I've been a fan of extensions for at least a decade and, more recently, I've fallen in love with clip-ins.
They're pretty easy to install, give near instant results, and there's no commitment.
I made my own by sewing clips onto wefts of hair, but they were pretty basic. The clips gave me a nice bit of volume, but they were lacking the drama. Also, the clip-ins I made with two wefts didn't really lay flat.
Of course I turned to Google for a solution and found out SEAMLESS clip-ins are a thing... and they're pretty pricey. I just knew I could make them! This video from Hair Wefting Tape helped me get started. After doing some more research I resurrected a few bundles from a previous sew-in and created my own luxury clip-ins!
What you'll need:
- Hair (obviously!) I used about 2 1/2 bundles of Yummy Extensions natural wave. I had this installed about a year ago and I loved this hair!
- Single sided hair extension tape
- Snap clips
- Hair bonding glue
- Measuring tape
- Thread that matches your hair color
- Measure and cut your wefts. I made:
- 1: 4-clip weft measuring 8 1/2 inches
- 2: 3-clip wefts measuring 5 3/8 inches
- 1: 2-clip weft measuring 5 1/2 inches
- 5: 2-clip wefts measuring 3 3/8 inches
- 2: 1-clip wefts measuring 1 3/8 inches
- I doubled my wefts for all of my pieces
- Measure and cut your wefts to the desired length, and cut a piece of extension tape slightly longer than your wefts.
- Carefully apply the tape to the hair, about a quarter of an inch below the machine weft. Repeat on your second weft.
- Spread a layer of bonding glue on top of the hair (opposite side of the tape). Repeat on your second weft.
- Line the two pieces up and press them together. I used a rat tail comb to help secure them.
- Cut excess tape from the sides and the machine weft from the top.
- Apply a layer of bonding glue to the top, where you removed the machine weft
- Let the wefts set for 24 hours.
- Sew clips onto the wefts.
If you're more of a visual learner check out this video!