Thursday, 27 September 2012

Clip In Extensions 101

Hey guys I decided to experiment a little with clip in extensions so I figured that I'd do a pictorial to show you how I made them

Here's what you'll need


1. Bundle/pack of hair. I'm doing a full head of clip ins is so I used two packs/bundles of hair. If you're trying to achieve more volume for your own hair you'll need only one pack.

2. Regular sewing needles (hair weaving needles will be too big)

3. Sewing thread

4. Hair glue

5. A pair of scissors

6. Wig clips

7. Blow dryer (not pictured)

Now to help me demonstrate, I introduce to you Sally my mannequin head (lol)



STEP 1: Starting at the back of your head, take the weft and measure the width of that part your head. To make it easier, you can part your hair and measure across the scalp to better determine the correct width. This is the way you should determine the width of all your tracks from this point up to the crown of your head as pictured.

Weft placement at the back of the head


Weft placement at the center of the head

Weft placement at the crown

STEP 2: Now notice I did not cut the weft after I measured the width of my head  because I am going to double my tracks, as you will see in the next picture. Now it's totally up to you if you would like to cut the weft at this point or if you would like to  make doubled or even tripled tracks. The length that I measured for this next track is 12 inches (which is about the middle of my head) so for a doubled track I actually just folded the weft over.




 STEP 3: I subsequently cut the weft and put it aside, then I measured out the tracks for the rest of my head until the pack/bundle of hair was finished.

STEP 4: After I determined the lengths of all the tracks and doubled them, I moved on to applying the glue to the weft. I laid the hair out on a flat surface and applied the glue to the entire weft, being careful not to get the glue in the hair itself. I use glue to bond the track because it helps to seal the weft and stop shedding of the hair.


STEP 5: Now starting with the two ends of the track slowly begin squeezing the weft together.





STEP 6: Take the blow dryer and proceed to dry the glue while continuing to squeeze the weft together to  ensure that it is well bonded. After you have done this, apply extra glue to the tips of the weft where  it had been cut. and then continue to blow dry the hair.






STEP 7: Now it's time to begin sewing the wig clips unto the weft. You will need about 2 - 3 wig clips per track depending on the length. Even if you're not so good at sewing this will be a cinch, in the pics below you'll see how to I sew the clips to the tracks.





 STEP 8: Voila you're done with everything! Now just leave out a little of your hair at the crown to cover the tracks and corn row the remaining hair on your head and randomly attach the extensions and you should be good. Two bundles of hair yielded about 7 doubled tracks for me.


I have yet to install mine but this is how they look on Shannon. Clip ins are a great way to experiment with different hair colours and hair styles.





Hope that helped, and if you have any additional questions I will gladly answer them.
Debbie

16 comments:

  1. What great tips! Thanks for joining my Bright Side Beauty Blog hop! I am now following your blog. I look forward to reading more!

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  2. Wow..detailed tutorial..I could never try it though..I would make a mess..lol

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    1. You know it's not as difficult to do as you may think :). Thanks for stopping by.
      Debbie

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  4. I make these to but instead of a blow dryer I use a flat iron. Thanks for following me, now I'm a follower of you blog.

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      Debbie

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