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How to Care for Clip-In Hair Extensions

What you need to care for Clip In Hair Extensions

Care and Styling Tips for Clip-In Hair Extensions

Hair extensions are here to stay! Did any of you notice, in last night’s Miss America 2012 Beauty Pageant, the Final 16 contestants ALL had long layered hairstyles that were beautiful, thick and amazingly similar? (Congratulations by the way to gorgeous, Olivia Culpo of Rhode Island, our new Miss America 2012!)

I didn’t see the contestants who were disqualified, but my guess is most of them had similar, long layered hairstyles! Hair extensions were clearly a popular accessory for this years Miss America Pageant and with clip-in hair extensions, it’s a quick and easy look you can get too!

If you want clip-in hair extensions that last and can be styled or colored, you need to pay for real human hair extensions. There is no question your money is better spent buying human hair extensions vs. synthetic hair.

Tips on caring for your clip-in extensions

Here are a few tips to help you keep your clip-ins in optimal shape for better, easier styling and to increase the longevity of their life.

  • Have them trimmed. The first step is to go to a hairdresser who is experienced with hair extensions and ask for a trim to blend the new hair in with your existing hair, it makes a world of difference!!
  • Shampoo and condition the extensions every 5-10 wears depending on the amount of hair product usage and how quickly your natural oils are absorbed into the extensions. Before shampooing the extensions comb out all knots.  next bunch all the extensions together and hold the top of the tracks (where the clips are for optimal control) While washing the extensions let the water run down the strands and constantly comb through with your fingers to avoid knots and tangles later. Rinse using cool water.
  •  Blot hair extensions, with a towel(don’t rub) and apply a light serum or detangler.
  •  Air-dry before combing!! Allowing your hair extensions to air-dry will save the hair from breakage. When hair is wet it stretches and will break much easier when combed . . . not a good idea for your extensions.
  • Hang hair extensions from a drawer or similar object. This is my favorite tip, to help ease in styling  extensions. It will give you both hands to work with which improves speed, versus trying to hold the extensions and style all at once, and it makes styling much less of a headache.
  • Easy on styling products. When curling or flat-ironing your extensions, you can use a finishing spray. Using heavy hold hairspray will make it extremely hard to comb through the extensions later, but if it’s a special occasion then by all means go for the gusto!
  • Style ahead of time. It ‘s important to style clip-in hair extensions before putting them in your hair, as clipping them in first and then styling them will increase the probability of error. They can slip out as you pull and style your hair and can loosening the initial grip of the clip-ins.
  • Leave enough room. Make sure to leave out at least a half inch all the way around your hairline before clipping in extensions. Hair extensions are beautiful but you don’t want clips showing!

Take your time sectioning & clipping in your extensions and enjoy your new do!

Audrey Avila, owner of  On The Spot, has been in the beauty industry since 2003 and her speciality is the ability to adapt any color, cut or style to enhance ones natural beauty. Working in salon and on location to create picture perfect looks every time from the color of the hair to the gloss on their lips the final look is always remarkable. Contact Audrey on her website On The Spot or follow her on Twitter.





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  3. Hey there! You shouldn’t ever feel embarrassed here at Hairstyle Blog. Learning is fun, and we are always here to help you.

    Check out the most common mistakes today with the clever article 10 Mistakes My Clients Make.

    Have a great hair day!

    Comment by Michelle Skye — June 19, 2012 @ 10:12 pm

  4. O wow, so I have been styling my clip in hair wrong all along? I didn’t even think about styling it before putting it in. I feel a bit embarrased now :(

    Comment by Ombre Hair — June 10, 2012 @ 6:40 pm

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