I’m all about growing your hair out.
I’ve even written all the tricks I know on speeding up the process (here) but for some of us…even with all of the tricks it still
Lucky, there are options.
The best of those options (IMO) would be good old clip-ins.
Here’s why I love clip-ins the most:
Cost: Clip-ins are FAR cheaper than any other type of hair extension.
Damage: All hair extensions are going to cause some type of damage. It’s just a fact that having hair hanging on your natural hair is going to cause some breakage. Since the clip ins are temporary and can be taken out when you sleep, shower, work out etc. they are far less damaging than any other type (in my opinion)
Time: When I had super long hair of my own I had a roommate who used clip-ins. I found myself being jealous that she could curl her extensions once and they’d stay curly for well over a week, so while I was stuck drying and styling my large amount of hair she was done in half the time by just clipping in most of hers. It is nice to have your hair stuck to your head, don’t get me wrong, but there are perks to being able to pull it out. On top of that there’s no appointment to get your hair put in and out.
Variety! I am a HUGE fan of variety. I can never decide if I want my hair light, or dark, mid length or REALLY long.
The only way I can have all of that as an option at anytime? Clip-ins. My hair can’t take ANY coloring at all for probably years to come at this point so any change up I want to see there will have to be done with lacedhair.
But none of that does you any good if they don’t look natural and blend well.
Here’s my best advice for making that happen.
Get a quality Product: For a VERY long time I was on a hunt for high quality clip ins. I really didn’t think they existed. I’d tried so many that just didn’t blend as well as I wanted, last as long, or behave like hair on my head!
When I met Lacy her company sold semi-permanent extensions. Immediately I asked her if she’d ever sell that same silky, gorgeous hair in clips as well. I was thrilled when she told me she was already working on it.
I got a set as soon as they came to her. (I was pretty much stalking her about it everday. I think she got sick of telling me they weren’t there yet:)
They are BY FAR the best extensions Ive ever used. The hair is silky, doesn’t tangle easy, has longevity and really is just the nicest hair available.
Get some HERE
Match your Color: The color is crucial. One good tip: get the closest color to yours (erring on the lighter side) , if it’s the right tone but just a lighter shade you can either have a subtle ombre (my regular clips are slightly lighter than my head hair) or you can take your hair to the stylist with you and while they are touching up your color, have them touch up your extra hair too!
A good cut: It’s really hard to match if you have a blunt haircut. Some subtle layers make a huge difference and make the hair blend much better. Here again don’t be afraid to bring your clips to your haircut appointment so your stylist can blend them.
How to: Since she’s the real expert I had lacy show you how to work the clip ins in a video!
Ask any questions you have in the comments section. I’ve recruited Lacy to help me get you guys anything you want to know about them:)
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