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Classic Clip In Hair Extensions vs. Seamless Hair Extensions

Classic Clip-In Hair Extensions vs. Seamless Hair Extensions

Last updated date Mon Jun 17 2024 By William Brown

Fashion Blog

With so many different types of hairstyles on the market today, you might be wondering what type of hair extensions you should choose. Talking about the clip in hair extensions, we not only have the traditional type of classic clip in hair extensions as you know. But we also want to mention a new product of clip in hair extensions today. That is seamless hair extensions. Is the seamless hair extensions really a good choice for you? Or classic clip in hair extensions? What are the difference between them? What makes them special products?

What are seamless hair extensions?


Seamless hair extensions are made using a silicone backing at the top of the piece rather than wefts sewn to a piece of lace or fabric. Clips are then hand sewn to the silicone backing. They are designed for people who want to a lighter and thinner clip in extension method. Seamless hair extensions lay completely flat to your head. They are super lightweight that is made for thin hair.


Seamless hair extensions are perfect for anyone with fine to normal hair as the seamless wefts are really lightweight and virtually undetectable. It’s also a good option if you like creating sleek looks as the wefts lay flat to your head so you can get your hair to lie super smooth.


What are classic clip-in hair extensions?


Classic clip in hair extensions are made by sewing the hair onto a piece of durable fabric which is the traditional method of making clip-in hair extensions. They help to add volume at your roots and they totally transform your hair without any damage.


What are differences between classic and clip-in hair extensions?


The biggest difference between the classic and seamless hair extensions is the band. The classic clip in hair extensions use a band made of fabric while the seamless hair extensions use a thin, silicone wefts for ultimate comfort. The silicone weft allows the extensions to sit more flatly on the head and are significantly lighter and thinner.


As someone who enjoy to have a fine and thin hair, the seamless hair extensions are more suitable for you. What people love about the seamless hair extensions is that it does not feel heavy on someone’s head even after a day wearing them. It does not mean that the classic extensions are heavy, they are also lightweight and easy to put on one’s head. Because they are attached at the top of the real hair and usually have more hair attached to create a luxurious volume for the real hair, then the feeling of wearing them will always be a little heavier than seamless hair extensions.


Moreover, classic hair is better for leaving the hair down than the seamless hair. If you’re someone who tends to wear their hair down and has hair that falls on the medium-thick side, the classic set might be the better option! The classic set definitely feels more thick and voluminous and gives that “full glamour” look that everyone love for a night out or special occasion!


Seamless is better for hairstyles. If you’re someone who loves to style their hair in intricate braids and updos, you’ll like the seamless extensions. The band is ultra lightweight and essentially invisible which makes it much easier to work with when styling the hair.


Also, seamless is better for thinner hair. If you’re someone with thin, fine hair, the seamless set is also probably the better option for you! The silicone wefts are significantly thinner and lighter, which means they lay more flat on the head. This ensures that you won’t see any clips throughout the day and also minimizes any tugging or heaviness you may feel with the classic hair extensions.


What are similarities between classic and seamless hair extensions?


The clips that are on the classic and seamless hair extensions are definitely the first similarity of these two clip in hair extensions products. Clips are made with plastic material to insure a tight grip and have a rubber backing that prevents them from slipping away from your hair. They’re also slightly curved and are super lightweight for a really comfortable fit.


Both classic and seamless hair extensions are virtually undetectable. Once they are installed in the right way on our heads. They will be secured firmly and tightly on our heads. The hair extensions will blend well with your real hair and it is difficult to recognize the hair extensions.


Which one is suitable for beginners?


Both classic and seamless extensions work in the same way, they’re both clip-ins and they’re both super easy to use. Which one you go for will depend more on your hair type and length but it’s really down to personal preference.


They are both easy to install on your hair and remove it out. With some simple steps: part and separate your hair, push in the extension, attach the extensions and snap the clip down. You locate the weft, separate the hair into sections, press and unclip them to remove the classic clip-in hair extensions and seamless hair extensions.


What’s the best option for thick hair?


Classic clip in hair extensions tend to be a best option for thick hair. They are thick enough and are attached to the roots of your real hair so they will be more suitable for thick hair rather than for thin hair. Thick hair will cover the hair clips well and hide your extensions in your hair well. In contrary, seamless hair extensions tend to be easier to conceal the thin hair as they lay flat to your head. They’re lightweight so they’re comfortable to wear and won’t weigh down your locks.


What’s the best option for dyeing?


We’d recommend going for the classic clip-in hair extensions over the seamless hair extensions if you need to custom dye your hair extensions. In fact, it’s difficult for the dye to penetrate the silicone weft at the top of the extensions. You can combat this with some root touch up spray, which works really well on the seamless wefts but it is something to consider carefully.


What about shedding?


Classic clip-in hair extensions wefts can be more prone to shedding than seamless hair extensions as unlike the seamless, the classic hair is not bonded into silicone. That being said the classic hair extensions are still really durable and there is very minimal shedding, if any at all, so this is not something to be concerned about when choosing between them.


How to care for classic and seamless hair extensions? 


Here is our tips to make your classic and seamless hair extensions have a long and happy life.

As is the case with all clip-in extensions, you should have a routine prolong the lifespan of classic and seamless hair extensions. Since they are made from 100% remy human hair, they can be styled and washed just like your regular hair, however, the more you wash and heat style your extensions, the shorter their lifespan will be, so try to keep washing and product use to a minimum.


Unlike your own hair, which receives natural hydration from the oils on your scalp, hair extensions don’t have a natural hydration source. You should keep them hydrated, that is a key to keeping them shiny and in good condition. When washing your classic or seamless hair extensions, you should remember to condition them thoroughly. Try to use alcohol-free and sulfate-free shampoos and conditioners as sulfates and alcohols strip the hair of its natural oils that makes the hair become drier and more prone to tangling and matting.  


Overall, we love both the classic and seamless extensions for different reasons! The seamless is amazing for braids and hairstyles and feels so much lighter on my thin hair, but we do really love the fullness of the classic clip-in hair so we will keep on recommending you purchasing both for different purposes going forward.


Hopefully, this helped you get a general idea of which types of clip-in hair extensions would work better for you! If you have any questions, just feel free to send us a message at our email address: sale@michair.vn. Visit our website: https://michair.vn/ to see more of our clip-in hair extensions products.


William Brown

William Brown


William is a professional hair stylist with over 10 years of experience. He is passionate about creating personalized, trendy looks for his clients and specializes in hair treatments and updos. He is now a certified hair adviser for Mic Hair Company. His articles are always filled with advice, pro tips, and latest hair research results.


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