Learn to Wear Hair Extensions Like a Professional

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Clip-in hair extensions are a great investment because as the name suggests, you can easily clip them in and then remove in a matter of minutes.    

If you’ve finally bought the clip-in hair extensions you’ve been eyeing for so long, you’re in for a nice surprise. But to get the most out of your hair investment, you need to make sure you’re wearing the extensions properly.

You might be confused on which weft to clip to which hair partition. This is completely understandable if you’re a beginner.

It takes a little bit of practice, but once you get the hang of it, you can quickly transform your thin or short hair into thick, long locks that will be the envy of your friends!

The Tools You’ll Need:

  • clip-in hair extensions
  • hair clips
  • soft paddle brush 
  • mirror 

The Step-by-Step Procedure

Step 1

Lay out all the wefts on a clean surface, and group them according to size. Using a soft paddle brush, comb through your hair to keep it free from tangles. 

If your hair is freshly washed, you may need to spray dry shampoo all over to give the clips some extra hold once they’re installed.

Step 2

Secure a small portion of the hair at the back of the head with hair clips. Install the 3-clip wefts at the center of the head, then at the left and right. 

Make sure to brush the wefts thoroughly from bottom to top before clipping them to your hair. You’ll know they’re firmly in place once you apply light pressure and hear a snap.

Step 3 

Once you’re done attaching the first weft, let down an inch of hair, then secure it with hair clips. Install the smaller 4-clip wefts on the hair near the tops of the ears.

Step 4 

Again, remove a section of the hair from above the second weft. Then, install the larger 4-clip wefts on the widest part of the head.  

Step 5

Remove a small section of hair from the crown and secure the rest with a hair clip, then install the second 3-clip wefts.

Step 6 

Remove a section of hair roughly an inch or two above the ears, then secure hair with hair clip. Install the two-clip wefts on the sides of the hair to create a seamless look between the front and back of the hair.

Step 7 

Separate a section of hair from the 2-clip wefts and secure the rest with clips. The remaining 1-clip wefts will serve as fillers, and can be attached in any parts of the hair that need more coverage. You can play around with the placement of these smaller clips to see what works best for you. 

Step 8

Take down the rest of your hair and spritz with hairspray to ensure the style stays in place all day.

Step 9

To remove the extensions, unclip the wefts from the top and work your way to the bottom. Brush the extensions before storing them in a clean, dry place.   

Some Tips on Installing Extensions

To achieve a seamless look, make sure there’s enough hair to cover the wefts completely. It will ruin the look if there are wefts sticking out from under your natural hair.

The number of wefts you apply depends on the nature of your hair. For example, if you have thin and fine hair, you probably won’t need to use all of the wefts that came with your package.

On the other hand, if you have especially thick hair, you may need to purchase additional wefts to complete the look.

Before installing the clips, you can tease your hair up by backcombing the hair near the roots. This process adds grit and gives the clips something to hold on to. Just make sure not to disturb the clips that have already been attached.       

It’s best to have a trim while wearing extensions to achieve the most natural look for your hair. After attaching the extensions, you can still style them as you normally would. Since Remy hair is made of human virgin hair, it can withstand heat styling tools. 

Clip-in hair extensions can make a huge difference in your overall appearance. You’ll achieve the thickness, length, color, and style you want. By following these steps, you can have the hair of your dreams, and no one will know it’s from extensions!


  1. gloria patterson | 1st Aug 20

    I have never used hair extension truth never wanted to. My great niece uses them all the time. One time she was visit and I watched her put them in and it was a lot of things that mention here. I guess if you do it enough time it becomes second nature

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