How to style clip in hair extensions? A complete guide to follow

Wearing clip in hair extensions is a quick and easy way to get hair that looks long, thick, and bouncy in a short time without having to try complicated hair treatments and wait a long time. 

However, most people will not want to keep the same hairstyle of clip in hair extensions forever. Creating different hairstyles will bring confidence and an impression. Therefore today, Jen Hair will share all things you need to know on how to style clip in hair extensions to help you confidently create many different styles of hair extensions at home in the most effective and fastest way.

Several attentions before styling clip in hair extensions

Regularly wash and conditioner

Like real hair, extensions can get dirty from sweat, makeup, and pollution. So  rinsing and moisturizing with shampoo and conditioner is essential.

However, washing your hair every day may not be the right way to do it. The clips may fall off when too much friction is applied to them. Instead, try washing your clip in hair extensions just once or twice a week. If you wash your hair every day, you run the risk of damaging your hair extensions

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You should wash your hair extensions regularly. Photo: VQ Hair

Use a heat protectant before straightening or curling 

Before using any heat styler to touch your extensions, make sure that you apply some heat protectant to them.

By using a heat protectant, you are applying an additional layer to your extensions. This creates a barrier between the heat and the hair. So instead of burning your extension, the heat protectant will take the impact, leaving the hairs of your extension untouched.

Heat protectants come in many forms, from curling creams to shine serums. As long as you apply a product before applying heat, it will make a huge difference in preventing heat from damaging your extensions.

Make sure your clip in hair extensions are neat before styling

No matter what styling you do, you need to make sure they stay smooth and tangle-free. Otherwise, they won’t match your real hair. Not separating your extensions also makes them prone to knots and break

In addition, If you straighten or curl your knotted extensions, you may end up with frizzy or stiff hair. You should use a gel or serum to make it easier to untangle your hair.

how to style hair with clip in extensions
Brushing your clip in extensions to make the process of styling more easy. Photo Cashmere Hair Extensions

How to style clip in hair extensions?

Here are 3 ways how to style hair with clip in extensions that are widely used in many countries in recent times. Let’s take a look at each way below:

1. Curl your clip in hair extensions

how to style hair with clip in extensions
Curling your clip in hair extensions is easy to do. Photo: The Teacher Diva

Step 1: Comb your hair

Comb your hair neatly and avoid tangles

Step 2: Use a heat protectant

To prevent your hairstyle from heat damage, use a heat protectant. This will also create bouncy in your hair, which is ideal for this hairstyle.

Step 3: Curl your hair extension

Take respectively each small part of clip in hair extensions, wrap it in the machine for 1 minute, and then release. You do this until all hair and do it from the left side to the right side. When you have finished styling all the hair, you can apply a layer of conditioner to make the hair smooth and avoid drying.

Further reading: 3 Fastest ways to curl your hair extensions

2. Straighten clips in hair extensions

Step 1: Use heat protectant spray or conditioner

Apply a hair conditioner or heat protectant spray before using the straightener. You can use essential oils, but it’s best to use a gel specifically designed for styling clip in hair extensions.

Step 2: Straighten your hair

Part the hair into small sections and secure it with hairpins. You can start from the bottom half of the hair extensions and then to the roots. 

Step 3: Don’t forget to condition your hair

When you finish, do not forget to use another layer of hair conditioner to keep the style.

3. Braid your clip in hair extensions

how to style hair with clip in extensions
Braiding your clip in hair extensions and keeping it overnight. Photo: Hair Extensions BFF

Step 1: Braid and pin your hair

Start by braiding your hair in the usual way. The number of braids you make is determined based on the thickness of your hair and the thickness of the waves. The more waves, the smaller the braid.

Step 2: Use hair gel

To keep the waves of hair extensions, you should use hair gel. Hair gel is a styling product used to add movement to hair while maintaining hold. It can also be used to smooth and soften hair.

Note that you should apply gel to each braid individually and not miss any

Step 3: 

After the above 2 steps, your hair and extensions are styled. All you have to do is leave it overnight and go to sleep, your waves will form the next morning. To keep your hair frizz-free all night, sleep on a silk mattress or any other soft material.

Final thought

The above is all about how to style clip in hair extensions. What’s important is your skill and creativity to style your clip in hair extensions. If you have a little patience with just a few simple products like this, you will have the desired hairstyle.

If you want to know more useful information about hair extensions, follow our articles to have the latest and most useful information.

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