THE BENEFITS OF USING CLIP IN HAIR EXTENSIONS
For special occasions or just because we want to have long flowing locks, it is easier than ever, thanks to hair extensions, to update your look quickly and easily. Hair extensions come in a range of materials, from 100% human hair and others that have been coloured and treated, to synthetic material for a totally unique look.
They can be sewn in or glued, as well as clipped into your hair. It can be a little confusing as to which one is going to be the best for you, but there are some definite benefits in choosing clip in hair extensions.
LESS CHANCE OF DAMAGE TO YOUR HAIR
This is really important, particularly if the reason you are going for extensions is to add volume to hair that is thinner than you would like. As clip in extensions are not permanently placed onto your hair, it is unlikely to pull down the hair causing breakage. Clipping on a hairpiece also means you won’t have to use glue to attach the hair extensions.
NOT A PERMANENT CHANGE
When you go for a new style, cut or colour, you have to live with that until it either grows out or you have it recoloured. Either way, it is not a temporary change that you can decide then and there after it is done that you don’t like it and take it out.
With clip in hair extensions you can do just that and alter your look at will. The beauty of these extensions is that you are in control, which sometimes is not the case when you put yourself in the hands of a stylist.
CREATING YOUR IDEAL HAIRSTYLE
This has to be one of the best things about clip in hair extensions, because the world is your oyster. If you want long tumbling locks a la Kate Middleton or aiming for a Lady Gaga creative hairstyle that replicates the Sydney Opera House, you are going to need some help.
You can choose to add single wefts or strands of hair to add thickness and length, or quadruple strands to help get the look you are after. Coloured strands can add design and a very quirky unique look to a number of hairstyles as well, and when you have finished, you just take them out and change them for another shade if you so desire.
EASY TO LOOK AFTER
Hair extensions that are glued or sewn in must be done by an experienced stylist to achieve the right effect. Then you have to follow the right aftercare when washing and styling your own hair.
Clip in hair extensions can be added by your stylist, and if you are having a particular look for a wedding or prom night, then you will want them to style your look for that event. However, you can also add them yourself and then unclip them easily, so they are low maintenance, easy to look after, and perhaps more versatile than some of the other hair extension options.
- Hannah Manson