How to Use Clip-in Hair Extensions - Five Easy Step
Step 1 – Choose clip in hair extensions to match the color and texture of your hair
First let us start out with the basics.Your clip in hair extensions should match the color of your hair otherwise they are going to stand out in a matter how well you put them in. If you're going for that crazy, rainbow look on purpose, well, by all means go ahead!
Also, keep in mind that wave and curl consistency going from your real hair through the clip in hair extensions is a key necessity in choosing a product.
Step 2 – Prepare your hair for the clip in hair extensions
The next step is to prepare yourself for the clip in hair extensions you have just purchased, or made, (or whatever. :-) ) The best way to do this is to separate your hair into upper and lower sections, starting from the left side of your hand and moving in a straight line over to the right; according to Oprah
Step 3 – Line them up!
If your Hair is thin it is a good idea to tease it first to help the clip-in hair extensions hold better and longer. Most clip in hair extensions are designed with 6 to 7 clips which all need to be in the open position before you line them up with the part in your hair. With all clips in the open position, line up the top seam of the netting (on your extension) with the part you made in your hair; then attach the top middle clip first.
Step 4 – Install the side clips
Next, you want to install the side clips above each ear. First line up your hair extension with the part on both sides of your head. Make sure it is tight against your scalp when you are aligning. Then attach your clips.
Step 5 – Attach the four lower clips
Lastly, attach the four lower clips near the bottom half of of your hair line. After that, all you need to do is let your hair down and blend in the clip-in extension.
Maintaining and Cleaning Your Hair Extensions
"How often should I wash my hair extensions?"
Some of you might ave this question in your mind. The answer is 2-3 times in a week. The product that should be used to wash hair extensions should be a sulfate-free shampoo. Sulfate free shampoos do not absorb the natural oils produced by your scalp, which are needed for healthy, beautiful hair.
However if you have had wavy or curly hair extensions because your hair is naturally wavy, you only need to wash them once a week. Over shampooing your hair could also rob your hair of the natural oils which are essential for that luxurious volume. Your hair extensions do not receive the natural hair oils that is produced by your head and hence, over shampooing will only rob them of their existing moisture content. If you still want to wash your hair regularly then it is best to just rinse your hair with warm water and not shampoo it. Washing fine hair with a conditioner is not a good idea as it tends to weigh down hair that is fine in texture
Since your scalp and hair naturally produce oils that could build up, it is recommended to use a dry sulfate-free shampoo in between washes. This helps in absorbing excess oil. Look for shampoos that do not make your hair powdery or sticky but instead leaves a healthy and shiny hair after washing.
Finally the point of the matter is to not overdo it on shampoo. Just plain rinsing with warm water will do the trick most of the time. If your hair is naturally voluminous, use some conditioner from time to time.