LEARN EXACTLY HOW TO WEAR (AND BLEND) CLIP-IN HAIR EXTENSIONS

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Even if you have short hair.

You can print the instructions here.

Step 1: Lay out your extensions, or “wefts,” on a flat surface, grouping together like sizes.

Step 1: Lay out your extensions, or "wefts," on a flat surface, grouping together like sizes.

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We used the Kylie Hair Kouture from Bellami Hair (which are 20 inches long), but you can use any clip-in hair extensions.

Step 2: Part your hair wherever you would normally.

Step 2: Part your hair wherever you would normally.

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Step 3: Section off hair perpendicularly from your part down to your ear.

Step 3: Section off hair perpendicularly from your part down to your ear.

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Step 4: Use a hair clip to hold the section in place.

Step 4: Use a hair clip to hold the section in place.

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Step 5: Repeat steps 2–3 on the opposite side of your head.

Step 5: Repeat steps 2–3 on the opposite side of your head.

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Step 6: At the back of your head, section off the bottom inch of hair and clip up the rest of your hair.

Step 6: At the back of your head, section off the bottom inch of hair and clip up the rest of your hair.

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Step 7: Select the weft of hair that will best fit the section. You will continue to do this for each section.

Step 7: Select the weft of hair that will best fit the section. You will continue to do this for each section.

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If you have clip-in hair extensions with only one clip each, you can start with two wefts for the first section of hair. Space the clips about two inches apart.

Step 8: Use small hair elastics to create sections of hair the same distance apart as the extension clips.

Step 8: Use small hair elastics to create sections of hair the same distance apart as the extension clips.

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The rubber bands will prevent the clips from slipping off of your hair. Keep them in your hair the entire time you’re wearing the extensions.

Step 9: Open up the clips on the first weft.

Step 9: Open up the clips on the first weft.

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Step 10: Secure the weft clip on top of the elastic and snap closed.

Step 10: Secure the weft clip on top of the elastic and snap closed.

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When the clip is snapped shut, the prongs should be facing down.

Step 11: Once all clips are snapped closed, smooth out the hair with your fingers or a brush.

Step 11: Once all clips are snapped closed, smooth out the hair with your fingers or a brush.

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Step 12: About half an inch up from the first weft, create the next section of hair.

Step 12: About half an inch up from the first weft, create the next section of hair.

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Choose the weft that best fits the next section of hair.

Step 13: Use small hair elastics to create sections of hair the same distance apart as the clips on the weft.

Step 13: Use small hair elastics to create sections of hair the same distance apart as the clips on the weft.

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Step 14: Secure each weft clip on top of the corresponding elastic and snap closed.

Step 14: Secure each weft clip on top of the corresponding elastic and snap closed.

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Once the clip is snapped closed, the prongs should be facing down.

Step 15: Once each clip is closed, smooth out hair with fingers or a brush.

Step 15: Once each clip is closed, smooth out hair with fingers or a brush.

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Step 16: Create the next section half an inch above the last and put in the small elastics.

Step 16: Create the next section half an inch above the last and put in the small elastics.

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You’ll likely need a weft with 3-4 clips at this point on your head.

Step 17: Snap each extension clip closed on each elastic and smooth out your hair with fingers or a brush.

Step 17: Snap each extension clip closed on each elastic and smooth out your hair with fingers or a brush.

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Step 18: Create the next section half an inch above the last and put in the small elastics.

Step 18: Create the next section half an inch above the last and put in the small elastics.

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Step 19: Snap each clip closed on the elastics and smooth hair with fingers or a brush.

Step 19: Snap each clip closed on the elastics and smooth hair with fingers or a brush.

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Step 20: If you parted your hair on the side, create the next section toward the side with the most hair — not directly in the middle of your head.

Step 20: If you parted your hair on the side, create the next section toward the side with the most hair — not directly in the middle of your head.

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If you parted your hair in the center, you can continue placing the wefts at the center of your head.

Step 21: Snap each extension clip closed on the elastics and smooth hair with fingers or a brush.

Step 21: Snap each extension clip closed on the elastics and smooth hair with fingers or a brush.

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Step 22: Create the next section of hair on the side of the head with more hair, about half an inch above the weft.

Step 22: Create the next section of hair on the side of the head with more hair, about half an inch above the weft.

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Step 23 : Use one hair elastic and an extension weft with a single clip.

Step 23 : Use one hair elastic and an extension weft with a single clip.

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Step 24: Snap the clip closed and smooth the hair with fingers or a brush.

Step 24: Snap the clip closed and smooth the hair with fingers or a brush.

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Step 25: On the side of your part with less hair, use one hair elastic for an extension weft with one clip.

Step 25: On the side of your part with less hair, use one hair elastic for an extension weft with one clip.

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Step 26: Snap the clip closed and smooth hair with fingers or a brush. Take down the rest of your hair and style as desired.

Step 26: Snap the clip closed and smooth hair with fingers or a brush. Take down the rest of your hair and style as desired.

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Gorgeous!

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How To Wash Clip-In Hair Extensions

*Note: Only use shampoo and conditioner on extensions made of real human hair.

• Remove hair extensions from your head.
• Use a wide-tooth comb to remove all knots and tangles from extensions.
• With lukewarm water, gradually wet hair, combing as you moisten the hair to keep it from becoming tangled.
• Using a sulfate-free shampoo, wash the extensions from the top down.
• Rinse thoroughly with lukewarm water, moving from the top down.
• Apply a lightweight conditioner, using more toward the ends of the hair and less toward the top.
• Wrap hair in a towel and gently press out the excess water.
• Comb through the extensions with a wide-tooth comb. Air dry.

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