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Things That You Should and Should Not Do About Clip-In Extensions

Things That You Should and Should Not Do About Clip-In Extensions

Last updated date Thu Jul 16 2020 By William Brown

Fashion Blog

Hair extensions are a great way for you to add volume and length when you’re looking for a refreshed look. Be sure to always follow the manufacturers care instructions so that you’re assured of the perfect look, from extensions that always look and feel their very best.

Below is a list of what to do and what not to do regarding clip-in hair extensions that you need to keep in mind before using the clip-in hair extensions.


Do take the time to research clip in hair extensions

There are many types of hair extensions. Each types have different characteristics to use and wear. Taking time to do a research of your new clip in hair extensions is essential before you wear them. Some frequent questions such as: how to install them on your head? How to remove them? Whether should I choose a natural clip in hair extensions or synthetic ones? What if I want to dye my clip in hair extensions at home? How to choose a color that blend well with my hair?,… All of that questions will be answered by the time you research about clip in hair extensions. Relax and you will find out that the clip in hair extensions is suitable for you and your preference.


Do be sure you get professional input

There are many things that you might need to resort to the professional hairstylists. Have a chat with them and ask them about your clip in hair extensions, they will give you the useful information that you need. Something about dying hair extensions, flating iron hair extensions or curling your hair extensions,.. all that need specific techniques to do and it would be better if you do that at hair salon rather than do it on your own.


Do try them out for special occasions

Why don’t we try them out for the first time we get a new clip-in hair extensions? Like something new and you are getting very excited about wearing it, new shoes, new accessories,… now it is new hair extensions, you will be much more confident during this time. When you wear them out, it is like a preparation for the next time that you wear. And guess what, the more frequent you wear, the more professional you are in wearing clip-in hair extensions.


Do brush your extensions frequently

Brushing your hair extensions can help prevent tangling hair and remove the dirt and dust that is on your hair. You need to brush them before you put them on and after you remove it from your head. It is the first way of taking care to your hair. It makes your extensions will be more silky and straight and smooth. Please do not put excess pressure or tension on the extensions when you detangle so that the hair will not be damaged. After brushing, run some serum through the hair to keep it silky smooth.


Do use silicone-free and recommended shampoos

It is another way of taking care to your clip in hair extensions. There are a number of really good quality shampoos and other haircare products designed specifically for use on hair extensions. When you have found a suitable shampoos, you can stick to your haircare products. Also use a quality conditioner, leaving it in for up to 5 minutes before rinsing and combing through.


Do allow extensions to dry thoroughly

It’s important to allow your extensions to dry completely before you put them away or before you wear them or brush them. Combing extensions when they are still damp can lead to stretching and breakage. Air drying for a bit, until they’re completely dry, will help your extensions last.


Do maintain your clip-in hair extensions

Haircare procedure of your clip-in hair extensions are like haircarre procedure that you apply for your real natural hair. Because of the color and shape and texture that the clip-in hair extensions have, normally, it is the same with your real hair, so that it can blend well with your hair. Therefore, choosing a product for the clip-in hair extensions is very simple, isn’t it? Firstly, don’t miss out the detangling process by using wide-toothed comb before and after you apply your clip-in hair extensions on your head. Then, to make your hair cleaner and get rid of dirt, use a safe shampoo for your hair. Remember that all shampoos and conditioners do not contain sulfates, parabens, proteins and keratin. By taking time to care for and maintain your clip-in hair extensions, your hair extensions will certainly be soft and luxurious beautiful as well as more durable.


Don’t use hair extensions if you’re losing hair

Clip-in hair extensions can give a great solution to give you great length and volume, but if you are in hair loss condition, you may find out that the best clip-ins hair extensions can result in more hair loss and breakage. You can visit the professional hairstylist to check with your condition, they will definitely give you the recommendations for your hair.


Don’t wash your hair with extensions in

Although it is not a rule that you have to follow, it is recommended that you take your clip-in hair extensions off your hair before washing. This could lead to damage to your real hair and also to the extensions, and result in pulling pressure on your hair.


Don’t try to colour your extensions without help

Dying your hair extensions require some techniques that you might need some helps of the hairstylist so that you can be assured it’s done properly. At-home dyes can cause irreparable damage on hair extensions, so it’s best to use a gentle salon formula to take your clip-ins 2 - 3 shades darker, and never lighter.


Don’t skip a test run before a big occasion

Preparation is essential before every big occasion like a wedding day or a party. We advise you test out your clip-in hair extensions and try to apply your extensions again before a special occasion. Because nobody want to do it wrong at the special day. Therefore, your look will be improved a lot and you will feel comfortable. Ready to have a perfect look for your perfect day now?


Don’t clipping the extensions too high up

This is an easy mistake that many people make while using clip in hair extensions. But it is very easy to correct. You should not clip your hair extensions too high up – higher than your eyebrow level and try to clip your hair extensions as close to the roots as possible. If you are using wefts for the front of your face, they can be clipped in higher up the rest shouldn’t be.


Don’t apply extensions that are too long

The common principle of thumb is that the bigger the difference in length is between your natural locks and your hair extensions, the harder it will be to achieve a natural result. Therefore, if you have a short hair, please do not wear a too long clip-in hair extensions. It will make your hair look unnatural. Instead, you want your hair to be at least chin length before you consider hair extensions.


Don’t clip up the shorter pieces

When your natural hair is short, just be guarantee that you clip these shorter pieces up if you do not want to expose your clip-in hair extensions. When you use clip-in hair extensions, normally, there are always some shorter pieces around your neck that stick out. In this case, you might think of a bobby pin as a simple solution for hiding the hair in.


Don’t using too much product

Excessive use of products will affect the quality of your hair.

If you’re using a lot of products on your hair too often and aren’t washing your clip-in extensions often enough, it can make them appear duller. It is true that excessive use of products will affect the quality of your hair. Do not apply too many products on your hair such as: hair spray, dry shampoo, hair perfume, salt spray, etc. You don’t want to see the color of your hair extensions fading away easily, right?


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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