Hair extensions are ideal for those who have difficulty growing long hair, or those who wish to add volume to their hair. However, conventional hair extensions, which are either weaved, glued, or braided in your natural hair are complicated and often need professional help while applying them. However, the clip-in variety of hair extensions allows you to attach them on your own. Besides, they are much cheaper than the glue-in or weave-in variety.
Clip-in Hair Extensions
These type of hair extensions have a plastic clip attached to them. All you have to do is just snap this in place underneath your natural hair. Clip-in hair extensions are available in various lengths starting from 18'' to 26''. Extensions of 18'' look great on women with an average height and build. Usually, it is recommended that you do not go for very long extensions, as they can pull off your natural hair and put pressure on your scalp. Extensions of length 18" to 22'' are suitable for everyone. These extensions also vary a great deal in their width. Clip-in extensions 2'' wide should be clipped in at the back while smaller ones should go at sides.
Clip-in hair extensions are available in two types, synthetic and natural. Natural extensions use human hair while synthetic ones use fiber. You get a lot of variety in terms of color and texture of these extensions. Finding a perfectly matching clip-in hair extension may be a problem. However, the good thing is that while using human hair extensions, you can color them in your natural hair color. So, if you cannot find hair extensions for blondes, you can buy extensions in a shade close to blond and then color them the exact color of your natural hair.
Where to Find Them
Cheap clip-in hair extensions can be brought from regular drug stores or supermarkets like Wal-Mart. One can also find quite a variety of clip-in hair extensions on the Internet. If you are interested in buying human hair extensions, be assured that they won't come exactly cheap. The cost of clip-in extensions that use human hair is about USD 400, whereas synthetic or fake ones are real cheap and come under USD 100. However, before you order clip-in hair extensions, make sure your hair is a candidate for these extensions. If you have very fine hair, these extensions may not be for you, as they will easily be visible from the tracks between hair. Similarly, those with very short hair should refrain from clipping these extensions in their hair.
Wearing these extensions may take some time getting used to. You can clip and remove them on your own. They are not recommended for a very long time use, as you need to take them out before going to bed. Although no special care is required, you need to brush them everyday and spray a special maintenance spray at the end of every use.
Thus, these hair extensions are ideal for a special occasion when you want to try a different look. They are not recommended for everyday use.