How to Put in Clip-On Hair Extensions for Short Hair

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How to Put in Clip-On Hair Extensions for Short Hair
Clip-on hair extensions work with almost any length of hair. (long curly hair image by Frenk_Danielle Kaufmann from

Clip-on hair extensions are an ideal choice if you are tired of waiting for your hair to grow out or are bored with your look and want to change it up without a huge commitment. Clip-on extensions can be purchased at any beauty-supply store and come in a wide variety of colours. They also come in different textures so that you can match your exact shade and preferred style. Even if you have short hair, you can create a natural-looking effect.

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Things you need

  • Brush
  • Comb
  • Hair clips
  • Scissors
  • Texture spray

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  1. 1

    Style your hair as usual and brush out all the tangles so that it is easy to work with.

  2. 2

    Make a part that goes behind the head from ear to ear. Secure the top half of your hair to your head using hair clips to keep it out of the way while you work.

  3. 3

    Insert your clip-on hair extensions in the bottom half of your hair, sliding the clips horizontally into the hair directly beneath the part. Make sure the clip is secured as close to your head as possible.

  4. 4

    Remove the top hair clips and allow the top layer of your hair to fall down over the areas with the clip-ons. Use a pair of scissors to snip away at the extension pieces so that the top of the extension clip has shorter layers to match the top layer of your real hair. Keep adding layers as you go down the extension until you reach the bottom. This will allow you to keep the length of the extensions while adding the layered effect so that the style looks natural.

  5. 5

    Gently apply some texture spray through both the extensions and your real hair to further blend them together.

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