How to Pick the Perfect Clip-in Hair Extensions

So, you want to get clip-in hair extensions to achieve a voluminous hairstyle but don’t know where to get started? We have the best hair extensions and we got you covered! In this blog, we will cover all the factors to help you determine which clip in hair extensions are perfect for you.

Colour

First and foremost, let’s determine what colour you should choose. We recommend you review our website to see colour swatches and our social media accounts to see people wearing them. This will give you a good ballpark of what colour(s) is(are) ideal for you.

When colour match, we recommend you match to the ends of your hair and not the roots. This is extremely important if you are looking to get extensions that are longer than your own hair. Our hair changes colour over time and since the extensions will show more at the ends, we want to match to this colour.

Now that you know some of the basics, let's talk about our most popular colours.

The question we get asked the most is what's the difference between Natural Black and Jet Black. The best way to describe Natural Black is a brownish black while jet black is a deep blue black. To determine which is right for you we recommend you take a look at your hair in natural sunlight. If your hair has a hint of brown in sunlight, you'll probably need natural black. If your hair is still a dark black in sunlight, you'll need jet black.

Second most asked question on colour is about Mocha Brown and Chocolate Brown. Mocha Brown is our darkest brown extension. This colour is ideal if you hair is closer to brown than black. If you have a red undertone in your hair, you are likely a Chocolate Brown

Here is a quick colour chart to help you compare the colours. This is the colours in indoor light. Coloured Extensions

Still having trouble with choosing the perfect colour? We recommend sending some pictures of your hair in natural sunlight to info@theextensionbar.org to get a colour match. We are more than happy to help!

Length

Secondly, let’s take a look at the length options.

To help you decide which length to get, consider your #hairgoals and all of the hairstyles you will be using your extensions for.

For a bun like this, 18-20 inches would work really well as most of the hair will get pinned up into the bun.

traditional low bun for south asian bride

 

For loose curls or waves like this, 20 or 22 inches work great depending on where you want the curls to fall. 20 inches is usually the most versatile length and best sellers for this look! 

loose tousled braid

For a traditional bridal look like this, you will want 22 inches or longer. 

long traditional south asian tousled braid

 

Now that you have a better idea of the lengths, you can measure from the midpoint of your ear down to your desired length to see where your extensions will fall. We say midpoint of the ear since this is usually where the first weft is placed however, you can clip higher or lower to add more length or shorten where the extensions will fall.

Finally, if you are working with a makeup artist or hair stylist, we recommend consulting with your hairstylist to determine the best length. Many artists use different techniques to construct their hairstyles, and some may have length preferences that we aren't aware of.

Thickness

Finally, the last step is to determine the thickness of your extensions. For most lengths, you don’t need to worry about thickness since we have already determined the right volume to ensure your extensions will be thick and voluminous. For 24 or 26 inches extensions, we have different thickness options to ensure your extensions don’t look stringy at the end.

To determine which thickness would be ideal, we recommend you measure the length of your hair. To measure, start at the midpoint of your ear and measure down to the tip. If your desired length is more than 4 inches longer than your own hair, you will likely need our 280g sets. If your desired length is less than 4 inches longer than your hair, you could use a 240g set.

Let’s take a look at some examples:

Let’s say your hair is 18 inches long, and you want to go for a 24 inch set of clip in extensions. Since you will be adding 6 inches of length (24 inch minus 18 inches) we recommend you go for a 280g set.

Similarly, if your hair were 22 inches and you wanted the 24 inch set, you would only be adding 2 inches to your hair (24 inch minus 22 inch), so you could get a 240g set. 

When you are adding more than 4 inches to your own length, it’s very important to get 280g to avoid the ends looking thin and stringy.

We have attached a picture of the two thickness below to show you the difference in volume.

Thick Clip-in Extensions

Finally, if you have extremely thick hair, we recommend you book a consultation with us. By booking a consultation, we can help determine the right thickness for your clip in extensions and avoid the ends from looking thin and stringy. We can also custom order a set of extensions to meet your needs.

Final Thoughts

Hopefully you have a better understanding of how to pick the right clip in extensions.

If you have textured/curly hair, we recommend you book a consultation on our website. We will help determine which curl pattern would be ideal for you. We can custom make curly and wavy clip in extensions and other hair solutions based on your personalized needs.

By working through the colour, length and thickness, you can feel more confident that you are ordering the right set of human hair extensions. If you still have questions or just want a second opinion, our team is here to help. Feel free to reach out to us via email at info@theextensionbar.org.