The Beginner’s Guide To Clip In Hair Extensions

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So you’re thinking of taking the plunge when it comes to extensions? But, maybe you don’t want to fully commit to them yet and go for a long-term method like a weave or beaded hair extensions. Or, perhaps you want the flexibility to change up your hairstyle as often as your makeup, going for a natural look for the day or just for a special occasion. As so many celebrities and celebrity hairstylists often do in either of those situations clip-in hair extensions are RIGHT for you and your natural hair! They offer you the fastest, most convenient hair transformation out there, giving you instant length, instant volume, and density in just seconds. 

But what type of temporary hair extensions should you get? Do you maybe need a combo of clip-ins? Or just a full clip in extension set? There are several different types that might work for your hair type and we're here to give you the low down.

Firstly, Ethics Are Everything

When it comes to hair extensions of any kind, the old moniker that “you get what you pay for” applies. While you can find cheap clip-ins made of synthetic hair, they don’t last long. Because they are biochemically made and aren’t real hair, they cannot be styled using heat styling tools and also tend to break down fairly quickly. While you can find clip-ins made with real hair, sometimes animal hair or synthetic extensions is mixed in by the manufacturer to bring down the cost, but the end result is hair that is coarser and frizzier than real human hair. Lastly, even if you DO find 100% Remy human hair clip-ins cheap, you don’t know the human cost it took to get it. The black market globally when it comes to hair extensions is a terrible thing, so you should ALWAYS question where the hair in any wigs or extensions is sourced from. Was it done ethically? Legally? Was it even done with consent? 100% of Perfect Locks hair is ethically sourced, sustainably, and fairly direct from east Indian temples and we never, ever compromise. 

So What Are Clip-In Hair Extensions?

Clip-in hair extensions are wefts of hair that are easily attached to your natural hair by the use of clips, just like the name itself. They are perfect for those who don't want to wait for their hair to grow, and instantly add length and volume to their hair without any commitment. Clip-in hair extensions are one the most popular extensions out there because of how commitment-free they are, and how easy it is to install and remove that you can even do them yourselves. 

One other thing that's great about them is how seamless they blend with your natural hair while adding length and volume. Clip-ins are known to be the least permanent, but also considered as one of the safest extensions as it doesn't cause too much pressure on the hair, and doesn't use any adhesive or glue like other methods.

Finding the Right Clip-Ins For Your Own Hair

There are a surprising number of solutions depending on a number of factors, so let’s break them down by some of our most popular options.

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Seamless Clip-Ins


Made using the latest hair injection technology, our seamless clip-ins are a full set of hair that has an ultra-fine, ultra-comfortable skin weft that lays flat and blend seamlessly into your natural hair discreetly without damage or itching. They are virtually invisible even up close because they lay flat against your scalp than more traditional lace clip-ins. 

Ideal for everyday use, or if you have thin hair or textured hair.

Seamless Clip-In Hair Extensions

Lace Clip-Ins

The original clip-in experience and lace clip-ins are tried and true and mounted on a comfortable French lace base. This cloth-like material is breathable and lightweight and while they don’t sit as snugly to the scalp as our seamless clip-ins do, these double weft tracks are durable and long-lasting... This is a tried and proven way of achieving long hair for any hair type.

Ideal for everyday use, and if you have thicker hair that can disguise them into your natural hair.

Lace Clip-In Hair Extensions

Perfect Crown Hair Extensions


Sometimes time is precious and you want the ultimate in fast hair changes, where we are talking seconds, not minutes applying a full set of clip-ins. In this case, our halo-like Perfect Crown Hair Extensions merely slip on discreetly under your hairline via a nearly invisible wire and sit flush with your scalp. Moreover, we are one of the first companies in the world to offer a halo-like slip-on-and-go hair experience in multiple natural textures, including straight, wavy, curly, and textured options. It delivers instant volume and density to the sides and back of the head. 

Ideal for: anyone on an everyday basis where you demand the fastest application technique for your busy lifestyle!

Halo Hair Extensions

Clip-In Ponytail Hair Extensions


There is nothing trendier than a ponytail. Be it paired with a little black dress for a formal occasion, a day at the beach or poolside, or even for hitting the gym. Whatever occasion when you rock a party pony but don’t have the length to work with, there is our Clip-In Ponytail! It creates a fast, seamless, and dramatic look you can wear as high or low as you want. It features a French lace base with a durable velcro wraparound strap and will last you for years!

Ideal for: when the occasion calls for a party ponytail!

Clip In Ponytail

Clip-In Closures

A variety of factors can rob you of density at the crown (top of your head), ranging from genetic hair loss, stress, medications or even chemotherapy. Once you start losing hair at the crown, the most effective solution is a full restoration of thickness up there with a Clip-In Closure. Unlike sew-ins, you can have the flexibility to remove it when you’d like without commitment while also having maximum comfort. 

