Easy D-I-Y Clip In Hair Extensions
So I hate making my own clip ins. To make them in a way that lays flat but is still full usually requires a sewing machine and lace. And is pretty time consuming. Two things led me to experiment with how to create clip ins differently.
- I recently moved and my sewing machine was in storage.
- I bought a synthetic blend of hair and I didn’t think I should spend time sewing it to lace either. I wasn’t going to wash it or wear it for an extended time.
So I’ll stop blabbing and get on to making the clip ins.
What you’ll need:
- Wefted hair
- Thread (close to color of your hair)
- 5/8 of inch ribbon (close to color of your hair)
- Weave bonding glue
- Blow dryer
- Use the ribbon to measure pieces against your head and cut. I have thin short hair and I used 6 pieces. Depending on the type of hair you purchased how thick the clip in pieces will be dependent on that. The diagram below shows how I placed my clip ins – I cut six pieces of ribbon.
- Measure the hair extensions the length of the ribbon and cut. (You may use a weft sealer to reduce shedding) Depending on the weft type of the of the hair you’ll use 3-4 pieces per ribbon.
- Apply Glue to the weft and then stick to the ribbon one weft above the other. Use a blow dryer on cool to dry. Continue this process on each piece of ribbon. Use picture for reference
- Once done and glue is dried apply clips on the reverse side of the ribbon. Use 3-4 clips for longer pieces. Use picture for reference
- Clip in the extensions to your hair and enjoy your hair. Rearrange the clips for a side part, top knot or any other style you can think of.