Creating the perfect hair style with clip in hair extensions often means getting your hair to fall in just the right direction and working diligently to achieve the perfect amount of bounce, curliness or sleekness. If not securely attached, clip in extensions may shift or slide transforming the perfect hair style from lovely to less than appealing in an instant. Avoid the frustration and embarrassment of misplaced or poorly concealed extensions. Use one of these little known techniques to make sure your clip in hair extensions stay where you put them.
Tease Your Hair
Add volume and staying power to any hair style that incorporates clip in hair extensions by teasing your hair. The simple hair volumizing technique works to secure clip in extensions because it creates a solid immovable base for them to cling to until they are removed. You can secure your clip in extensions to teased hair in 5 easy steps:
Use a comb or brush to gently detangle the section of your hair where your clip in hair extensions will be attached.
Part your hair horizontally and across the width of your scalp and secure the portion above the part with a hair clip, elastic or hair tie.
Extend a small segment of the remaining hair and backcomb your hair towards the roots to create a small, dense mass of hair near your scalp.
Spray the teased area of your hair with hair spray to ensure a secure hold.
Insert the clips of your clip in extensions into the teased area of your hair; remove hair clips, elastics or hair ties from any remaining hair and style as normal.
Create a Braided Base
Make sure your clip in hair extensions stay where you put them by attaching them to a braided base. Braids provide a super strong foundation that completely eliminates the chances of your extensions sliding out. Follow these 6 easy steps to create a braided base for your clip in hair extensions:
Gently detangle the portion of your hair where you will secure your clip in hair extensions.
Use a comb to part your hair horizontally from one side of your scalp to the other and secure the loose hair above the part with a hair clip, elastic or hair tie. Create another part half an inch below the first part and secure the hair below the second part with a hair clip, elastic or hair tie.
Braid the remaining portion of your hair horizontally across the width of your scalp and secure the base of the braid with a hair elastic.
Insert the clips of your clip in hair extensions into the braid.
Create as many braids as needed to secure your clip in hair extensions until you achieve your desired look.
Release any excess hair at the top or base of your scalp from hair clips, elastics of hair ties and integrate it into your clip in hair extensions.