Ideal for: lack of density or thinning hair at the crown of the head.

Clip in Closure

Clip-In Bangs

One of the biggest trends these past few years is the return of eyelash kissing bangs, that perfectly frame the face. Clip-In bangs are available in several natural shades can be custom cut and colored to perfectly match your hair and feature durable clips to ensure they stay put on the go!

Ideal for: creating a statement style, framing your face, or minimizing a high forehead. 

Scrunchie Hair Extensions


When you want a fun chignon or bun to pair with a pony or just to add a little bit of pizazz to your hairstyle, you need hair to work with. Our elastic hair scrunchies allow you to add extra volume in a flash by simply slipping your natural hair through!

Ideal for: creating a statement style, add volume and density to a fun top knot or at the base of a ponytail.

Scrunchie Clip Ins

Clip-In Buns

Finally, we have the newest trend in clip in hair extensions. The Clip In Bun is made from real hair, and is an ultra-easy way to add more oomph and texture to your look. They're quick and easy to put in, and they stay in place all day long. Best of all, they come in a variety of colors and styles, so you can find the perfect look for you.

Clip In Buns

Clip-Ins, Care, and Maintenance Tips

Once your new clip-ins arrive, before you go crazy, make sure to abide by some golden rules when it comes to caring for Remy hair.

Don’t sleep in them. EVER. Leaving your clip-ins in overnight can lead to some major tangling and matting which can seriously shorten the lifespan of your favorite extensions. Instead, take out those clip-ins and put them away safely. Your future self will thank you for it!

Make sure to wash them…CAREFULLY. If you are wearing extensions them every day, they will need to be washed once a week. If you only wear them for specific occasions, you only need to wash them about every 3-5 wears or so. Depending on how much product you put in your hair and on your extensions, it is best bet to wash out the product once you take the clip-ins out. Washing your clip-ins is important as it cleanses the hair of any products you may have used and restores it to its natural hair texture. After a good wash, your clip-ins will be ready to help you achieve any style! When you use harmful products that contain harsh chemicals and create product build-up, your extensions have nothing to protect them from damage, shortening their lifespan and limiting your styling abilities. Stay away from products with sulfates and try to avoid using alcohol on the hair as well.

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Don’t RUSH…pay attention to instructions and watch install videos! This is a big one and one of the biggest mistakes clients make. Take your time combing the and untangling them from the topsy turvy toss around of shipping them to you. Lay them flat or clip them in a Hair Extensions Detangling Caddy and gently separate them with your fingers or a Hair Extension Loop Brush.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Is The Best Type of Clip-Ins For Me?

If you have thin hair, your best option would be something that is lightweight. Anything that's heavy for the hair can cause stress and pressure, which can lead to hair fall. The best option for you would be seamless clip-ins or halo hair extensions, because they are lightweight and lay flat on the head which will make it look very natural and seamless.

If you have thick hair, any type of clip-ins are suitable for you. But the best option for you would be lace clip-ins as they can help add more volume and fullness to your hair.

Will Clip-Ins Damage My Hair?

Clip-in hair extensions are considered one of the least damaging methods of extensions. They simply clipped to the hair like any other hair clip, and won't add stress, pressure or pull your hair. As long as you don't sleep in your clip-ins, it would absolutely cause no damage to your hair.

How Long Does It Take To Install Clip-Ins?

Installing clip-ins is a very fast and easy process. Adding temporary length and volume to your hair can be done in no time. If you have no experience putting them on, it would probably take you 10 minutes in front of a mirror. But with decent practice and experience, you can definitely install them in less than 10 minutes. 

How Long Do Clip-Ins Last?

Clip-in hair extensions can last you a very long time. With proper care and maintenance, they can last up to one year or more. Clip-ins aren't worn everyday, unlike other semi-permanent extensions that are attached to the hair for a few months. They are easily taken off and easier to maintain to have a longer lifespan.

Can I Still Wear Clip-Ins Even If I Have Curly Hair?

Of course you can! Here in PerfectLocks, we offer curly clip-in hair extensions. We also offer different styles of clip-ins from straight, wavy, curly, and kinky curly, which are all made from 100% Remy human hair.

How Do I Brush Clip-Ins?

Brushing your extensions is one of the most important things. It helps untangle your extension and helps maintain its good condition. Brushing them before and after use is highly recommended. When brushing your extensions, brush the hair from bottom to the top to gently remove any tangles in the hair. It is also recommended that you use a loop hair extension brush, which is designed for hair extensions to remove tangles, and reduces any hair shedding or the hair being tugged.

Looking for more info? Check out our 5 Mistakes Everyone Makes with Clip-Ins blog!

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