Updated: Nov 14, 2019

There is such a wide variety of hair extension types, it’s helpful to know the various kinds that exist which will only make your selection process that much more educated. You see, hair extensions aren’t just about matching the extension to your real hair in terms of style, color, and texture. They’re meant to make you feel comfortable and confident depending on the occasion. For instance, there are bonded or fusion hair extensions, weave or sew-in extensions, tape-in extensions, wigs and hairpieces, and micro-bead/micro-ring hair extension. But the extension we will be discussing in this blog, the clip-in extension, and what sets them apart from other extension types.

Clip-in extensions are known to be easier to handle extension. Extensions like the bonded or sew-in take a much longer commitment, but what makes clip-in extensions a popular choice is that the wearer can actually clip them in themselves for easy use. Not to mention being able to take them out before you go to bed so you can preserve your extensions for a longer duration.

How do clip-in hair extensions work?

Applying clip-in hair extensions requires minor prepping, but don’t be intimidated because it just takes a little practice. They are wefts of hair that use pressure clips you attach to your real hair and can be placed in little to no time without much effort. Just make sure to tease your hair so that your clip-in can hold on firmly.

Do clip-in extensions damage my hair?

No, they do not because there are no adhesives or glues to keep them in place or to remove them. Also, hair extensions that don’t require adhesives last longer than extensions that do.

When do clip-in hair extensions come in handy?

Most people find that this type of extension works great as a quick fix or if you’re wanting just a bit more volume on a special occasion like a wedding, first day of work or graduation. That’s not to say you can only use them once and never again. After you remove your clip-in extension, here are a few quick tips to storing them.

1. Wash your extensions

2. Dry them naturally (you can also use a blow dryer)

3. Straighten the extensions using an iron or brush.

4. Store the extensions in a hair bag or container. Make sure your extensions are dry so they don’t grow mold or bacteria during storage.