Find Your Perfect Volume: How Many Clip In Hair Extensions Do I Need?
Determining how many clip-in hair extensions you need to get the right amount of volume can be challenging. But this guide makes it simple to find the perfect quantity of extensions for you! Whether you have curly hair that needs more clips for a full look or straight hair that can transform with fewer pieces, you’ll learn exactly how many you require.
We at Foxy Hair will make sure you get just the right amount of extensions so that you’ll avoid buying too many extensions or too few.
The goal is to find your perfect amount - no more flat, lifeless hair. Just gorgeous, head-turning locks!
Understanding Clip-In Hair Extensions
Clip-in hair extensions are lengths of either synthetic or real human hair that you can easily clip into your own natural hair to add length and/or volume. Each weft of hair has clips attached that grip onto your hair securely. Clip-in hair extensions are a simple and affordable way to change up your hairstyle without a long-term commitment.
Some key benefits of using clip in hair extension are:
They give you extra length and volume without ruining your real hair.
Easy to clip in and out yourself in just minutes.
You can find them in different lengths and colors to match your preference.
Way cheaper than permanent extensions or other kinds.
You can reuse them again and again.
Move and position the clips wherever you want.
There are a few different types of clip-ins. One popular kind is the one-piece set. These add volume and length in one easy clip. Perfect for an instant bombshell transformation in minutes! Useful for finer hair that needs just a few pieces to add thickness.
Then there are multi-piece sets with 7 or more clips. These let you target different sections to pump up fine or thin hair and achieve your desired length. More clips mean more options to add fullness exactly where you want and get that perfect voluminous look.
Types of Clip-In Hair Extensions
There are two main types of clip-in extensions - seamless and lace weft. Which is best for you depends on your hair type, style goals, and thickness.
At Foxy Hair, our seamless clip-ins use the high-quality double-drawn hair, which is great for adding length and volume. They blend well and make hair look fuller, even if it's super thin.
Our seamless clip-ins are especially good for very thin hair because:
The weft is 50% thinner than lace wefts.
This lets them lay flat on your head and be less noticeable.
Makes seamless clip-ins ideal for getting that thicker hair look.
Lace weft clip-ins have a thicker, lace fabric-based weft. This makes them:
Better for adding volume quickly, especially in the back and sides.
The fuller lace wefts provide instant body and bounce.
Great if you have thick hair already and just want more volume or style.
The lace blends well with thick locks without being as detectable.
How to Choose the Right Clip-In Hair Extensions
Choosing the right clip-in hair extensions involves considering a few key factors:
First, match the texture. Are your locks straight, wavy, curly? Find extensions that blend with your natural style so it looks cohesive from roots to ends. Synthetic (artificial) hair can seem fake - splurge on human hair for the most seamless blend.
Balance the weight. Extensions should feel comfortable without dragging down your natural hair. Go for a thickness and volume that complements what you already have. Overly heavy extensions can cause headaches.
Complement your color. A subtle mismatch in tones can make extensions obvious. Select a shade that blends or enhances your natural hue seamlessly, from blonde to brown to red.
Start subtle. Unless aiming for a particularly voluminous look, begin with lengths and volumes that integrate naturally into your hair. You can always add more for a bolder style.
Determining the Number of Clip-In Hair Extensions Needed
The number of clip in extensions needed depends on your hair length, thickness, and desired look. Our full head set contains 8 weft rows weighing 150-220g total. This amount blends most naturally for shoulder-length or longer hair.
For short hair, a full set or more may be required to achieve adequate coverage and blending. Very thick hair can support more extensions than thin or fine hair before appearing overloaded.
To determine how many extensions to purchase, consider:
Hair length - More needed for short styles
Hair thickness - Fine hair shouldn't overweight
Desired fullness - More for maximum volume
Natural appearance - Avoid overloading hair
Calculating the right amount for your hair and look takes some trial and error. In the following sections, we’ll provide specific recommendations just for you.
Fine or Thin Hair
For those with fine or thin hair, it’s advisable to refrain from overloading the hair with an excessive amount of extensions. It’s generally recommended to use no more than 150g of hair extensions for thin and fine hair.
For a half head look, 100-150g blends well and avoids weighing down finer strands. Just a few small wefts can provide fullness and length to thin hair while looking seamless.
The key to fine hair is strategically boosting volume in moderation. The extensions should enhance without damaging natural hair or seeming artificially overdone.
