Now I’m a girl who likes versatility, so I have a fairly short pixie/elf cut that I can transform into a long rock chic style by adding my trusty clip-in hair extension to the mix. So you have probably noticed I have mentioned clip in hair extensions quite a few times over these blogs which might have made you interested in getting some of your own. But, silly Gemma has never told you how to use them properly.
The first time I used them I didn’t even realise they were snap clips so they were falling out the whole night. I only realised when they were snap clips when my drunken boyfriend snapped them into the chest hair above his nipples and staring swinging his newly long nipple hair in my face. He mad a move to clip them further south, but I managed to stop that atrocity before it happened, so I only had to wash them instead of burn them.
Anyway, getting back on topic, there are a few thing you should make sure of before you get your clip in extensions into your hair. Make sure you pick a shade that matches your hair colour to get a natural blend and if you like to change your hair colour on a regular basis get some good quality extensions that you can wash and dye freely. Also if you have thin hair (like me) you might want to consider getting some extra hair to sew onto the extensions to make them a bit thicker.
1.) Either blow-dry your hair straight or straighten your hair before fitting the extensions so you can truly see how they fit in. You can style all your hair together in one go after all your extensions are fitted.
2.) Starting at the base and back of the hair, create a parting from ear to ear and clip the majority of the hair out of the way on the top of the head.
3.) Take one of your wider hair extensions, open all of the clips and place the centre clip in the centre of the back of your head just below the parting. Snap the clip shut so it grips the hair and repeat with remaining clips. Make sure the extension is fully stretched out to it isn’t snagging, but don’t pull it so taught that it begins pulling on your hair. This will give you a headache…I’m talking from personal experience.
4.) Release some of the hair from atop your head to cover the clips and create another parting about an inch above the first one. Secure the remaining hair atop your head and repeat the process with the next layer of hair extensions. The process is the same when clipping in extensions through the sides of your hair.
5.) Make sure that your own hair cover the hair extensions. It looks really tacky…I’m talking to you Britney.
- The Hairbomb Team