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Make Your Own Clip-In Hair Extensions At Home

How To Make Clips In Hair Extensions At Home

Fashion Blog Tue Mar 02 2021

Clip-in hair extensions are fast and easy to attach to your hair. You might not be able to do every hairstyle using clip-in hair extensions as the clips might become visible when you take specific partitions of your hair. Yet, there are plenty of hairstyles that you can do with your hair and clip-in extensions. These hair extensions have a lot of advantages, to help you get clip in hair extensions at affordable prices. I will let you know how to make clip in hair extensions at home.

3 Things to Know Before Making Clips in Hair Extensions

Before letting you know how to make clip in hair extensions, we will introduce what clip in extensions are and what you need to make a perfect clip in extension.

1. What are clips in hair extensions?

Clips in hair extensions are suitable for everyone. Clip-in hair extension is a type of weave hair with clips sewn at one side of the weave root. As its name, Clip-in, you just need open the clips and attach them to your natural hair to install it. It is very easy to install, so clip-in hair extensions are for everyone: women and children.

Based on the material, we separate clip-in hair extensions into 2 types: Synthetics Clip-in hair extensions and Real human clip-in hair extensions. Although synthetic clip-in is more affordable, people tend to choose real human ones because of their natural-looking characteristics.

2. What do clips in hair extensions comprise?

The best clip-in hair extensions are made of real human hair with stainless steel clips. Depending on the size, the number of clips is often from 2-8 clips. To save money, people tend to buy weaved hair from hair vendors in Vietnam and then they sewn the clips themselves at home.

How to make clip in hair extensions

3. What do you need to make clip-in hair extensions?

A few materials and tools required to make your clip-in extensions are readily available anywhere. Some of them are as follows: 

- A pair of scissors

- Weaving thread

- Clip-in clips

- Hair Extensions (natural or synthetic)

- Measuring Tape

How To Make Clip In Hair Extensions

Do you know how to make Clip In hair extensions at home? We will make you know how to make Clip In hair extensions step by step.

Step 1: Choosing the Hair

The most important factor that decides the quality of the clip in hair extension is hair. You can choose synthetic, but to get the best performance you should choose real human hair to make clip in hair extensions. Real human hair is smoother and softer. Moreover, longevity is always better. You should buy a hair weave from a Vietnamese hair vendor, their weave is high quality and easy to make clip in hair extensions. 

How To Make Clip In Hair Extensions

Make sure that the color of your hair extensions matches your natural hair color. You should check the color thoroughly because each hair color has many shades and if you make a wrong choice, you will have to spend more to redye it. Ditto the texture: It’s so weird if you have to 2 unmatched hair textures.

To save money, choose the exact length you want. Many women buy hair from vendors with a length that is longer than they need and have to cut it off about 2-3 inches after. With 2-3 inches excess, you have to spend more than you need at around 20%.

Step 2: Attach the clips

It is very easy to buy clips at accessory stores (Don’t forget to choose clips with matching colors). Things that you have to do now is attach the clips. You just have to hand-sew the clips to the top of the hair weaves. 

The clip snap shut by pressing the sides down and opens by pressing in the center. You should try to open and close the clips before sewing them firmly. 

You should use small pieces of clip in extensions instead of a wide back piece. When you sew clips on, the best gap between 2 clips is around 2 inches. How to make clip in hair extensions look more natural-looking? Do not use a clip in with more than 6 inches in width.

How To Make Clip In Hair Extensions

Step 3: Styling the Extensions

To blend clip-in hair extensions with your natural hair well, you should come to the hairstylist. The hairstylist will know your hair well and cut, and curl your hair perfectly. You’ll have to trim a bit around the bottom of hair extensions to remove choppy strands and make it look more natural.

How to make clip in hair extensions

Some Tips To Make Clip In Hair Extensions Better

First, you need to thread your sewing needle. Tie a small knot together using the open ends. Now, unwrap the hair extension you have and leave the wefts doubled in half. When you hold two wefts together to sew, it will give more density. Now start sewing the wefts together from one end to the other. Make sure to tie knots on both ends so that the thread will not loosen up. 

Once you have finished sewing the weft, measure the nape of your neck. According to that measurement, you can cut your weft. Always cut the weft from above to avoid any damage. Now take the clip-ins you bought and snap them open and keep them aside. With the comb on the outside, start clipping the hair extension you just cut. Now using the thread and needle, sew the clip with the hair. You will need two clips for one portion of the hair. Sew the clips at both ends of the weft.

Similarly, you can make any number of clip-in hair extensions you want. If you want to attach the clip-in hair extensions as highlights, cut the weft in smaller measurements and attach clip them onto your hair wherever you want. You might only need to use one wig clip if your weft is small. You can even attach these clip-in hair extensions by making small vertical braiding of your natural hair. So that the clip-on will not fall off if your hair is on the thinner side.

How to install Clip In hair extensions

- Clean your scalp and hair first. You can use any hair cleanser and conditioner that you regularly use. 

- Brush your hair nicely to remove any tangles.

- If you have silky hair, you can apply some gel or hair spray so that you get the grip while dividing your hair

- Start from the bottommost part of your hair. Make sections of about one inch with a rat-tail comb. People with shorter hair can roll in half of the hair up and secure the clip-in extension

- Start attaching the clip-in hair extensions one by one by taking partitions as said

- All the clip-in hair extensions should be covered by your natural hair. So do not put any clips very close to the hairline around your face.

- A small tip you can follow is, to number the clips as 1, 2, 3, etc., if you liked the style you just made. It will be easy for you to clip in the hair extensions whenever you want without finding which clip to attach where.

How to make clip in hair extensions

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How to make clip in hair extensions live longer

Now you that how to make clip in hair extensions at home. In the following, we will give you some advice to keep your hair extensions always in the best condition. Clip-in hair extensions are not for more prolonged use. You should detach them before you wash your hair or sleep. So, to wash those hair extensions, make a solution of mild shampoo and water. Then swirl the hair extensions slowly in this solution and wash them. Now spray some conditioner on them. Place these clip-in hair extensions on a towel and leave them to dry.

Do not blow-dry or squeeze the clip-in hair extensions. Combing wet hair extensions is not advisable too. Once the hair extensions are dried, you can brush them neatly to avoid any knots. Always store them in a place where lots of moisture, heat, and dust do not enter and ruin your hair extensions.

How to make clip in hair extensions live longer


After this article, I hope you know how to make clip in hair extensions at home perfectly. This is one of the inexpensive and most accessible ways to make clip-in hair extensions at your own home. You only have to spend a little money to buy the materials for making these. Now say goodbye to thin and low-density hair. Let it be a party, a wedding, or a casual day. Attach these hair extensions the way you like and style your hair. 

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