Medium or Thick Hair
If you have medium to thick hair, you can likely support more extension fullness. Aim for clip-ins weighing 150-200g for a full head. This amount typically blends seamlessly without overburdening the hair.
The key is balancing added volume with natural movement. Dense clip-in wefts can supply body and fullness while remaining lightweight enough to not drag down the hair.
Hair Extension Weights and Measurements
When choosing clip-in hair extensions, you’ll see labeling that refers to “pack weights” or measures like “180 gram set.” This simply means the total weight of the hair in each package. Getting the right weight is key for smooth blending with your natural hair.
Heavier extensions feature greater length or thicker texture rather than finer strands. Ethnicity and curl pattern impacts weight as well. Knowing these factors helps determine ideal picks for your hair type and desired fullness.
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Half Head vs Full Head Extensions
When choosing between half head or full head clip-ins, it's all about the how much hair you used. To break it down:
Half heads use a pretty lightweight amount - usually 50 to 80 grams total. This creates a subtle, natural enhancement that blends easily and brings light boosts in thickness. The smaller amount of hair is ideal for delicate strands or those desiring breezy styling and easy maintenance. Half head extensions subtly magnify what you naturally have for an effortless, playful vibe.
Full heads bring some serious volume - we're talking 150 to 200 total grams! This sizable boost in tresses is suitable for thick, robust hair craving dramatic length and fullness. Full heads nearly double the hair to maximize volume and dramatic vibes. The lush locks are best for those with bountiful natural hair to support the bulk and make a glamorously bold statement.
Customizing Your Hair Extensions
Customizing clip in hair extension helps you achieve your ideal or dream look. Here are tips for personalizing volume, length, and color:
To customize the style of your hair extensions, you can cut them by holding a section between your fingers and cutting towards the ends from the center in a careful, diagonal movement. Another technique is to slide and slice gently with the open scissors in a slow, diagonal motion while holding the hair.
To trim length, hold hair between fingers and carefully slice across diagonally with shears, working gradually. Custom cutting personalizes shape and style.
As for coloring, at-home dye risks brassiness with extensions. Instead, have them professionally dyed at a salon so that you will get the best results for your dream hair color.
Tips for Blending Clip-In Hair Extensions
When using clip-in hair extensions, blending them in with your own hair is so important. Here are some easy tricks to make your clip-ins make more natural:
Properly placing your clip-in extensions is so important for making them look natural and comfortable to wear. To get the most seamless look, put the extensions around the crown of your head, right below your eyebrows. This helps enough of your real hair hide the clips so they're not super obvious on the sides.
A good method is to find a 3-clip weft, lay it across the horizontal section of hair you want, and slide the clips in to secure it. You can also open the clips first, put the weft where you want it, then snap them closed.
As for how many hair extensions you need, each weft usually has 2, 3 or 4 clips sewn in to distribute them evenly and keep them secure. The clips help anchor the extensions in place for that natural flowy look.
Customize the look
Styling your hair is a great way to seamlessly blend clip-in extensions with your natural locks. Lightly wrapping sections around a curling wand or straightener creates loose, natural-looking curls that integrate nicely with the extensions.
Heatless tools like flexi rods and rollers are also good for curling without exposing the extensions to damage from heat. An easy trick for a wavy look is to just curl the very ends of the clip-ins with an iron. This can help the extensions blend in more with the waves in your real hair. Focusing on the ends creates that effortless beachy wave look.
A little hair powder or dry shampoo at the roots of the extensions helps add grit and absorb oils, so they blend with your natural roots.
Also, lightly teasing or backcombing the clip-ins, especially at the top, gives them more volume for a better blend with your hair. The extra boost at the crown helps them sit more naturally with your locks.
When it comes to clip-ins, hair color is everything. You want the extensions to perfectly match the color of your natural hair - even the smallest difference in tone can make them stand out in an unnatural way.
So take the time to choose extensions that are an exact (or extremely close) shade to your own locks. Going a little lighter or darker than your hair will be noticeable. Getting the color just right helps the extensions beautifully blend in and look like they grew from your head!
Making sure your clip-ins are the same length as your natural hair is crucial for that seamless look. If the extensions are too long or too short compared to your locks, it can look awkward and fake.
Take a minute to trim the extensions if they don't match your exact hair length. Blending any noticeable differences in length helps them integrate beautifully. Having the right cut makes it look like the extensions naturally flow from your own strands.
