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The Best Hair Hacks for Curly Clip-In Extensions

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Women donning curly clip-in extensions can benefit from a few hair hacks, as curly hair requires higher levels of upkeep. Being susceptible to damage, breakage and split ends, your curly locks need more than just your regular hair care routine.

Each curl pattern is indeed unique and can bring different sets of challenges when it comes to hydration, tangling, and even the pace of hair growth. But, don’t worry, there are hair hacks to try in order to enjoy your curly clip-in extensions longer. Most of these hacks are easy to do and require no extra tools.

The Best Hair Hacks for Curly Clip-In Extensions

Achieving a natural-looking hair is possible, even if you’re using curly clip-in extensions. One of main challenges you’ll face though, if it’s your first time to use extensions, is finding a brand that manufactures extensions with curly hair patterns that match your own curls

Once you find the perfect match, there are a few things that can help make your curly hair extensions look more natural. Follow these hacks whenever you can:

Removing shelf effect to blend your extensions naturally.

Most women with curly hair hate “the shelf effect”. It’s when their curly hair looks like an upside down letter “L” on the side of their head. That unsightly look towards the bottom, around the nape, makes the hair extensions look unnatural. To resolve this problem, here’s a simple hack you can do:

  • Step 1. Take the hair at the nape, then part a section around the mid ear level.
  • Step 2. Split the hair into three equal sections and braid it all the way down.
  • Step 3. If your hair is not prone to damage, you can braid the hair tighter to make it as small as you possibly can.
  • Step 4. Once that section of hair is braided, coil it around into a tight bun.
  • Step 5. Use a bobby pin to keep it in place.

Prevent breakage by washing the curly clip-in extension the right way.

You don’t need to wash your hair using shampoo everyday. If you must, you can use sulfate-free shampoo when washing your extensions. Be sure to shampoo your hair in a downward motion. 

In order to prevent breakage, don’t rub your hair against other strands of hair. You can also use argan oil hair conditioner or any other hair moisturizer you prefer to soften the strands. 

Rinse the curly extensions thoroughly, ensuring no conditioner residue is left.

Detangle the knots regularly.

Work your fingers through the hair to detangle the knots, if there are any. You will notice that the strands loosens up a bit. We can’t stress enough how crucial it is to establish a regular habit of detangling knots from your curly clip-in extensions. It’s one of the simplest ways to prevent them from becoming matted. And should you happen to have bad knots, don’t hesitate to go to your trusted hairstylist to detangle your severely knotted hair to prevent further damage.

You can also use a detangling spray or hair conditioner. Since curly hair can be quite fragile, using a brush is discouraged as it’s too abrasive for detangling stubborn knots— use your fingers instead to work through the tangles.

Wash your curly clip-in extensions regularly. 

With time, your curly clip-in extension will start to accumulate dirt and oil. Such build-up can dull and damage your hair if left neglected for too long. It’s recommended to use a clarifying shampoo formulated for curly hair to remove excess dirt and product build-up.

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Tame the frizz

Curly-haired women fight frizz almost everyday, and with curly clip-ins extensions, frizz remains to be a threat. But there’s a simple solution to keep frizz at bay. You can tame those frizzy strands of hair by doing the following before attaching the curly clip-in extensions to your hair:

  • Step 1.  Spray your curly clip-in extensions with a fine mist of water.
  • Step 2.  Run your fingers through the curls, working your way from top to bottom. This simple hack can help reduce frizz naturally, preventing individual strands of hair from sticking up.
  • Step 3. Use a moisture leave-in treatment or any other favorite hair serums to keep your hair hydrated and reduce freeze.

Revive dull curly hair with serum.

Curly clip-in hair extensions can also become dry and dull over time. One of the best things to do in order to address this problem is to apply serum. Adding some sheen to dry strands helps revitalize lifeless-looking hair.

Hair Hack When Sleeping With Hair Extension

Sleeping with curly clip-in extensions is possible, but it is better to take them off when it’s time for bed. If you have a chaotic schedule, removing your hair extension may be the least of your concerns. 

In case you opt not to remove them, sleeping with a headscarf or bonnet made from soft, silk satin material is ideal. In doing so, we can keep the curls in place, preventing them from becoming tangled and matted.

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Styling Hacks For Curly Clip-in Extensions

Curly clip-in hair extensions are game changers, not just because it’s easy to install, but also because high quality extensions can be styled just like your own natural hair. Here are some styling hacks for your curly clip-in hair extensions.

Use the diffuser attachment of your hair dryer.

A blow dryer can aggravate a frizzy hair problem. Opt for diffusing your curly hair using your hair dryer’s diffuser attachment. It’s a hack that most curly-haired women swear by when it comes to reducing frizz, as well as maintaining and enhancing their curl’s natural shape. 

Additionally, you can also use the diffuser attachment to elongate curls or add more volume to the roots.

Detangle your curly clip-in extension in the shower.

The hair is at its most fragile when it’s wet. Thus, we mentioned time and again to steer clear of performing any styling or grooming tasks on damp hair.

However, if you are detangling the knots from your curly hair clip-in, loosening them up is more convenient in the shower as the steam can help activate conditioning products, enabling the hair to retain much-needed moisture. Once the knotted areas of the hair are moisturized, you can then proceed using your fingers to get the knots out. 

Our final reminder:

Clip-in curly hair extensions are a must-have accessory for women who would like to renew their looks or try different hairstyles. Rest assured that once you tend to it with care, it will surely reward you with voluminous and luscious-looking hair for months on end. While having curly hair can be challenging, it’s fun to embrace your uniqueness and beauty. Your curly hair extensions are just amplifiers of your natural beauty - remember that.

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