DIY: clip in hair extensions


it’s a week of clip-in/clip-on things! i know i’ve been talking a lot about clip-in hair extensions lately (like the ones i dip dyed in bright colors) so i thought i’d do a quick post on how to actually fasten some clips onto stripes of hair extensions.

me, wearing a full head of clip-in extensions. 5 strips total.

it’s really the easiest thing ever. many times clip-ins come with the clips already attached but sometimes it’s way cheaper to buy a package of hair that comes in a big long piece and then cut it in lengths and sew on the clips yourself!

  • i got this package of hair for $20… (which is a great deal for 100% human hair – usually a full head of clip ins will run you $100 and up).
  • then i bought a bag of clips – all from The Hair Shop in LA
  • i simply sewed the clips to the hair with a needle and thread! it doesn’t have to be neat because the clips won’t be seen under your real hair, just make sure they’re secure.
  • i recommend cutting:
  • one or two wide strips for the middle of your hair – these should be wide enough to clip behind your ear, wrap around the back of your head and clip behind the other ear. use 3 to 4 clips on pieces this long.
  • one 3 inch wide piece for the base of your hairline near the nape of your neck. use 2 clips for this piece. like in the pictures.
  • lastly cut two to four 1.5″ wide pieces to use in the front of your head closer to your face. only use 1 clip on these like in the pictures.



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Love this blog, very useful information about clip in hair extensions . i have find inspiration for my own hair transformation.
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Yeah one can do it with ease. Choose a clip which color has matched with your hair color. At this way anyone can make clip-in hair extension. Thanks for sharing such a helpful method.


How long are the extensions you bought that is the perfect length I've wanted. Also how did you do those curls? Very pretty:)


Where did you find the hair piece for $20!?


The Hair Shop in LA... I think it was on sale but it was way cheaper since is was in one long strip, etc.


I'm loving these hair extension tutorials! I want to try them out. What's a good place to get cheap, real extensions?


I would google hair and wig stores in your area. that way you can go in and see the color next to your actual hair, feel the texture, measure the length, etc. I live in LA and always get extensions from The Hair Shop on Wilshire Blvd in LA.