How To Clip In Hair Extensions For Beginners
You finally have a beautiful set of Babylon Hair Do hair extensions in your hands, but you have no idea how to clip and mix them. If you are looking for a complete guide on how to clip in hair extensions, you have come to the right place.
We have created a step-by-step video with instructions on how to clip in hair extensions.
If you are a first time user of hair extensions you will find this guide particularly useful to understand the placement of each plot and how to style the extensions to blend perfectly with your natural hair.
It is common that many girls and women become nervous or insecure when it comes to hair extensions because not many people know about them.
But after reading this post and watching the video, you will see for yourself how easy it is to turn your hair into long, voluminous locks in a few minutes without any damage to your hair.
Doesn't that sound nice? Let's get started. Watch the video now, or scroll down for text instructions:
The tools you'll need:
- A full set of clip-on hair extensions
- A Kenchii beauty brush
- Tie Clips
One of the best features of the Babylon Hair Do extensions is the robust and secure clips.
Each clip has a silicone grip which helps the weft to adhere firmly and tightly to the hair without falling out.
All you have to do is press to open and press again to close.
With the clips on the hair extensions, there is no compromise as with other types of hair extensions that are attached with tape-in extensions, glue or stick to the hair.
You can clip and remove them whenever you want, switching from short to long hair whenever you want.
Clipping in your hair extensions
Step 1: Brush your hair
Start by carefully brushing your hair with a soft paddle brush or a Kenchii beauty brush to get rid of any tangles.
Step 2: Start with a texture of 3 clips
Separate a thin, straight section of hair with a finger or comb at the back of the neck and cut the rest of the hair with tweezers.
Take a 3-clip cloth and brush it through before clipping it into your hair. Start at the bottom and work your way up the weft to remove any tangles.
Measure the weft against your head to make sure it fits the sectioned hair perfectly.
Next, find the center of your head and hook the weft in the center of your head to the roots of your hair, making sure to hook as close to the roots as possible.
To make it easier and prevent the clip from slipping too low, try pulling that section slightly away from your scalp for leverage, or simply mocking it to create a safer base.
Once the center clip is engaged, hook the left side and then the right side, pulling on the taught pattern. The same process will be applied to each frame.
Step 3: Take a smaller weft of 4 clips
Separate a thin, straight section of hair one inch above the first weft clip, and secure the rest of the hair with a tie clip.
This section should be approximately at the top of the ears.
Take the smallest 4 clip weft (7"). Brush from the bottom up to make sure there are no knots, then measure the weft against the sectioned part to make sure it fits snugly over the head.
Find the centre of your head and hold two clips in the middle at the roots of your hair first, then continue to cut the side clips.
Make sure there are no bulges in the weft by slightly stretching the weft to the sides when you are cutting into the middle clips.
Step 4: Take a larger weave of 4 clips
Separate a thin, straight section of hair within an inch of the second weft clip, and clip the rest of the hair.
This section should be at the widest part of the head.
Take the largest 4 clips weft (8"). Brush it out and measure it against your head to make sure it fits.
Clip in the middle of two clips in the center of the sectioned hair and continue cutting the side clips.
Step 5: Take the second 3-clip weave
Separate a thin, straight section of hair about an inch below the crown of your head and cut the rest of the hair with a clip.
Take the second 3-pin weave. As always, brush it carefully and measure it against your head to make sure it fits perfectly.
Find the centre of your head first and clip it to the centre of your head at the roots of your hair, then the side clips.
Now, all the large wefts on the back of the head have been cut off, and only the small ones should be left.
Step 6: Take the 2 wefts from the clip
These are the plots that go on the sides of the hair. They will add volume to the sides and make your hair at the front blend in perfectly with the longer extensions.
Separate a thin, straight section of hair about two centimetres above your ear on the side, and clip the rest of the hair.
Take a weft of 2 clips and hold the clip closest to the hairline first.
Then attach the second clip closer to the back of the head.
Repeat on the other side.
Step 7: Take the frames of 1 clip
Separate a section of hair just above the plot 2 clips and cut the rest of the hair.
Brush two 1-clip wefts and attach them to a small piece of hair as close to the roots as possible, above the 2-clip weft or wherever you think more mixing is needed.
Remember that, like everything else, it will take a bit of practice to quickly hook and stir your hair, but once you get the hang of it, it will only take a few minutes!
Repeat the same process on the other side of your head.
Brush your hair and look in the mirror to make sure all the plots are hidden, especially in the back, adjust them if necessary, and show off your new long, bulky hair!
When brushing hair with the hair extensions attached, be sure to use a Kenchii beauty brush as the nylon single loop bristles do not pull on the base of the wefts.
Instead, they slide right over the roots, reducing damage to the hair and wefts.
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