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10 reasons to try clip-in hair extensions

by Alice Lixandroiu on January 16, 2019

A non-believer's point of view

Are clip-in hair extensions really something you should try at least once in your life? I didn’t use to think so, but recently I added them to my bucket list alongside having a walk-in closet, travel the world, fall madly in love, swim with dolphins, make out with someone with pop rocks in my mouth, dive into a pool of chocolate, write a book, join the Peace Corps, fly first class – you know, all the important things in life! And the truth is, once you try them, you’ll always come back for more.

It’s almost like starting to use eyeliner or Instagram for the first time. In the beginning, you weren’t even aware of how much of a difference it would make, so you weren’t really dying to try it, it was more the peer pressure weighing on you than anything else. But once you went there and started using them, there was no going back. Questions like: “How was I able to live so long without this?” and “Why didn’t anybody tell me about them before?” will come to mind!

These are my 10 reason why you should give clip-in hair extensions a go (and they are coming from someone who wasn’t a believer and hasn’t even given them too much thought before, but had a change of heart after trying them):

 

 

  1. Infinite styling options

You’ll finally be able to try all those amazing hairdos you have collected on your Pinterest boards for inspiration. Not to mention all the hairstyle tutorials you have bookmarked and wanted to recreate for so long. The problem is your hair is never long enough or thick enough to get the same result and that’s super annoying.

I have certainly been there a couple of times - ready to try a soft curls look with a lot of volume, feeling a bit silly to follow the instruction of a 16 years old girl on YouTube, but still doing it and even a bit excited about the whole thing, only to end up looking like a grown-up version of Hermione Granger in the first Harry Potter movie opposed to what I had in mind, which was a better looking Selena Gomez! :))

A great pair of long hair extensions would have saved me the heartache, since I now realize my hair was too short and didn’t have the fullness needed for that look. Also – there’s no way in hell that’s Selena’s natural hair – she has a full head of hair extensions on at all times, maybe even two! Yes guys, I’m talking celebrity hair extensions here, they are not a myth – everybody famous that made you feel acute hair envy at some point, has lots on! I’m calling it! 

 

  1. Versatility

We all get either bored or stuck with the same hairstyle for long periods of time. Even the coolest of haircuts can get old after a while. I have cut my hair short a few times on an impulse or because “I needed a change” and enjoyed it for 5 minutes before missing my long hair and I’m sure many of you did too. The beauty of temporary hair extension is they can be used to alternate between looks: long hair, medium hair, curls, waves, ponytails – everything you want is in your grasp. You can pull a Beyoncé every single day if you feel like it.

  

  1. Easy to apply

Clip-in hair extensions are perfect even for those of us who aren’t hair experts or don’t have a hair stylist at our beck and call. They are so easy to put in; literally anybody can do it without any training. Well, maybe you should watch a 5 minutes video before, just to make sure you really got it.

I usually need the dummy version of anything involving hair and makeup, but I did ace clipping in my extensions, so there you have it – if I can do it, I’m sure even a 6 years old can do it as well. Just to be clear, I’m talking about normal kids and not the Toddlers & Tiaras prodigies – those would probably be able to teach a course on the different types of hair extensions with an in-depth analysis of the hair spray we should use for each of them!

 

 

  1. Easy to take off – no pressure or commitment

Unlike permanent hair extensions and boyfriends, clip in hair extension don’t need any commitment. There’s really no pressure – you can take them off anytime you want and just rekindle the romance with your own hair for a while. It doesn’t matter if you have hair extensions for short hair or hair extensions for long hair in, you can change your mind anytime. It’s only going to take minutes. The really good part is you can go back to them no questions asked (they won’t need any apologies or special treatment to take you back).

 

 

  1. No more bad hair days

Dry shampoo and clip-in hair extensions will make bad hair days a distant memory. This duo is the hair version of Batman and Robin. No need to hide your hair under hats or be stressed about it not looking all that good some mornings – just put on your clip-in hair extensions, maybe add a braid and you’ll be ready to go in 5 minutes.

 

  1. A boost of confidence

Just like a really nice outfit, great hair will make you feel like a million bucks and give you the confidence to do anything you want. Happiness does come from inside, but having movie star hair will surely help too. I always act like royalty and demand to be treated as such when I have a really good hair day. Life is definitely easier for girls with beautiful hair!

 

  1. Great price – life span ratio

Human hair clip-in extensions can last a while if properly taken care of (anywhere from 6 months to 1 year, even more depending on the quality of the hair they are made of).

For comparison, seamless hair extensions will only last around 1 or 2 months, while glue hair extensions, fusion hair extensions, pre-bonded hair extensions will be ok for a bit more (2-3 months). Micro rings hair extensions will last between 3 and 12 months, but they are considerably more expensive because they need an extra investment for maintenance (technicians, rings, glue and so on).

Keeping all these statistics in mind and the average hair extensions prices for the different types of hair extensions, I think natural clip-in hair extensions are the best long term investment, while also being very low-maintenance and easy to use. How much do hair extensions cost, you ask? Well, it depends on hair type, length, weight and a couple of other factors, but you should be able to get amazing clip-in hair extensions for a very reasonable price (Irresistible Me hair extensions start at $69 for 14” and 100 grams for the Silky Touch range which is made of 100% human Remy hair). 

 

  1. Get some color in without damaging your hair

You know how sometimes you’d really like to do something crazy and radical to your hair, but then common sense and being a grown up get in the way? I can’t tell you how many times I thought about getting some colorful highlights, dip dying my tips, doing a really cool ombre effect to the bottom half of my hair, but decided against it just because I didn’t want to destroy my hair or because reality kicked in and I remembered I have to, at least, pretend I’m a mature human being. Well, clip-in hair extensions are perfect to experiment with and avoid actually coloring or damaging your own hair. It’s like drinking without the ensuing hangover – the best of both worlds.

 

  1. Helps with bad haircuts and hair loss

Clip-in hair extensions can also be used by people who are experiencing temporary hair loss, since they will not harm your scalp and can be put on and taken off in just a few minutes. Clip-ins are as harmless as a stuffed kitten. What’s not as harmless is the traumatic experience of a really bad haircut. And how about that moment when you realize your hairstylist cut 5 too many inches out of your hair and you’re now sporting an unsolicited pixie cut? Sure, a pound of ice cream will help dull the pain, but a set of the best hair extensions will really get you through the hard times. The fact they won’t land on your waistline is just a bonus.

 

  1. They are virtually undetectable

I’m a snob when it comes to things looking natural. The last thing I want is to go out with my hair a mess and my wefts showing. Nobody wants to be that girl. The good news is the right clip in hair extensions can blend in perfectly with little to no effort. You just need to pay a little attention when adding them in to make them undetectable and you’ll be able to wear that hair as your own without anybody knowing the behind the scenes action. 

1 comment
by Jan Gagne on March 22, 2019

I had gone to my hair stylist for the first time to get them trimmed and blended them with my hair. I was so lucky. The color of my hair was the perfect match for my extensions. Medium brown. I love the volume it gives. My stylist loves the way they handled the curling iron as well. He was very impressed with them. I love them and I wouldn’t change a thing. Thank you for making them so reasonable as well. A customer for life

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