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Today in Style File: The Wave of Clip-In Hair Extensions

August 25, 2010

Ok, ladies, many of you know about the growing trend of clip-in hair extensions.  It’s become the latest rage in hair to date, and is steadily gaining a huge following, mostly among teenage girls.  The idea is simple, and doesn’t take too much to create and transform any look.  Photo from I & K Hair Extensions.

In the video I saw at How to Make Stuff, making your own clip-in hair extensions is as easy as one-two-three.  Although the article will tell you that depending on the materials of choice, you can spend hundreds of dollars, you can actually spend about $45-$50 if you decide not to use glue or hair dye.  You can transform your look overnight with a simple a clip-and-go style you create.

Whether short and flirty or long and sassy, you can create styles to match your immediate mood.  If you’re going out on the town, or if you’re going to the office, or if you’re just out for the day.

Clip-in hair extensions are made of real hair strands or real human hair with tracks (or as known as hair weft) for easy application of the hair clips.  They give you the immediate impression that your hair is longer than it appears.  Although human hair is generally a better choice, skilled stylist will use synthetic because of the significant difference in price.  It’s totally up to you in how you natural you want the look to appear and how often you want to wear it. 

The tools you’ll need can include:

  • The hair weft
  • Scissors
  • Hair thread
  • Shampoo and conditioner
  • Your styling tools
  • Glue (optional)
  • Hair coloring (optional)

Let me put it like this, with the economy being the way it is, not everyone can afford the pay the high cost of a hair weave which averages over $200 to as high as $2,500.  Do-it-yourself clip-ins are economical, and if you purchase them already made, you can expect to pay $199 and up, but that also depends on the length, too.  For different lengths, prices can start at $75, but it also depends on where you shop.  So, basically, for a fraction of the cost, you can create your own clip-ins and save a little money.  Photo from

Want to transform you look without the high cost, try your hand at creating clip-in extensions for length or volume.  It’s fun and you can clip and go!

One Comment leave one →
  1. September 13, 2010 9:52 am

    Couldn’t be better…thanks for asking.

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