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This Guide Will Show You Exactly How To Use Clip-In Hair Extensions

For hair that's unbe-weave-able.

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What You'll Need:

- Clip-in Hair Extensions*

- Tail comb

- Mini hair elastics

- Jawbone hair clips


Step 1: Lay out your extensions, or "wefts," on a flat surface, grouping together like sizes.

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We used the Kylie Hair Kouture from Bellami Hair (which are 20 inches long), but you can use any clip-in hair extensions.


Step 7: Select the weft of hair that will best fit the section. You will continue to do this for each section.

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If you have clip-in hair extensions with only one clip each, you can start with two wefts for the first section of hair. Space the clips about two inches apart.

Step 8: Use small hair elastics to create sections of hair the same distance apart as the extension clips.

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The rubber bands will prevent the clips from slipping off of your hair. Keep them in your hair the entire time you're wearing the extensions.


Step 14: Secure each weft clip on top of the corresponding elastic and snap closed.

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Once the clip is snapped closed, the prongs should be facing down.


Step 16: Create the next section half an inch above the last and put in the small elastics.

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You'll likely need a weft with 3-4 clips at this point on your head.

Step 20: If you parted your hair on the side, create the next section toward the side with the most hair — not directly in the middle of your head.

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If you parted your hair in the center, you can continue placing the wefts at the center of your head.


How To Wash Clip-In Hair Extensions

*Note: Only use shampoo and conditioner on extensions made of real human hair.

• Remove hair extensions from your head.

• Use a wide-tooth comb to remove all knots and tangles from extensions.

• With lukewarm water, gradually wet hair, combing as you moisten the hair to keep it from becoming tangled.

• Using a sulfate-free shampoo, wash the extensions from the top down.

• Rinse thoroughly with lukewarm water, moving from the top down.

• Apply a lightweight conditioner, using more toward the ends of the hair and less toward the top.

• Wrap hair in a towel and gently press out the excess water.

• Comb through the extensions with a wide-tooth comb. Air dry.

Hairstylist: Bukky Ojeifo
Makeup Artist: Maya Calhoun
Model: Rachel Wilkerson Miller

*Bellami hair extensions were provided to BuzzFeed Life free of charge.

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