DIY – Make Your Own Clip-In Hair Extensions


Heya Lovelies,

One of the styles I’ve been loving during my transition has been these clip in extensions that you can make yourself. They’re amazing because it saves you trip to the salon (which can be every transitioner’s nemesis in Nigeria) and they’re incredibly easy to do!

Here’s what you’ll need:


Weft Clips (I stock these in my blog store)
Any hair extensions (I’m using my kinky curly virgin Brazilian extensions)
Needle
Black Thread
Scissors

*Tip: If you’re natural or transitioning use hair with a kinkier texture to help the blending process


Cornrow your hair and don’t forget to leave some hair out on your hairline and at your parting to cover the tracks – Take your extensions and measure them to your head. The wefts closer to your neck should be shorter than the wefts at the crown of your head so its important to make sure you have a rough idea of where each track will be placed before cutting or folding your extensions to fit – When you’ve measured your tracks sew the clips onto the weft of the extensions. As a rule of thumb, use a clip every 2-3 inches. 

Sew through the top holes on the clip

Knotting the clip onto the weft
The clip now secured to the weft
Once you’ve finished sewing all the clips to your tracks, push the clips into your cornrows and press them into place – Repeat the process until you’ve covered your whole head 
Pressing the clips into the cornrows

Pressing the clips into the cornrows (1)

Pressing the clips into the cornrows (2)

Pressing the clips into the cornrows (3)


Since my extensions are curly I put my leave out into 2 Bantu knots overnight to mimic the curl pattern of my extensions. (Two thumbs up for NO HEAT lol)


The next morning, I simply take the bantu knots down, spritz my hair with some conditioner and water, fluff it out and here's the finished look:



When I first saw the tutorial for this on Shirley B Eniang’s channel on Youtube here my first thought was “how did I not think of this sooner?” it would have saved me sooooo much money in my uni days where I’d have to travel to London to get my hair done and end up spending £100+ *sigh* Oh well…

They’re pretty secure. I’ve made my mom do a tug test and these bad boys stayed put. But they probably wouldn’t survive a Basketball Wives- type brawl so I wouldn’t recommend pissing anyone off with these in lol. Also I don’t even feel these clips when they’re in so I can sleep comfortably with my extensions in. I just keep them in all week until I’m ready to wash and deep condition my hair at the weekend. That’s what makes it so great for me – it’s the perfect solution in between wearing a wig or getting a weave. So try it out and let me know what you think.


Love,
Ifeyinwa


FYI: I stock these weft clips in my blog store ladies! You can buy 20 of these bad boys for N3,500 if you live in Lagos.


38 comments:

  1. This is absolute genius i love it !!

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    1. Thanks Uju! It really is the easiest way to do your hair, wish I knew this years ago lol xx

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  2. Cuz, Im super proud of you, great blog post!!
    Annamay x

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  3. how long does this stay in btw?x

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    1. Hey again! I keep mine in for a week at a time because I like to wash and DC my hair on the weekends. But I think you could easily stretch it to 2 weeks.. I've had the clips sewed to the wefts for 3 weeks. And I wash my extensions with the clips on them, it's done pretty well I'd say lol xx

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    1. It's a must Kiki! Lemme know when you've tried it xx

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  5. Love it! Definitely have to try this out!

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  6. those nails <3 <3

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    1. Hehe thanks! Glitter nail polish rules <3

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  7. That blend is gorgeous - have to try these clip-on's!! How do you do your bantu-knots? My hair doesn't hold them at all...

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    1. Yasmine!! Thanks girl. I do those Bantu knots on hair thats 80% dry (so I'd spritz it with water really lightly) then in really small sections I twist my hair and wrap it around.. Hmmm I might just do a tutorial actually lol

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  8. If you already have long hair, you can thicken it up a bit and gain the volume you want with clip in hair extensions

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  9. WOW! What an idea. Thanks for your blog about making hair extensions procedure. I will try by myself in the lonely house.

    Anna Marie Price

    Clip in Hair Extensions

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    1. Awww thank you so much Anna, I'd love to hear about how you get on when you've tried it out xx

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  11. Some people wear clip-ins just for night life, while others wear them every day to work. This shows the versatility of this type of hair extension. hair extensions

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  12. Really a superb idea! I really like this post. Stick tip hair extensions

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  13. It is really very easy to use clip in hair extensions.Thanks for this valuable information.


    DIY hair weft extensions

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  15. Thanks so much, Ifeyinwa. Believe me, You are the answer to my prayers. Need to get those weft clips though, not sure if I can get them here in Nigeria

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    1. Hi Kings Kiddie! I sell the clips in my blog store!

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  16. nice post ifeyinwa. where in nigeria can the weft clips be bought

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    1. Hi Wunmi, you can get the clips in my blog store x

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    2. How do I access your blog store

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  17. I'm glad i came across this piece of information. Now i can reduce my trips to the salon + i hate sewing those weaves to my hair.

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  18. Wow never would have know. Guess we know what hairstyle am doing next now dont we lol

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  19. You are good bloger.Your writing quality is very nice, and i got so much to learn from your blog. It is in point of fact a great and helpful piece of information. I am glad that you simply shared this useful info with us.

    Clip on extensions

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  24. Will 20 be enough for the whole hai . I'm interested in buying

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  25. Keep posting more informative and nice post,.Thanks for sharing..
    beautiful hair

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