5 Mistakes you might be making when using your curly clip-ins
Are you wondering why your curly hair extensions aren’t blending with your natural hair? There’s a chance that you may be making some minor mistakes that will make a major difference! If you’d like to keep this beauty booster a secret we recommend making some alterations to achieve a flawless look. Luckily, they are easy fixes!
1. You’re not separating the curls
When you finally receive your new curls, you might get so excited that you immediately snap them in, just to face extreme disappointment that they don’t look amazing. Don’t get ahead of yourself! Just like natural curls, these new extensions need some TLC before they are ready to go. The curls in new extension set are very defined have a perfect pattern. We recommend separating and fluffing the curls out with your fingers.
2. Not trimming and layering
A key part of seamlessly combining your extensions into your natural hair is to trim or layer them to match your current cut. This technique will get you your true desired shape. Most clip-ins come with blunt ends so we suggest taking your extensions to your stylist and asking for a dry cut with them in, to help blend them with your hair. If you are not sure where to put them back in, number your extensions so that you know exactly where you should put them in later.
3. Distribute evenly
Make sure to clip in the hair extensions evenly on each side of your head to avoid gaps. If your hair is short and you are adding long extensions this is especially important to disguise the difference between your hair and the curly extensions. If you decide to clip in more hair on one side over the other it may not look even.
4. Refresh the extensions
If your curly hair extensions are tangled or look frizzy, we recommend refreshing them by spraying them with water and applying a leave-in conditioner to tame the flyaway hairs. To reactivate the curl definition, add a bit of style crème. After the hair is dry, fluff it out to give it your desired style.
5. Skipping weekly deep conditioning
While you might think you don’t need to deep condition your extensions, they actually need vitamins, minerals, moisture, and protein as much as our natural hair does. In fact, extensions need extra love and care because they aren’t receiving nutrition from your body. Next time you do a deep conditioning treatment to your own natural hair, don’t skip out some extra beauty time for your extensions.
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