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The braided clip in technique is a method whereby clip in hair extensions are attached to the natural hair braid.  This provides a good alternative to the conventional sewn in weft hair method.

The braided clip in technique is a method whereby clip in hair extensions are attached to the natural hair braid.  This provides a good alternative to the conventional sewn in weft hair method.

We’ve demonstrated this technique with the use of Charmed Hair Extensions , made from 100% Human Remy Hair.

Preparation:

(1) Shampoo and condition natural hair using luke warm water.

(2)  Dry hair completely after washing and avoid using products that are too oily, as the braids may come loose easily.

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Wash hair before application with an organic shampoo and conditioner

Application:

(1) Once the natural hair is washed, clean and dry, part the hair in the area where you wish to apply the hair extensions. Extract a small amount of hair to be braided and hold the rest of the hair in place with a hair band/clip.

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Part the hair into sections starting from the top to the bottom

(2) Start to braid the hair from the top of the head then work your way to the bottom, from around the temple across. Tie the rest of your hair from the temple up in a hair band as this will be used to cover the hair extensions after application. Remember that the braids should be quite small, but not too thin as this may snap your hair.

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Braid from the top around the temple area to the bottom

 

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Join the braids in the middle of the head

(3) The braids can be joined together in the middle of the head with the use of a tiny elastic band.

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Tiny elastic bands for joining braids

4. Once the natural hair has been braided,  you can  simply clip the hair extensions onto the braids as desired.

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Attach clip in hair extensions to hair braids

5. Make sure that you have enough hair extensions to cover all of the braids.

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Clip in hair extensions weft

6. The hair extensions can then be cut and styled as per usual.

This article is just a demonstration of the actual technique however, with careful braiding, planning and styling, you could achieve amazing results quicker and with less hassle.

This technique is also better than sewing the hair extensions into the natural hair for the following reasons.

(1) It’s much quicker to clip the hair extensions into the braids rather than sewing the hair extensions into the braids.

(2) Its possible for individuals to apply this technique at home, if they are skilled in braiding their own hair.

(3) It is much easier to remove the clips from the braids than to remove the stitching from the braids and individuals are not at risk of accidentally cutting their own hair whilst removing the hair extensions.

(4) The clip in hair extensions can be removed from the braids prior to going to bed, so there is less pulling on the natural hair.

(5) Because the hair extensions are easy to apply and remove, the natural hair can be washed and generally well maintained more regularly.