There are days when we do not want to have extensions sewn into our hair, and want the luxury of being natural whenever we want. Clip-ins are hair extensions that you clip-in to give you a fuller or longer look.
Clip-ins are extensions that are not sewn onto the hair. There are clips attached to the weft of the weave that is removable anytime. These are great for temporary wear and gives you the thickness or length you desire. You can make them yourself by using some hair from your last sew-in.
- Hair Bonding Glue
- Wig Clips
- Measuring Tape
- Sewing Machine
Step 1: Measure
You want to measure the weft to where you want to place the clips onto your head. Once you have the exact measurements, cut the weft. I like to double the wefts for thickness. You can also use measuring tape to ensure you have the right measurements.
Step 2: Double Weft
To secure your clips to your extensions, it is best to double the weft. have it needs to have a double weft. There are three ways you can achieve this:
- Use bonding glue (30 Sec Super Glue works well) to the wefts and attach it.
- Use needle and thread to attach the wefts. Align the two pieces of the weft and start at the end of the weft, knot the thread, and create a loop and sew the wefts together.
- Use a sewing machine to the sew the wefts together.
Step 3: Attach the clips
Using your needle and thread, you are going to sew on at least 3-4 clips in order to ensure that the clips stay secure! The wig clips have tiny holes where you can push the needle and thread them to secure the clips. You can also use Crazy Glue to secure the clips to the weft. Another option is to get Clip-EEZ, which doesn't require you to sew or glue, you just clip it onto the weft. However, if you want extra security you can use a little glue. You can also add some glue on the back of the clips and attach them to the wefts for some extra security.
Step 4: Place the Clips
You can style your hair in different ways using clips. I sometimes cornrow my hair and leave a section of my hair and clip the hair in sections; giving me a fuller look. Oftentimes, I leave my natural hair out and place the clips in between and blend it together using a flat-iron.
If you don't have time to DIY, you have the option of purchasing ready made and easy to install clip-ins.