How to Apply Clip In Hair Extensions

How to Apply Clip In Hair Extensions

Putting in your own clip in hair extensions is quite an easy process as long as you have practice and proper instructions. You can find hundreds of different brands, styles, weights and lengths of clip in hair extensions. Make sure that you shop around and find ones that match your natural hair colour and texture.

Most sets of clip in hair extensions range from 14 inches long to 22 inches long. If your natural hair is thin you may not use all of your wefts; likewise, if your natural hair is really thick, you may need to purchase additional wefts to create a natural look.

Step 1

Put your extensions flat on a clean surface and make sure there are no tangles in them. Place your fingers on either side of your hairline about an inch below your ears, separate your hair at this place and put the top layer of hair into a clip or ponytail.

Nearly all extension sets will come with two or three wefts for the back of the head which will be the longest pieces. Grab the smallest of the extensions and clip it onto your hair that is not clipped on top of your head. Its best to start at the back of your head with the middle clip and be sure to get as close to the roots as possible.

If your hair is fine or you’re worried that your extensions might fall out, you can tease the sections of your hair that you will be attaching the clips to and add hairspray. As soon as your first clip is set in place, attach the side clips as close to your face as you can, and make sure that there is no bunching along the weft.

Step 2

As soon as the first weft is secure, take down about a half inch of hair and make sure its tangle free. Take the second longest weft in your set and attach it the same way you did your first weft. Begin at the back of the head with the middle clip, and then attach the remaining clips on either side of your head as close to your face as possible.

Remember if your hair is thin, be sure to tease the hair where the clips will be placed. In most hair extension kits, this will be your longest weft.

Step 3

Overall, clip in extensions packs will come with two or four wefts that are the same width. These wefts are for the sides of the head. In order to attach these wefts take down your hair from your eyebrows down. Grab one weft and begin on either side of your head; this time start by attaching the clips closest to your face first. Put the remaining clips going towards the back of your head as far as the weft will let you. Repeat this process on the other side with the matching weft.

Step 4

After step 3 you will be left with two or four small wefts, usually only an inch wide. These pieces are for the front of the head and don’t have a foolproof method of placement. They are filler pieces and often depend greatly on the cut of your natural hair.

A good starting point is to let down all of your hair and clip them in where you see gaps, keeping in mind these pieces are designed to surround the face. Just lift a few inches of hair to conceal the weft and clip them in. You may even find that depending on your hair style and cut you might wear three of the smallest wefts on one side, and the remaining on the other. If you’re looking for the best clip in hair extensions, look no further than the high-quality products at