Caring for Your Clip-In Hair Extensions
Treat your clip-in hair extensions with love and care is very important. By giving them the TLC they deserve, it helps keep them looking fabulous and lasts longer! Be sure to do these loving things for your extensions:
Cleaning and Conditioning
Keeping your clip-in hair extensions clean and conditioned is important to keep them looking their best. Here's a step-by-step guide on how to wash and condition clip-ins:
First, fill up your sink or a bowl with some warm water. Add a small amount of sulfate-free, color-protecting shampoo to the water - about a quarter size should do it. Using sulfate-free shampoo helps prevent damage to the extensions.
Next, take your hair extensions and hold them by the top of the weft or clip. Gently lower them into the soapy water and swish them around to loosen up dirt, oil, and product buildup. Be very gentle when washing extensions to avoid tangling or roughing them up.
Once you've cleaned them, thoroughly rinse the clip-ins under warm running water. Make sure to rinse really well to get all the shampoo out.
Follow up by applying some conditioner in the same way, gently massaging it into the length of the extensions. Let it sit for 2-3 minutes so the conditioner can fully penetrate the hair. Then rinse again.
Finally, lay the extensions flat or hang them to air dry. Try not to roughly towel dry them as this can cause tangling.
It's a good idea to condition your clip-ins every 10-15 times you wear them. This keeps the hair moisturized and easy to style.
Drying and Styling
Proper drying and styling of your clip-in hair extensions can help avoid damage and sustain their looks. Letting them air dry overnight in a well-ventilated room is really the best way to go. If you do blow dry, be gentle - use a heat protectant spray and the cool setting. And don't brush until they're almost completely dry.
When it comes to styling, there are some easy tips to avoid damage:
Backcomb hair first and put extensions in upside down to reduce tugging.
Carefully remove clips to not pull on the hair.
It's generally safe to use hot tools on human hair extensions. But go slowly and use protection sprays if you have synthetic or blends - heat can really harm those!
Minimize high heat. Style extensions with low and medium temperatures.
Choosing the Right Brand Matters
When it comes to clip-in hair extensions, the brand you choose really matters. Not all are created equal in terms of ethical standards, quality, and customer satisfaction. Take the time to choose a reputable company that will help you look and feel your best.
When looking for the highest quality clip-in hair extensions, Foxy Hair is the very premier hair extension brand. Our 100% Remy hair extensions are known for its softness and shine.
The proprietary clips securely attach for a seamless look and comfortable all-day wear. In addition, Foxy Hair offers a wide range of natural-looking shades to match any hair color and complexion.
Clip-in hair extensions offer an easy, non-permanent way to achieve gorgeous hair. With the right extensions matched to your hair type and desired look, you can add beautiful length, volume and style.
Learn proper placement and care to help them blend seamlessly. Clip-ins transform your natural tresses for a date night, special occasions and even in a daily wear.
Your hair is your crown. Wear it by browsing the Foxy Hair's selection of clip-in extensions today!
Frequently Asked Questions
How many clip ins do you need for a full head?
If you have thick medium hair, you will need 8-packs of clips-ins for a full head coverage. If you have really thick hair, get around 10 packs to be sure you have enough.
How do I choose the right number of clip-in hair extensions for my hair?
Consider the volume and length you want to add to your hair. Thicker or longer hair may require more pieces while subtle volume or highlights may require few pieces.
What factors should I consider when choosing clip-in hair extensions?
The thickness of your natural hair, the desired result, and the style you want to achieve are important factors in determining the number of clip in hair extensions required.
How should I care for my clip-in hair extensions?
To care for your clip-in hair extensions, wash them gently with a sulfate-free shampoo, condition every 8-13 wears, rinse in cold water, air dry, and store in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight.
Can I use heat styling tools on my clip-in hair extensions?
Yes, you can use heat styling tools on your clip-in hair extensions but be sure to use a heat-protectant spray to avoid damage.
Clip-in hair extensions are a budget-friendly option to make hair look fuller and longer without getting permanent extensions. If you choose the right texture and weight, they can mix in with natural hair.
How many clip-ins you need depends on your hair thickness. For full head coverage, most people need 150-200 grams. For a natural look with thin or fine hair, get 100-150 grams.
Take care of your clip-ins by gently washing, conditioning and storing them properly. Use heat protection when styling to keep them looking better for longer.