How to DIY Clip in Hair Extensions at Home
Once you know how to DIY clip in hair extensions at home, you can find that it saves both time and money over traditional sewn-in weaves done at a salon. It is quite easy to DIY clip in hair extensions at home. Today, we will guide you how to do it.
l Purchase a hair weft (hair weaving).
Make sure the weft is similar to your own hair's texture. Buying an extension that is the color you desire also is important if you do not plan to dye the weft. And choose an appropriate length too.
l Get the right materials.
Besides, you also need a pair of scissors, a needle, and thread (in a color that resembles the color of the hair), a pack of extension clips and a tube of bonding glue.
l Combing through the hair weft first prevents problems with snarls as you work with the hair.
Combing through the hair weft first prevents problems with snarls as you work with the hair.
l Cut the hair weft.
Sew or cut a piece of hair to match the width of your weft clip. Start at the top of the hair weft and continue to cut down the length of the hair.
Your packages of weft clips can contain many different width sizes to work with. You can create a customized look by combining several weft clips together to make a wider hair extension. For example, use 4 weft clips for an 8-inch (20 cm) piece of hair, 3 weft clips for a 5- or 6-inch (13 or 15 cm) section, and 2 for a 2-1/2-inch (6.5 cm) section.
l Lay the weft clip on a flat surface.
The front of the clip should face you. You'll know you have it right if the clip is convex to the surface and you can see a bar across the comb.
l Locate the 2 sewing holes on each side of the comb.
Cut a strip of thread about 12 inches long. Beading thread is best, but you can also double up regular cotton thread.
l Sew each side of the hair weft onto the weft clip.
Knot the thread securely to the weft clip when you are finished.
l Apply for the hair extensions
Let down the top section of hair and brush or comb to combine your natural hair with the extensions.
It's really easy to DIY clip in hair extensions at home, right? You can change your style as frequently as you want by taking the clips in and out of your hair. Click to subscribe to LOKS HAIR to get tons of beauty tips, tutorials, and celeb news.