DIY Clip-In Hair Extensions
You can mess around and determine what works best for you and your hair type, but a typical set of clip-ins would include 4 wide back pieces and 4-6 ombre hair bundles small side pieces.
To custom-fit your extensions, measure your hair along the back, first just above the nape, then about an inch above, then from about 1/2 inch behind one ear to the opposite, and the last about an inch above that. Cut the hair from the weft in those lengths, and double or triple them – if you’re adding length, but not volume, you might want to just double them, and vice versa. I have short, fine hair, so I triple most of mine. This means I take 3 identical pieces and layer them one on top of the other (facing the identical way – this is essential if you happen to choose hair with any curl!), then sew them together along the weft at the top (a whipstitch works well). Some people glue the wefts together, but I might still add a few stitches on the ends and middle in case you choose to try this.
This is where a sewing machine comes in handy – it cuts way down on time. Loose Wave Brazilian Hair 4 Bundles Virgin Brazilian Human Hair Weave Because the weft lines are so thick, it is really difficult to sew them directly on top of each other (you cannot really pin them, and they keep slipping off, even with basting). I lay them down next to one another, sewed the primary two together, and then the third to that. I used an invisible polyester thread and a medium zig-zag stitch, to maintain them even.
When you are done, you must have 4 wide back pieces, and 4-6 smaller strands of hair for the sides. I alternated between 2 weft and three weft thicknesses for variety, so I have 2 thicker back pieces and 3 thicker side pieces.
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