
- 1-2 packets of human hair weave extensions: (*do not buy “ponytail hair,” which is loose and incredibly difficult to work with*). Depending on the store, you can also buy it off a bundle, by length. In this case, measure your head and decide how thick you’ll want the pieces before you go. (More on choosing hair on the next page)
- 15-20 wig clips: This will depend on how many hairpieces you make, but it’s better to have extra than have to make another trip to the beauty supply store. You also don’t want to skimp on the number of clips you put in each hairpiece, or they’re likely to come loose while wearing.
- Sharp scissors: to cut the wefts and trim the final pieces.
- Needle and strong matching or invisible thread: to sew the wefts and clips together.
- Measuring tape (or long piece of string): to gauge how wide each piece should be to custom-fit your head.
2. Choosing The Hair Weft Materials.
You can choose human hair or synthetic to be materials to make clip in hair extensions. Natural hair is created from harvested human hair, so they look, feels, and acts just like your own hair. Synthetics are created from man-made fibers using specialized technology to give the overall appearance and feel of real hair. However, we really recommend you choose human hair, especially Vietnamese human hair due to its amazing ability. Make sure the hair matches your natural color as closely as possible. If you buy wavy hair, be prepared to curl your own a bit to match.
When choosing length, measure from about the middle of your ear down, since that’s where the lowest piece will fall.
3. Detailed Instructions
If you’re more of a visual person, watch the video below for detailed instructions on how to make clip in, or scroll down for step-by-step directions.
Step #1: Measure and Cut The Hair Weft
You can mess around and figure out what works best for you and your hair type, but a typical set of clip-ins would include 1 wide piece and 6 small side pieces ( 1 piece of 4 clips, 2 pieces of 3 clips, 2 pieces of 2 clips and 2 pieces of 1 clip)
To custom-fit your extensions, measure your hair along the back, first just above the nape, then about an inch above, then from about 1/2 inch behind one ear to the other, and the last about an inch above that. Cut the hair from the weft in those lengths for 2 pieces of 4 clips, 4 pieces of 3 clips, 4 pieces of 2 clips, and 4 pieces of 1 clip.
Step #2: Double-thicken The Pieces
After cutting the hair from the weft in those lengths, you can double them to make it thicker first. That means you take 2 identical pieces and layer them one on top of the other then sew them together along the weft at the top (a C shape needle works well). Some people glue the wefts together, but we would still advise you to add a few stitches at the ends and middle if you choose to do that.
Step #3: Attach The Clips
Now is the last step of how to make clip in hair extensions. Get wig clips from a beauty supply store or online, and hand sew them to the top of the pieces, with matching or invisible thread. Some sites recommend just gluing the clips in place or using only 2 clips for the shorter back pieces. We don’t think it’s worth the time you save to have your hair come loose at an inopportune time, so we’d really urge you to spend the extra time sewing on all the clips!
III. Where To Buy Clip In Hair Extensions?
If you feel that making clip-in hair extensions at home is too complicated or too busy to make it, you also can buy these hair extensions from reputable hair vendors like AZ Hair. Operation experience in the hair business for decades, AZ Hair is proud to be one of the most professional and reputable Vietnamese organizations in hair manufacturers and trading natural raw hair, virgin hair, and Asian human hair extensions across the globe. We are proud to be the first Vietnamese hair company that has been verified by Alibaba – a major player in the B2B eCommerce space.
With AZ’s clip in hair extensions, you can possibly change them in an instant, take them out whenever, style them, and all with no commitment.
With the strong renewal and production ability to satisfy a variety of quality requirements, AZ Hair is gradually building our prestige as a factory supplying a variety of qualified hair following the international hair standard at reasonable prices. Through the years, we have succeeded in building the brand name for ourselves as well as our reputation in the international market.
With the aim of bringing the best experience for the international clients buying our products, during 16 years of operation, we always continually strive to provide the most complete satisfaction to the customer even with the hardest ones. With a 98.8% of response rate, our friendly and enthusiastic teams are always ready to support customers 24/7. Our staff all have good communication skills, not only English, but they also can use Russian and Portuguese and some popular languages in the world, so customers never have to worry about the language barrier.