Clip-On Hair Extensions: No Judgement, In Fact, We'll Teach You How To Apply Them

May 12, 2011 by rachelnall
shefinds | Weddings

Clip-in hair extensions aren’t just for mall kiosks and proms. When Jessica Simpson launched her line of Hair Do clip-in extensions and wore them herself, clip-in extensions moved into the mainstream. While it may sound a little crazy, they really do work and can save you thousands of dollars and hair knots from paying for the kind your stylist puts in.

Some of my favorites are Jessica’s Hair Do Stylable Soft Waves Collection ($99), shown above on Jessica, because they provide the beachy, natural waves that are hot for wedding hair right now. Another great brand is the Ted Gibson 3-Piece Clip-In Hair Extension system ($149.95). Both are designed to withstand heat up to 350 degrees, meaning you won’t have to fear the fried plastic piece of hair extension from heat styling.

Here’s some steps to making clip-in extensions work for you:

Step 1: Match ‘Em

This probably goes without saying, but match them as closely to your own hair color as possible. POP Dancing with the Stars V-Shaped Clip-In Extensions ($49) have 11 different colors. You can even take them to your stylist, who can cut your hair with the clip-ins in to make them look more natural.

Step 2: Practice, Practice, Practice

Do me a favor and don’t try to wear them for the first time on your big day. Practice by pulling the hair at the crown of your head up to separate it. Hold the piece stretched from side to side over where you will clip it on to center it, then start clipping, trying to dig deeply to get them anchored into your hair.

Step 3: Check Your Weave

You’ll want to brush your hair and pull on it when you’re done to make sure it won’t come loose (it can happen). Voila! You’re wedding-day perfect and not poor, all at the same time!

Time to accessorize those locks! Read our guides to wedding veils, best bridal hair accessories, and floral hair accessories.


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